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How Fluoropolymer Coating Helps with Electrical Insulation

Posted by Jon Goodwin on Apr 7, 2017 3:15:28 PM

Coating Products Offer Superior Quality and Reliability as Insulators

First, let’s have a quick review of fluoropolymer coatings. You are probably familiar with the most widely known properties of fluoropolymer coatings:

  • Non-stick
  • Low friction
  • Non-wetting
  • Thermal stability
  • Electrical insulation
  • Chemical resistance

You might be aware of the many ways choosing the right coatings can improve outputs and overall product performance. When you use the correct selection and application of a fluoropolymer coating, you can add significant value to your parts. 

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Topics: Fluoropolymer Coatings

Introducing Resealable FEP Duralok™ Bags for Caustic or Critical Lab Samples!

Posted by Mack Hendrick on Jan 23, 2017 6:05:37 PM

Solving a 50-Year-Old Problem 

Once you put your critical or caustic sample inside your field sample bag, how do you close it?

Perhaps you’ve been using the standard protocol of either a clamp made of some other material, or have invested in expensive heat-sealing equipment that requires time, training, and resources to operate. Either option creates an extra step in your process, can present a rash of problems, and is inconvenient to use.

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Topics: Duralok, Resealable Duralok Test Sample Bags, Duralok Technology, Resealable Test Sample Bags

3-Part Blog Series: The Many Uses of Teflon® Coatings across Different Industries

Posted by Jon Goodwin on Nov 28, 2016 11:52:34 AM

Part 3 of 3: The Case of the Teflon®-Coated Piano Wire and Cookie Dough

What relationship could a piano wire possibly have with cookie dough, you ask? None—if it’s just an ordinary piano wire. On the other hand, a Teflon®-coated piano wire has everything to do with one company’s cookie making success.

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Topics: Teflon Coatings

3-Part Blog Series: The Many Uses of Teflon® Coatings across Different Industries

Posted by Jon Goodwin on Oct 27, 2016 2:42:08 PM

Part 2 of 3: From Flat to Fizzy—the Role of Teflon® Coatings in Carbonation Measurement

How satisfying is it to hear the distinct hissing sound escape a can of soda as you crack open your favorite beverage after a long day of work! The fizz that you’re about to relish next is in fact a by-product of our Teflon® coating of an entire assembly for a part that measures the carbonation (gas content).

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Topics: Teflon Coatings

3-Part Blog Series: The Many Uses of Teflon® Coatings across Different Industries

Posted by Jon Goodwin on Oct 5, 2016 12:38:17 PM

Part 1 of 3: What Does Your Waffle Have to Do with Our Teflon® Coating?

To put it very briefly, the answer to that question is … everything.

Chemours™ (formerly DuPont) Teflon® industrial coating is very popular with the food processing industry because of its release properties and high-temperature resistance. If not for the Teflon® coating that goes on the waffle mold or tray, your waffles might not taste the same or pop out as perfectly (and crunchy) as they currently do—resulting in the needless trashing of so many waffles! The same goes for all your ice-cream cones and muffins.

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Topics: Fluropolymer Coatings, Teflon Coatings

Sandblasting Unit to Prep for Fluoropolymer Coating Doubles Capacity and Halves Recovery Time

Posted by Jon Goodwin on Aug 26, 2016 12:10:59 PM

American Durafilm® Adds New Vacuum Recovery System

American Durafilm® recently added a new vacuum recovery system that not only doubles the capacity of the sandblaster, but also halves the recovery time while prepping customer parts for fluoropolymer coatings. The new unit will also allow for more accurate grit blasting and will significantly reduce processing time for customer orders during the preparatory phase. With the addition of the new system, we are looking at cutting down lead times, reducing rejects, and decreasing potential damage to surfaces that are to be prepped for fluoropolymer coating.

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Topics: Fluoropolymer Coatings

Tedlar®  Film Use in Gas Sampling Bags

Posted by Mack Hendrick on Aug 11, 2016 2:35:14 PM

Tedlar® Film Offers Gas Permeation Resistance for Gas Sample Bags

DuPont™ Tedlar® PVF film is a biaxially oriented and highly functional film that provides long-lasting finish, making it a much sought after high-performance material.

Apart from being used in a wide variety of industrial market surfaces, its chemical inertness and resistance to gas permeation makes Tedlar® a top choice for scientific pursuits that require gas sample bags. Sample integrity is assured as Tedlar® release films offer gas permeation resistance into and out of the sample bags.

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Topics: Tedlar® polyvinyl fluoride (PVF) film, tedlar film, tedlar, gas sampling bags

Fluoropolymer Coating Diversity and Capacity

Posted by Jon Goodwin on May 23, 2016 4:19:47 PM

Big to Small and High-Volume to Quick Turn Fluoropolymer Coating

If you are looking for custom fluoropolymer coatings for your applications—whether you are in medical biopharmaceutical, food processing, industrial chemical processing, require coating for electrical components, or for military purposes—it’s vital that you have a fluoropolymer coating applicator that can provide capabilities as diverse as your needs.

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Topics: Fluoropolymer Coatings, PFOA and Fluoropolymer Coatings

PFOA and the Fluoropolymer Coating Process

Posted by Jon Goodwin on Apr 26, 2016 5:13:39 PM

It’s Not Part of the Process Anymore

Here’s what you need to know about the use of PFOA in American Durafilm® products: it’s not in them. Plain and simple. In fact, PFOA was never in any of the tubing materials offered by American Durafilm, and it was removed from the films and coatings several years ago.

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Topics: Fluoropolymer Coatings, PFOA and Fluoropolymer Coatings

The Many Uses of Tedlar® Film

Posted by Mack Hendrick on Jan 26, 2016 11:01:43 AM

American Durafilm Now Distributing Highly Functional Tedlar® Film

It’s been around for 50 years. You see it every day. You drive by it in your car as you glance up to see the myriad advertisement signs flashing by. You may even be sitting on it … right now … in the subway. Or perhaps the sun is too bright on that flight you are taking, so you pull the Tedlar® shade down to ease the glare of the sun. Hospital air smells clean and stays sterile, in part, because of it. Accurate measurements of gas components have been possible because Tedlar® gas sampling bags were doing their job. If you’re a manufacturer and are reading this, you may already know some of the “everyday” uses of this vastly diverse film.

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

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