Bake-O-Glide™ Technical Information
Bake-O-Glide™ is a Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) coated glass fibre fabric.
PTFE coated fabrics have the following general properties:
- Outstanding temperature resistance (from -170°C to +260°C)
- Excellent chemical resistance
- Superior non-stick surface, easy to clean
- High dielectric strength
- Dimensional stability
- Resistance to UV, IR and HF
- Non-toxic (Food Safe)
Due to the manufacturing process of Bake-O-Glide™ colours and appearance may vary, however this will not affect its performance.
The woven glass fabric is coated with the milk like PTFE dispersion and then coated and heated many times to create the required thickness of both material and coating of PTFE
Woven Glass Fabric is made by interlacing threads in the lengthwise (WARP) direction and threads in the crosswise (WEFT) direction.
Warp threads are known as ENDS and Weft threads are known as PICKS.
The way in which the warp and weft threads are interlaced is known as the WEAVE PATTERN.
To enable the warp and weft to be woven, thousands of warp threads must firstly be assembled together and wound onto a large drum known as a WEAVERS BEAM in a process known as PREPARATION.
Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) a strong, tough, waxy, non-flammable synthetic resin produced by the polymerization of tetrafluoroethylene.
Known by such trademarks as Teflon, Fluon, Hostaflon, and Polyflon, PTFE is distinguished by its slippery surface, high melting point, and resistance to attack by almost all chemicals. These properties have made it familiar to consumers as the coating on non-stick cookware; a cooking surface that does not require the use of fats or oils.
All Bake-O-Glide™ products conform to Plastic Materials and Articles in Contact with Food Commission Regulation (EU) No. 10/2011 and hence Article 3 of European Regulation No 1935/2004: following Methods BSEN 1186:2002.
All Bake-O-Glide™ PTFE products are manufactured from PFOA free dispersions.