Plastics have a wide range of uses in society. This mainly stems from the fact that they are chemically inert. A type of plastic that has found a lot of use is PTFE. Polytetrafluoroethylene or Teflon has many applications. There are home uses for Teflon and it also has industrial applications. Teflon has a wide range of properties that makes it suitable for home and industrial use. Heat tolerance is an important property of Teflon. It is non-stick and has hydrophobic properties. These properties make it suitable for use in different products. Its use make these products offer the qualities the manufacturer needs. There is a wide range of uses for Teflon coating. Below are some of these uses.
PTFE is mostly known for its use in the cookware industry. Teflon is non-stick and heat-tolerant making it suitable for cookware. It is used in modern pots and pans for this reason. Its heat resistance makes it suitable for use in ovens. Teflon can withstand the highest temperatures that an oven has. Other than with modern pots and pans, PTFE is also utilized in cutting boards. Teflon cutting boards offer a wide range of benefits to its users. Teflon being nonstick prevents staining of the cutting board. PTFE coating makes cookware more durable.
Other than in-home use, PTFE is also used in the manufacturing industry. The packaging is important when it comes to manufacturing. The sealing of the product manufactured should be solid. Heat sealing bars provide this. At times, thermoplastic wraps shrink on the bars. Since Teflon coating is heat resistant, it is suitable for these products. A PTFE coating on the heating sealing bars will help ensure a good seal is created. A longer shelf-life of these products is ensured with a solid seal. PTFE is also used as a cable insulator. This is because of its dielectric properties. It is suitable for insulating silver-coated copper cables for this reason. Teflon is a military-grade material due to its effectiveness.
Teflon has a use when it comes to printed circuit boards. Many computers and appliances use printed circuit boards. There are properties of PTFE that make it an ideal base material for these products. These properties include its flame resistance, thermal tolerance and also its dielectric properties. One of the uses of such printed circuit boards is in microwaves among other digital applications. Teflon has other uses. It finds different applications due to its friction resistance. Precision surfaces are coated with PTFE. The properties of PTFE make it suitable for coating these products. These are some of how PTFE is used.