Everyone has heard of Teflon® coating, but not everyone is familiar with the broader category of polymer coating for industrial and commercial parts.
Essentially, polymer coating uses polymers in the coating application to enhance corrosion resistance.
What are polymers? They are large molecules that are formed by tightly-bonded units to increase strength. When placed into action in a polymer coating, the molecules form a tight bond on the substrate of a part to enhance resistance.
Comparatively, Teflon® coating is a type of polymer coating that uses the synthetic fluoropolymer known as Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) to reduce friction and increase heat resistance.
When to Use Polymer Coating
Polymer coatings are best used on industrial or commercial parts that need to prevent corrosion or rust from forming.
The coating can serve the needs of various industries, including:
- Food & Beverage industry as an FDA-approved coating to enhance the corrosive resistance of equipment.
- Aviation industry to enhance the corrosion control of large parts placed under heavy stress.
- Manufacturing industry to provide cost-effective corrosion protection of large machine parts.
When to Use Teflon® Coating
Teflon® coating has numerous uses and applications in industrial and commercial settings.
Because this type of fluoropolymer coating is best used to enhance heat resistance, many companies use Teflon® coating on parts that are exposed to extreme heat or need to be exceptionally strong, wear-resistant, and durable.
Teflon® coating also enhances lubrication, reduces friction, and helps extend the life of the equipment that uses the coated part.
There is tremendous cost savings from using this coating, not only to increase the resistance and durability of the part, but also to protect expensive machinery and equipment.
SSPC Offers Fluoropolymer Coatings
Superior Shot Peening & Coatings (SSPC) offers a complete line of fluoropolymer coatings, including PTFE. We also offer Xylan, PPS, FEP, PVDF, and TFE.
Our coating treatment will:
- Create lubricity for industrial parts
- Enhance resistance in high temperatures
- Enhance corrosion resistance
- Improve the part’s high-load bearing capabilities
We can perform the treatment either on-site at our facility in Texas or at your job site through the capabilities of our mobile-ready teams and equipment.
Contact us today to schedule your next polymer coating job to increase the corrosion resistance, strength, and durability of your parts and equipment.