Teflon™ FAQ

How can I purchase Teflon™ coatings?

Intech Services is the sole US distributor for Teflon™ industrial coatings. We maintain an extensive inventory of the various industrial coatings. We help each customer by accessing their equipment to determine if and how they can successfully apply Teflon™ coatings. If you are a new customer, please take a moment to fill out this simple form and we will be in touch with you within one business day.


What substrates can be coated with Teflon™ industrial coatings?

Any substrate that can withstand a high temperature cure can potentially be coated with Teflon™ coatings. Examples include: carbon steel, stainless steel, rolled aluminum, cast iron, cast aluminum, hard anodized aluminum, brass, nickel, chrome plated steel, nickel, and plated steel. Substrates such as glass, ceramics, and copper can also be coated with special procedures.


Where are Teflon™ coatings not feasible?

1) On substrates that cannot handle a minimum cure of 350ºF, such as many plastics.
2) Where the continuous operating temperature is above 550ºF.
3) On parts which are too large to fit into an oven. Ovens large enough to coat rail tank cars are available at many Licensed Industrial Applicators.


Are there "air dry" versions of Teflon™ coatings?

No. All Teflon™ industrial coatings require a high temperature cure (>325ºF part temperature).


What are the operating temperature limitations of Teflon™ coatings?
Depending on the specific product, Teflon™ fluoropolymer coatings are functional from cryogenic temperatures to 600ºF. Specific information for each product family can be found in the Product Overview.


Can Teflon™ coatings be used for food contact applications?
When applied according to Fact Sheet instructions, many Teflon™ coating systems are FDA conforming to 21.CFR governing components of coatings for direct food contact. Please note: when using a multiple coat system, all components (primer, mid-coat, topcoat) must be FDA conforming in order for the system to be FDA conforming. Contact Intech to verify the acceptability of Teflon™ industrial coatings in specific uses.


Are Teflon™ nonstick coatings USDA compliant?

All FDA conforming coating systems are also USDA compliant. A special letter from the applicator is required. For more information, contact Intech Services.


Can Teflon™ coatings be used in medical end-uses?
Strict restrictions apply to end-uses in this field. For more information, contact Intech Services.


What equipment is required to apply Teflon™ coatings?
Please go to the registration form, and Intech will assess your equipment to see if you can successfully apply Teflon™ fluoropolymer coatings.


Where can I get prototype parts coated?
DuPont has established a network of Licensed Industrial Applicators who specialize in coating and coating selection. For a recommendation for where to get your parts coated, fill out this form.


In what forms are Teflon™ coatings available?
Teflon™ is available from Intech Services in water-based dispersions, solvent-based dispersions, and powder.


Are Teflon™ nonstick coatings available in different colors?
Because Teflon™ coatings are primarily designed to be functional coatings rather that aesthetic, there is a limited color selection commercially available. In general, Teflon™ coatings are sold in gray, black, green, blue, red, brown, and non-pigmented.


Are Teflon™ coatings optically clear?

Although there are non-pigmented versions of Teflon™ coatings, they are not optically clear.


What is the shelf life of Teflon™ coatings?
Liquid coatings have a shelf life of 6 -18 months from the date of manufacture. Powders have an indefinite shelf life. Please contact us for specific product shelf life.

 

Can I get help troubleshooting coating issues?
Sure! Please fill out this form and we will help figure out any coating issues you are experiencing.


Do Teflon™ products comply with the European REACH regulation?
REACH requires registration for individual substances (on their own or in preparations) greater than one metric ton per year produced or imported. All products sold by Chemours legal entities in Europe to our EEA customers successfully comply with REACH regulatory requirements. This compliance includes pre-registration and registration, whatever the tonnage band, in line with the deadlines and plans to complete the remaining registrations as set by the legislation. To read more on Chemours and the REACH regulation, please see
Chemours’ website.


How can I learn more about Teflon™ industrial coatings and how to apply them?

Contact Intech Services at 302-366-8530. We have technical expertise and resources to answer your questions about Teflon™ industrial coatings.