Teflon™ is the trademarked name of a fluoropolymer resin compound created by DuPont (now known as Chemours), an American chemical company, in 1938. The generic name is polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). Since its discovery, three other similar resin materials have been developed: fluorinated ethylene propylene (FEP), perfluoroalkoxy (PFA), and ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE). Each of these four compounds exhibits beneficial properties (e.g., non-stick surface, chemical and temperature resistance, electrical resistivity, etc.) that make them suitable for use as high-performance Teflon coatings in various parts and products.
Looking for an experienced Teflon coating services provider? Matrix Coatings has got you covered as an applicator of Teflon™ industrial coatings. As an applicator of Teflon™ industrial coatings, we are highly qualified to recommend and apply coatings for/to your components. Additionally, our vast inventory of Teflon high-performance coating systems enables us to offer quick turnaround times. Below, we highlight six key industries that use Teflon coatings.
Teflon Coatings for Industrial Applications:
1. Food Processing & Kitchenware Industry
Perhaps the most common application of Teflon coatings is food-related parts and products. Many devices designed for use in food processing or preparation facilities are coated with Teflon, from kitchenware (e.g., pots and pans) to small appliances (e.g., coffee makers and waffle irons) to commercial food processing equipment. The addition of the coating creates a surface that is non-stick (which improves cleanability) and heat resistant (which enhances durability and longevity).
2. Chemical Manufacturing & Processing Industry
Due to its excellent chemical resistance, Teflon is an ideal coating material for the use on components used to manufacture and process chemicals. Generally, ETFE- or PFA-based coatings are used since they can withstand harsh chemicals without losing integrity.
3. Medical & Surgical Industries
Many pieces of equipment used in medical and surgical settings are coated with Teflon. The compounds enable the components on which they are applied to resist corrosion and provide electrical insulation. In some laboratories, Teflon coatings are used on lab instruments because it is an inert material and will prevent potential contamination of the test sample.
4. Oil & Gas Industry
In the oil and gas industry, Teflon coatings are commonly used to coat processing and distribution equipment. This application of these compounds helps resolve issues relating to friction, chemical interaction, and temperature due to the coating materials’ non-stick properties, inertness, and thermal stability.
5. Semiconductor/Electronics Industry
Teflon and other fluoropolymer coatings have unique electrical properties providing high dielectric strength (up to 2000 V/mil), low dissipation factor, and very high surface resistivity. These coatings are often utilized on components used for plating (contactors, racks, masking devices, etc.) that require electrical insulation and/or chemical and corrosion resistance. Fluoropolymer coatings are also utilized on potting molds and other manufacturing tools and devices that require release or non-stick properties.
Teflon Coating Services at Matrix Coatings
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