Methods to Choose Your PTFE Sheet Supplier
When you are choosing a new PTFE (TFE) Sheet Supplier this can be a difficult, confusing and it is potentially costly. There are a lot of sectors and applications where PTFE - TFE Sheet materials are utilized, and many suppliers that want to be your source of supply. Nonetheless, it can be tricky to find a supplier that meets all of your business’ Plastic Sheet needs. We came up with some of the important factors when picking the supplier that is proper for your needs, we have compiled this list of 7 things you ought to when picking PTFE - TFE sheet suppliers.
1. PTFE - TFE is available in a wide range of shapes and sizes
Polytetraflouroethylene (PTFE) can be ordered in many different forms, including rod, sheets, blocks, strips, slabs and tubes. As your business flourishes, you may need access to a few additional configurations – or perhaps you may be already using multiple configurations. Choose the proper PTFE Sheet Supplier that can meet not only today's needs, but future demands as well. You can review further information about the shapes and sizes as well as and resin properties on our PTFE data sheet page.
2. There are a variety of PTFE - TFE Sheet thicknesses to choose from
It is important to have access to multiple sheet thicknesses, as well as convenient and cost effective access them all from one Sheet Supplier. This is why Industrial Plastic Supply carries sheet thicknesses ranging from .005? to 3.0?, and rod diameters from .125? to 6.0?. Thin film is also a regular stock item. Also, in addition to the in stock availability, your PTFE Sheet Supplier should also be able to meet all of your Sheet sizes and needs. Our standard sheet sizes are 48” X 48”, and films generally are stocked in 12” wide rolls.
3. Not all Teflon - PTFE materials are created equal
Most PTFE - TFE Sheet Suppliers get materials from ‘who ever they can get it from’ on an as ordered basis. This focuses your attention to the question of quality and consistency to mind. There are numerous manufacturers, including some from China and Russia with questionable quality ratings and odd machinability, materials have been referred to as "grainy" or having a rough surface. Before committing to a new Teflon - PTFE Sheet Supplier, insure that the supplier is using a reputable manufacturer, and that the quality of material meets your needs. Finding out you are stuck with a poor quality, a hard or impossible to machine block of PTFE can be excessively time consuming and costly.
4. Minimum material order amounts matter
Large Sheet Plastic Suppliers and other plastic suppliers can often have high minimum order requirements. This May be OK for high volume applications, but for new business, or any business in the clutch, it may be much more advantageous to request a smaller total order. Rather than work with a lot of PTFE or Plastic Sheet Suppliers based only on order size, choose a supplier that can service any order, from a very small to very large order. Industrial Plastic Supply has a an industry low minimum material order of $20.
5. Many suppliers don't carry inventory in stock
Just like Grandpa used to say, “You can sell from an empty cart”.
Buying your plastic materials from a plastic 'broker', means you may have to wait while they go looking to find the materials you need to do your job. While this is sometimes acceptable for materials that are rarely ordered, your PTFE Sheet Supplier should have your business’ most commonly used materials on hand. This avoids delays and ensures the quickest possible turnaround times on your important orders.
6. Industry expertise is crucial
You want a Sheet Supplier that not only can deliver your materials, but answer any questions you may have, including the tough ones – whenever they arise. Finding a quality Dupont Teflon Sheet Supplier with expert knowledge and the obvious availability to serve, will save your business headaches in the long run. Industrial Plastic Supply’s highly trained staff has an average of over 19 and a half years of experience in the plastic industry, and are only a phone call or e-mail away.
7. Choosing a supplier with a
A focus on plastic materials for industrial use ensures that a supplier is specialized and educated enough to be your PTFE Sheet Supplier. By focusing on machine grade plastics, such a supplier will be dedicated to your mechanical plastic needs. They may also assist with other needs, no matter the application, and no matter how your business changes. Your important orders will be processed timely and efficiently. Since 1975, Industrial Plastic Supply has focused on exclusively on the mechanical and machinable plastics market, and nothing else.
For additional information on PTFE Sheets or other plastic materials, contact Industrial Plastic Supply @ 866-832-9315. We will work to earn your business.