Most people are familiar with Teflon coating and have most likely encountered it when using saucepans and kitchen appliances.
However, the material also has a myriad of uses in manufacturing. Below, we’ve provided just a few of the reasons why manufacturers choose to use it.
It’s non-reactive to many chemicals
Teflon is not very reactive when exposed to most chemicals. It can help to protect your machinery and equipment, even if your business requires the constant use of chemicals during production.
There are several types of Teflon coating, and we’d be happy to offer advice on what’s the best choice for your particular circumstances, depending on the chemicals in use.
Teflon is a smooth operator
Teflon has an incredibly low coefficient of friction. This makes it ideal as a coating when there are lots of moving parts involved.
Because Teflon-coated surfaces glide over each other with much less friction than bare metal (or other materials), there is less heat produced and therefore less energy is wasted. It also means that abrasion and corrosion of parts are kept to an absolute minimum.
However, if you do need Teflon to work in high temperatures – don’t worry. It’s resistant to heat and can work at extremely high temperatures without losing its properties.
It is equally at home in sub-freezing temperatures, making it a versatile choice suitable for many environments.
It is water resistant
If you work with metal equipment or materials, it’s likely that you’re concerned about moisture coming into contact with your work. Rust can ruin you – we understand that.
If this is a constant worry for you, then a Teflon coating may be the answer. It is hydrophobic. This means that water cannot easily penetrate, or even rest on a surface coated with the compound. It should just slide off without causing any real issues.
A Teflon coating is easy to clean
Whatever business you’re in, there’s no doubt that your equipment must be cleaned periodically. Teflon coating makes this a breeze, as it is non-stick.
As we’ve mentioned, Teflon is quite non-reactive. So even if your operation requires you to clean out equipment with harsh chemicals after a production cycle, this shouldn’t affect the coating.
It makes a lot of economic sense
Teflon can help to extend the lifespan of expensive equipment that your business owns and relies on to stay afloat.
It protects your machinery, increases the longevity of parts and equipment, as well as keeping repair and maintenance costs down. It ensures that performance is kept high, even when your equipment is working in a potentially challenging environment.
It’s one of the most cost-effective investments for your business out there, in terms of maintenance for your machines.
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