The History of PTFE

For nearly 80 years our everyday lives have been improved by a resin called polytetrafluoroethylene, or PTFE. Discovered completely by accident on 6th April 1938 by DuPont chemist, Dr. Roy Plunkett whilst trying to invent a better coolant gas. After leaving a...


The Properties and Advantages of PTFE

Polytetrafluoroethylene or PTFE (more commonly known as Teflon) is a particularly versatile ivory-white and opaque plastic fluoropolymer; it is made by the free-radical polymerisation of many tetrafluoroethene molecules, and is suitable for a wide range of applications in industries as diverse as aerospace, the food and drink industry, pharmaceuticals and telecoms.


8 Common Reasons Valve Seats Fail

The importance of high-quality valve seats can't be over-emphasised since failure can be costly.


7 Reasons why AFT Fluorotec Manufacture in the UK

The UK manufacturing economy has seen its fair share of ups and downs in recent years. Throughout this time of turbulence, AFT Fluorotec has stayed committed to keeping all of it’s manufacturing at home. There are a number of reasons that we...


Silicone Glaze vs PTFE Coatings - How Much Can you Save?

Fluorotec is a leading provider of non-stick coatings and release coatings to the UK industrial market.One of our most popular coating types; PTFE (often referred to as Teflon® or Xylan® coatings) offer a tough inert heat-resistant finish with almost complete chemical inertness...


Teflon pans can save your bakery money

Last week we had the pleasure of exhibiting at Foodex 2016. We met some great businesses, many of whom knew that PTFE coating (more commonly known as Teflon coating) their pans is an option for their commercial bakery equipment but had never...


Discover 7 Supreme Fluoropolymer Coating Types

As a leading fluoropolymer coating provider we offer a diverse range of industrial coating types such as PTFE. Take a look at our graphic below to explore the different types of fluoropolymer coatings we can provide for your business. Interested in hearing...


7 Advantages of Using PTFE Slide Bearings in Construction

Discover 7 advantages of using slide bearings in construction projects from supermarkets to car parks and stadia.


PTFE Coatings for the Medical Sector

View our animation below on the many applications for PTFE coatings in the medical sector.


The Power of Pharmaceutical Equipment Coatings

When you’re looking for pharmaceutical equipment coatings, our services provide a powerful solution for many different applications.