(717) 336-5030        

For a High-Performance Finish with Non-Stick Abilities, You Need PTFE Coatings!

A worker powder-coats metal parts.

When you’re looking for a versatile coating that offers exceptional temperature, chemical, friction, and abrasion resistance—as well as lubrication—our PTFE and fluoropolymer coatings are often the perfect solutions. Find out how these coatings can help protect your industrial machinery from premature breakdown.

Costly Machine Breakdowns Can Be a Thing of the Past

As a production manager, do you get frustrated by the expensive repairs needed on your machinery due to wear from repeated movements? Not only do repairs slow down production, but it also affects your company’s bottom line. Maybe it’s time you investigate a new coating system that is ideal in industrial applications.

PTFE, or polytetrafluoroethylene, coatings help those in product design and manufacturing create a wear-resistant surface and reduce friction within the equipment. This finish allows your machinery to operate as it should with less downtime or expensive repairs. It’s also a terrific coating for medical devices or non-stick cookware and has various other uses.

What Is a PTFE Coating?

At Precision Coating Technology & Manufacturing, Inc. (PCTM), we have provided cost-effective powder coating solutions for over 30 years. We take pride in delivering solutions to your complex production challenges that increase efficiency, save time, and improve profitability.

One way we do that is with Xylan or PTFE coatings. The generic term is a fluoropolymer coating application. It’s important to note that the Teflon® brand, another PTFE coating, is a trademarked name despite being commonly used as a generic phrase.

Fluoropolymer coatings can be applied as a liquid spray or as a powder coating. Dry film lubricant coatings typically consist of graphite, molybdenum disulfide, inorganic aluminum silicate, and ceramic-metallic compounds. These coatings are usually applied as liquids and can be sprayed or brushed.

Have a coating project in the works? PCTM is here to help you determine the best industrial coatings for your needs.

Advantages of PTFE Coatings

Whether you’re using PTFE coatings for kitchen materials or machined surfaces, there are a wide variety of advantages. It’s not just for metals—like stainless steel, alloys, brass, and aluminum—either. You can also use it on certain plastics, but it requires a surface preparation to promote bonding. Here are just a few examples of what these coatings can do:

A sunny-side-up egg fries in a non-stick pan.
  • Handles Extreme Temperatures: Hot or cold, PTFE holds up well to a wide range of temperatures that make it burn and freeze resistant.
  • Resistant to Corrosives: Do you use harsh chemicals in your machine applications? Not a problem when you use PTFE coatings as protection! Its chemical resistance, or chemical inertness, makes it ideal for increasing productivity and decreasing the need for parts replacement.
  • Non-Stick: Your machines and other surfaces stay clean since liquids and oils slide right off this coating material. This benefit is the reason why PTFE coatings are frequently used on cookware. The high heat-resistance and slippery suface prevent food from sticking.
  • Low-Friction: Depending on the type of Xylan coating you choose, you’ll gain varying degrees of smoothness that minimizes friction between parts. This good abrasion resistance is ideal for preventing the part breakdown in industrial machines where two components rub against each other.
  • Electrical Resistance: Because of how insulating PTFE is, it can be excellent in electrical applications that need anti-static or other electrical resistance properties.

Applications for PTFE Coatings

PTFE is a highly versatile material. Here at PCTM, we’ve applied these coatings to an extensive range of surfaces. Here are a few examples of applications we often work closely with:

dental instruments

Medical Applications

PTFE coatings are perfect in medical applications since they are resistant to most fluids, and those fluids will easily clean off the material. Plus, PTFE is FDA-approved for use on items that encounter the human body. As a result, PTFE is an ideal coating for medical instruments used to perform various diagnostic tests or surgeries.

high precision CNC laser cutting metal sheet

High Tech Tools

PTFE coatings are commonly used on tools that require chemical, electrical, and extreme temperature resistance. The coating is applied in a thin, paint-like layer, and it works on a wide range of tool sizes. Fluoropolymer coating is corrosion-resistant, making it a good option for any tools that need to hold up to weather exposure.

non-stick muffin tin

Non-Stick Cookware

Non-stick coatings that have high heat resistance are crucial in the cookware industry. This industry has long used PTFE coatings on pans and bakeware, enabling food to slide off easily and resist high temperatures. PTFE is so commonly used in cooking and baking products that most people know it by the Teflon® trademark name.

frozen red raspberries in sorting and processing machines

Food Processing Plants

Since fluoropolymer coating is an FDA food-grade compliant coating, it is advantageous in food processing plants to coat food chutes, tubing, and other parts. It’s also widely used in dough hoppers, mixing bowls, and food conveyor systems. Its resistance to weathering and corrosion makes PTFE a perfect material that won’t affect the quality of the food.

coated auto parts

Fasteners and Machined Surfaces

Dry film lubricant coatings are used in applications that have tight tolerances and require corrosion protection or lubrication. This application typically includes fasteners and machined surfaces that are fixed together. PTFE coatings suit very demanding end-use applications, including aircraft, automotive, oil wells, and high pressure/temperature hydraulics.

Electrical wires with colorful coatings plug into a box.

Wire Insulation and Electronics

Wiring in aerospace and computer applications depends on the excellent insulation properties of PTFE to protect it. Since it also has a high melting temperature, this coating is an ideal alternative to polyethylene’s weaker structure and lower melting temperature. So, if you have a computer in your home, you likely have wires coated in varying film thickness of PTFE.

Need a High-Performance PTFE Coating for Your Application?

When you need a coating on your product, machinery, or other metal items, you likely need one that can withstand extreme temperatures, provide lubrication, and resist wear. PTFE coatings are the ideal choice for you.

Here at PCTM, we have the equipment and expertise to apply PTFE coatings—including fluoropolymer, Xylan, and others—in various thicknesses to meet the specifications for your application. To find out more about how our fluoropolymer coating services can help increase your production efficiency and your bottom line, contact the experts at PCTM for more information!

Need a High-Performance PTFE Coating for Your Application?

Here at PCTM, we have the equipment and expertise to apply PTFE coatings, including fluoropolymer, Xylan, and others in various thicknesses to meet the specifications for your particular application. To find out more about our fluoropolymer coating process, contact us for more information.