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What You Need to Know About Fluoropolymer Coating

What You Need to Know About Fluoropolymer Coating

If you’re a product manufacturer or designer looking to protect your equipment with something that is highly resistant to friction, chemicals, and extreme temperatures, fluoropolymer coating may be just the thing you need. At Secoa Metal Finishing, we offer many coating options, including fluoropolymer coating, also known as PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene), to help you keep your surfaces safe.

A Highly Versatile Coating

PTFE is often applied to metals such as steel, aluminum, brass, and alloys. It can also be applied to plastics and other materials if you rough up the surface first. PTFE coatings are often used on cookware, though there are plenty of other applications as well.

Tool Production and Technology Applications

Fluoropolymer coating is frequently utilized in the tech sector on things like circuit boards and wiring. Because PTFE has exceptionally high heat resistance and excellent insulation capabilities, it is highly sought after as a coating for cables, plugs, and jacks that contact or channel electrical currents.

Medical Instruments

In the medical field, PTFE coatings are used for manufacturing medications and protecting sensitive surgical equipment. PTFE is also a material that is non-reactive to biological fluids, which gives it even more medical applications.

Non-stick Cookware and Food Processing

Fluoropolymer coatings are heat resistant, non-stick, hydrophobic (water repellent), and have an extremely high melting point of 620°F. For these reasons, they are often used in the food processing and cookware industries.

Another reason PTFE is great for cookware is that it does not absorb smells or flavors from the surrounding environment. Unlike plastic, it is chemically inert.

Heavy Industrial Uses

PTFE coatings are friction resistant, which make them highly useful in many industrial settings. PTFE coatings help prevent premature wear and tear and the breakdown of moving parts, effectively extending the lifespan of machines. If it involves bearings, gears, or parts that slide, PTFE can improve it.

For information about the PTFE coatings we offer for various industrial and commercial applications, call us today at 706.272.0133 or complete our contact form.

Different Types of Anti-corrosion Coatings

Corrosion can be a threat to all manner of things, such as farm equipment, buildings, pipelines, ships, vehicles, and bridges, to name a few. The best way to protect such objects is by applying anti-corrosion coatings. These coatings can be useful in urban and rural environments, underground or in the open air. They are also useful in industrial settings like the marine and mining sectors.

At Secoa Metal Finishing, we offer an extensive range of coatings that can help you protect your assets. The material you are trying to protect and the conditions to which it is exposed will help determine which anti-rust or anti-corrosion coatings will best suit your needs.

Anti-corrosion Coating Products

We offer a wide variety of coatings that protect against corrosion-causing substances like air, water, and chemicals. Each type of coating has unique features that make it particularly well suited to certain purposes.

Epoxy

Epoxy anti-corrosive powder coating holds up well even in the wettest of environments. This makes it a popular choice for applications involving waste treatment, water valves, or weather-proofing.

Plascoat

When applied to standard steel, plascoat can provide exceptional anti-corrosion protection, making it a great alternative to stainless steel. It is an outstanding option for applications in the food and architectural industries.

Nylon

Nylon polymer coating is quite versatile. It is often applied to automotive, medical, and industrial equipment, and is frequently used in the field of information technology.

Other Polymers

Polymer coatings are known for their durability and anti-corrosion properties. As such, they are very useful in industrial settings. These coating products, which include KF Polymer, ETFE, Halar, PTFE, and PFA, are very useful when piping, valves, or pumps are involved.

If you want to protect your equipment from corrosion, look no further. We at Secoa provide high-quality anti-rust and anti-corrosion coatings that are sure to meet your needs.

For information about the anti-rust and anti-corrosion coatings we offer for industrial and commercial applications, call us today at 706.272.0133 or use our contact form.

Basics of Food Grade Non-Stick Coating

Basics of Food Grade Non-Stick Coating

Applying food-grade non-stick coatings to stainless steel and other common kitchen staples can create safe and convenient cooking surfaces. At Secoa Metal Finishing, we offer fluoropolymer coatings that have been engineered to prevent corrosion and provide easy cleanup. Our FDA approved powder coatings make for long-lasting and durable surfaces with all kinds of useful applications.

