Slippery Surfaces is a hands-on exhibit designed to illustrate one of the significant properties of the plastic known as PTFE (PolyTetraFluoroEthylene). This material has good resistance to most chemicals, but also has a very low coefficient of friction.




   About the exhibit   

The exhibit consists of a wooden frame in which pivots a metal-framed tray. This tray contains five rubber-coated wooden blocks which are free to slide from side to side in tracks that are made from various commonly available materials: (1) PVC (PolyVinylChloride) flooring, (2) non-slip PVC flooring, (3) Stainless steel, (4) Wood and (5) PTFE.

   Technical Data   

Energy Source:

None

Width:

1.5 m.

Depth:

1.2 m.

Height:

1.6 m.

Weight:

ca. 150 kg.

   Deliverable   

Finished product:

no

Full production manual:

yes

   Price information   

Finished product:

Price category:

C

Full production manual:

Price category:

A

Please contact the producer or the project manager for detailed information.

   Producer   

Catalyst, Widnes, UK