The addition of micronized polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) powder to polymeric resins provides greatly increased resistance to surface wear and abrasion. PTFE has a very low coefficient of friction (0.04) and is therefore useful as an internal lubricant processing aid. Because the PTFE particles are inert, processing and the other physical properties of the thermoplastic resin are not adversely affected. The optimum loading is typically 5 to 20 wt% PTFE. As a result of the improved surface wear and slip, thermoplastic products containing FLUORO-TÂ® PTFE, look good longer while in use. The molecular weight and particle size distribution of the Shamrock series of FLUORO-T PTFE powders for thermoplastics are tailored to yield optimum improvements to wear resistance and surface friction, and flow easily during blending.Low FrictionLubricantWear ResistanceInformation provided by Shamrock Technologies..