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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

24 Sep

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Understanding ETFE Industrial Coatings

September 24, 2014 | By | No Comments

ETFE coatings are sold under a variety of brand names, including Tefzel, Texlon, and Fluon. This type of coating is a thermoplastic copolymer, and one of its best qualities is the fact that it has a chemical inertness that’s similar to fluoropolymers like PTFE, although it also brings mechanical strength, resistance to abrasion, and stiffness along with chemical inertness.

The strength of ETFE is important in many applications, like those where constant physical impact or continual contact with abrasive materials is a concern. In situations like these, an ETFE coating is likely to last much longer than a standard fluoropolymer coating would. ETFE can be used continually from 150 degrees Fahrenheit all the way up to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. This makes the material perfect for the chemical processing industry. Here are further details about ETFE: Read More

17 Sep

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5 Advantages of Custom Industrial Coatings

September 17, 2014 | By | No Comments

Many businesses in a variety of industries can benefit from having a custom coating applied to their equipment. Of course there are many standard coatings that might work just fine, but often standard coatings do not have the precise specifications that are needed for the job. Why settle for “just fine” when you can have “perfect”? Here are five reasons every company should consider custom coatings for their equipment: Read More

10 Sep

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How PTFE Low Friction Coatings Prevent Wear

September 10, 2014 | By | No Comments

There are numerous types of industrial coatings on the market, although one of the most popular is PTFE, which is commonly sold under the brand name Teflon™. The main reason PTFE is so popular is because it has an extremely low coefficient of friction. There are many coatings that contain not only PTFE, but other materials as well. Only an expert can help you determine the right combination of materials. In many cases, one of the most important things that must be taken into consideration is the amount of friction that will be involved. Here are some important points that should be understood about friction and how it plays into the selection of a PTFE coating: Read More