Coatings are the first line of defense, often the most important protective layer against external forces.  We develop and manufacture coatings that protect substrates under a variety of conditions.  For us, coatings are not defined by their decorative or aesthetic appearance, but by their ability to provide the functional performance essential to your application.

Our coatings are formulated to withstand environmental, chemical, electrical and/or physical environments.  From EHS concerns, to application methods, cure requirements, and the final cured properties; we work closely with you to develop an understanding of your application and the forces at work throughout the required life cycle.

In all cases, adhesion to the substrate is critical to the success of the coating.  From surface preparation and cleaning, to selecting the most appropriate application method and equipment, we will help you design the proper application processes to ensure the optimal performance of your coating.

Contact us to see how we can help you select the product that is best suited to fit your coating requirement.

Frequently Requested / Addressed Material Properties
  • Thermal Class (expected service temperature)
  • Adhesion to Various Substrates & Between Coating Layers
  • Corrosion Resistance – humidity & salt spray
  • Chemical Resistance
    • Mineral acids & bases
    • Organic acids & bases
    • Organic solvents
  • Dielectric Properties
  • Voltage Breakdown
  • Surface Resistivity
  • Electrical Conductivity
  • Thermal Cycling & Expansion
  • Impact Resistance
  • Abrasion Resistance
  • Weathering Resistance
  • Pot life / Working life / Set time
  • Cure requirements
  • Viscosity
  • Solids
  • Environmental Health and Safety Concerns
  • Shelf Life
Questions We Ask About Coatings
  1. Do you need a primer, top-coat, multi-coat or single-coat system?
  2. Do you need a one component (1K) or two component (2K) system?
  3. If two-component, what are you pot life / working time requirements?
  4. How do you plan to apply the material (i.e. brush, roll, HVLP, conventional, airless or air-assisted airless spray)?
  5. What are the surface(s) to be coated?
  6. What are your physical properties requirements?
    • Color / Gloss / Hardness / Flexibility
    • Electrical properties (i.e. dielectric insulating, semi-conductive or conductive)
    • Thermal aging performance
    • Thermal conductivity
    • Chemical resistance
    • Environmental resistance:
      • Corrosion
      • UV weather-ability
      • Humidity
      • Salt spray
      • Gloss retention
      • ISO 12944, or other test methods
  1. What are your application and cure conditions?
  2. What are your return-to-service requirements (i.e. time to touch-dry, re-coat, and/or dry through)?
General Questions About Your Application
  1. What is your application?
  2. What material/product are you using now, and what properties/conditions/processes are you looking to improve?
  3. Are there any applicable specification requirements?  If so, please describe?
  4. Are there EHS restrictions or concerns?  If so, please describe?
  5. Do you have a specific type of packaging or material application process in mind?