FEP and PTFE Food Grade Coatings

Fluorinated ethylene propylene (FEP) is a mold release coating used to make surfaces resistant to chemicals, abrasions, and stress cracks. It also has excellent retention properties. Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) is a non-stick product commonly used for its excellent release capabilities and chemical resistance at temperatures as high as 600°F.

Non-Stick Food Grade Coating Benefits

Non-stick coatings allow food processing equipment to function with high efficiency and lower the risk of food contamination over recurring cleaning cycles.

Those in the food prep industry will know that making sure food prep equipment is properly cleaned can be time consuming. Our coatings cut down on cleaning time and make food prep more efficient.

Here are a few more benefits of using food grade coatings:

  • They protect food preparation equipment
  • They produce non-stick surfaces
  • They provide fast mold release
  • They can withstand extreme cold and extreme heat
  • They resist damage caused by water, hot oils, steam, and fats

At Secoa Metal Finishing, our non-stick coatings are authorized by the FDA and used by all kinds of businesses where safe and easy maintenance are of the utmost importance. Our coatings will protect your equipment against heat, abrasion, and corrosion. Contact our team for help determining which coating solution is right for you.

To learn about how we can meet your non-stick coating needs, call us today at 706.272.0133 or send us a message via our contact form.

Release Coating Types and Properties

Release Coating Functions and Features

Release coatings are used to maintain and improve production process operations in a wide variety of industrial settings. The release coating category includes fluoropolymer, fluoropolymer FEP, and fluoropolymer PTFE. At Secoa Metal Finishing, we provide exceptional fluoropolymer coatings that effectively stop corrosion, create long-lasting and durable surfaces, and make cleanup a cinch.

Lengthening Equipment Operations

Release coatings can be used to enhance machinery performance, and can be applied without the use of other lubricants which may attract dirt particles.

Applying release coating to a machine can help it achieve smooth operation and greater efficiency, even if the machine has been dormant for extended periods of time. In some cases, release coatings can also bring down noise levels generated by equipment, and lower the amount of friction between pieces of machinery.

Release coatings cure quickly, are easy to apply, and provide surfaces with protection and durability. As a result, they are used in many different industries, including automotive, national security, communications, and electronics. Release coatings are tougher than Teflon, and provide a cost-effective way to ensure the longevity of your equipment.

Heat Protection

Fluoropolymer is heat resistant, and can function in temperatures up to 500°F. Because of this, it is used to protect electrical wires from sustaining heat damage.

Food Preparation

Due in part to their high heat resistance, fluoropolymer coatings are often used in the food prep industry. They also make cleaning cookware a breeze thanks to their nonstick properties.

Using release coatings can increase your equipment’s lifespan and help it operate more efficiently, which will save you money in the long run.

To learn how we can provide you with release coatings for your industrial applications, call our team today at 706.272.0133 or fill out our contact form.

The Benefits & Properties of PTFE Coating

PTFE Coating Benefits & Properties

PolyTetraFluoroEthylene (PTFE), or Teflon, has tons of handy properties that can be used in a number of different ways. Although PTFE is most often associated with cookware, it can be used in all kinds of other industries as well. We at Secoa Technology are here to help you protect your surfaces with our high quality nonstick coating. Read on to learn about some of the exciting benefits of PTFE.

Water and Oil Repellent

PTFE repels oil and water, keeping surfaces nice and dry. This makes surfaces remarkably easy to clean. PTFE’s liquid resistance also makes it highly useful for medical and food processing applications, water filters, and plumbing applications.

Non-stick

Very few solid substances are able to stick to PTFE, and while some more viscous materials may adhere to it briefly, they can generally be removed quite easily. Along with being an excellent choice for cookware, PTFE is useful in the medical field. It stops blood from adhering to devices that are moving through a person’s vascular system, which prevents blood clots and obstructions. This makes PTFE an ideal component for device guide wires and medical needles. As a nonstick coating, PTFE is also useful for dental applications. It is frequently used on orthodontic clips, arch wires, clamps, and springs that prevent food from sticking to braces.

