Companies that operate in demanding, heavy-duty industries such as food and beverage production, oil and gas, chemical, manufacturing, energy, automotive, aerospace, aviation, medical devices, and maritime understand the importance of long-lasting, durable, and corrosive-resistance parts to be used in critical equipment.
One of the best ways to enhance industrial parts and components is using Teflon coating.
While Teflon is typically associated with food and beverage, there are many more uses of Teflon coatings for industrial purposes to achieve desired results.
What is Teflon Coating?
Teflon is the name given to the chemical coating PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene). PTFE is part of a line of liquid fluoropolymer coatings. At Superior Shot Peening & Coatings, we offer several types of these coatings.
In addition to PTFE, we also offer Xylan, PPS (Polyphenylene Sulfide), FEP (fluorinated ethylene propylene), PVDF (polyvinylidene fluoride), and TFE (tetrafluoroethylene).
Specific to PTFE or Teflon, a coating system is utilized for non-stick and sliding properties at higher temperatures with added surface abrasion resistance, lubricity, corrosive resistance, and high chemical resistance. This system is also used to help prevent interference during the application to a part or component.
The benefits of using this type of Teflon coating include:
- A low coefficient of friction
- Excellent sliding properties
- Non-stick properties
- Great mechanical bond to the substrate
- Temperature resistance up to 280 degrees Celsius
- Improves production processes by reducing maintenance and cleaning
Uses of Teflon Coating for Industrial Purposes
Consider this sample of the multitude of uses of Teflon coating to enhance your parts or components.
1. Food & Beverage: enhances food production equipment in accordance with FDA regulations.
2. Oil & Gas: prevents galling of metal surfaces and fasteners that slide against each other to prevent costly damage to parts and equipment.
3. Chemical: creates a mechanical bond, enhances corrosion resistance, and reduces friction for parts used in plastics.
4. Manufacturing: enhances the insulation of wiring used in computer hardware and other electronics through low friction properties.
5. Energy: protects against corrosion and reduces the friction of parts exposed to extreme conditions through the non-stick properties.
6. Automotive: reduces friction of various automotive parts to enhance lubricity, performance, longevity, and durability.
7. Aerospace: creates thermal stability and resistance to radiation for aerospace vehicles that are exposed to potentially harmful environments outside of the earth’s atmosphere.
8. Aviation: protects electrical systems by enhancing cable insulation in aircraft through the low coefficient of friction.
9. Medical Devices: increases the chemical and friction resistance of medical devices and surgical tools in compliance with FDA regulations.
10. Maritime: enhances the longevity of O-rings used to secure and seal critical components of vessels when subjected to prolonged water exposure and temperature changes.
Find the Right Teflon Application For Your Needs
We have identified 10 of the many ways that Teflon or PTFE can be used to enhance critical parts. There are many more applications that may fit the specific needs of your job.
Contact us today to inquire about utilizing our Fluoropolymer coating capabilities to utilize PTFE or other types of liquid applications to your parts and components.