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

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Is your equipment not meeting your needs? Are your tools gathering dirt and grime? Is your equipment corroding from chemical or heat damage? 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. This powerful coating can protect your industrial machinery from a wide range of corrosive effects. Read on to learn more about these coatings and the industries they can serve, or contact us now and see for yourself.

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? Or, as a tradesman, are you tired of the struggle to keep your tools safe from damage? Not only do repairs slow down production, but it also affects your company’s bottom line. Thanks to this ideal coating in industrial applications, you can enjoy the benefit of more durable, resistant, and longer-lasting equipment.

Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) is the miracle material used in our PTFE coatings to 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?

You know your tools and equipment must be maintained for your business’ success. A PTFE coating is a protective coating that will provide your equipment with a slick surface, protection from corrosion, and a longer lifetime. A coating from an experienced application company like us could dramatically reduce your maintenance and replacement costs.

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 for applying these coats is “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 on as a PTFE paint.

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

Advantages and Benefits 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.

Applications for PTFE Coatings

You might be uncertain which coating system is right for your work and industry. PTFE is a highly versatile material that is used across a wide range of surfaces and tools. Here at PCTM, we’ve applied these coatings on behalf of companies throughout dozens of industries. Some of the most common industries we see PTFE powder coatings used in are:

dental instruments

Medical Applications

PTFE coatings are perfect in medical applications since most fluids simply slide or wipe off of the dry film’s surface. 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 in a wide range of different healthcare professions—from dentistry to cardiac surgery!

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High Tech Tools

PTFE coatings are commonly used on tools that require chemical, electrical, and extreme temperature resistance. Even a thin layer from a spray gun across a large surface can provide corrosion resistance and shielding. Fluoropolymer coating is corrosion-resistant, making it a good option for any tools that need to hold up to weather exposure.

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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, bakeware, and PTFE-coated fiberglass baking sheets and liners. These coatings are so commonly used in cooking and baking products that most people know it by the PTFE Teflon® trademark name. Give your customers the non-stick cookware they want!

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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 and increases productivity.

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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.

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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. Whether you are manufacturing computers, automotive components, or household appliances, this coating is ideal.

Need a High-Performance PTFE Coating for Your Application?

If you’ve struggled with equipment that is difficult to maintain, you know the pain of having to pay for expensive repairs and replacements. This pain can be gone with a coating on your product, machinery, or other metal items. This coating will provide equipment that can withstand extreme temperatures, provide lubrication, and resist wear, making PTFE coatings are the ideal choice for you.

When you work with PCTM, you get the equipment and expertise to apply PTFE coatings—including fluoropolymer, Xylan, and others—in various thicknesses to meet the specifications of your industry. 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.