PTFE is perhaps the best known of
the fluorocarbons and this, typically, has a very low co-efficient of
friction combined with excellent lubricity. It is non-stick, virtually
chemically inert and can tolerate a wide range of temperatures.
Other fluoropolymers have been developed
and these are generally classed as thermo plastic, PFA and FEP are
typical examples. With correct application and curing techniques
fluoropolymer coatings can provide pore free chemically resistant
For any surface coating to achieve and
maintain its designed properties, it is absolutely vital that the
substrate surface is correctly prepared, we therefore meticulously carry
out all recommended pre-treatment processes. We have also made
substantial investment in the development of other pre-treatment methods
which exceed the performance of those recommended.'
We are approved applicators for the following coatings:
Composite fluoropolymer coatings are commonly
used for surface release, they minimise the unwanted adhesion of
products to production machinery, and reduce cleaning time; product
wastage; contamination of product, and damage to machinery.
Coatings for Corrosion Resistance
We are able to provide sophisticated single or multipart surfaces which resist the attack of aggressive media and environments.
Coatings for Friction Control
Our coatings minimise the use of liquid
lubricants, and the wear that naturally results from two surfaces moving
in contact, reducing heat generation, running costs, maintenance costs,
machine downtime and operational limitations. Where additional wear
resistance is required, Armourcote® reinforced coating systems are