FEP coatings - combination of non-stick coating and chemical protection
FEP, or PFEP, is the short form of fluoroethylene propylene, which is a combination of non-stick coating and chemical protection.
In addition to these properties, FEP coatings also protect against corrosion and have good electrical insulating properties.
FEP coatings can be applied in very thin layers (15 - 30 µm
in the single-layer system), are heat-resistant up to 200° and are naturally transparent.
Due to their diverse properties, FEP-based coatings can be found in a variety of products. These range from instruments in medical technology to coatings for housings in the fittings industry. For higher demands on chemical resistance, layer thicknesses of up to 1mm can be achieved.
Processing of FEP as coating
Like PTFE and PFA, fluoroethylene propylene is a fluoropolymer, or more precisely a co-polymer.
FEP is processed, depending on the form of application, in liquid form, as powder or as a combination of both. If higher layer thicknesses are to be achieved, the processing is usually done in the so-called powder hotflock process.
Similar to other Teflon® products, FEP coatings can also be formed by sintering.
FEP, the third important fluoropolymer for coatings
FEP coatings are distributed like PTFE and PFA coatings of the manufacturer Chemours™ under the umbrella brand Teflon™.
With now more than 15 years as licensed contract coater of the company Chemours™
In the field of Teflon coatings we can guarantee high quality standards in production and processing. For Teflon™ coatings only the products of Chemours™ are used.
ppg's Xylan® Coatings
Xylan® coatings is an umbrella term for ppg brand fluoropolymer coatings. The fluoropolymers mainly used here are PTFE PFA and FEP. Xylan® coatings can be used as non-stick coatings or bonded coatings, but also as protection against wear caused by chemicals or corrosion.
ppg and Adelhelm work closely together to offer you the best coating for your product.
Use of FEP coatings, in medical technology and food industry
Due to their excellent non-stick properties and variable layer thicknesses, FEP coatings are particularly suitable for coating needles, wires and HF instruments. Furthermore, FEP coatings are FDA-approved, which means that functional non-stick coatings are used on components in industrial food production in large bakeries.
The combination of non-stick coating, chemical protection and the additional suitability as corrosion protection allow a much wider range of applications, e.g. the use in photovoltaic, pharmaceutical and semiconductor industry.
- Chemical protection
- Corrosion protection
- Electrically insulating
- Individual coating solutions
Overviews of all industries:
- Fittings industry
- Automotive industry
- Chemical industry
- Electrical engineering
- Energy sector
- Semiconductor industry
- Maintenance / Repair
- Plastics processing industry
- Laboratory technology
- Coatings technology
- Food industry
- Aviation industry
- Machinery and plant engineering
- Medical technology (Life Science)
- Measurement and level control technology
- Furniture industry
- Paper and printing industry
- Pharmaceutical industry
- Transport sector
- Watch industry / Luxury goods
- Packaging industry
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