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October 2014 - Toefco

29 Oct

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How Fluoropolymers Help Us

October 29, 2014 | By | No Comments

Although most people probably haven’t heard about fluoropolymers, they are all around us. PTFE, FEP, and PFA are all classified as fluoropolymers, and many people consider them to be super plastics. They are very durable and easily malleable, so there are numerous different possible applications for them.

Teflon is probably the most widely recognized fluoropolymer because of its use as a coating for cookware. However, fluoropolymers can be used in a wide variety of areas and industries, including everything from national security to electronics and automobiles. Here are several of the most common ways fluoropolymers are used in the world around us. Read More

22 Oct

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How Industrial Coatings Help Avert Rust and Corrosion

October 22, 2014 | By | No Comments

There are many different kinds of industrial processes, all of which use a variety of materials, metals, and equipment. Each one of these items is very susceptible to rust, corrosion, and abrasions, mostly because metal surfaces react poorly with the atmosphere. The oxidation process causes rust, and as these materials continue to be used, it just gets worse. So to keep these metals from deteriorating, an industrial coating is necessary. After all, corrosion is hard on machinery. It can cause breakdowns and contamination, so it’s important for various industries to use industrial coatings to make the surfaces of their equipment more durable. Read More

15 Oct

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The Advantages of Custom Industrial Coatings

October 15, 2014 | By | No Comments

Custom coatings are an important part of many different industries. They help any company add anti-slip, non-stick, photoluminescent, or other characteristics to any surface. This makes it possible to take any product, no matter what it is made out of, and provide it with a custom coating that will give the surface beneficial properties. Here are just a few benefits industries can receive from having a custom coating applied to a surface. Read More

08 Oct

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Reasons to Choose Excalibur Fluoropolymer Coatings

October 8, 2014 | By | No Comments

There are many different kinds of industrial coatings available on the market these days, and Excalibur coatings have rapidly become one of the most versatile and useful options available. Fluoropolymer coatingshave been important for the cookware industry because of their non-stick qualities, but the problem for industrial applications is the fact that fluoropolymers tend to be very soft and would wear away quite easily.

Excalibur fluoropolymer coatings were revolutionary in their design because they offer the highly non-stick properties of fluoropolymers combined with the resistance to abrasion and toughness that is needed in equipment like compactors, rollers, mixers, and agitators. Read More

01 Oct

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Understanding ECTFE Industrial Coatings

October 1, 2014 | By | No Comments

One of the most common types of industrial coatings is ECTFE coatings, which are sold under the Halar brand name. Solvay Solexis is the only company which manufactures ECTFE, which is basically a type of plastic that’s melt processable and semi-crystalline. The material used to make these coatings has a chemical structure of one to one with alternating copolymers of chlorotrifluoroethylene and ethylene. This makes Halar coatings perfect for many different kinds of applications. Here are the most basic properties of ECTFE or Halar coatings. Read More