Application Spotlight: Low Friction Release & Cleanability

A wide spectrum of needs in nearly every industry requires engineered surfaces that have low friction, enhanced release properties and increased cleanability of parts. As such, A&A Coatings has developed a number of solutions to satisfy these kinds of unique requirements through our low friction release and cleanability coatings.

Benefits of Low Friction Release & Cleanability Coatings

Wondering why does your coatings need the properties of low friction release and cleanability? Here is a quick look at the viable reasons:

  • Help achieve desired degree of corrosion resistance
  • Do not react to fluids
  • Reduce the coefficient of friction between two static/dynamic components
  • Lower friction under higher loads
  • Higher resistance to abuse
  • Higher hardness
  • Withstand high temperatures

Most Common Materials Used in Low Friction Release & Cleanability Coatings

Our low friction release and cleanability coatings are viable for a broad range of applications, and you can use them increase the durability of your desired parts with ease. Today, many people prefer using materials that help improve anti-corrosion properties of the parts they are coating. These materials include:

  • Zinc
  • Tungsten Carbides
  • Silicones
  • PTFE
  • Nickel chrome
  • Bronze
  • Epoxies

Processes to Achieve Low Friction Release & Cleanability Coats

A&A Coatings utilizes a broad range of application techniques to provide low friction release and cleanability coats. These techniques include plasma sprays, cold sprays, flame powder sprays, plural spray, HVOF (High Velocity Oxygen Fuel) processes, and more. In addition, our flame spray coating processes do not involve the use of any extension nozzles, allowing us to achieve a uniform coating.

We believe that a reduction in cleaning time helps reduce the requirement for corrosive cleaning solvents as well. This will increase the overall hardness of the substrate and increases the lifespan of various parts to ensure production efficiency.

Before you decide which process you would like to go for, you should consider your budget and substrates. Also, never hesitate to inquire with our materials engineers, who will provide sound advice that pertains to the selection of an effective material and the best thermal spray process to suit your needs.

Where Can You Often Find Low Friction Release & Cleanability Coatings?

While low friction release & cleanability coats are used in many industries such as automotive, military, beverage processing, paper processing and industrial machinery, there are a wide array of applications for these coatings as well. Below is a list of the coating’s most common applications:

  • Blades
  • Seal bars
  • Idler rolls
  • Vessels
  • Vats
  • Trays
  • Seal bars
  • Shields
  • Felt rolls
  • Dryer drums
  • Conveyors
  • Guide plates
  • Guide rolls
  • Molds
  • Pans
  • Slitters

A & A Coatings has helped many clients tailor quality coatings that exceed their specialty needs. To tap into the potential of our in-house capabilities, don’t hesitate to contact us today via email or phone to learn more about engineering coatings for low friction release & cleanability.

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