Fluoropolymer Coatings and Compression Molding for Aerospace

 

Fluoropolymer Coatings and Compression Molding for Aerospace


Using standard and proprietary fluoropolymer blends, Thermech has coated, compression-molded, and machined parts for the U.S. Space Program, including the Apollo missions and the Space Shuttle. For example, when NASA required a custom valve for the Apollo program, Thermech engineered, formulated, and created custom valve seats. Thermech also machined nine components and bonded them with Teflon film to build a specialized duct to allow hydrogen venting in flight.  We also coated, compression molded and machined several parts for the Space Shuttle Main Engine and external tanks.


Thermech carries out development and production work for NASA and major aerospace companies, including:

Fluoropolymer Coatings and Compression Molding for Aerospace

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Mission-critical for the Space Shuttle

Compression Molding

Plastics Machining


Teflon® Coating / Spray Coating

Powder Coating


Quality Management System


AS9100 Registered


ISO9001 Registered


Chemours Teflon Industrial Licensed Applicator


Whitford Licensed Applicator


Aerospace Coatings

Medical Coatings

Non-stick Pan Coatings

Mold Release Coatings


Compression Molding Resins

FLUOROPOLYMERS

  PTFE / Teflon®

  PFA

  MFA

  FEP

  PCTFE / Kel-F® / NEOFLON™

  ETFE / Tefzel®

  PVDF / Kynar®

  ECTFE / Halar®

  TECfluorfil

ENGINEERED PLASTICS

  PEEK / VICTREX®

  PI / Vespel®

  PEI / ULTEM™

  PAI / Torlon®

  PPS / Ryton®

  PBI / Celazole®

  PES

  TECthermalon

FILLERS


Spray Coating Materials

THERMECH COATINGS

  TECfluorcote

  TECthermcote

DUPONT™ COATINGS

  Teflon® PTFE

  Teflon® FEP

  Teflon® PFA

  Teflon® One Coats

  Teflon® PTFE/PFA Blends

WHITFORD® COATINGS

  Xylan®

  Xylan® XLR

  Eclipse®

  Dykor®

  Xylar®


Powder Coating Materials

  Halar® ECTFE

  Teflon® ETFE

  Teflon® FEP

  Teflon® PFA

  Ryton® PPS

 

PTFE Etching and Bonding

  1. Lockheed Martin

  2. Eaton

  3. Marotta Controls

  4. Raytheon

  5. Boeing

  1. Aerojet Rocketdyne

  2. United Launch Alliance

  3. United Space Alliance

  4. Northrop Grumman

  5. Parker Hannifin

The most common compression-molded parts that Thermech manufactures for aerospace applications are fluoropolymer seals (Teflon® PTFE, FEP, NEOFLON™ PCTFE, TECfluorfil custom blends), but we also manufacture other specialized parts and use other engineered plastics such as PEEK / VICTREX®, PI / Vespel®, PEI / ULTEM™, PAI / Torlon®, PPS / Ryton®, PBI / Celazole®, PES and our TECthermalon family of custom blends.  An example would be an isolator made of compression-molded ULTEM™ PEI to withstand the temperature extremes of space on a satellite.


Thermech’s rigorous quality management system is AS9100:2009, Rev. C and ISO 9001:2008 registered.  Thermech is a long-standing approved vendor for NASA and major aerospace companies and routinely passes their quality system audits at our facilities.


We use a full range of coating materials and techniques, which translates into the best solution for your project, even for tough-to-coat parts that are extremely small or large or very complex in nature.  For the most challenging projects, we apply our unique expertise in severe-service coatings that withstand extreme heat or cold, minimize wear, and maximize lubricity and insulation.


We frequently reinvest in our business and are constantly improving our processes and quality control programs. We participate in joint research projects to develop new materials and processes. We have developed many proprietary techniques to ensure application control, repeatability and consistency. We will handle your project with the utmost precision, security and traceability.