Coating Applications Common coatings and example applications
Wear & Abrasion Resistant Coatings
Wear in terms of abrasion, erosion, cavitation, fretting and impact have a direct affect on components life and operating costs. MBI offers a magnitude of coatings applied by various technologies such as HVOF, Plasma and other processes that help to reduce or prevent all types of wear. We can help you engineer a coating application to improve your parts' performance and wear resistance thus prolonging its life and increasing utility.
Sticking issues are incredibly frustrating and can cause lengthy shutdowns in production due to cleaning of components. MBI has a plethora of options to resolve your sticking issues and can make short work of your epoxies, adhesives, resins, laminates and more. We have solutions for high-temperatures ( 800°F+ ) applications and chemical/solvent resistance. MBI can customize coating thicknesses, surface finish and even the coefficient of friction. Options include Plasma-release coatings and a multitude of Fluoropolymer coatings.
Friction can cause a variety of issues from overheating to pre-mature wear to galling and fretting. MBI can help you solve these issues and keep your parts working at top efficiency for extended lifetimes with one of our low-friction coating options. We offer surface engineering solutions for combinations of issues such as lubricity coupled with hardness or low friction surfaces with non-stick properties.
Traction & Grip Coatings
Traction Control is critical to maintain for operating at a high efficiency. MBI can eliminate slippage issues from the most delicate of materials to large, heavy objects and equipment. With our engineered coatings you can create a solution that works specifically for your grip applications. Our grip coatings are long lasting and physically bond with the surface. MBI's coatings are permanent and will not face unravelling issues that temporary wraps and coverings are plagued with.
Thermal Barrier Coatings
Heat is one of the primary by-products of mechanical functions and consequently a leading cause of mechanical failures. MBI has various coatings that are meant to control heat and make it work in your favor. We offer high-temperature resistant coatings that are designed to withstand temperatures exceeding 3000°F while providing protection against oxidation and corrosion. MBI has coating solutions that can resist, shield, or help dissipate heat and improve performance of components associated with high temperatures.
Corrosion Resistant Coatings
Chemicals, water particles, salt, temperature fluctuations and an array of other factors all contribute to component-degrading corrosion. MBI has a wide range of offerings that allow you to control corrosion and prevent it from happening in the first place. There is nothing too aggressive or damaging for us to deal with. Options include Thermal-spray of aluminum or zinc for galvanic solutions, Hastalloy coatings for severe chemical issues, wide range of polymers for a variety of applications, and much more.
Electrical & Anti-Static Coatings
Keeping an operating line at a negative charge with hundreds of different parts and pieces can be a difficult and potentially dangerous task. Static build-up may cause the collection of unwanted materials leading to damage and repetitive cleaning. MBI applies coatings for dielectric properties or improving conductivity, depending on your application. We also offer coatings for industries seeking EMI/RFI shielding solutions.
Food Grade Coatings
International food standards, and industrial cleanliness standards in general, are becoming increasingly more stringent and demanding. It is imperative for companies to be up to par with these new statutes in their everyday operations in order to succeed. MBI can help maintain and upgrade operating cleanliness with various coatings that meet FDA, FDA Food Contact, OSHA, and other cleanliness standards. Anti-microbial and easy-clean coatings are also available for your convenience.
The advanced technology of MBI Coatings processes help provide surface enhancement properties that deliver exceptional benefits and substantial cost reduction. As a proactive industry leader, we stand ready to meet your specific coating requirements by providing you with tested performance coating solutions and alternatives. MBI offers hybrid coatings that extend multiple properties to a single application.
- Tufflon 104 - carbide with high-temp FEP release
- Prevlon 601/a> - an abrasion resistant ceramic with a high-temp sealer good to 3000°F
- Traclon X1 - a slightly coarse, extreme non-stick coating tested to over 800°F
Resurfacing and Refurbishing Coatings
It can be very frustrating and expensive to replace parts due to localized or total damage, not to mention time consuming to wait for new parts to be manufactured, shipped, and installed. MBI eliminates these hassles by offering a one-stop shop for repairing machine components. We build-up any type of surface with a wide assortment of materials and can finish grind/machine to specifications with very tight tolerances. On a regular basis MBI is able to improve on the original surface by upgrading the repaired coating with improved (wear, corrosion, etc.) properties.
- Seal Surfaces