Manufacturers Use Coatings to Overcome Sticking
Why do surfaces stick? Today, manufacturers are making their products work better, faster, last longer, and with less scrap―using nonstick coatings.
Nonstick coatings based on ceramic, silicone, fluoropolymer, Teflon® and more bring numerous performance advantages to manufacturing.
Consider the alternative. Loss of product. Restricted flow rates. Fallen quality. Prolonged wash-down. Excessive maintenance and wear. Even equipment failure.
Sticking occurs when cohesive forces of ‘the adherent’ are less than the adhesive forces to the substrate (workpiece). Expressed as surface energy (dynes per cm) ― the key to success in overcoming sticking is lower surface energy relative to the surface tension of the sticky compound.
Whether your industry is automotive, aerospace, food or chemical processing, plastics, rubber and molding, printing or paper, electronics, to name a few―nonstick coatings are not just for cookware anymore.