When most of us think “Teflon,” saucepans and kitchen appliances are probably the first things that come to mind.
However, if you’re in the manufacturing industry, you know it also has an entire slew of applications in industrial manufacturing.
Keep reading to learn more about Teflon coating and for a list of five reasons why manufacturers choose to use non-stick coating services during production.
What Is Teflon Coating?
Teflon is a trademarked name for a non-stick, synthetic resin developed by the DuPont Co in 1938.
Non-stick Teflon is polytetrafluoroethylene (or PTFE) comes in liquid form. It’s chemical and heat resistant, which makes it food for electrical insulation. Use cases often include pipeliners, seals, coatings, or cookware.
Let’s get into the benefits of this resin that has a unique set of properties.
It’s Easy to Sanitize
Cleanliness is essential no matter what industry you’re in, and all equipment must be periodically cleaned. A non-stick coating makes cleaning parts and equipment a breeze.
Teflon is tough against chemicals. You can use harsh chemicals to clean your equipment the right way after a production cycle, without fear of damaging the surface.
It’s a Low Friction Liquid
Teflon has a low coefficient of friction.
Since it’s a low-friction liquid, it’s ideal as a coating when moving parts are involved. Surfaces coated with non-stick materials glide over each other with less friction than metal or other materials. This keeps corrosion and abrasion to a bare minimum.
It’s Non-Reactive When Exposed to Most Chemicals
As we mentioned earlier, Teflon responds well to harsh chemicals. It’s excellent at protecting machinery even when you must continually introduce chemicals during production cycles.
There’s a variety of Teflon coating available, so check with your industrial applicator of choice before determining which is the right option for your business.
In many industrial settings, moisture doesn’t belong. This is even more true when working with metal materials or equipment because rust isn’t your friend.
If you’re worried about water coming into contact with your equipment, Teflon coating may be a solution. It’s hydrophobic, which means that water cannot easily penetrate a surface coated with the compound.
When water comes into contact with parts coated with Teflon, it simply slides off of the surface without causing issues.
It Expands the Lifespan of Equipment
Teflon can provide your business with cost savings by extending the lifespan of the expensive equipment your company relies on to operate.
Teflon coating provides protection that increases the longevity of your parts, equipment, and machinery while keeping maintenance costs down. Even when your equipment is working in a challenging environment, the Teflon coating ensures that the machine is operating at high-performance levels.
Request a Quote for Teflon Coating Services
Now that you know the benefits of Teflon coating services, you can decide how to use it in your industry.
PEC is a licensed industrial applicator with nearly 40 years of experience. We offer several coatings to fit our customers’ individual needs.
Contact us for a quote, and our experts will work with you to develop a solution for your business.