Environmentally friendly non-stick-coating replaces PFAS
Per- and polyfluorinated chemicals (PFAS) have been used for years in various medical devices for coating. Due to known risks of these substances, the EU is planning a universal ban on the production and use of PFAS. This means that numerous manufacturers are dependent on comparable alternatives. Fraunhofer IFAM has now developed a PFAS-free non-stick coating with PLASLON® technology that can be used instantly.
The coating, which is produced with plasma technology, is a gradient layer to enable adhesion to the product body on the one hand and to develop non-stick properties on the other. Due to its adhesion and hardness, the coating is also suitable for enamel, glass, stoneware and porcelain. In particular, products made from these materials are very scratch-resistant but have low non-stick properties.
The scientists at the institute have the required know-how of the corresponding production processes to be able to economically refine products in large quantities. Depending on the application, they develop different concepts, such as XXL systems or continuous systems. Combined with low energy consumption during production, unrestricted heat transfer during use and a long service life, the coating is sustainable and trendsetting.
PFAS: Read it yet?We wanted to know from Frauke Averbeck, expert at the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, what associations and companies can do now.
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