Victrex develops flame spray for coating metals

Victrex has developed a new flame spray process for applying its VICOTE Coatings to various metal and ceramic substrates.

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THORNTON CLEVELEYS, UK -- Victrex has developed a new flame spray process for applying its VICOTE Coatings to various metal and ceramic substrates. This new technique is the first to successfully flame spray a VICTREX PEEK polymer-based coating onto a metal substrate, according to Victrex. The result is a high-temperature and chemically resistant coating, the company says.

The equipment features a gun nozzle that allows the sprayed polymer to form a continuous coating. One of the major advantages of flame spraying with VICOTE Coatings is that it creates a high performance coating on parts that would be difficult or costly to coat by other means, according to Victrex.

The company says flame spraying with VICOTE Coatings can help to provide enhanced wear, heat, erosion, abrasion, and corrosion resistance on metal substrates for OEMs, designers, fabricators and coaters – resulting in longer life, improved performance and functionality of the coated parts, and in reducing overall systems costs for OEMs.

Flame spraying with VICOTE Coatings can also be used for the repair and upgrading of in-service equipment.

01/16/2009

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