What are Fluoropolymer / PTFE Coatings ?

Fluoropolymer coatings are blends of high performance resins and fluoropolymer lubricants.

Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)
, a solid polymer that is considered to be one of the world's most slippery substances. Accidentally invented in 1938 PTFE has applications in a wide range of areas, including household goods, the aerospace industry, electronics and industrial processes.


PTFE has a coefficient of friction against polished steel of 0.05 to 0.1, which is one of the lowest for any solid that has been measured.

This makes it suitable for use in applications that require reduced friction between two solids, such as gears or sliding parts.

It also is hydrophobic, which means that it repels water instead of getting wet.

Among PTFE's other qualities that make it beneficial for many uses are its high melting point and its electrical insulating properties.

These coatings are a superior dry film lubricant that produce a smooth, hard, slick coating and provide excellent corrosion and chemical resistance.

Other benefits of fluoropolymer coatings include reduced friction, resistance to galling, non stick, non wetting, electrical resistance and abrasion resistance.

Fluoropolymer coatings are applied to fasteners and various OEM components to provide a longer life before replacement.


They are Corrosion Resistance and provide temperature resistance of - 100 Degree C to + 260 Degree C .

They can be applied in thickness of 40 - 50 microns for Non- Stick Resistance and 800 microns to 3 mm for Extreme Corrosion Resistance


In the 21st century, in addition to its widespread use in manufacturing and industry, PTFE is used on all sorts of everyday items. Many people are familiar with non-stick cooking pots and pans that have been coated with PTFE.

Automobile wiper blades also are commonly coated with PTFE, which helps keep the blades from squeaking as they pass back and forth across the windshield. PTFE also is used as a carpet or fabric protector because it repels liquids, allowing spills to be wiped up without leaving a stain. It has been used on all-weather clothing, to coat eyeglass lenses, as a fingernail protector and even in a line of haircare products.

A broad overview of the material can be found in the on-line encyclopedia Wikipedia.