Choosing The Right Coating Solution To Meet Your Needs
When machine owners/operators are looking for fluoropolymers to solve their problems, most think of the Teflon™ brand first, but there are several considerations that must be visited first, before selecting the best coating solution. Each coating has unique properties. The versatility of these coatings allows almost unlimited application to a wide variety of parts, sizes, and configurations, always adding value far beyond the inherent nonstick qualities. But did you know the Teflon™ coating line consists of over 150 different systems and four fluoropolymer chemistries? To ensure that you pick the best fluoropolymer coating for your application, be sure to consider the following:
Substrate: Teflon™ coatings are compatible with most metals, but as these products are head-applied, the properties of the metal alloy must be considered, including its oxidation strength to ensure the coating’s bond as well as dimensional integrity. Coatings add thickness, so it will be equally important to make allowances based on the product of choice.
Performance Requirements: The Teflon™ coating line can provide a variety of benefits depending on the chemistry and coating system that you select. PTFE coatings provide the lowest coefficient of friction, while FEP systems can offer superior nonstick properties. PFA coatings can enhance durability and resistance to corrosion, and ETFE coatings will offer increased resistance to abrasion and chemical resistance.
Project Budget And Value: For finished, production-scale items, when cost-drivers are essential, Teflon-S™ is a good solution.
End-Use Environment: In addition to understanding the mechanics of use when selecting a coating, it is equally important to identify the end-use environment and the type of contact to ensure performance goals are met.
Ask The Coating Solution Experts For Advice
There are many benefits to fluoropolymer coatings. However, there is no company that does it better than Coating Solutions. With low minimum lot charges, fast turnaround times and the highest quality of Teflon™ and fluoropolymer coatings on the market today, Coating Solutions is the only solution worth choosing. For more information about our services and the benefits of Teflon™ and fluoropolymer coatings, give a call today at (651) 762-5700 or email email@example.com.