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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Coating Markets for Teflon™ Fluoropolymers: Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing

About 1500 companies in the U.S. manufacture and market medicinal drugs, generating combined revenues of over $200 billion. The pharmaceutical industry is highly concentrated, with the 50 largest manufacturers (e.g., Merck, Pfizer, Abbott, Eli Lilly, etc.) accounting for over 80% of the total revenue. Small companies are mainly active in research or the manufacture of non-prescription drugs. The larger companies offer the most potential for coating operations in areas such as chemical resistance and some molding operations in the final packaging stages. Overall industry fundamentals are very positive as the aging of the baby boomer generation promises to increase market demand. The market is driven primarily by the research and development and marketing functions, and speed to market is essential for continued growth.  

Key Benefits of Teflon™ industrial coatings:
  • Chemical resistance
  • Release
  • Regulatory compliance (FDA)
  • High purity
  • Ease of cleaning

Typical Applications:
  • Chemical vessels
  • Impellers
  • Conical blenders
  • Ducts
  • Vacuum dryers
  • Capsule filling equipment
  • Pill and capsule packaging 
  • Heat seal bars
  • Gel cap cutting wedge

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

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