Fluoropolymers VS Glass

Fluoropolymers are a Better Choice than Glass for Corrosion Protection

When it comes to protecting valuable production components from the rigors of corrosive chemicals, sprayed fluoropolymer linings offer all of the right properties. Unlike glass, fluoropolymer films are not brittle and prone to shatter or chip. Fluoropolymer films are extremely tough and durable, yet have the ability to bend and expand or contract during heat cycling and still maintain their structural integrity. If a fluoropolymer film is damaged in service, unlike glass, it can normally be repaired in place quickly and inexpensively. Need to have your sealing surfaces machined for precision fits? It’s not a problem when working with fluoropolymer films, as they are much easier to machine than glass lined components and achieved without the inherent risk of chipping and cracking. Turn times for coating components using fluoropolymer resin are a fraction of the time it takes to apply glass to components. If all of these factors weren’t proof enough of the extraordinary value of sprayed fluoropolymer linings, then consider this: they also cost 15% – 20% less per sq. ft. than a comparable glass lining! If you require the very best in corrosion protection and performance for your new or used chemical processing components, remember to insist upon sprayed fluoropolymer linings.

 

Stress cracking, delamination and rust are clearly evident in this glass lined component.


Chipping is visible on the mating surface ends of this column section.


This head was recoated using fluoropolymer resin (visible in the side opening) and the exterior was recoated with an epoxy paint system.


This component was stripped of its old glass lining and recoated using seamless PFA fluoropolymer resin.