The benefits of Teflon™ in food processing are well-known, from large-scale food production to a family's home cooking. They offer highly repeatable release from pans and molds, do not require the use of release agents, are designed to withstand the high temperatures required in cooking and baking, and are extremely durable. Teflon-coated bakeware and food processing products are able to withstand hundreds if not thousands of repeated uses before showing signs of degradation.
All four major Teflon coating types—PTFE, PFA, FEP, and ETFE—have FDA-compliant options. All of these options offer high release consistency, high thermal stability, and wear and corrosion resistance. Here’s a list of the most popular FDA-compliant coatings. These Teflon coatings, when fully cured, will comply with U.S. FDA food contact regulations. Check the fact sheet for your specific coating to confirm FDA-compliance.
The industrial Bakeware, Cookie, Cracker, and Cheese industries are particularly strong markets for Teflon application growth. The food industry as a whole is stable and mostly insulated from swings in the U.S. economic outlook. And today’s industrial food processers are in such high-volume facilities, with many food contact parts, that there are often untapped opportunities for Teflon applications to be discovered there.
Key Benefits of Teflon™ industrial coatings:
- High thermal stability
- Nonstick surface
- Low coefficient of friction
- Corrosion resistance
- Compliance with health standards
For more resources on Teflon for the Food Processing industry, see our “Markets” page on Food Processing.