Protection For Metal

Metal is malleable and very tough, which is why it’s used to reinforce buildings in construction. It’s a great conductor of heat, which is why it’s used to make cooking utensils and it’s also a great conductor of electricity, which makes it the perfect material to use in electrical wiring. Basically, metal has so many uses that’s hard to think of things that use absolutely no metal in them (try thinking about what you can sneak past a metal detector and what not).

Metal may be very tough and have a very high melting point, but it’s still very susceptible to getting damaged by the environment and therefore even metal needs to be protected in order for it to maintain its durability. There are many elements in the air and the environment in general that can affect the durability of metal. Iron can get rusted, for example, when it’s wet, which causes it to oxidise. Similarly, even the toughest steel can corrode if exposed to anything acidic.

To make sure that any kind of metal remains durable and can retain its conductive properties, it’s important to coat metal with Orion Industries PTFE and Teflon® coatings to keep it shielded from the environmental elements that can break it down. The reason why cars need to be painted for example, isn’t because it makes them look nice, it’s actually to keep the metal beneath safe from rusting.

The metal used to make cooking pots and pans is also coated with heat resistant and non-stick coatings that keep it safe from water when it’s washed and also from the elements in the air that can cause even more damage to it when it’s heated. We owe the durability and continued usage of metal to Orion Industries PTFE and Teflon® coatings.