Teflon Coating And Its Advantages
Teflon is the brand name that commercializes this product, but the coating itself is called Polytetrafluoroethylene or PTFE. There are mainly two types of PTFE coatings such as one-coat PTFE and two-coat PTFE that consists of a primer and a topcoat. At Coating Solutions, they are used in various applications because of their impressive list of advantages.
This type of material has been discovered by Dr. Plunkett by mistake. He was working with a different type of coating when a substance “polymerized” in his laboratory. Dr. Plunkett ran a battery of tests and he discovered that Polytetrafluoroethylene has a high melting point, it’s extremely resistant to high temperatures and it has non-stick properties. Later, Teflon was advertised and sold as a “miraculous” coating that can take a lot of wear and tear and has impressive chemical and dielectric properties. Teflon coats have numerous advantages:
Resistance to Extreme Temperatures
This type of material is popular because it cannot be damaged by extreme temperatures. For example, Teflon can withstand temperatures ranging from -250 degrees up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s why you can easily cook foods on a Teflon coated pan without damaging your cooking utensils or contaminating the food.
Another great advantage of Teflon is that it doesn’t allow foods or other substances to stick to it. This happens thanks to the powerful carbon–fluorine bond that takes place inside the coating. That’s why Teflon pans are advertised as non-sticky and they can be easily cleaned and reused for years.
At the same time, Teflon is also capable of not reacting to various types of chemicals and substances. Oxygen doesn’t have any effect on these coating and dangerous chemicals don’t cause damage or abrasions. That’s why Teflon coatings are used in so many industrial applications as it can take a lot of wear and tear.
Great Electrical Insulation
Teflon can also be used as an insulator for electrical wires and cables. Thanks to its complex chemical structure, this material doesn’t allow electrons to pass through and it provides a very safe and resilient electrical insulation. On top of that, Teflon also keeps water away and it can be used to make different types of electrical components and systems waterproof.
If you are looking to use DuPont Teflon® coatings for your business and you are looking for the right partner for the job, look no further than Coating Solutions. Our honest, experienced, and trusted DuPont Teflon® coating experts will complete your order quickly and can help you with any questions that you may have along the way. Give us a call today at (888) 390-8033 to request your next order.