Resistance to Heat

PTFE is exceptionally resistant to heat. It can function effectively at temperatures as high as 500°F. This makes it highly useful in the food preparation industry. Perfect your pastry recipe by adding a pan with a nonstick coating to the mix. PTFE’s heat resistance also makes it popular in the packing industry, where it is used as a coating for aluminum steel plates and heat platens.

Electrical Application Use

PTFE is an asset to those working in the electrical field, and is often used as an antistatic coating due to its exceptional level of surface resistivity. It’s an effective insulator, and can be found in connector cables and assemblies, printed circuit boards, and medical devices meant to absorb electrical impulses.

Give our team a call today at 706.272.0133 or complete our contact form to learn how we can help you with your PTFE coating needs.

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What Are the Most Common Types of Metal Finishing?

There are many different options in metal finishing. The choices range from the specific coatings applied to the techniques and methods used to apply the coating to the surface. The goal of each metal finishing process is to provide a specific protective coating to the surface of the metal, and many of these coatings can also be used on a range of different materials.

As a general guideline, the coatings and techniques used in metal finishing make a part or component less resistant to wear. They can also provide protection from oxidation and rusting, damage from corrosive materials, and even protection from high-temperature types of applications.

The most common coatings are used across a range of different industries. Different finishing options are ideal for automotive parts and components, in the manufacturing of cooking utensils and baking supplies, in aerospace components as well as in the medical device industry. Coatings can also be used in food and beverage processing systems, water and utility companies and for coatings on industrial equipment and manufacturing devices.

Powder Coating

There are different options in powder coating based on the desired end results. Epoxy, polyester, and fluoropolymer coatings are ideal for numerous applications. Epoxy and polymer coatings are ideal for general use and for anti-corrosion protection.

The choice of fluoropolymer coatings is often recommended by our staff for high temperature, low friction requirements combined with high levels of resistance to corrosive materials. Nylon powder coating is often recommended if abrasion resistance is a key factor in addition to corrosion and chemical resistance.

Anti-Rust Coatings

For many types of parts and component, preventing rust from developing on the surface due to water or humidity, exposure is a primary concern. Depending on the additional properties required, these coatings can be very low cost for specific waterproofing, or they can include additional coating options for improved performance even in very difficult working conditions.

To discuss the metal finishing option, that is the best match for your order, give us a call today at 706-272-0133.

Choosing the Right Metal Finishing Option

Are you an expert in metal finishing? Probably not, right? That’s why it pays to work with experts. Our team at Secoa Metal Finishing will your work with you to choose the best possible metal finishing option for your project. Different processes and finishing choices can be selected to enhance the performance of the parts or components and to offer an economical solution to your metal finishing needs.

To ensure the best possible metal coating and process is selected, there are a few important factors to consider. Our team will ask a lot of questions about the part or component, which is essential in narrowing down metal finishing possibilities to the ones that are the best match for the job.

Base Metal or Material

It is essential to match the coating or the finishing with the base metal or alloy. This is a consideration in the process as well. Our team has experience in working with standard types of metals and alloys, and we also work with a variety of exotic and specialized types of materials, including composite materials, plastics, and even glass or wood.

End Results Desired

Different types of finishes or coatings are ideal for different end results. For example, powder coating on metal is ideal for rust proofing, but it also offers a significant level of production from corrosive materials and chemicals.

For some parts, particularly with direct metal on metal contact, metal finishing can provide a highly durable coat that is resistant to wear. Other types of coatings can be used to create a true anti-stick surface, which reduces friction in addition to adding lubrication to the surface of the part or component.

Other issues to consider when choosing any metal finishing option is the specifics of the operation. Temperature, exposure to potentially damaging chemicals or corrosive elements, as well as the presence of oil, grease, or other types of lubricants should all be carefully considered before making a final selection.

