PTFE Micronized Powder
PTFE PolyTetraFluoroEthylene Powder

PTFE Micronized Powder

PTFE (PolyTetraFluoroEthylene) is a dry lubricant, free flowing, micronized powder. PTFE powder is white in colour, has high brightness and can be used as an additive in a wide range of lubricants and release coatings.

PTFE powders are specially developed for use as additives in other materials. The micronized PTFE, due to its characteristic properties such as wear and abrasion resistance, low friction coefficient, flame retarding properties, heat resistance, insolubility and tensile strength its used as additive in a wide range of applications such as inks, paints, thermoplastics, thermosets, coatings, grease & lubricants, and elastomers.

PTFE is ideal additive for high performance polymers that operate under extreme conditions of temperature, pressure and harsh environment. PTFE is also very useful additive in a wide range of lubricants and release coatings.

PTFE offers the following benefits:
  • Inert to practically all chemical solvents
  • Improves UV resistance
  • Excellent Electrical insulator
  • Enhance abrasion Resistance
  • Improve surface Finish
  • Reduce friction coefficient and mechanical wear
  • Increase Rub Resistance
  • Increase Mar Resistance
  • Improve Slip Resistance
  • Improves Flexibility
  • Improves Vibration Dampening
  • Low Cold Flow
  • Imparts Low Surface Energy

  • Modify appearance
  • Non-Aging Characteristics
  • Toughness and Flexibility
  • Non-stick Characteristics
  • Negligible Moisture Absorption
  • Service Temperature up to 260°C
  • Improve Water Repellency
  • Improve Moisture Resistance
  • Used in All Waterborne Applications
  • Improves Clarity
  • Improves Noiselessness
  • Excellent Low Stick-Slip Effect
  • Improves Toughness

  • Improve Weather Resistance
  • Improve Thermal Stability
  • Useful Properties at –240°C
  • Moderate Stiffness and High Ultimate Elongation
  • Exceptional Dielectric Properties
  • Stable with Frequency and Temperature
  • Improves Gloss Retention
  • Improves Tribological Properties
  • Improves Texture
  • Improves Fatigue Stress Resistance
  • Improves Dimensional Stability
  • Improves Thermal Dissipation Capacity
  • Improves Anti Drip Properties

Properties of MK-PTFE-270
  • Colour: White
  • Physical Form: Free flowing powder
  • Bulk Density (g/L): 300
  • Specific Gravity (g/cm3): 2.16
  • SSA (m2/g): 3
  • Particle Size D50: < 3 micron
  • Melting Point: 325 C
  • Moisture Content (wt%): < 0.1

MK-PTFE-270 is available in 500 gram, 1 Kg and 25 Kg packs

Material Safety Data Sheet Revision 1.0
Product name: Poly(tetrafluoroethylene)- PTFE Powder

Revision 1.0: 2018/08/23

Important: Although Garage Lube (Pty) Ltd has attempted to provide current and accurate information herein, the information is based on information provided by the manufacturer. Garage Lube (Pty) Ltd makes no representations regarding the accuracy or completeness of information and assumes no liability for any loss, damage, or injury of any kind which may result from, or arise out of, the use of or reliance on the information by any person.

1. Substance / Preparation and Company Identification

Product names: Poly(tetrafluoroethylene)- PTFE Powder

Imported by: Garage Lube (Pty) Ltd

Postnet Suite 038
Private Bag X6011
South Africa

Phone: +27 (72) 501-0016

Fax: +27 (86) 531-1212

Contact Person: Jeff Frandsen


Email Address:

2. Hazards Identification
Emergency Overview

WHMIS Classification: Not a dangerous substance according to GHS.

HMIS Classification

Health hazard: 0

Flammability: 0

Physical hazards: 0

Potential Health Effects

Inhalation: May be harmful if inhaled. May cause respiratory tract irritation.

Skin: May be harmful if absorbed through skin. May cause skin irritation.

Eyes: May cause eye irritation.

Ingestion: May be harmful if swallowed.

3. Composition / Information on Ingredients

Synonyms: PTFE

Formula: (CF2CF2)n / (C2F4)n

Ethene, 1,1,2,2-tetrafluoro-, homopolymer

CAS No.: 9002-84-0

EC No.: -

Index No.: -

Concentration: <= 100%

4. First Aid Measures

If inhaled: If breathed in, move person into fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration.

In case of skin contact: Wash off with soap and plenty of water.

In case of eye contact: Flush eyes with water as a precaution.

If swallowed: Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Rinse mouth with water.

5. Firefighting Measures

Conditions of flammability: Not flammable or combustible.

Suitable extinguishing media: Use water spray, alcohol-resistant foam, dry chemical or carbon dioxide.

Special protective equipment for firefighters: Wear self contained breathing apparatus for fire fighting if necessary.

Hazardous combustion products

Explosion data - sensitivity to mechanical impact: no data available

Explosion data - sensitivity to static discharge: no data available

6. Accidental Release Measures

Personal precautions: Avoid dust formation. Avoid breathing vapours, mist or gas.

Environmental precautions: Do not let product enter drains.

Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up: Sweep up and shovel. Keep in suitable, closed containers for disposal.

7. Handling and Storage

Precautions for safe handling: Provide appropriate exhaust ventilation at places where dust is formed.

Conditions for safe storage: Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Keep in a dry place.

8. Exposure Control and Personal Protection
Personal protective equipment

Respiratory protection: Respiratory protection is not required. Where protection from nuisance levels of dusts are desired, use type N95 (US) or type P1 (EN 143) dust masks. Use respirators and components tested and approved under appropriate government standards such as NIOSH (US) or CEN (EU).

