In the last year, the market has experienced more shortages than I have seen inside my 30 years experience. In the past I have seen sharp price increases, and I have witnessed several shortages, and delivery delays as a consequence of material allocations by plastic resin vendors. This is the very first instance I have seen all these issues at one time.
PTFE Sheet (TFE) and Kynar – PVDF both are on allocation.
The two of these resins are in short supply. The PTFE Sheeting product PTFE (TFE) as well as PVDF manufacturing requires a mineral called Fluorspar that’s mined in Mongolia and China. The world demand for this mineral has grown significantly, as well as the supply has tightened. PTFE materials have high heat resistance, excellent chemical resistance and very low co-efficient of friction (slick) and is utilised throughout a great deal of applications from non-stick fry pots and pans to ptfe tape for home use. This specific mineral is the crucial raw materials within the manufacturing of fluoropolymers, fluorolubricants and lots of refrigerants.This increase in demand combined with general shortage of raw materials is mainly responsible for a dramatic price increase (almost double within the last year), shortages, and we expect these two factors to continue in the near future.
When you are shopping around for a plastic sheet distributor you will likewise want to look into the firm that you are dealing with to make sure that they are going to be around for a long time. If you are most likely to be having a lot of issues with your plastic sheet supply you are going to want to see to it that you are going to be able to depend on them to continue to supply you with the high-grade item that you have actually pertained to expect, for many years.