What Is Minicoat® and How Can I Benefit?

Rilsan® Special Grade Powders and Minicoat® Process Control Coating Thickness an

ROBESONIA, PA– The combined use of a specialty developed grade of powder and patented manufacturing process provides an elegant and economic solution for plastic coatings in the functional and decorative markets.

Rilsan® by Arkema is one of the earliest materials to be developed for fine powder coating. When used in conjunction with a patented, advanced application process known as Minicoat® by Fusion Coatings, new opportunities open up in markets requiring a constant coating thickness from component to component (as low as 0.05 mm) and the elimination of “touch points” which, often, are the starting points of corrosion.

One of the advantages of Rilsan fine powder essential for these processes is its clearly-defined melting point. Coupled with the shape of the particles and their granulometry, there is considerable latitude in heating times. The powder has an appropriate viscosity for producing uniform coatings without risk of pin-holes, cratering, or sagging–making it possible to obtain excellent matt surfaces or high gloss finishes.

Additional properties of Rilsan thermoplastic polyamide coatings–like solid Rislan– include: resistance to corrosion, abrasion or impact, insulation (dielectric) and sound deadening, while maintaining a pleasing look and feel.

Fusion Coatings Minicoat® encapsulates using Rilsan® Nylon 11, 12, polyethylene or epoxy, with the capability of coating up to 30 thousand parts per hour. The process follows some of the same sequences of conventional dip spin, but utilizes a unique method of fluidizing and circulation.

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