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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Coating Markets for Teflon® Fluoropolymers:Metal Coating and Finishing

The metal coating industry consists of about 6,000 companies with estimated annual revenue of $19 billion. Major sub-segments include engraving and coating (50%); electroplating, galvanizing, and anodizing (30%); and heat treatment (20%). Major customers for these fabricators are the auto, aerospace, building construction, petrochemical processing, and utility markets. While most companies are small and compete within a focused niche close to their geographic location, there are some major players such as Tower Automotive, Precoat Metals, and North American Galvanizing and Coating. 

Fixturing in these industries can be expensive, and the cleaning process is also expensive and/or hazardous to the environment. The need for industry participants to find more efficient ways to clean fixtures represents a market opportunity for coating companies. In addition, use of Teflon® offers an alternative to current processes such as burn-off (e-coat) and high pressure water washing (wet paint).

Key Benefits of DuPont™ Teflon® industrial coatings:
  • Release
  • Ease of cleaning

Typical Applications:
  • Grates
  • Car carriers
  • E-coat racks

For more information on the coating markets for DuPont™ Teflon® industrial coatings and resources available, visit our Solution Center

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