PFA (Perfluoroalkoxy) was developed in order to achieve a true melt-processable fluoropolymer. Its characteristics are such that in service it can be considered as interchangeable with PTFE in terms of its chemical service and temperature and pressure duty. It has the highest permeation performance of the fluoropolymers, exceeding that even of paste extruded PTFE. It also provides the smoothest and least wettable finish of all of the Fluoropolymers.