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High-Performance Film Options for the Food Industry

Posted by Mack Hendrick on Jun 22, 2020 3:18:56 PM

How Teflon® and Tedlar® Film Protects Your Food and Your Space

When considering how to set up your food production operation, you want equipment that will be reliable, easy to maintain and clean, and that helps you create the best product. When considering the environment in which you produce product you want it clean and functional, ensuring that your workers and product are made with safety regulations in mind.

Why Teflon® and Tedlar® Work for the Food Industry

Teflon® coatings are FDA compliant for direct food contact use and exhibit the inherent non-stick properties atTeflon Coating Non-stick Properties Make it Ideal for the Food Industry elevated temperatures, up to 550F, that make them ideal fits for the food processing industry. It can be used in a variety of ways, including Teflon® coated bakery pans and trays to provide release of bread and muffins after baking, and Teflon® coated mixing paddles, scrapers, and vessels to provide release of sticky dough (which increases throughput and provides for quick and easy clean up).

Teflon® films and Teflon® coated fabrics can be used as release sheets or fabricated into belting for conveyance of food products. If you want your food to stick to itself and not to the equipment, then Teflon® is a good fit for your business.

DuPont™ Tedlar® PVF film has been used in numerous commercial applications for over 50 years. It is a biaxially-oriented, highly functional, stable film that provides long-lasting finish. This high-performance material is sought after extensively for a wide variety of industrial market surfaces, medical HVAC systems, as well as within the food industry.

Due to its many non-stick and inert properties, Tedlar® is an excellent protectant for food service area surfaces, such as walls or duct work.

  • Doesn’t allow the growth of mold or mildew
  • As a result of superior UV absorption, it keeps the integrity, color, and brilliance of exterior surface graphics intact, further making it perfect for logos or branding on food-service walls
  • Offers long-lived gloss retention, keeping it an easy-to-clean surface

Fabrication Capabilities

Our experienced team at American Durafilm Co., Inc. offers extensive knowledge of available materials and processes for viable solutions across many markets and industries. Our team works closely with scientists, engineers, and designers to create new and innovative fabrication techniques to meet the most stringent specifications and designs. We have extensive experience in heat sealing, thermoforming, die cutting, sheeting, cylinder manufacture, and laminates. Our clean room allows us to provide products of the highest quality, while paying the greatest attention to the environment under which these critical components are manufactured. 

We’re happy to answer any film and fabrication questions you have. Contact us to get the conversation started.

Follow the link for more information on Teflon® FEP film, Teflon® PFA film, and Teflon® Coated Fabrics. Click here for more information on Tedlar® film.

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Topics: Tedlar® polyvinyl fluoride (PVF) film, tedlar film, Teflon Coatings, teflon film

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