What’s the Best Coating for Molding Processes?

What’s the Best Coating for Molding Processes?

Apr 25th 2019

Teflon™ in the Molding Industry cuts manufacturing costs by eliminating release agents and reducing product defects. Teflon coatings provide a more permanent, nonstick, and repeatable high-release solution for processes across every molding industry segment.

Here’s how to choose the right coating for your molding project:

  • Need superior release for end-use temperatures up to 400° F? Use FEP
  • Is your end-use above 400° F? Use PFA
  • Prefer a one-coat with excellent durabilty? Use FEP Teflon S

Teflon coatings in the molding industry offer secondary benefits such as improved product quality and consistency, enhanced process efficiency, less scrapped material, and reduced labor costs. The benefits also include a safer work environment, reduced mold/tool maintenance and wastewater.

One growing molding market segment is using Teflon in the polyurethane molding industry. Again, Teflon removes the necessity of release agents while also offering enhanced compliance with environmental regulations, improved safety conditions for employees, reductions in product defects, and the complete elimination of dry ice blasting. Teflon can also be used to coat polyurethane mixing blades for easy cleaning.

Key Benefits of Teflon™ industrial coatings:

  • Nonstick surface
  • High thermal stability
  • Low coefficient of friction
  • Corrosion and Chemical resistance
  • Compliance with health standards

For more resources on Teflon for the molding industry, see our “Markets” page on Molding.