When it comes to PTFE washers in the UK, you can trust Stephens Gaskets to supply you with high quality components alongside expert advice and support. We are one of the country’s leading suppliers of precision machined components, and over forty years in the industry has enabled us to establish an incredibly in-depth understanding of PTFE washers. Our high levels of knowledge and experience means that we can talk through all of the washer options we have in stock with our customers, so that we can ensure they purchase a component that ticks all of the right boxes.

 

Washers explained

A washer is a small circular component that is specifically designed to improve the seal, alignment or space between two other parts inside a device. When there are gaps or loose fitting components inside machinery, there is a risk of movement that can then lead to friction damage. If movement continues to occur between poorly fitted parts, the inside of the machinery could suffer from long-term damage that could jeopardise its safety and performance. By fitting a washer in place of any gaps, you create a tighter fitting alignment, therefore preventing unnecessary movement.  

 

Washer material

Washers can be used across a wide variety of industries and applications but it is important you only use washers made from suitable material. The best washer material to use will depend on the application you require it for, and here at Stephens Gaskets we strive to accommodate as many different applications as we can. From stainless steel, rubber and plastic through to cork, brass and aluminium, we have a wide range of washer material to choose from. Our washer materials are all incredibly versatile in their uses and applications, and one of our most popular choices is our Teflon PTFE washers. We can provide the washers in a range of pre-cut sizes, but if you are looking for something more specific, our bespoke service can create custom PTFE washers UK made to your exact required measurements.

PTFE washers: UK Made

As leading PTFE washers suppliers, we are proud to stock PTFE washers in an all-manner of sizes and thicknesses. PTFE is a fantastic material to manufacture washers with as it is strong, durable, and has one of the lowest coefficient friction levels of any other solid material. They are also chemically resistant and non-conductive with excellent dielectric properties.

 

Where are PTFE washers used?

Often known as Teflon washers, the components are ideal for use in the majority of moving devices as their texture allows other components and parts to glide over them easily. Although they can be used in a variety of different industries, PTFE washers are popular in the automotive sector and are commonly used to support bearings and gears. Being thermal but remaining non-conductive also makes them a popular choice for use in circuit boards.

Contact Stephens Gaskets today

If you would like to find out more about PTFE washers, head to our website today. Alternatively, you can call 0121 544 5808 to speak to a member of our helpful and friendly team.

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Stephens Gaskets Limited
Units 1-4 Alston Road Oldbury Oldbury, West Midlands B69 2PP
Phone: 0121 544 5808 Fax:121 544 4188, E-mail: sales@stephensgaskets.co.uk