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Teflon®

Teflon Coatings

Uses and applications

Teflon® is an amazing material first discovered in 1938 by Dr. Roy Plunkett while he was working for Dupont. Teflon® has exceptional properties like the lowest coefficient of friction of any solid material known to man, making Teflon® the original nonstick finish. Additionally, Teflon® is also inert to nearly all chemicals, a truly remarkable property.

Our application process

With the utmost care we process all different types of materials utilized in all types of industries. With the very close relationships we have developed with our customers and suppliers ensures that you get the attention, dedication, quality, and services you deserve every time. Our combined experience of over 100 years will assure you our commitment of 100% quality and affordability. Our dedicated technical team is always ready to serve you!

Outstanding properties of Teflon®

Teflon® is polytetra-fluoroethylene, or PTFE. The molecular structure of Teflon® is based on a chain of carbon atoms, the same as all polymers. Unlike some other fluoropolymers, in Teflon® this chain is completely surrounded by fluorine atoms. The bond between carbon and fluorine is very strong, and the fluorine atoms shield the vulnerable carbon chain. This unusual structure gives Teflon® its unique properties. In addition to its extreme slipperiness it is inert to almost every known chemical.

 

Teflon Coatings | Nonstick Coatings | Heat Resistant Coatings | Water Resistant Coating | Chemical Resistant Coatings

Teflon Coatings

Uses and applications

Teflon® is an amazing material first discovered in 1938 by Dr. Roy Plunkett while he was working for Dupont. Teflon® has exceptional properties like the lowest coefficient of friction of any solid material known to man, making Teflon® the original nonstick finish. Additionally, Teflon® is also inert to nearly all chemicals, a truly remarkable property.

Our application process

With the utmost care we process all different types of materials utilized in all types of industries. With the very close relationships we have developed with our customers and suppliers ensures that you get the attention, dedication, quality, and services you deserve every time. Our combined experience of over 100 years will assure you our commitment of 100% quality and affordability. Our dedicated technical team is always ready to serve you!

Outstanding properties of Teflon®

Teflon® is polytetra-fluoroethylene, or PTFE. The molecular structure of Teflon® is based on a chain of carbon atoms, the same as all polymers. Unlike some other fluoropolymers, in Teflon® this chain is completely surrounded by fluorine atoms. The bond between carbon and fluorine is very strong, and the fluorine atoms shield the vulnerable carbon chain. This unusual structure gives Teflon® its unique properties. In addition to its extreme slipperiness it is inert to almost every known chemical.

 

Teflon Coatings | Nonstick Coatings | Heat Resistant Coatings | Water Resistant Coating | Chemical Resistant Coatings

Nonstick - Very few solid substances will permanently adhere to a Teflon® coated finish. Although tacky materials may show some adhesion, almost all substances release easily.

Low coefficient of friction - The coefficient of friction of Teflon® is generally in the range of 0.05 to 0.20, depending on the load, sliding speed, and particular Teflon® coating used.

Nonwetting - Since surfaces coated with Teflon® are both oleophobic and hydrophobic, they are not readily wetted. Cleanup is easier and more thorough - in many cases, surfaces are self-cleaning.

Heat resistance - Teflon® industrial coatings can operate continuously at temperatures up to 260ºc/500ºf and can be used for intermittent service up to 316ºc/600ºf with adequate ventilation.

Unique electrical properties - Over a wide range of frequencies, Teflon® has high electric strength, low dissipation factor, and very high surface resistivity. By special techniques, it can even be made electro conductive enough to be used as an anti-static coating.

Chemical resistance - Teflon® is normally unaffected by chemical environments. The only chemicals known to affect all Teflon® industrial coatings are molten alkali metals and highly reactive fluorinating agents.

Cryogenic stability - Many Teflon® industrial coatings withstand severe temperature extremes without loss of physical properties. Teflon® industrial coatings may be used at temperatures as low as -270ºc/-454ºf.