PERMA-FOIL® is a generic term for the flexible graphite sheet that Toyo Tanso developed through our original manufacturing technology.
It is a sheet graphite product that is formed using select acid treated natural graphite, which is then compressed after undergoing high temperature expansion.
Only natural graphite is used as a raw material, which yields highly flexible carbon with excellent heat resistance and chemical resistance.
Other features include a high compressibility recovery rate, excellent airtightness, and a high thermal conductivity.
PERMA-FOIL® has self-lubricating properties due to its layered crystal structure, making it appropriate for use in high-temperature atmospheres and in fields where fluids and lubricants are avoided. In particular, its coefficient of friction in an unlubricated condition is low compared with other materials, making adhesion difficult to occur.
Stable in the wide range of temperature
Since PERMA Foil® is produced only from natural graphite without using a binder, it is stable in the wide range of temperature (-200℃～3200℃ inert atmosphere) enabling it to be used.
Flexibility, Compressibility recovery properties
This graphite sheet has flexibility and high recovery from compressive stress, which previously unobtainable with existing graphite products. Good matching with counter materials, which make it ideal for use as a sealing material.
Excellent Chemical Resistance
PERMA Foil® has excellent chemical resistance (acid, base) and is chemically stable.
Excellent Thermal and Electrical Conductivity
Thermal and electrical conductivity are excellent parallel to surface, and PERMA-FOIL® is optimum as a heat release material and as a heat transfer material.
High purity products that have undergone high temperature treatment with halogen gas have a very high purity. Since it has extremely high purity, it is optimum for components in semiconductor, IT, or nuclear energy industry application.