Enhancing timing drive system performance and sustainability
To enhance materials used for timing drive systems, PTFE is often added as a micro-powder to improve the material’s friction and wear properties. But, there are environmental and safety concerns about PTFE since some manufacturing processes produce PFOA, which is linked to serious health risks. Thus, regulatory bodies in several countries are expected to ban materials containing PFOA by 2022. There is a material solution with proven wear and friction properties that complies with these upcoming regulations.