What Is FEP Coating?
FEP coating is a fluoropolymer-based coating solution widely recognized for its exceptional nonstick, chemical resistance, low friction, and high-temperature stability properties. Derived from the well-known fluoropolymer family, FEP boasts a unique combination of an inert, non-reactive material while maintaining excellent thermal stability. This durable coating forms a chemically resistant barrier that protects substrates across a wide range of industrial applications.
Our FEP Coating Solutions
In the realm of comprehensive material protection and surface modification, Alfa Chemistry is at the forefront, offering a range of advanced coating services.
- Suitable for Various Substrates
The service involves a thorough cleaning and surface preparation of the substrate to ensure proper adhesion of the FEP coating. The substrate can be made of various materials such as metal, glass, ceramic, or plastic.
- Various FEP Coating Technologies
The success of our FEP coating services can be credited to our relentless pursuit of excellence in FEP coating technology. Through years of research and development, Alfa Chemistry has mastered the art of FEP coating application, to guarantee exceptional adhesion and uniformity. Our advanced coating techniques include:
- Dip coating
- Spray coating
- Electrostatic coating
Moreover, our state-of-the-art curing processes ensure the highest degree of durability and longevity of the FEP coatings.
- Customized Coating Requirements
- Thickness: The coating thickness can vary depending on the application and desired properties, typically ranging from 0.001 to 0.003 inches.
- Surface Modification: Surface modification treatments such as surface roughening or incorporation of nanoparticles.
- Typical Parameters of FEP Coatings
|Properties||FEP Coating||Test method|
|Tensile Strength||3400 psi||ASTM D1708|
|Impact Strength||No break||ASTM D256|
|Hardness||56 HB (shore D)||ASTM D2240|
|Abrasion Resistance (Tabor)||14.8 mg|
|Coefficient of Friction||0.12-0.20 static, 0.08-0.3 dynamic||ASTM D1894|
|Dielectric Strength||1325 volts per mil||ASTM D149|
|Use Temperature||450°F max|
|Thermal Conductivity||1.4 BTU-in/h-ft 2-°F|
|Chemical Resistance||Excellent||ASTM D543|
|Salt Spray Resistance||Good||ASTM B117|
|Water Absorption||<0.01%||ASTM D570|
|Thickness||0.001" - 0.003"|
Unique Properties of FEP Coating
- Nonstick and Low Friction
FEP coating's nonstick surface reduces friction, making it ideal for applications demanding easy release properties. This characteristic allows for effortless cleaning and eliminates the risk of adhesion.
- Chemical Resistance
FEP coatings demonstrate exceptional resistance against various aggressive chemicals, acids, and solvents. This ensures long-lasting protection for delicately engineered substrates, preventing material degradation or corrosion.
- High-Temperature Stability
FEP coatings offer exceptional thermal stability, allowing them to withstand temperatures up to 204°C (400°F) continuously and even higher for shorter durations. This aspect makes FEP coatings suitable for applications involving extreme heat, maintaining their integrity under demanding conditions.
FEP coatings provide excellent flexibility, allowing them to conform and adapt to different shapes and surfaces. This flexibility makes FEP coatings ideal for applications that require a coating to stretch or bend without cracking or peeling, such as wire insulation or molds for rubber and plastic parts.
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