If you’re a product manufacturer or designer looking to protect your equipment with something that is highly resistant to friction, chemicals, and extreme temperatures, fluoropolymer coating may be just the thing you need. At Secoa Metal Finishing, we offer many coating options, including fluoropolymer coating, also known as PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene), to help you keep your surfaces safe.
A Highly Versatile Coating
PTFE is often applied to metals such as steel, aluminum, brass, and alloys. It can also be applied to plastics and other materials if you rough up the surface first. PTFE coatings are often used on cookware, though there are plenty of other applications as well.
Tool Production and Technology Applications
Fluoropolymer coating is frequently utilized in the tech sector on things like circuit boards and wiring. Because PTFE has exceptionally high heat resistance and excellent insulation capabilities, it is highly sought after as a coating for cables, plugs, and jacks that contact or channel electrical currents.
In the medical field, PTFE coatings are used for manufacturing medications and protecting sensitive surgical equipment. PTFE is also a material that is non-reactive to biological fluids, which gives it even more medical applications.
Non-stick Cookware and Food Processing
Fluoropolymer coatings are heat resistant, non-stick, hydrophobic (water repellent), and have an extremely high melting point of 620°F. For these reasons, they are often used in the food processing and cookware industries.
Another reason PTFE is great for cookware is that it does not absorb smells or flavors from the surrounding environment. Unlike plastic, it is chemically inert.
Heavy Industrial Uses
PTFE coatings are friction resistant, which make them highly useful in many industrial settings. PTFE coatings help prevent premature wear and tear and the breakdown of moving parts, effectively extending the lifespan of machines. If it involves bearings, gears, or parts that slide, PTFE can improve it.