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High-performance coatings are low-friction, dry-lubricant materials that achieve remarkable synergy by combining the capabilities of two types of engineering plastics. Fluoropolymers, with the lowest coefficient of friction of any known solid, are combined with high-temperature organic polymers to provide unique and highly versatile combinations of properties.

Whitford Worldwide was founded in 1969 for precisely the manufacture of high-performance fluoropolymer coatings. From its inception, the focus has been on providing customized specialty coatings utilizing fluoropolymers as the “active" ingredient. These coatings are used in a variety of applications, from fasteners to oil field equipment to aircraft to medical devices. All products are consistently manufactured to high ISO standards.

Many of Whitford’s coatings are used in the food-contact industry and have been for 40 years, which means they are subject to compliance with the exacting standards set by the Federal Food and Drug Administration and the regulatory agencies of all the countries into which Whitford products are sold. Whitford coatings meet the strictest standards of all these regulations.

These tough lubricating coatings can operate successfully at temperature extremes, which at the low end, would render ordinary fluid lubricants too high in viscosity and, at the high end, char them to ash.

With high-performance coatings, there is no "one size fits all." That’s because the balance of ingredients can be altered to maximize the specific performance characteristics required by a given application.

Benefits

The benefits that these high-performance coatings can provide are many, and include:

* Low friction: a coefficient of friction as low as 0.02

* Outstanding release

* Wear/abrasion resistance

* Corrosion or chemical resistance

* Weather resistance

* A wide operating temperature range

* A cure schedule ambient to 825°F

* UV-stability

* The ability to be machined

* Electrically conductive

* Pliable

* A special color

These coatings, with such remarkable versatility, have been solving problems for many years in many different industries, such as automotive, off-shore, industrial bakeware, reprographic, waterworks, textiles, cookware, bakeware, small electrics, etc.

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