Special polymers (fluoropolymers, such as PTFE) are used to reduce the surface energy of the substrate surface and that effectively prevents many different substances - e.g. foods, adhesive, rubber or plastic - from sticking. The choice of non-stick coating from the hundreds available to Impreglon UK is made based on experience and knowledge on how different fluoropolymers behave in different applications. For example, we have over two dozen different PTFE formulations each with unique non-stick and release properties. Trade names include Xylan®, Teflon® and Greblon®.
In addition to being able to apply non-stick and release coatings, Impreglon UK coatings can also be used in easy clean situations. A major advantage of using Impreglon UK for your non-stick, release or easy clean coatings is our ability to apply a layer of metal or ceramic beneath the fluoropolymer. This PlasmaCoat® process creates a complex matrix within which the fluoropolymer is held, thus improving the coating performance.
By using the PlasmaCoat® process to create specific roughness profiles within the surface structure, the contact area is reduced and the non-stick properties enhanced. By varying the material used to achieve the roughness profile (e.g. stainless steel, Tungsten Carbide or ceramic), different levels of wear resistance can be achieved in certain circumstances.
For more information see, for example, TempCoat® and PlasmaCoat®.
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