High Performance Coatings

Launched under the brand name Vicote Coatings, this new product line is the ideal choice for automotive, industrial, consumer cookware, and food processing applications.

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Launched under the brand name Vicote Coatings, this new product line is the ideal choice for automotive, industrial, consumer cookware, and food processing applications.

The key ingredient of the coating is Victrex PEEK polymer, a linear, aromatic, semi-crystalline polymer. The company claims that tests have revealed that the coatings have the potential to extend the life of applications by between 50% and 200% due to its excellent scratch, wear, heat, and chemical resistance. It also is said to offer excellent adhesion to the substrate, negating the need for a primer during the coating process. The ability to apply a coating without the need of a primer and the ability to achieve very thin coatings all contribute to reductions in systems cost.

Two series of coatings are available: Coatings 700 and 800 Series. The 700 Series is a range of powders for electrostatic coating depending on the coating thickness required. The 800 Series are completely new dispersions where thinner coatings are required or where difficult geometries must be coated and which have been formulated to enhance the properties of the pure products. The 800 Series dispersion products will enable customers to enter markets and applications that traditionally have been the preserve of fluoropolymers.

The coatings are said to be resistant to chemicals such as salts, water/steam, alkalis, acids, and aromatic hydrocarbons. They are dishwasher safe and FDA food contact compliant.