History

History

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During the late 1950's and early 1960's fluoropolymer plastics were used primarily for their non-stick / low coefficient of friction or insulating properties. Primary applications ranged from paint additives to wire insulation, bearing plates, gaskets and even non-stick frying pans. Edlon saw far greater possibilities. It envisioned harnessing the unique properties of fluoropolymers for alleviating customer’s processing problems in the areas of : corrosion-resistance, release characteristics and in high purity applications.

The company was the first to develop a fusion welding process capable of joining long-length fluorinated ethylene propylene (FEP). Then it introduced non-stick covers bonded onto paper mill dryer rolls, which eliminated many of the common problems associated with paper production such as picking, sticking and corrosion. Edlon also developed the process of fabricating iso-statically molded pipe and fitting linings from polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). Edlon continues to offer innovation after innovation, and now has industrialized processes in a wide number of applications including:

  • Linear welding of FEP / PFA and other fluoropolymer(s)
    – for lined vessels (using either loose of bonded liner construction)
  • Low stress design PureFusion™ welds available in a whole host of fluoro-materials
  • PFA / ECTFE / ETFE / PVDF – coatings for complex shape components & accessories
  • Roto-Molded and Roto-lined tanks, chambers, column sections and manifolds
  • Various Fluoropolymer fiberglass-reinforced plastic (FRP) dual laminated tanks and vessels.

Today, Edlon has extensive capacities to process a wide range of fluoropolymers through a huge variety of manufacturing techniques. We are unmatched in our knowledge and abilities to deliver innovative solutions, and in our capabilities to solve our customer’s most challenging problems.

 

Through our knowledgeable and experienced staff at our Avondale, USA plant, and with our sister facility in the United Kingdom, we are well equipped to service our diverse clients. We cater to a wide variety of cutting edge and growth customers in their respective fields; in industries including: pharmaceuticals, chemicals, semiconductor and electronics. Through our worldwide distribution network, Edlon has become a recognized global player for the following products:

  • Ultra-pure products for vessel linings and coatings
  • Corrosion resistant linings & coatings
  • High dielectric and superb arc tracking resistant fluoropolymer components   
  • Roll covers & low adhesion coatings
  • Tanks for transport, including bulk and intermediate storage or day use
  • Columns section fab. and corresponding internals
  • Vessel Accessories – agitators, spargers, manway shields, and dip-pipes and
  • Vessel repair components for glass lined reactors, agitators and the like.