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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Summer Series on Coating Selection #1: Understanding the Project

This summer Intech Services will provide a series of blogs dedicated to the Teflon® coating selection process. In order to select the right product for your coating job, there are three important areas that need to be understood:
  • Understanding the Project
  • Understanding the Part
  • Understanding the End-Use Environment

Within each of these areas are vital questions that need to be answered to ensure the most effective coating for the job at hand.

The first in the summer series will focus on Understanding the Project.

Understanding The Project:
  • What is the reason for coating?
    • See Figure 1 below
  • What has been tried in the past?
    • What type of coating was used previously - other fluoropolymer coatings or non-fluoropolymer coatings?
    • What were the previous modes of failure - poor coating selection or the process itself?
    • Was the coating specified or is it open to change?
    • How long did the coating last?
  • What is the value of the coating?
    • What is the value of the coating relative to the cost?
    • Is there enough value to justify the cost for the end user?
    • If so, how much value is added with the coating?
    • Examples of value:
      • Cost savings
      • Efficiency
      • Less waste
      • Less rework

For additional resources on the coating selection process please contact us directly at 302-366-8530, refer to the Compass Corrosion Guide, or refer to our Comparative Property Chart. 

Intech Services is dedicated to providing customers with the most accurate information for specific Teflon® coating needs.  By assessing the particular requirements, constraints and applications, our technical staff can help guide coaters in the right direction, solve coating problems and improve operational efficiency of the production line. 

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