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Everything You Need to Know About Teflon Coatings

When the average person thinks of Teflon, they likely associate it with the kitchen. Teflon is typically used in non-stick applications such as in non-stick pans and other cookware. But Teflon is useful both inside and outside of the kitchen. Teflon coatings offer a range of beneficial properties that are optimal for a number of industrial coating applications. As one of the most commonly used protective coatings, Teflon offers excellent electrical conductivity, chemical resistance, extreme temperature resistance, non-stick capabilities, and a low coefficient for friction.


It is clear Teflon is incredibly useful in conducting everyday life. But where exactly did Teflon come from?


Today we’ll briefly discuss what you need to know about Teflon coatings.


Who invented Teflon?


Teflon was accidentally invented in 1938 by Dr. Roy J Plunkett, while trying to find an alternative refrigerant gas. Dr. Plunkett stored the gas in small cylinders that would be frozen and compressed. The result of storing one of the gasses in those cylinders ended up resulting in a slippery, white substance known as modern-day Teflon (otherwise known as polytetrafluoroethylene).


Why do we use Teflon in industrial coatings?


Teflon is used in industrial coating applications due to its range of properties, and its ability to be modified in order to possess additional beneficial properties based on application.

The following are a few of the main properties Teflon offers:

  • Higher than average melting point, with pure Teflon being almost completely chemically inert.
  • Excellent insolubility among most chemicals and solvents, and is stable enough to accommodate use between -200 degrees C to 260 degrees C.
  • Above average flexural strength with the ability to perform well in low temperatures.
  • Increased electrical resistance and dialectic strength
  • Increased resistance to water
  • Low coefficient of friction


Where can I find an Industrial Coatings Applicator?


Teff-Line specializes in providing industrial Teflon coating solutions for your specific application! With years of experience to back up a reputation for continued quality and service, we offer the latest technology in the industry when it comes to providing Teflon coatings. Call us today to learn more about our industrial coatings services!





Teflon is such a useful substance!
Posted by: Kyle | July 10, 2019, 10:10 am
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