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Fluoropolymer Industrial Coatings for Your Business

March 13, 2014 | By | No Comments

Fluoropolymer coatings are high-performance industrial coatings that can be used in your business as a protective coating on your product.

Fluoropolymers are synthetic forms of plastic, rubber, or resin that are created from a carbon base. They are desirable as industrial coatings because they are strong and durable, yet also lightweight and nonstick. Fluoropolymers offer a variety of protective attributes, including resistance to heat, water, chemicals, and salt. They can withstand extremely harsh conditions. In addition to all of these qualities, fluoropolymers are quite cost-effective, which has led to their widespread use across many industries.

The first commercial fluoropolymer was developed in the 1930s. Fluoropolymers were first used in 1945 for military purposes. However, their popularity quickly grew, and soon they were used in many industries, including automotive, aerospace, and telecommunication. Common uses of fluoropolymers in your home include the non-stick cookware in your kitchen and the coated wires that run through the walls of your home. In your closet you might find weatherproof clothing, which is sometimes coated with fluoropolymers because they provide resistance to moisture.

Firefighters and other emergency response and military personnel sometimes wear uniforms that are coated with fluoropolymers because they provide fire resistance properties.

In the textile industry, fluoropolymers are used as the base for a wide range of stain protectors and fabric protectors. Paint has even been developed using water-based fluoropolymers that provides the same durability as solvent-based paints, but significantly reduces indoor air pollution (as much as 30%).

Fluoropolymer resins are often used for outdoor equipment, like for coating bridges and water towers. Fluoropolymer resins are also useful in marine applications, like for coating boats and offshore tanks. These resins are ideal in these applications because they are smooth and slick, and they repel dirt and contaminants. Their resistance to corrosion protects the equipment (such as a boat or bridge) from damage that would otherwise be inflicted by environmental agents like salt and minerals.

The wide range of attributes offered by fluoropolymer coatings include the following:

  • Non stick
  • Reduced friction
  • Resistance to galling
  • Non wetting
  • Electrical resistance
  • Abrasion resistance

Fluoropolymers are available in a variety of custom formulations, as well as these standard products:

If you have a product that could be improved by the application of a protective fluoropolymer coating, get in touch with the experts at Toefco Engineered Coating Systems, Inc. Our knowledgeable staff will guide you through the process of selecting the industrial coating that best fits your specifications for your product. We can either supply you with a standard coating, or we can custom develop a coating to provide you with exactly the properties that you are looking for.

It doesn’t matter whether you are working on just one product or a prototype or need to have a huge batch of products coated with one of our industrial coatings; we promise to provide you with the same, high level of service as we provide to all of our customers.

We have been working in this business for more than 50 years, and we are proud to provide creative solutions that will meet your needs and surpass your expectations. We will consult with you before the job begins, and we will custom blend an industrial coating to meet your application demands. Helping our customers to succeed is our passion. Whatever your industrial coating need, you can count on the experts at Toefco Engineered Coating Systems, Inc. to handle it.

To learn more about fluoropolymer industrial coatings, call us at 888-912-5921 or ask an industrial coating engineer.