Coatings & Finishes

Beyond having access to hundreds of standard coating products from DuPont‚ 3M, Pennwalt, Whitford, and other leading suppliers, what is most important is that at Applied Plastics we know how to select the best product, custom formulate when necessary, and choose the best coating method for your application. Most of the coatings we use are environmentally-friendly and contain no solvents. Functional coatings can be applied in a wide range of colors in nylon, polyester, and epoxy, depending upon the nature of the material being coated and your desired surface properties. Finishes can have amatte, gloss, textured, or wrinkled appearance.

Epoxy

Some of the very first thermoset powder coatings were based on epoxy resins. This group of materials offers the best chemical, corrosion and heat resistance and will not remelt when heat is applied.

Polyester

This powder demonstrates an excellent mixture of impact, chemical, flexibility and UV resistance and isoften considered the most universal thermoset powder chemistry.

Nylon®

One of the toughest plastic coatings available, it produces excellent impact and abrasion resistance. Other properties include corrosion and chemical resistance, low co-efficient of friction the the prevention of the formation of fungus.

Teflon® PTFE

This nonstick coating has the highest operating temperature of any fluoropolymer (290°C, 550°F continuous),an extremely low coefficient of friction (0.05 to 0.20), and good chemical resistance. This finish is hydrophobic and oleophobic, permitting faster and more complete clean-up.

Teflon® FEP

This nonstick coating melts and flows during baking to provide nonporous films. In addition to a low coefficient of friction, it provides excellent chemical resistance.

Teflon® PFA

Like FEP, PFA coatings melt and flow during baking to provide nonporous films. It offers the additional benefits of higher continuous temperatures (260°C, 500°F), heavier average film thickness and greater toughness.

Tefzel® ETFE

A copolymer of TFE and Ethylene that melts and flows during baking to create a nonporous film, it provides excellent chemical resistance, exceptional abrasion resistance, the highest coefficient of friction, and 3,000 v/mil dielectric strength. Standard film builds can range from 1.0 to 50+ mils, depending on product and application method.

Teflon® S

Developed for applications requiring heavy-duty service or lubrication under high pressure or velocity, this coating is formulated with special blends of fluoropolymers and other high-performance resins to improve toughness and abrasion resistance.

Halar® ECTFE

Offers superior chemical resistance, good electrical and abrasion resistance and permits heavier film builds compared to most fluorocarbon coatings.

Kynar® PVDF

Similar to ECTFE coating, PVDF exhibits a high level of mechanical strength and toughness with excellent chemical resistance over a wide temperature range.

Emralon®

This nonstick coating has excellent heat resistance and great cryogenic stability over a wide temperature range, is normally impervious to most chemicals, and provides high dielectric strength.

Xylan®

This coating provides lubrication and controlled friction, wear resistance, heat resistance, nonstick and release properties and, at the same time, can also protect from corrosion. Formulations are available to adhere to a wide range of substrates.

SilverStone®

This nonstick coating from DuPont‚ was specifically designed for cookware, but has also been used on rollers and for many other industrial applications.