PTFE Coating Benefits & Properties
PolyTetraFluoroEthylene (PTFE), or Teflon, has tons of handy properties that can be used in a number of different ways. Although PTFE is most often associated with cookware, it can be used in all kinds of other industries as well. We at Secoa Technology are here to help you protect your surfaces with our high quality nonstick coating. Read on to learn about some of the exciting benefits of PTFE.
Water and Oil Repellent
PTFE repels oil and water, keeping surfaces nice and dry. This makes surfaces remarkably easy to clean. PTFE’s liquid resistance also makes it highly useful for medical and food processing applications, water filters, and plumbing applications.
Very few solid substances are able to stick to PTFE, and while some more viscous materials may adhere to it briefly, they can generally be removed quite easily. Along with being an excellent choice for cookware, PTFE is useful in the medical field. It stops blood from adhering to devices that are moving through a person’s vascular system, which prevents blood clots and obstructions. This makes PTFE an ideal component for device guide wires and medical needles. As a nonstick coating, PTFE is also useful for dental applications. It is frequently used on orthodontic clips, arch wires, clamps, and springs that prevent food from sticking to braces.
Resistance to Heat
PTFE is exceptionally resistant to heat. It can function effectively at temperatures as high as 500°F. This makes it highly useful in the food preparation industry. Perfect your pastry recipe by adding a pan with a nonstick coating to the mix. PTFE’s heat resistance also makes it popular in the packing industry, where it is used as a coating for aluminum steel plates and heat platens.
Electrical Application Use
PTFE is an asset to those working in the electrical field, and is often used as an antistatic coating due to its exceptional level of surface resistivity. It’s an effective insulator, and can be found in connector cables and assemblies, printed circuit boards, and medical devices meant to absorb electrical impulses.