MFA Properties

MFA (sold under the trade name “Hyflon”) is a perfluoropolymer (totally fluorinated) and has a chemical structure similar to PFA. MFA exhibits the outstanding thermal behavior and chemical resistance found in PTFE, PFA and FEP. In addition, parts made with MFA have been shown to have smooth finished surfaces. This makes MFA a good candidate for the semiconductor, electronics and biologic applications where sanitary flow (fully swept flow – no dead spots) is required. MFA is reported to have better thermal stress crack resistance, higher thermal rating and superior mechanical and electrical properties versus FEP, at high temperatures.

Fluorotherm produces tubing of MFA in all industrial sizes, with standard wall thicknesses of 0.031”, 1mm, and 0.062”. Custom sizes are available upon request.

MFA has low haze values and transmittance of wavelengths in the visible and the UV bands of the spectrum.

MFA** – Perfluoroalkoxy (methyl vinyl ether) - TYPICAL PROPERTIES

Property Value Units Method
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES
Tensile Strength, 73°F 4060 - 5220
28 - 36
psi
MPa
 
Elongation, 73°F 300 - 360 %  
Flexural Strength, 73°F No break at flexure   D 790
Impact Strength, Izod
At -40 deg C
>105    
Youngs Modulud 64000 - 70000
440 - 480
psi
MPa
D 695
Yield Strength
At 23 deg C
1740
12
psi
MPa
 
Hardness D59 Durometer  
Density (as polymerized) 2.12 to 2.17 gm/cu.cm D 792
THERMAL PROPERTIES
Coefficient of Linear Expansion
20 to 100 deg C
12 to 20 x 10-5 K-1 E 831
Melting Point 536 - 554
280 - 290
deg F
deg C
D 3418
Thermal Conductivity Similar to PFA Btu/hr-.ft-deg F
W/m/deg K
ASTM C 177
Specific Heat Similar to PFA Btu/lb/deg F
kJ/Kg/deg K
 
Heat Distortion Temperature, 66 lb/sq.in (0.455 MPa)   deg F
deg C
D 648
Service Temperature Slightly lower than PFA deg F
deg C
 
Processing Temperature 644 - 716
340 to 380
deg F
deg C
 
ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES
Surface Arc-Resistance 210 sec D 495
Volume Resistivity, dry, @ 50% RH > 1017 ohm-cm D 257
Surface Resistivity, @ 100% RH > 1017 Ohm/sq.  
Dielectric Constant 100kHz 1.95 ε D150-81
Dielectric Strength 34 - 38 kV mm-1 D149
Dissipation Factor @ 100 kHz < 5 x 10-4   D150-81
OTHER PROPERTIES
Refractive Index   nD 25 D 542
Water Absorption < 0.03 % D570-81
Flame Rating+ V-0   UL-94
Limiting Oxygen Index > 95 % Oxygen D 2863
Resistance to Weathering Excellent    
Specific Gravity 2.12 - .17   D792
Static coefficient of friction Similar to FEP, PFA    

** Properties are given for MFA Grade 620, Solvay Solexis , Inc.
+ Numerical rating for flame spread is not intended to reflect hazards presented by this or any other material under actual fire conditions

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