Sun Coating prides itself on maintaining the highest quality finished coatings in the coating services industry. When people are looking for a fluoropolymer to solve a problem, they often think of the Teflon™ brand first, but what should you consider when choosing the coating?

The versatility of these coatings allows almost unlimited application to a wide variety of parts, sizes and configurations, always adding value far beyond the inherent nonstick qualities. But, did you know the Teflon coating line actually consists of over 150 different systems and four fluoropolymer chemistries?

In order to ensure that you pick the best fluoropolymer coating for your application, be sure to consider the following.

  • Substrate

Teflon coatings are compatible with most ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Still, because these products are head-applied, properties of the metal allow must be considered, including its oxidation stability to ensure adhesion of the coating as well as preserving part geometric and dimensional integrity. Coatings add thickness, so it will be equally important to make allowances based on the product of choice.

  • Performance Requirements

The Teflon coating line can provide a variety of benefits depending on chemistry and coating system that you selectPTFE coatings provide the lowest coefficient of friction, while FEP systems can offer superior release (nonstick). PFA coatings can enhance durability and resistance to corrosion, and ETFE coatings will offer increased resistance to abrasion and chemical resistance.

  • Project Budget and Value

For finished, production-scale items, when cost-drivers are integral with overall value, Teflon S can be an effective solution.

  • End Use Environment

In addition to understanding the mechanics of use when selecting a coating, it is equally important to identify the end-use environment and the type of exposure to ensure performance objectives are met.

Now that you know the things to consider for selection, Teflon and Sun Coating Company have the resources to help you solve all your coating problems. We look forward to hearing from you at or phone 734-453-0822. Also feel free to submit your requirements by using our on-line Coating Questionnaire Form

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