What is an FEP coating?
FEP coatings are fluoropolymers that generally speaking have excellent non-stick properties for food products. FEP stands for FluorinatedEthylenePropylene and it is of the same family of coatings as PTFE. FEP is a copolymer of hexafluoropropylene and tetrafluoroethylene.
As it is melt processable, some formulations of FEP can be oven heat soaked to achieve a very smooth, almost glass like finish. Used throughout industry, FEP coatings are used to give non-stick properties for dried fruit through to superglue. FEP tends to be softer than PTFE, though with some systems having multiple coats, it is possible to achieve a relatively long life.
It’s chemical formula is shown below.
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