Cookware by Ecolution with Hydrolon Non-Stick employs a new WATER BASED application system, marketed exclusively by Ecolution. The HYDROLON brand will only be placed on non-stick coatings that do not contain any PFOA, unlike traditional type non-sticks which use PFOA. Hydrolon PFOA-Free non-stick is super easy to clean and is dishwasher safe.
Hydrolon is a multi- layer non-stick, similar in that way to traditional type non-stick. All coats use water in place of PFOA (old fashioned harsh solvent) to apply the non-stick. When the non-stick is applied to the metal, the application solvent that evaporates is simply water, greatly reducing emissions. This non-toxic coating is a safer solution for healthy and eco-friendly cooking.
The coating has been thoroughly tested, and performs as well as old-PFOA type formulations. The spray application is done by machine for perfect application. Tests have been performed to make sure that the non-stick release and abrasion resistance is at a high standard.
These non-sticks have been tested for and passed the following series of tests including:
Abrasion Test, Contact Angle, Release, Value Boil Test, Thickness Evaluation
The Technical Language: PFOA stands for pertluorooctanoic acid. It is a surfactant and until recently, was an essential polymerization aid used to make certain fluoropolymer dispersions.
In other words... PFOA is a solvent that was required in order to manufacture heat and chemical resistant materials as applied to cookware. The PFOA is burned off during the firing in process. Unlike based non-stick, Hydrolon uses a water based application system so it evaporates during the heating stage of adhesion of the non-stick. PFOA takes a VERY LONG time in the environment to breakdown.