A Basic Understanding of Fluoropolymer Coatings and Other Coating Options

by | May 5, 2015 | Business

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Understanding coatings is not quite as hard as it seems. Of course you do not need to understand coatings like an engineer understands coatings, but having a basic knowledge of the different coatings that are available can help you to make an informed decision about which coating is right for your project.

Most people know that coatings are an enhancement tool for items that have metal substrates or in some cases plastic substrates. The coating can be applied in different ways to enhance the integrity of the product and to ward off rust and corrosion in the case of metal products. Coatings are also applied for decorative purposes. They can be used in place of paint. Some popular coatings contain resins that are added in for color and texture, so they not only enhance the durability of the product. They also make them aesthetically pleasing.

The Coatings

Coatings are broken down into smaller categories. Release coatings are coatings made of Fluoropolymer. The fluoropolymer coatings are used in a wide range of products that need to withstand high heat and need corrosive protection. Release coatings add a layer of lubricity and durability across a wide variety of applications. Architectural coatings have their own category as well. These types of coatings offer aesthetic beauty and corrosion protection. There is also a category of coatings that falls into the specialty finishing group. These coatings are used on guns and other items that require special finishes.

Choosing the Right Coatings for Your Intended Usage

Each of the above category of coatings has many sub categories associated with them and many application options, but there is always one best practice with one best coating for each category. Like the release coatings, Fluoropolymer coatings are the best option for any product that needs quick release functionality. It sounds like a lot to learn because it is, but having a basic understanding can help you to delve further into the options when you consult with a firm that specializes in coatings. Clearly expert advice should be a part of your education process about coatings, because learning what you need to know can be time-consuming. There are good companies that will take the time to talk to you about your product and what you hope to achieve. They will help you make the choice that will give you the results that you want.

Secoa Technology LLC offers high-quality Fluoropolymer coatings that will improve your product performance, longevity and enhance its appearance. Call 706-272-0133 today for all your coating needs.

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