Henkel Corp.’s Loctite SF7900 Ceramic Shield for Welding is a silicone-free, sprayable protective coating formulated to prevent spatter adhesion on MIG/MAG welding equipment. The ceramic coating is said to increase welding productivity by shielding contact tips, welding nozzles, shrouds and jigs from spatter, thereby eliminating the downtime normally required for equipment cleaning.
The product is designed for use on manual and automatic MIG/MAG welding, laser/plasma cutting and spot welding equipment. It delivers both physical and thermal protection, helping to increase the service life of welding equipment and reduce the cost of consumables.
According to Henkel, the coating sprays on easily and dries in seconds, enabling continuous, uninterrupted welding throughout an 8-hour shift. By protecting the shroud from spatter and enabling uninterrupted gas flow, the coating also helps increase the quality of the weld seam. No chemical cleaners or cleaning equipment is required as weld spatter can be swept up with a soft brush. Loctite SF7900 also can be used to protect power cables, sensors, metal components and the jaws of spot welding systems.