Thread seal tape (also known as PTFE tape, Teflon tape, or plumber’s tape) is a polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) film tape commonly used in plumbing for sealing pipe threads. The tape is sold cut to specific widths and wound on a spool, making it easy to wind around pipe threads. Thread seal tape lubricates allowing for a deeper seating of the threads, and it helps 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 instead making it easier to tighten.
Typically the tape is wrapped around a pipe’s thread three times before it is screwed into place. It is commonly used commercially in applications including pressurized water systems, central heating systems, and air compression equipment.
Item number SU-700188 – Threadtape Teflon White 12mm x 30m
Item number SU-700190 – Threadtape Teflon White 12mm x 10m
Item number SU-700194 – Threadtape Teflon Pink 12mm x 10m
Item number SU-700194/30 – Threadtape Teflon Pink 12mm x 30m