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The Top Plastisol Coating Benefits

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While plastisol may be most commonly encountered as a textile ink on t-shirts and other clothing items, its use as a metal coating is much more wide-ranging and significant. Here at Precision Coating Technology & Manufacturing (PCTM), we provide plastisol coatings for clients in an amazingly diverse array of industries, from railway manufacturing through military defense.

Indeed, plastisol’s soft, color-matched finish and superior resistance to corrosion make it just as valuable as a protective finish on the racks inside your dishwasher as for military vehicle hardware on the battlefield overseas.

Today’s post offers a closer look at this unique material, its advantages, and how we apply it to guarantee years of durable performance.

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Xylan Coating Advantages and Applications

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Xylan is the brand name of a family of fluoropolymer coatings designed to enhance the properties of a variety of products from machined components and fasteners to piping, medical instruments, and even cookware.

Xylan coatings are made from wear-resistant composites of fluoropolymers such as PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene), PFA (Perfluoroalkoxy alkane), and FEP (Fluorinated ethylene propylene), along with reinforcing binder resins. They can be used in environments with temperatures up to and over 550 F. 

If you’re a manufacturer looking to improve your product line, you might be wondering if Xylan coatings are a good fit for you. That’s why we’ve dedicated this post to exploring the benefits and applications of Xylan coatings.

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Wet Paint vs. Powder Coating… Which to Choose

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Because all metal surfaces can rust and degrade over time, they need to be protected. Protecting them with color coatings not only helps prevent rust and corrosion, but also makes them more aesthetically pleasing.

Powder coating and wet painting remain the two most popular coating options. Both provide protection and lasting color. When selecting the ideal coating for a metal product, manufacturers must consider how the metal product will be used as well as the cost and durability of each coating option.

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Protective Industrial Powder Coatings in the Defense Industry

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According to experts, corrosion of materials, globally and across industries, costs about $2.5 trillion annually. It’s believed that about 15%-35% of this cost could be saved with better corrosion management practices, such as applying protective coatings to vulnerable parts and equipment.

Through the years, our United States military has been at the forefront of instituting corrosion management practices to save costs, but also to save lives. The defense industry deeply understands how these protective coatings can help better defend our country. They have field-tested weaponry and machinery with various coatings in the world’s harshest climates (think the deserts of the Middle East and the jungles of Southeast Asia), and it’s safe to say that only the strong survive.

So, what are some of those preferred coatings in the defense industry today, and what can they do to protect our metallic materials prone to corrosion (and, by extension, our country’s security)? We’re taking a closer look at two smart options for protective coatings in defense industry applications that Precision Coating Technology & Manufacturing (PCTM) can provide: plastisol and Xylan.

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The Best Industrial Powder Coating for Extreme Temperatures

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Does your project call for an engineered coating solution that can withstand high heat? It’s true that many applications in the rail, aerospace, medical, and food processing industries, among others, require resistance to temperatures higher than 500-600°F.

Luckily, there are several excellent options available, and many that we use on a regular basis with our current customers here at Precision Coating Technology & Manufacturing.

Whether you’re looking for a dry film lubricant or electrostatic high-heat powder coating, we can help you find the perfect solution for your needs. Let’s take a closer look at a few of the best coatings for maximum temperature resistance.

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The Top 5 Applications and Advantages of PTFE Coatings

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Product designers and manufacturers seeking coating solutions that are exceptionally temperature, chemical, and friction-resistant have discovered fluoropolymer coating to be ideal. While the name of this impressive coating may sound foreign, know that it goes by several other common names like PTFE, which stands for Polytetrafluoroethylene – (you can see why it’s abbreviated)! This material has a long history in everyday American life primarily as a cookware coating.

To understand all of the top advantages of PTFE coatings, it is helpful to examine a few of the primary ways they are typically employed. Some are very familiar, like in the pots and pans that you use to prepare meals at home. A wide variety of other unique applications exist, as well, thanks to PTFE’s long list of positive qualities. While PTFE is primarily a metal (steel, alloys, brass, aluminum, etc.) coating, it can be applied to certain plastics and other substances if the surface of that substance is first abraded (made rough in texture) to promote bonding. Whether your priority is food safety, great insulating capability, or general human health, a Fluoropolymer coating could be just what you’ve been searching for to solve your production coating challenges no matter your industry or what you need to coat.

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What Industrial Coating is Right for Your Project?

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Industrial coating is what protects the look and ensures the longevity of your products. Unfortunately, different kinds of coatings have different properties, and not all or even most of them will be suitable for all products. That’s why it’s so important to carefully consider your options and identify the one ideally suited to what you want to accomplish. Keep these factors in mind as you evaluate different choices:

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