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There are several methods for plastic dip coating that include: hot dip coating in a fluidized bed of polymer powder, hot dip coating a product in a vinyl plastisol, and spraying polymer powder on a heated product. The method that is used usually depends on the needs of the product being created or the metal being treated. Read Moreā€¦

Plastic Dip Coaters Plastic dip coating covers metals with a thick, wear-resistant plastic finish that protects the surface of the metal from moisture and air to prevent corrosion. A metal part or piece of equipment is dipped in a plastic solution and then removed for an even coating.
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Sellersville, PA  |  800-398-2520

We are plastic experts, and we offer many services for our customers, including dip molding and a whole lot more. No matter who our customers are, we will work our hardest to ensure that you are fully satisfied with our products.

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Molded Devices, Inc. Sellersville $$$

Medway, MA  |  508-533-6101

Innovative Coatings is a manufacturer of plastisol dip molding and fluidized bed powder coatings of epoxy, polyolefins, nylon and vinyl. Our dip coatings are of FDA-approved and biomedical grades.

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Innovative Coatings, Inc. $$$

San Antonio, TX  |  508-533-6101

Texas Dip Molding & Coating is known for our high quality custom coating that maximizes strength, hardness, flexibility and durability for parts designed and manufactured in any application.

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Texas Dip Molding & Coating, Inc. $$$

Waterbury, CT  |  203-805-4564

Precision Dip Coating provides dip coating services for the manufacture of soft plastic parts such as cap plugs. hand grips, and more. Decorative and protective, our services are very cost effective and we have a proven track record for on time delivery and precise manufacturing. We can match any color you need, and offer services such as assembly, die cutting, packaging, and decorating.

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Precision Dip Coating LLC $$$

New Carlisle, OH  |  937-845-9411

Carlisle Plastics is a dip molding plastics manufacturer offering end caps, plastisol paint masks, thread protectors, tube closures, protective caps and decorative caps.

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Carlisle Plastics Company, Inc. $$$

Auburn Hills, MI  |  800-482-1842

Rubber & Plastics Company has 50 years of experience in manufacturing dip molding with the materials, equipment and flexibility to rapidly prototype. We provide standard and custom designed high-temp paint masks, caps, grips and plugs.

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Rubber & Plastics Company $$$
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For hot dip coating in a fluidized bed of polymer powder, the metal is thoroughly cleaned and then placed in an oven where it is heated to a high temperature. This heat melts the polymer powder, bonding it to the metal surface when it is dipped in the fluidized bed.

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The metal polymer adheres to the surface and the metal is given time to cool, leaving it evenly coated with a smooth plastic finish. Hot dip coating in vinyl plastisol is a very similar process, except the object is dipped in liquid that contains PVC particles.

After drying, the material needs time to cure on the metal to ensure that it adheres properly. The third plastic dip coating method is spraying polymer powder onto a heated product. This is also known as flock spraying. Since some objects are just too large to be coated by dipping them, a spray is used because it is more practical. The part is still heated so that the spray melts and adheres to it on contact.

The product must be reheated if there is any partially melted spray left at the end of the process. The process can be completed several times to add layers of protection to the metal.

Dip coating applications include hand tools, toys, medical instruments, electrical equipment and plumbing fittings. A plastic coating that adheres directly to the metal can significantly improve the lifespan of a product by providing airtight protection from corrosion.

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