Teflon™ Coating Services
Matrix Coatings is an experienced Teflon™ coating services company. At any given time, we have most of the Teflon™ high-performance coating systems in stock, allowing us to offer quick turnaround times to our customers.
Matrix Coatings Corp. is a Chemours Licensed Industrial Applicator (LIA) of Teflon™ industrial coatings and the only LIA in the state of Florida. As a Licensed Industrial Applicator, we are considered by Chemours to be an elite Teflon™ finish coater that has extensive knowledge of Teflon™ coating application and is highly qualified and experienced in recommending and applying coatings.
If you are interested in Matrix’s Teflon coating services, contact us.
A Quick History of Teflon Coatings
DuPont chemist Roy Plunkett discovered the Teflon™ PTFE fluoropolymer resin in 1938. Since that time, Chemours Company (formerly DuPont) has developed many varieties of Teflon™ industrial coatings that include PTFE, PFA, FEP, and ETFE (also known as Tefzel®).
As a result of the versatility of these fluoropolymers, Teflon™ industrial coatings have gained acceptance in a wide range of applications and are specified in many Mil-Spec and company specifications. Many industries find value in the properties of nonstick, low coefficient of friction, chemical resistance, and chemical inertness. To learn more about Teflon Coatings, visit our Teflon™ Coatings Resource Center.
Very few solid substances will permanently adhere to Teflon coatings, and the few tacky substances that do show adhesion will easily release.
Low Coefficient of Friction
The coefficient of friction of fluoropolymer coatings is in the range of 0.05 to 0.20, depending on the load, sliding speed and particular fluoropolymer utilized.
Teflon fluoropolymer coatings can operate continuously at temperatures up to 550°F/290°C and can be used intermittently to 600°F/315°C with adequate ventilation.
Since Teflon coated surfaces are both oleophobic and hydrophobic, they are not readily wet. Cleanup is easier and more thorough, and in many cases, Teflon coatings are “self-cleaning”.
Teflon coatings are normally unaffected by chemical environments and are great anti-corrosion coatings. The only known chemicals that affect all fluoropolymer coatings are molten alkali metals and highly reactive fluorinating agents.
Unique Electrical Properties
Over a wide range of frequencies Teflon fluoropolymers have high dielectric strength (typically 2000 V/mil), low dissipation factor and very high surface resistivity. Some coatings can even be made electroconductive enough to be used as an anti-static coating.
Many Teflon fluoropolymer coatings withstand severe temperature extremes without loss of physical properties, as low as -454°F (-270°C).
For more technical data on the properties of each Teflon variety, visit our Teflon Coatings Resource Center.