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The Specialty Teflon Coating Expert Your Business Needs

Specialty Teflon coating refers to a type of protective coating made from a polymer material known as polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), which is commonly known as Teflon. This coating is applied to a wide range of surfaces, including metal, plastic, and ceramic, to provide a durable, non-stick and chemical-resistant surface. Specialty Teflon coatings can have various properties, such as high-temperature resistance, low friction, and high-electrical resistance, making them useful in many industrial, automotive and consumer applications.

Protek Surface Technologies is the specialty Teflon coating expert your business can rely upon. When you have a certain specification your products need to meet, you can depend on us to guide you toward the exact Teflon solution, helping you choose between the five categorizations of Teflon coatings.

WHY OUR CUSTOMERS CHOOSE TO WORK WITH US

1. Protek’s High Level of Teflon Expertise

Stemming from decades of continuous improvement, the Protek team follows a set of stringent processes that finds the exact custom solution our customers need. When it comes to the application of Teflon, we delve into the technical for a variety industries:

a. Food and Beverage
b. Pharmaceutical
c. Aerospace and Military
d. Medical
e. And more!

And for many of these Teflon applications, Protek Surface Technologies is also able to produce the parts we’re coating, through our vertical integration with Nordstern Group, a group of operating companies that have a breadth of manufacturing capacities.

2. A Coating That Solves Problems

Manufacturers choose to work with Teflon because of what it’s able to do. It’s not typically used for its aesthetics. It’s purely functional, and we are masters of that function and the problems it solves. Teflon offers:

a. Chemical resistance
b. Corrosion resistance
c. Non-stick surface coating
d. Heat resistance
e. Abrasion resistance

3. Our Understanding of the Four Families of Teflon

The Four Families of Teflon refer to different types of polytetrafluoroethylene coatings.

1. Teflon PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene):
The original Teflon coating, known for its non-stick properties and resistance to high temperatures.

2. Teflon FEP (Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene):
Offers similar non-stick properties to PTFE, but it has improved clarity and a lower melting point, making it suitable for applications such as electrical insulation.

3. Teflon PFA (Perfluoroalkoxy):
Combines the non-stick properties of PTFE with higher temperature resistance and improved mechanical properties, making it suitable for more demanding industrial applications.

4. Teflon ETFE (Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene):
Known for its excellent chemical resistance, toughness, and electrical properties, ETFE is often used in architectural applications and as a coating for wires and cables.