Wednesday, December 12, 2018
From a cost-per-part perspective, a nylon powder coating is typically costlier than traditional powder coatings. That hasn’t stopped nylon from becoming the material of choice for some of the most demanding metal coating applications, from crucial automotive parts to life-saving medical devices.
What makes nylon coatings stand out from traditional polyester coatings? To start, nylon delivers a standard of performance and durability that few materials can match. But it also sets itself apart as an environmentally-friendly choice that eases the burden of a manufacturer’s carbon emissions.
Here’s what makes nylon powder a leading metal coating option:
1. Nylon Coating is Renewable, Recyclable and Environmentally-Friendly
Nylon powder coating is derived primarily from vegetable oil extracted from castor beans. These so-called ‘beans’ are the seeds of the Ricinus or castor oil plant, which can be grown and harvested with little to no carbon impact. With nylon powder coating, you can reassure your customers that the part is coated with an environmentally-safe, low-impact material.
2. Nylon Coating is Extremely Durable
It may come from a plant, but nylon powder coating is tough as nails. It goes on thin at .004 to .030 thousandths of an inch and hardens into a resilient coat. With impressive thermal, physical and mechanical properties, nylon coating dependably protects metal parts from chemicals, corrosion, abrasions, oil and fluids, and high impacts.
3. Nylon Coating Meets Autoclave Requirements
Few materials can withstand the rigours of the autoclave. Nylon powder coating meets the standards of autoclaving requirements, making it the coating of choice for many important medical industry applications.
4. Nylon Coating is Quiet
Noise isn't always the first thought when it comes to choosing a powder coating solution, but more and more manufacturers are turning an ear to the impact of noise on workplace health and safety. Nylon has excellent sound-dampening properties, reducing noise and helping to eliminate buzzing, squealing and rattling.
5. Nylon Coating is Surprisingly Affordable
It’s true: nylon powder coating usually costs more upfront than traditional powder coatings. However, its superior performance and durability make nylon the more cost-effective choice in the long run. Few other coatings can match its outstanding cost-to-performance ratio.
Nylon Powder Coating in Ontario
Specializing in Nylon 11 and Nylon 12, Plastico Industries is known as one of the premier nylon powder coaters in Ontario.
Our facility is equipped to provide a nylon coating with either an electrostatic spray or a fluidized bed dip. When we apply our nylon coating electrostatically, we spray the part with a dry powder that is fluidized with air and then cured. Fluidized bed coating is applied through a dip process in which the part is preheated and dipped into a dry powder that is fluidized with air and then cured.
If you are considering a durable coating that is also environmentally-friendly, contact Plastico today to learn how our nylon coatings will exceed your expectations!
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