PTFE Plumber’s Tape

Thread seal tape is a polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) film used in sealing pipe threads. It is also known by the trade name Teflon tape. thread seal tape lubricates allowing for a deeper seating and tightening of the threads, helping to prevent the threads from seizing when being unscrewed. The tape also works as a deformable filler and thread lubricant, helping to seal the joint without hardening or making it more difficult to tighten, and making it easier to tighten. The tape is typically wrapped around a pipe’s thread three times before it is screwed into place and is commonly used commercially in applications including pressurized water systems, central heating systems, and air compression equipment.

Our PTFE thread seal tapes meet MIL spec 27730A and are 3.5 mils thick. They are composed of white sintered PTFE and are wound on a blue spool with a white snap-on shell cover. Can-Do stocks PTFE thread seal tapes that are manufactured and imported from the Far East, but domestic products are also popular. These PTFE film products are recommended for use on all threaded fittings for passage of water, gas, oxygen, chemicals, and other fluids or gases.

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