What is Low Friction Paint?
When smooth surfaces are rubbed together, and they easily slide, it is called as low friction. Skating on ice can be taken as an example where low friction is useful. When it comes to low friction paints, they can be excellent means to achieve low friction, especially in industrial applications. These coatings can be utilized in extreme environments, high temperature and high pressure. There is a special blend of fluoropolymers and other high-performance resins that form a great solvent-based liquid coating that can be used to improve abrasion resistance and toughness.
Applications of fluoropolymer low friction paint:
Fluororpolymer coatings can be used as, non-stick coatings, baked on coatings, chemical resistant coatings, solid film lubricants, abrasion resistant coatings, corrosion resistant coatings, etc. Due to the film components stratifying during baking, the fluoropolymer properties are retained and at the same time, the resins provide adhesion along with abrasion resistance. Whether it’s a smooth or a clean metal, this paint or coating can be applied effectively. Bake requirements vary according to specific coatings.
When it comes to non-stick coatings, there are two kinds of options available. The first one is polytetrafluoroethylene and the second one is fluorinated ethylene propylene. Nonstick industrial coatings have a number of attractive properties including, non-wetting, heat resistance, cryogenic stability, chemical resistance, etc.
Abrasion and corrosion resistant:
Abrasion resistant paint work as an industrial protective metal coating covering automotive paints, can withstand high temperatures, resistance to chemical, etc. Similarly, corrosion resistance protects metal components, and matches the performance requirements of a specific application.
Apart from the above, there are baked on coatings, chemical resistance coatings, Dry film lubricants, etc.
Benefits of low friction coatings:
- High versatility and wide range of applications
- If the surface area is of low cost, then low friction painting is a great alternative
- This is a great paint for fluid and material handling industries
Industries that need low friction coatings:
- Beverage, power, energy, automotive, marine, etc.
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