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Thin layers of polymer are applied to either flat surfaces or irregular objects to create polymer coatings. Polymeric coatings can be attractive, protective, or useful (adhesives, photographic films, etc.). They are also used to alter surfaces (paper coatings, hydrophobic coatings). Read More…

Polymer Coatings A polymer coating acts as a protective seal by entirely covering the surface of an object and providing resistance against corrosion and abrasion. The most common elements that a polymer coating protects against are oxidization, scratches and deterioration. In addition, polymer coatings improve the aesthetic properties of the object as well as preserving and smoothing its surface.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is Polymer Coating?

Thin layers of polymer are applied to either flat surfaces or irregular objects to create polymer coatings. Polymeric coatings can be attractive, protective, or useful (adhesives, photographic films, etc.). They are also used to alter surfaces (paper coatings, hydrophobic coatings).

Although polymeric coatings are mostly made of organic materials, they can also contain metal or ceramic particles to improve their performance, durability, or attractiveness. Because polymer coating solutions are frequently expensive, coating techniques are used to create a polymer layer as quickly and thinly as feasible.

Polymeric coatings typically have a thickness of 1 to 100 µ. Polymeric coatings are applied using various coating techniques according to the desired coating thickness, the liquid's rheology, and the speed of the web.

Also common are multilayer coatings. Polymer solutions, monomer liquids, and polymer latexes are the three distinct starting liquid types that can be utilized to get this result, even though all polymeric coatings are intended to be impenetrable, uniform thin films of polymer when dry.

Polymer Coated Steel Pipes

Dip Coating of Polymers

The process of dip coating, also known as immersion coating, produces polymer coatings. In the process of dip coating, a substrate is submerged into a tank filled with a liquid polymer coating material, removed, and left to drain. The three steps of the process are immersion, dwell time, and withdrawal.

During immersion, the substrate is continuously submerged in the liquid polymer. The substrate must remain still and completely submerged during the dwelling stage for the liquid polymer to adhere to the substrate and gel. The substrate is then removed in the withdrawal stage at a steady pace.

The thickness of the polymer coating depends on how rapidly the substrate is taken from the tank. Hot dip and cold dip coating are the two types of dip coating techniques. Most polymer coating applications use the hot dip coating method, which is far more widespread. In this procedure, heated and primed substrates are dipped into the polymer from an overhead rack while the polymer material is retained in a liquid state.

Since most polymers benefit from some heat processing, the polymer on the substrate is heated. Therefore, cold dip coating is less prevalent and is mostly utilized for thin polymer coatings. In this method, the object is placed in the heated chamber for final fusion after being dipped unheated in a liquid polymer.

Dip Coating of Polymer

Materials Used for Polymeric Coating

Compared to coatings for aesthetic purposes, corrosion-resistant polymeric coatings are typically harder and placed in heavier films. Polymeric coatings must stick firmly to the substrate and must not crack or deteriorate when exposed to heat, moisture, salt, or chemicals. Because of growing worries about heavy metals and the environment, polymeric coatings are replacing chrome and cadmium coatings.

Nylon 11 Coated Part

Hydrophobic surfaces can be made using specific polymers in coatings, and diverse substances like adhesives, rubber, and synthetic materials can be successfully prevented from adhering to these surfaces. In addition, by lowering the contact area, the intentional modification of the surface structure employing specified roughness profiles improves the non-stick effect (e.g., Teflon coating, PTFE, and PFA).

Among the polymeric coatings are:

  • Acrylics and alkyds are frequently used for industrial products and farm equipment that need superior corrosion protection at a reasonable price.
  • Conveyor equipment, aircraft, radomes, tugboats, road-building equipment, and motorbike parts are all made of polyurethane. On railroad hopper cars, urethane coatings with abrasion resistance are applied. Sandblasting cabinets and slurry pipes are lined.
  • Nylon 11 - Offers a pleasing look and defense against chemicals, abrasion, and impact.

The viscosity behavior of a new class of coating, an alloy of fluoropolymers and other resins, differs from that of the earlier organics. Fastener-class coating resins exhibit a significant decline in viscosity with increasing film shear.

Advantages of Polymer Coating

  • Adhesion is the bonding of different surfaces.
  • The capacity of a liquid to retain contact with a solid surface is known as wettability.
  • Corrosion resistance: Some metals are more resistant to corrosion than others. Corrosion is the process through which refined metal transforms into a chemically stable form. Applying polymer paints or coatings will stop metals from oxidizing and corroding.
  • Wear resistance: The rate of wear varies with its stage (early, middle, or old). Chemical reactions between the worn material and the corroding medium are the primary cause of wear resistance.

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