FEP or fluorinated ethylene propylene non-stick coating is a unique and extremely useful coating application offered by Coating Systems. FEP coatings have some qualities that make it perfect for certain industries. Today, we will discuss the basics of FEP coatings and some of the unique traits that make FEP different from alternatives such as Teflon. Read below to learn more about FEP and why it may be perfect for your industry.
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FEP is made by co-polymerizing hexafluoropropylene and tetrafluoroethylene. The melding of these compounds gives FEP a few unique characteristics. For instance, FEP melts and flows during baking to provide a smooth, non-porous film that still provides excellent abrasion resistance. Since FEP coatings are non-porous, they are extremely chemically resistant for a fluoropolymer. This makes it perfect for industries like food processing as this coating is resistant to hot water, oils, fats, and steams. In addition, FEP has a very high crystalline melting point of 554 degrees Fahrenheit, and it can operate safely all the way up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Of course, FEP also has excellent non-stick properties. This combination of chemical, abrasion, and heat resistance make FEP an excellent coating for a number of industries looking for a flexible, stable coating for their products.
Industries in Which FEP is Often Used
FEP is used in a variety of industries thanks to the unique properties this coating provides. One of the ways that FEP is most often used is in wiring coating, as it is flexible but still offers strong chemical, abrasion, and heat resistance. It is especially useful with coaxial cables used in the aerospace industry. It is also used very often for molding coatings and in the food industry, as particular types of FEP are food safe and comply with US FDA food contact regulations. FEP is also often used in plastic lab pieces when better toughness and resistance to abrasion is needed.
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Contact Coating Systems for More Info on FEP
Let the experts at Coating Systems help you to figure out if FEP coating is right for your coating project. With over 40 years of experience in the coating industry, Coating Systems has delivered results to hundreds of manufacturers looking to get a reliable industrial coating for their products. Contact one of our experts today at 1-800-593-7754 to discuss your needs. We also offer samples of our products, so request a free sample of our coating application and see the Coating System difference.