Caption: Teflon™ tape (plumber's tape). Teflon™ tape also known as 'thread seal tape' or 'PFTE tape' is a polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) film cut to specified widths for use in sealing pipe threads. Teflon™ is malleable, deformable and impermeable. When forced into small gaps between threads it creates an airtight and watertight seal when threaded into a joint. Teflon™ is also used as non-stick coatings of various materials.
Magnification*: x1,000
Type: SEM
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