I have no idea what this means, but this is the first time I have heard about this:
May 24, 2019 at 2:55 AM
Dear Dr Rossi,
Are you using also Teflon in the Ecat SK?
May 24, 2019 at 7:02 AM
Here is a description from Wikipedia about Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), of which Teflon is the best-known brand name:
“PTFE is a fluorocarbon solid, as it is a high molecular weight compound consisting wholly of carbon and fluorine. PTFE is hydrophobic: neither water nor water-containing substances wet PTFE, as fluorocarbons demonstrate mitigated London dispersion forces due to the high electronegativity of fluorine. PTFE has one of the lowest coefficients of friction of any solid.”
“PTFE is used as a non-stick coating for pans and other cookware. It is nonreactive, partly because of the strength of carbon–fluorine bonds, and so it is often used in containers and pipework for reactive and corrosive chemicals. Where used as a lubricant, PTFE reduces friction, wear, and energy consumption of machinery. It is commonly used as a graft material in surgical interventions. It is also frequently employed as coating on catheters; this interferes with the ability of bacteria and other infectious agents to adhere to catheters and cause hospital-acquired infections.”