Hand protection: Handle with gloves. Gloves must be inspected prior to use. Use proper glove removal technique (without touching glove's outer surface) to avoid skin contact with this product.

Dispose of contaminated gloves after use in accordance with applicable laws and good laboratory practices. Wash and dry hands. Full contact

Material: Nitrile rubber

Minimum layer thickness: 0.11 mm

Break through time: 480 min

Splash contact

Material: Nitrile rubber

Minimum layer thickness: 0.11 mm

Break through time: 480 min

Test method: EN374 If used in solution, or mixed with other substances, and under conditions which differ from EN 374, contact the supplier of the CE approved gloves. This recommendation is advisory only and must be evaluated by an industrial hygienist and safety officer familiar with the specific situation of anticipated use by our customers. It should not be construed as offering an approval for any specific use scenario.

Eye protection: Use equipment for eye protection tested and approved under appropriate government standards such as NIOSH (US) or EN 166(EU).

Skin and body protection: Choose body protection in relation to its type, to the concentration and amount of dangerous substances, and to the specific work-place., The type of protective equipment must be selected according to the concentration and amount of the dangerous substance at the specific workplace.

Hygiene measures: General industrial hygiene practice.

Specific engineering controls: Use mechanical exhaust or laboratory fumehood to avoid exposure.

9. Physical and Chemical Properties

See table on right.

Physical and Chemical Properties
Melting / Freezing Point321°C
Flash Point321°C
Ignition TemperatureN/A
Auto-ignition TemperatureN/A
Lower Explosive LimitN/A
Upper Explosive Limit/th>N/A
Vapour PressureN/A
Density2.15 g/ml at 25 °C
Water SolubilityN/A
Partition coefficient:
Relative vapour densityN/A
Odour ThresholdN/A
Evaporation RateN/A
10. Stability and Reactivity

Chemical stability: Stable under recommended storage conditions.

Possibility of hazardous reactions: no data available

Conditions to avoid: no data available

Materials to avoid: Strong oxidizing agents

Hazardous decomposition products: Hazardous decomposition products formed under fire conditions. - Carbon oxides, Hydrogen fluoride

Other decomposition products: no data available

11. Toxilogical Information
Acute toxicity

Oral LD50: no data available

Inhalation LC50: no data available

Dermal LD50: no data available

Other information on acute toxicity: no data available

Skin corrosion/irritation: no data available

Serious eye damage/eye irritation: no data available

Respiratory or skin sensitisation: no data available

Germ cell mutagenicity: no data available


Carcinogenicity - rat - Implant: Tumorigenic:Equivocal tumorigenic agent by RTECS criteria. Tumorigenic:Tumors at site or application.

Carcinogenicity - mouse - Implant: Tumorigenic:Equivocal tumorigenic agent by RTECS criteria. Tumorigenic:Tumors at site or application.
IARC: 3 - Group 3: Not classifiable as to its carcinogenicity to humans (Ethene, 1,1,2,2-tetrafluoro-,homopolymer)
ACGIH: No component of this product present at levels greater than or equal to 0.1% is identified as a carcinogen or potential carcinogen by ACGIH.

Reproductive toxicity: no data available

Teratogenicity: no data available

Specific target organ toxicity - single exposure (Globally Harmonized System): no data available

Specific target organ toxicity - repeated exposure (Globally Harmonized System): no data available

Aspiration hazard: no data available

Potential health effects

Inhalation: May be harmful if inhaled. May cause respiratory tract irritation.

Ingestion: May be harmful if swallowed.

Skin: May be harmful if absorbed through skin. May cause skin irritation.

Eyes/strong>: May cause eye irritation.

Signs and Symptoms of Exposure: To the best of our knowledge, the chemical, physical, and toxicological properties have not been thoroughly investigated.

Synergistic effects: no data available

Additional Information: RTECS: KX4025000

12. Ecological Information

Toxicity: no data available

Persistence and degradability: no data available

Bioaccumulative potential: no data available

Mobility in soil: no data available

PBT and vPvB assessment: no data available

Other adverse effects: no data available

13. Disposal Information

Product: Offer surplus and non-recyclable solutions to a licensed disposal company.

Contaminated packaging: Dispose of as unused product.

14. Transport Information

DOT (US): Not dangerous goods

IMDG: Not dangerous goods

IATA: Not dangerous goods

15. Regularatory Information

WHMIS Classification: Not WHMIS controlled.

16. Other Information

Text of H-code(s) and R-phrase(s) mentioned in Section 3

Disclaimer of Expressed and implied Warranties:

The information presented in this Safety Data Sheet is based on data believed to be accurate as of the date this Safety Data Sheet was prepared. HOWEVER, NO WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR ANY OTHER WARRANTY IS EXPRESSED OR IS TO BE IMPLIED REGARDING THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE INFORMATION PROVIDED ABOVE, THE RESULTS TO BE OBTAINED REOM THE USE OF THIS INFORMATION OR THE PRODUCT, THE SAFETY OF THIS PROCUCT, OR THE HAZARDS RELATED TO ITS USE. No responsibility is assumed for any damage of injury resulting from abnormal use or from any failure to recommended practices. The information provided above, and the product, are furnished on the condition that the person receiving them shall make their own determination as to the suitability of the product for their particular purpose and on the condition that they assume the risk of their use. In addition, no authorization is given nor implied to practice any patented invention without a license.