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3P – Performance Plastics Products helps its clients in designing solutions for complex needs, thanks to 50 years and more experience in high performance plastics and transformation process.

3P’s history began in France in 1966 with the progressive development of a PTFE focused activity, which gave birth to the famous Gaflon® department, a world reference in the world of PTFE. The Gaflon® department is famous, among others, for launching in 1970, a product known to the public: the thread seal tape (TST), or PTFE tape. The big difference for the market back then was the fact they were the first to locally produce TST. This allowed better reactivity, and price control.

The company first developed its activity on basic shapes, which were the new things at that time, and soon realized that finished products allowed a finer answer to the various miscellaneous requests. The company got rapidly involved more deeply in finished parts, and kept on increasing its process range: tubes, composites, injected parts soon joined the portfolio.

The portfolio also expanded in materials. In the 80’s, new fluoropolymers like PFA, FEP, which are today classics of the industry, increased the company’s know-how. And this dynamic has run its course, with a full range of high performance plastics in 3P’s know-how, the most spread being PTFE, PFA, FEP, PCTFE, ETFE, PEEK and PI.