Teflon Coatings

Teflon® has been a household brand name since the mid-20th century. In fact, Teflon ® coatings were first registered in 1945 by DuPont – following the accidental invention of PTFE in 1938.

Undoubtedly the first ever and original fluoropolymer coating, Teflon® is primarily associated with frying pans and bakeware. Although it remains an excellent choice for this application, Teflon® is widely used for a variety of other applications and industries.

Since its inception, the Teflon® brand has developed further and now not only includes PTFE based systems, but also FEP (Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene) and PFA (Perfluoroalkoxy) based systems. FEP & PFA work slightly differently to PFA in that they melt and flow during curing, to create non-porous films. These systems are generally a little tougher and chemically resistant.

Xylan Coating

The List Of Benefits Of Teflon® Are Extensive. For instance: 

  • Non-stick and release
  • Low friction: coefficient of friction typically between 0.05 and 0.20 depending on the grade of Teflon® used
  • Wear and abrasion resistance under extreme pressures
  • Hydrophobic nature creates easy clean surfaces
  • Chemical and corrosion resistance
  • Wide temperature operating range from -270°c to 280°c
  • Wide colour range
  • Food contact approved to FDA standards

Typical Uses Of Teflon ® Coatings:

  • Frying pans, baking trays and other bakeware
  • Food processing equipment to improve the flow and efficiency of lines– chutes, hoppers, multi-head weighers, cutting blades and much more
  • Mould tools – injection moulds for numerous rubber and plastic materials including and not limited to EPDM, silicon, Nitrile, Polyurethane, Polystyrene etc.
  • Printing and packaging – heat sealer bars, heater plates, glue chutes, drip trays, rollers and more

Teflon® Or Xylan®?

Often a question we get asked here at EMC. Teflon® and Xylan® are both families of coatings with hundreds of varieties, each designed and formulated to provide different benefits varying on the application and the requirement of the surface finish. With extensive experience applying both Xylan® and Teflon®,

Please get in touch with the experts here at East Midland Coatings for the best recommendation for your specific application.

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