Teflon Coatings for Food Processing
Sticky sugars and wet flours can gunk up machines pretty easily. This can make it difficult to keep production moving along when these are the products you’re working with on a daily basis. Liquid lubricants are usually not an option when working in the food processing industry as liquid can affect the makeup of the food. Let’s be honest, wet bread is about as desirable as a rainy, fifty degree August day. Chemours® Teflon® coatings and Whitford coatings are great options for covering materials used in the commercial processing of food. Coating Solutions will coat any part needed for food processing machinery – that is, any part that can withstand high cure temperatures.
Items We Typically Coat:
- Waffle Irons
- Bread Pans
- Mixers and Beaters
- Bread Pans
- Dough Rollers
Nonstick Fluoropolymer Coatings for Food Production
Fluoropolymer finishings are routinely picked as the preferred choice for coating parts used in food processing. Food doesn’t stick to fluoropolymers as opposed to other materials that are sometimes used in food processing. But it has many more uses than making sure that chicken breast doesn’t stick and burn to a skillet. The high release of fluoropolymers amounts to a more uniformed product coming out of molds. Flour doesn’t stick to large hoppers, and dough rollers can operate continuously. And these are FDA approved coatings, so you know they are safe for contact with food. For the food processing industry, it’s really a no-brainer to have all parts coming into contact with food coated with Teflon® or another fluoropolymer coating.
Financial Benefits of Teflon® and Fluoropolymers
The nonstick benefits of fluoropolymers means higher output as machines are not shut down to remove buildup and scrape and clean as often. And when cleaning does need to be done, nonstick means that parts coated with fluoropolymers are incredibly easy to clean and are unaffected by strong cleaning chemicals. Less cleaning saves many businesses additional cleaning agent usage and labor costs. And even more money can be saved due to the fact that equipment coated with fluoropolymers is always less expensive than exotic and/or highly polished metals. Teflon® coated equipment also has a longer life than products made from other material and, therefore, comes with lower maintenance costs. This is all why covering parts with Teflon® and fluoropolymer coatings is the financially wise move for many businesses.
Heat Resistance of Teflon® Coatings
Teflon® and fluoropolymer coatings are incredibly resistant to heat, which makes them ideal for equipment used food processing. These coatings can function at continuous temperatures of up to 500°F (260°C), or 600°F at interrupted intervals. And, obviously, they can withstand steam cleaning. Everything that is exposed to high heat during food processing, including pipes, valves, gaskets, and pumps can be coated with Teflon® and fluoropolymer coatings so that they can function properly for a longer period of time. The cost-effectiveness of these coatings make them the obvious choice for food processing equipment.
Guaranteed Results for Food Processing Equipment
Coating Solutions adheres to a very high standard of quality. Providing fast turn around and the lowest minimum lot charge in the industry, we guarantee your satisfaction. Our many customers in the food processing industry have been with us for a long time, because they are confident in our results. No matter what kind of item needs to be coated, our customers know that we will have it back to them quickly so that they can get back to production. When you partner with Coating Solutions, you are partnering with a family owned company you can depend on, one who will treat you like family because we are family.
We provide fluoropolymer coatings for food processors throughout the country, including in Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.