What is PTFE Coating
Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) is a synthetic fluoropolymer of tetrafluoroethylene. Being hydrophobic, non-wetting, high density and resistant to high temperatures, PTFE is an incredibly versatile material with a wide variety of applications, though it’s perhaps best-known for its non-stick properties. PTFE is a tough fluorocarbon coating, rendering it resistant to hot and cold corrosive chemicals and high temperatures. It also offers strong electricity insulation and doesn’t absorb water.
At Hylite, we have the infrastructure, resources, and manpower to help you get suitable PTFE coatings done on all kinds of applications. Regards of the industry, PTFE coatings are required everywhere. Whether it be in the automotive sector, power and energy, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, engineering, etc, PTFE coatings can infuse life and improved functionality and performance in pipes, valves, cabling materials, and much more.
It is because of PTFE’s many properties that it has been around and continues to a trending practice across industries. No wonder then that PTFE coating services are one of the most in-demand services on our menu..Our PTFE coating services are widely recognized in Mumbai and nationwide
Fun fact: History tells us that PTFE was discovered in the 1930s but it did not get patented before 1941 after which it transformed into a trademark as Teflon® in 1945.
The first brand offered by Whitford, Xylan® is the benchmark of our line of industrial coatings; used to identify our low-friction, wear-resistant composites of fluoropolymers and reinforcing binder resins. The Xylan industrial family of coatings (Xylan, Xylan XLR and Xylan XLR HB) are extreme performance coatings – working under heavy loads, at high temperatures, in chemical and corrosive environments.
First and foremost, Xylan coatings are dry-film lubricants combined in a matrix with high-temperature organic polymers resulting in “plastic alloys” formulated to provide unique and desirable properties.
Xylan XLR (Xtra-Long Release)
Developed specifically to provide dry-film release with exceptional resistance to permeation, Xylan XLR is a heat-resistant coating offering greatly increased release-life as well as a reduced tendency for formed parts to stick to the mold.
Xylan XLR HB (High-Build)
Better, longer-lasting release specifically for use on industrial bakeware. Xylan XLR HB combines two of Whitford’s proprietary technologies: Eterna (XLR) and Hi-Build Liquid (HB).
Applications – Benefits of
PTFE and where it is used
There are numerous ways PTFE can be used. Here are some of the most common industries that use this type of material & there are many advantages associated with PTFE coating. We give a glimpse of some of them that will convince you about PTFE coatings usefulness and popularity:
- A PTFE coating on an object or appliance inherently give it a non-stick quality. As a result, no hot or cold substances will be able to ‘stick around’ thus offering you ease in cleaning and maintenance. Now, you know why most modern kitchenware is equipped with PTFE coatings. Not just that, even automotive, aerospace, packaging, etc, are some of the industries where PTFE coatings are a way of life.
- Surfaces coated with PTFE will resistant to wetness and it is a trait that aids in the cleaning process. Because of the PTFE coating, surfaces become hydrophobic and oleophobic.
- Surfaces with PTFE coatings experience high resistance to extreme temperatures – hold and cost. Appliances can remain stable at advanced temperatures of up to 260°C and -270°C.
- PTFE coatings cause surfaces and applications to develop a high threshold against friction and abrasion.
- Anti-corrosion and chemical resistance properties.
- Has high improved electrical strengths including a low dissipation factor, high surface resistivity, insulation, and high dielectric strength.
How is PTFE Xylan Coating Applied
As you can see, PTFE is a very versatile material that can be used in numerous types of industries. If you think it will work for your project, you should check with a professional to learn more about the fine details and characteristics of this material.