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Understanding Different Lathe Cut Gasket Types

Compared to spiral wound gaskets and o-rings, lathe cut gaskets offer a unique set of benefits. Lathe cut seals are most commonly used as an equivalent replacement to o-rings when pressure-energized seals are suboptimal and may be overstressed. There is also flexibility and versatility that comes with lathe cut gaskets. In today’s blog post, Coating Systems is going to take a close look at some of the different lathe cut seals. Square Among the most common lathe cut gaskets is the square gasket. The biggest difference between each kind of lathe-cut seal is the cross-section. There are roughly eight different types of cross-sections. Square is slightly bigger…

Three Common Applications of Corrosion Coatings from Coating Systems

Preventing corrosion is one of the most important factors in the health of your industrial machinery. To prevent corrosion, your business will have to find the right coating solutions to keep your surfaces functioning at a high level. While there are a lot of applications for anti-corrosion coatings, there are some that are more relevant and important than others. In today’s Coating Systems blog post, we will take a look at three common applications of corrosion coatings. Cables One of the most common anti-corrosion coatings is Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene (FEP). This chemical copolymer possesses several beneficial chemical properties, most notably its friction-resisting capabilities, making it a great…

How CARC Coatings from Coating Systems Benefit the Military

For any readers who have family members or friends in the military, you know how important it is to keep our service people safe. While most people wouldn’t think about the military when discussing coating systems, it is very much a factor. Chemical Agent Resistant Coating, or CARC, is heavily used in military applications and plays a major role in keeping our soldiers safe. In today’s Coating Systems blog post, we’ll take a look at how CARC coatings benefit the military. What Is Chemical Agent Resistant Coating (CARC)? CARC is a coating specifically designed to resist chemical agents and is most often used in paint applications. It…

Common Mistakes to Avoid with Xylan

Common Mistakes to Avoid When Using Xylan Xylan coatings provide a variety of benefits, from high adhesion ability to friction and heat resistance. These benefits are things that you should be looking for to protect your industrial machinery from wear and tear. However, it’s important to avoid mistakes in the coating process or else those benefits won’t be seen in your applications. In today’s blog post, Coating Systems will take a look at a few common mistakes to avoid when using Xylan.   1. Over-Coating   This is not unique to coating solutions. When it comes to things like airing up tires or even painting your home,…