To find out the best metal finishing option for your next project, contact our team at 706-272-0133. We can provide options, pricing, and benefits for any coatings we recommend.

Protective Metallic Coatings – Types and Benefits

Protective metallic coatings refers to coatings that consist of a metallic element or metal alloy and can be applied to the surface with the use of a sprayer in a chemical, electrochemical, or mechanical manner. Very often, these coatings are applied to equipment that requires a glossy or shiny appearance as well as protection from oxidation, corrosion, and sunlight. At Secoa Technology, we offer metallic coatings that can be used to provide exceptional protection for equipment and industrial settings.

A metallic coating consists of a protective layer that is corrosion resistant and can defend the surface against severe environmental conditions by modifying the properties of the material’s surface. Various methods are used to apply metallic coatings to a surface. A few are listed below:

Hot Dip Galvanizing

This galvanizing process consists of coating steel, iron, or ferrous materials with a zinc layer. The process is carried out by moving the metal through molten zinc at a very high temperature of 860°F (460°C). What forms from the process is zinc carbonate (ZnCO3), a material with considerable strength to protect steel surfaces and prevents corrosion.

Thermal Spraying

With this spraying process, metallic coating materials that are finely divided are placed in a molten or partially molten condition to develop a coating. The coating material itself can be in the form of wire, powder, molten, or ceramic rod materials.

Electroplating

The process of electroplating involves coating a metal surface with another thin layer of metal through electrolysis which serves to enhance the corrosion resistance of the metal.

Various types of coatings can be applied to a metal surface. The type of coating selected must be determined based on the characteristics and use of the metal product. Some metal coatings are specifically formulated to protect metal against corrosion, rust, debris, and dirt. These applications can involve automobiles, boats, trains, airplanes, and other heavy outdoor equipment. The surfaces of these items are often exposed to different types of potentially harmful agents such as oil, dirt, fuel, and lubricants.

In other instances, metal coatings are applied as torque agents or for lubricating purposes. Some examples include bolts, screws, and other metal fasteners treated with a type of metal coating that allows them to be tightened or unscrewed in a much easier manner.

If you have equipment, machinery, or a product that requires the application of a protective metal coating, we can help. Call us now at 706.272.0133 or fill out our contact form.

Mold Coating Options for Increased Productivity

At Secoa Metal Finishing, through the state-of-the-art equipment we operate, we are able to manage molds that range in size from only a few inches to 20 feet in length with a width of 6 feet. We utilize release coatings that help you do away with release sprays that cause a mess and are expensive to apply and re-apply. Our mold coating products can help you enhance your productivity and make your molds usable for a longer period of time between cleanings.

Mold Release Coating Benefits

Release agents are crucial aspect of the molding operations of a company. These coatings deliver important protection between a substrate and the molding surface, enabling much easier separation of the cured portion from the mold. Without the introduction of this barrier, the substrate naturally becomes stuck to the mold surface, which leads to a challenging cleanup situation and a definite loss in production efficiency.

Companies utilizing polyurethane bonding agents or other original chemical adhesive systems for the rebonding of crumb rubber from recycled tires can make use of mold release coatings. An exceptional property of these coatings is their ability to deliver excellent release without interfering with the bonding of particles, which is crucial for the production of a part having a long service life.

Some frequently used mold coating applications include:

Crumb Rubber Mat Molds

Molds such as crumb rubber mat molds utilize polyurethanes catalyzed by isocyanates with distinctive properties. Various types of mold coatings are effective with the scenarios.

Tire Molds

Mold release coatings are also available to help manufacturers of large tires keep their molds in operation for extended periods of time.

Tire and other industrial manufacturers know how important it is to use mold release coatings for the quality and longevity of their molds and tire production operations. The mold coatings we provide deliver the required lubrication and protection to lengthen the service life of components and enhance product quality.

Miscellaneous Parts

Mold coating products are available for molds involving a wide range of miscellaneous parts – everything from golf balls to boots.

Call our team today at 706.272.0133 or fill out our contact form to learn how we can help improve your molding operations with our coating products.