PTFE Coatings, Nylon & Thermoplastic
[protecting areas from various coatings]
- Whitford Xylan®
- Silverstone Supra®
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PTFE Coatings / Nylon / Thermoplastic
We apply PTFE products supplied to us by Intech Services Inc. Our extensive knowledge and experience in recommending and applying PTFE industrial coatings, is a true benefit for our customers. For many of our customers, the various types of coatings can be confusing. We will evaluate your project needs and recommend what is best. Furthermore, we’ll complete your order with quality workmanship.
In most cases, substrates are prepared for coating by degreasing and grit blasting. Coatings are then applied with either conventional spray guns, electro-static powder equipment or fluidized beds. The coated products are then heat cured in carefully monitored custom ovens.
PTFE Coating / Nylon & Thermoplastic Coating Benefits
- Low coefficient of friction
- Corrosion resistance
- High-temperature resistance
- Chemical resistance
- Unique electrical properties
- Cryogenic stability
- FDA compliant
Lubricant, Solid Film [MIL-L-46010D]
A solid film lubricant renders a service permanently lubricated, giving rise to the elimination of wet lubes. The applications vary as do the coatings. From MoS (molybdenum disulphide) to PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) compounds are blended to meet specific needs. Low VOC coatings are available in both organic and inorganic solid film lubricants as well as corrosion inhibitive coatings. This Mil Spec establishes the requirements for three types of heat-cured solid film lubricant that are intended to reduce wear and prevent galling, corrosion and seizure of metals. Compliance: all items must meet Sections 3 and 5 of the Spec. For use on aluminum, copper, steel, stainless steel, titanium and chromium and nickel bearing surfaces. Thickness range: .0003″ – .0005″mm. No single reading less than .0002″ or greater than .0007″
Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) was accidentally discovered in 1938 by Roy J. Plunkett while he was attempting to make a new chlorofluorocarbon refrigerant working in New Jersey for DuPon.
Did You Know?
PTFE is most commonly used as a non-stick coating for pans and other cookware. It is also used in containers and pipe work for reactive and corrosive chemicals. When used as a lubricant, PTFE reduces friction, wear, and energy consumption of machinery. It is commonly used as a graft material in surgical interventions.