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Why Does Teflon™ Have Such a Stellar Reputation?

Teflon™ coatings have an exceptional reputation because of the brand owner’s commitment to quality, which is demonstrated and executed in a number of ways. The Teflon™ coating reputation has been diligently nurtured and protected every step of the way by DuPont (up until 2015), and now the Chemours Company.

When the technology was discovered in 1938, the Teflon™ PTFE coating chemistry was quite revolutionary, enhancing the functional qualities of both low-tech and high-tech applications. From the very beginning, DuPont protected the uniqueness of the brand, the brand reputation, the quality of the coatings, and even the coating process.

Teflon™ industrial coatings quickly began to be used in a wide variety of industrial applications for its nonstick and dry film lubricant properties. The Teflon™ line gradually expanded its high-temperature powder coating and liquid coating offerings into PTFE, FEP, PFA, and ETFE lines. There are now over 50 varieties under the Teflon™ name applied by Teflon™ coating services companies like Crest Coating. The versatility of these coatings allows for almost unlimited application to a wide variety of parts and configurations—always adding value that goes far beyond the famous nonstick coating qualities.

The Chemours Licensing Program

DuPont and Chemours have recognized for decades the importance of accuracy and thoroughness in the application procedure of every Teflon™ coating variety. In order for the coating system to function optimally for the longest period of time, the prescribed application procedure must be followed closely.

The Licensed Industrial Applicator (LIA) program recognizes Teflon™ coating applicators that meet stringent performance and quality standards for applying Teflon™ coatings. There are currently only 34 LIA coaters in the U.S. and Canada. Crest Coating is proud to have maintained its LIA status for more than 40 years.

Licensed Industrial Applicator

Crest’s engineering and expertise in Teflon™ coating services is recognized nationwide, and orders come in from all corners of the U.S. There are several families of Teflon™ fluoropolymer coatings. Within each product family, there are a number of Teflon™ products to provide you with the best industrial coating for your particular application. We’ve summarized the most important properties in these charts:

Teflon’s Eight Primary Properties

NONSTICK – Very few solid substances will permanently adhere to a Teflon™ coated finish.

LOW COEFFICIENT OF FRICTION – Generally in the range of 0.05 to 0.20, depending on the load and sliding speed.

NONWETTING – Both oleophobic and hydrophobic, Teflon™ coatings clean up quickly and more thoroughly.

HEAT RESISTANCE – Can operate continuously at temperatures up to 287°C/550°F and can be used for intermittent service up to 316°C/600°F with adequate ventilation.

UNIQUE ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES – High dielectric strength, low dissipation factor, and very high surface resistivity.

CRYOGENIC STABILITY – Can withstand severe temperature extremes (as low as -270°C/-454°F) without loss of physical properties.

CHEMICAL RESISTANCE – The only chemicals known to affect all Chemours Teflon™ industrial coatings are molten alkali metals and highly reactive fluorinating agents.

ABRASION RESISTANCE – Surface scarring is always minimal, especially in certain coatings when fillers are added.

At Crest Coating, we value the coating knowledge and application experience of our staff, who have decades of experience. To find the right coating for your next project, fill out this quick form today.

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