More and more industries are finding uses for Teflon beyond non-stick cookware and hair styling accessories. By 2019, the Teflon market is estimated to be worth about $868.29 million, which is up more than 7 percent from 2014. 

Here we discuss exactly how industrial businesses use Teflon spray. To learn even more about the many uses of Teflon coating spray, click here.

Defining Teflon

Teflon is the trademark name of the chemical polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). It is non-reactive and it cannot get wet from water because of its strong carbon-fluorine bonds. This makes this popular for a non-stick coating on cookware. 

The substance won’t let anything stick, so it has to be chemically modified for the chemical to adhere to the surface properly when it is applied. 

This product can be used for a variety of other uses such as protecting materials from corrosive chemicals and as a lubricant. It reduces wear, energy consumption, and friction of the machinery. 

Various Types of Teflon Coating

You may be surprised at some of the ways Teflon can help your business from improving security to protecting your tools and machinery. It’s very versatile and can be used on a variety of materials including aluminum, stainless steel, brass, glass, certain rubber, plastic, brass, and magnesium.

Here are the different types of Teflon coatings.

Polytetrafluoroethylene PTFE

This is probably the most common coating.  It is both heat and chemical resistant and is non-stick. This coating is best for seals, cookware, and pipe liners.

Perfluoroakloxy PFA 

This is similar to the FTFE but can be melted. Popular industrial uses include lining for tubing and lining.

Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene Copolymer FEP

This resin is similar to PTFE but melts at lower temperatures and is not as hard. It is a great option for cables and insulation.

Ethylene-Tetrafluoroethylene ETFE

This is a strong coating and is radiation and chemical resistant. ETFE is used to line pipes and tanks and coat wires.

There are several options to meet each of your industrial needs. Let’s take a look at all the different ways you can use industrial coatings.

Popular Uses for Teflon Coating Spray

Cookware may be the most common use of Teflon, but it can be used for a variety of other applications such as windshield wiper blades, hair styling accessories, sports, and glasses lenses. Here are a few other popular uses that you may need for your business.

Vehicle Protection

Because Teflon can protect against nature’s elements, it is popular to use on vehicles for windshield wipers and coating your car’s undercarriage. The spray also helps guard against minor scratches, protects against rust, and enhances the paint shine.

Wiper blades with Teflon are quieter and run smoother over the windshield. They also run longer because of protection against nature’s elements.

Upholstery

Teflon protects furniture upholstery from getting stains, scratches, and dirt. Furniture lasts longer even with the threat of messy kids and adults. 

Nuts and Bolts

Cheaper nuts and bolts tend to rust and corrode after a while. If you spend a little extra money to buy those coated with Teflon, they may last longer. When you use nuts and bolts regularly in machinery, they tend to not last long.

This is because metal tends to break after continuous wear and tear. Teflon-coated nuts and bolts help improve the life cycle of nuts and bolts because it has the lowest friction of any material.

It is also resilient to various chemicals and will not rust like the non-coated variety. The Teflon helps the bolts slide against the metal to increase its usage. These coated fasteners will also not rust as easily. 

Paint Protection

Another popular use of Teflon is protecting outdoor and indoor surfaces. Paint products with Teflon are not affected by the elements of nature and deteriorate at a slower pace. This coating also makes it easier to clean.

How Industrial Businesses Use Teflon

Industries use Teflon for products mention above, but there are several other uses for Teflon in industrial businesses. Take a look at some more versatile uses of Teflon coating listed below.

Chemical Protection

If you use any chemicals in your industry, you may want to consider protecting your equipment and surfaces. Teflon has a strong resistance to most chemicals so it is a great way to coat materials used to transport chemicals like hoses. The steel industry uses Teflon coated surfaces and hoses because the steel is shaped when it is heated. 

Solar Panel Protection

If your business has vested in solar panels, you should consider protecting your investment with Teflon coating. It protects solar panels from all of nature’s elements and makes these panels stronger. Teflon coating can help extend the life of your solar panels.

Construction and Mechanic Tools

You know how much your tools get worn out after repeated use in construction You can make your tools and even drills last longer with Teflon coating. These tools will also be easier to clean with this coating.

This is also true for mechanic tools that work consistently with oil and grease. These substances wear down your tools and make them difficult to keep clean. Teflon coating can help you clean your tools and make them last longer, saving you time and money.

Stronger Security

Keeping your business secure is always on your mind. With Teflon-coated locks and latches, these locks will survive all weather conditions better than their counterparts. This coating also protects the insides of your locks against moisture and heat. 

How Can Your Business Use Teflon Spray

Teflon is extremely versatile and with the various applications, you can use it to protect your business equipment and help your operations move smoothly. Working with an expert coating professional you can find the right application to apply to any of your machinery or work surfaces. 

If you are looking to purchase a Teflon spray coating, we would be happy to review your needs during a consultation. Performance Engineered Components has been in business for more than 30 years and offer a full line of Teflon coating services. Contact us today to learn how Teflon can help your business.

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