Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are widely used chemicals in consumer and industrial products. PFAS are in cosmetics, non-stick cookware, food packaging, weatherproof clothing, and other common products people encounter every day. PTFE (Teflon®) and other PFAS are also found throughout industrial processes as coatings that improve chemical resistance, non-wetting, and other surface properties of metals.
The use of PFAS chemicals is so widespread that they are detectable in the blood of humans and animals and are present at low levels throughout the environment. As a result of scientific studies linking PFAS to health and environmental problems, regulatory agencies like the EPA and ECHA have introduced proposals to significantly limit the use of these chemicals. SilcoTek's environmentally friendly coatings provide equal or often better performance than PFAS coatings like PTFE for a variety of applications. Read on to learn more.
Leading global companies and research organizations are proactively turning to SilcoTek’s CVD coatings as more sustainable alternatives to and upgrades over PFAS-based coatings:
SilcoTek coatings are already used as higher-performing replacements for PFAS coatings like PTFE in several applications: