Fluoropolymer coating is a valuable method to strengthen the commercial or industrial parts used in critical equipment. This type of versatile coating provides the following benefits:
- Creates and extends lubricity
- Enhances resistance in extreme temperatures
- Enhances corrosion resistance
- Improves load-bearing capabilities
- Reduces friction
- Increases surface resistivity
The question is which type of fluoropolymer coating best serves the needs of your specific part.
What Types of Fluoropolymer Coatings Should You Consider?
These are the six types of fluoropolymer coatings that we offer. We will highlight the most popular use of each coating, but each coating can be applied for a variety of purposes across multiple industries.
– Xylan is useful to correct deficiencies or manufacturing defects in oil & gas parts.
– This coating enhances the surface of a part, strengthens the part in the desired areas, creates resistance against corrosion, and reduces friction.
– Once treated, the part will be able to withstand extreme temperatures ranging from a low of about -100 degrees Fahrenheit to a high of about 500 degrees Fahrenheit.
– PTFE is mainly used in the food industry to enhance the properties of cooking material to meet FDA standards.
– This coating minimizes friction, creates extreme wear resistance in cooking environments, smooths out surfaces, and ensures food grade compliance.
– Once treated, a PTFE-enhanced part will be able to withstand temperatures ranging from a low of about -100 degrees Fahrenheit to a high of about 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
FEP (Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene)
– FEP is similar to PTFE as a coating that is mainly used in the food & beverage industry to enhance the resistance of cooking surfaces.
– This coating is extremely useful in industrial settings because of its resistance to chemical, electrical, and mechanical factors.
– Once treated, an FEP-enhanced part can withstand temperatures up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit.
PPS (Polyphenylene Sulfide)
– PPS has a wide variety of industrial uses. While mostly known for enhancing parts used in chemical manufacturing, PPS-treated parts are also used in the automotive industry, food & beverage, and medical laboratories.
– This coating increases the strength of parts used in high-pressure environments, creates excellent chemical resistance, and enhances wear resistance to increase longevity.
According to a recent industry research report, demand for PPS in the automotive industry is fueled by the application in exhaust gas return valves, carburetor parts, ignition plates, and flow control valves for heating systems.
– Once treated, a PPS-enhanced part can withstand extreme temperatures of about 425 degrees Fahrenheit all the way to 700 degrees in some environments.
PVDF (Polyvinylidene Fluoride)
– PVDF is tough as steel. This coating is typically used to enhance parts that are placed in critical industries such as oil & gas, chemical manufacturing, refineries, and other industrial environments.
– A thick coating is applied to increase chemical resistance, strengthen the part for load-bearing purposes, and to withstand extreme temperatures. This ensures that the part will not break down from prolonged use in difficult environments.
– Once treated, a PVDF-enhanced part can withstand extreme temperatures up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit.
– TFE is typically used on screws, spline shafts, and other high-functioning parts used in the automotive, aerospace, and manufacturing industries.
– TFE enhances the torque of parts used in vehicles, maintains the dynamic balance of airplane parts such as the propeller, and keeps machine parts operational by reducing stress and friction.
– Once treated, a TFE-enhanced part can withstand extreme temperatures up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit.
Schedule Our Fluoropolymer Coating Service
Superior Shot Peening & Coatings (SSPC) offers a complete line of fluoropolymer coatings for your parts and your industry. We are available to discuss the right coating option for your job to enhance lubricity, corrosion resistance, and durability.
Contact us today to inquire about utilizing our coating service at our facility in Texas or on-site at your location through the capabilities of our mobile crew and equipment.