PTFE is more commonly known in the home by the brand term "Teflon", which has become the de facto standard for non-stick cookware coatings in the home.
In terms of industrial applications, other grades of PTFE can often be more suitable, but Teflon is still widely used to coat professional bakeware and many other applications. It has fantastic non-stick properties, and is hard-wearing which means it can withstand the pressures of a busy kitchen or manufacturing process.
With Teflon coated applications, you will:
- Save money - you don't need to replace your equipment as often.
- Improve your product - it will release easier.
- Have less waste - your equipment will clean easier.
Teflon Coating Properties
Teflon coatings have remarkable properties also make it ideal for a wide range of specialised industrial applications.
The technical side of Teflon Coating
We can offer you a range of precision-machined items such as bearings and seals that utilise this material and are often used in pipeline and shipbuilding projects.
Teflon coatings are available in both powder and liquid. The versatility of these Teflon coatings allows for almost unlimited application to a wide variety of part sizes and configurations, always adding value far beyond the inherent non-stick qualities.
Teflon is sprayed on like paint and bakes to a tough, inert finish.
Over the years, Teflon coatings have been extended to ensure a finish with the ideal combination of properties to meet most design needs.
TEFLON Recoating Service
Talk to us before replacing your old equipment. We offer a full bakeware refurbishment service and can recoat many applications at a fraction of what it would cost to replace them.
Types of Teflon Coatings
Teflon® coatings can be used on carbon steel, aluminium, stainless steel, steel alloys, brass, and magnesium, as well as non-metallics such as glass, fibreglass, some rubber, and plastics.
PTFE Teflon Coating
PTFE (PolyTetraFluoroEthylene) non-stick coatings are two-coat (primer/topcoat) systems. These products have the highest operating temperature of any fluoroplastic (260°C/500°F), an extremely low coefficient of friction, good abrasion resistance, and good chemical resistance. PTFE Teflon is available only in water-based liquid form.
FEP Teflon Coating
FEP (Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene copolymer) non-stick coatings melt and flow during baking to provide non-porous films. These Teflon coatings provide excellent chemical resistance. In addition to low friction, FEP coatings have excellent non-stick properties. Maximum use temperature is 204°C/400°F. FEP is available in water-based liquid and powder forms.
PFA Teflon Coating
Like FEP, PFA (PerFluoroAlkoxy) non-stick coatings melt and flow during baking to provide non-porous films. PFA offers the additional benefits of higher continuous use temperature (260°C/500°F), film thicknesses up to 1,000 micrometers (40 mils), and greater toughness than PTFE or FEP. PFA is available in both water-based liquid and powder forms.
Tefzel ETFE Coating
ETFE is a copolymer of Ethylene and TetraFluoroEthylene and is also sold under the Tefzel® trademark. Although not fully fluorinated, it has excellent chemical resistance and can operate continuously at 149°C/300°F. This resin is the toughest of the fluoroplastics and can be applied at film builds up to 1,000 micrometers (40 mils) to provide a highly durable finish. ETFE is available in powder form.
Teflon One Coat
These solvent-based liquid coatings are formulated with special blends of fluoroplastics and other high-performance resins to improve toughness and abrasion resistance. Because the film components stratify during baking, most of the fluoroplastic properties (such as low friction and non-stick character) are retained. The resins provide adhesion and abrasion resistance.
Teflon Dry Lubricant Coatings
Dry lubricant coatings are special versions of Teflon® technology designed to provide lubrication under high-pressure/velocity (PV) conditions. These products are solvent-based, one-coat systems that are usually cured between 260°C/500°F and 371°C/700°F.
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