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Items That Require Vinyl Dip Coating from Coating Systems

Vinyl dip coating, also known as plastisol, starts as a thick, dense liquid made of PVC and plasticizer. Then, we heat the part that needs coating before dipping it in the vinyl material. As the part cools, the coating fuses to the part while remaining pliable on the outside. Coating Systems explains the types of items that require vinyl dip coating to operate at their peak. Tool Handles Handheld tools, such as wrenches, screwdrivers, and pliers, need to be both rugged and easy to grip. Vinyl dip coating adheres to the steel or aluminum of the handles. Meanwhile, the outer edge of the vinyl coating allows human…

What Metals Benefit Most from Powder Coating?

Powder coating represents a different application than painting a surface. Instead of sticking to metal because of petrochemicals, powder coating works due to electrostatic charges applied to the metal followed by curing through high heat. As such, only metals that maintain a steady electric charge benefit from a coating of fine powder. Coating Systems discusses what metals work best with this process. Steel Alloys Most steel alloys work very well with powder coating. Ordinary carbon steel doesn’t have a lot of corrosion resistance compared to other types of steel, which is part of the reason why powders offer critical protection from the elements. Stainless steel and galvanized…

Materials for Die Cut Seals

Die cut seals are made to fit very specific gaskets within industrial machinery. These seals keep liquids and gases in place for low- or high-pressure applications that require gaskets. In today’s blog, Coating Systems reveals common materials that go into die cut seals. Rubber Rubber is one of the most common materials used in die cut seals, and with good reason. Rubber tolerates a wide range of temperatures, pressures, materials, tolerances, and environmental conditions. Companies can also make rubber die cut seals into almost any color, shape, and size from a sheet of material. Rubber is one of the most versatile components of this type of seal.…

Coating Systems Explains How O-Rings Helped Win World War II

Many modern technologies, from airplanes and cars to pens and kitchen juicers, use o-rings to maintain seals for air or liquid. The inventor of the o-ring would be ecstatic to see his invention used all over the world. Despite its ordinary usage today, the o-ring has a special place in history as it helped turn the tide of World War II in favor of the Allies. Coating Systems explains. Danish Inventor Niels Christensen The story of modern o-rings starts with Danish inventor Niels Christensen. He loved to experiment and invent machines. One of his first life-saving inventions was a new brake system for streetcars in the late…