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August 2014 - Toefco

27 Aug

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Choosing the Best Industrial Powder Coating Equipment

August 27, 2014 | By | No Comments

If you’re tasked with choosing new powder coating equipment, the task can seem to be quite daunting. Along the same lines, simply choosing a company that provides powder coating services can seem more difficult than it has to be. So how do you know a piece of quality powder coating equipment when you see one? Follow these tips: Read More

20 Aug

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PTFE Industrial Coating: History and Common Applications

August 20, 2014 | By | No Comments

One of the most common types of industrial coatings in use today is PTFE. The list of common applications for it is virtually endless, although it’s important to realize that PTFE may not necessarily be the best option for your job. Before selecting a PTFE coating, you should learn as much as you can about the history and development of this type of coating.

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13 Aug

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What Are PVDF Industrial Coatings?

August 13, 2014 | By | No Comments

PVDF coatings are one of the most common types of industrial coatings in use today. This type of coating is created by polymerizing vinylidenedifluoride. It’s a specialty plastic that belongs to the family of fluoropolymers and is used in applications that require high levels of purity and strength, as well as those that require excellent resistance to acids, solvents, bases, and heat. PVDF has a fairly low melting point, which can be beneficial as well in certain applications, although it does mean that this material is not properly suited for some applications.

PVDF coatings are sold under several brand names, including Kynar, Hylar, and Solef, and commonly used within the chemical processing industry.

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06 Aug

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The Many Uses of Teflon, a.k.a., PTFE Industrial Coating

August 6, 2014 | By | No Comments

Most people have never heard of PTFE industrial coating, but when you mention Teflon, a look of understanding passes easily on their faces. PTFE (Polytetrafluoro Ethylene) is the technical name of the material, and it’s commonly sold under the Teflon brand name, which is manufactured by DuPontDr. Roy Plunkett, a researcher who worked at DuPont, is credited with developing PTFE industrial coating in the late 1930s.

At the time of his discovery, he was actually trying to create a new refrigerant. During the course of development, he noticed that the gas inside the bottle he was using actually stopped flowing out before the bottle should have been empty. He sawed the bottle open and discovered that the inside was coated with the non-stick material we now know as Teflon. His contribution has changed the face of plastic manufacturing forever. Read More