Low Surface Tension Coating protects against dents.

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Suited for high-speed digital printing/copying machines in monochrome/color environments, AMESCoat Dent Resistant Coating (DRC) Technology can be applied to substrates such as steel and aluminum inserts as well as stainless steel, nickel, and polyimide belts. Construction consists of top layer made from Fluropolymer (20-50 micron film) and bottom layer comprised of silicone, with 0.25-2.0 mm thickness, thermal conductivity range of 0.3-.08 W/mk, and hardness range of 20-70 Shore A.

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AMES Announces Dent Resistant Coating Technology

AMESCoat Provides Novel Approach for Fusing Solutions

Ames Corporation, a leading manufacturer of high-quality elastomeric molded components, dispensed gaskets and insert molded components, introduces its AMESCoat Dent Resistant Coating Technology. Ames is the leader in the development and manufacture of fusing products for today's high-speed digital printing and copying machines. The demand for higher performance materials and product construction challenges the existing state-of-the-art technology and requires novel approaches leading to fusing solutions for OEM systems.

To stay on the cutting-edge of the industry, Ames recently developed a series of fusing constructions based on compliant-composite systems using DRC technology. Elastomeric base coat materials vary in hardness and thermal conductivity, while top coats are compliant and dent resistant, with low surface tension that enhances release properties applicable to many monochrome and color environments. DRC technology can be applied to various substrates, including steel and aluminum inserts, as well as stainless steel, nickel and polyimide belts.

The construction of Ames's DRC technology consists of a top layer and a bottom layer. The top layer is made from Fluropolymer, a 20-50 micron film coating. The bottom layer consist of silicone with a 0.25 - 2.0mm thickness range, with a thermally conductive range of 0.3 - .08 W/mk, and a hardness range of 20 - 70 Shore A.

Ames has provided high-quality products for office equipment since 1949 when it developed the required synthetic rubber compounding for manufacturing coated platen rollers for typewriters. While a lot has changed since then, the demands for an infinite variety of rollers and belts that guide paper through the automation process has never slackened. Today, Ames applies its compounding and applications knowledge to create business automation products which are exceptionally durable and, depending on the requirement, accurate to within microns. Ames draws from dozens of different processes to create the product, including conventional and state-of-the-art coating processes for protective and precision coatings.

About Ames
For nearly 60 years Ames has been a leading supplier to international, high-tech customers who require elastomeric coatings, moldings, dispensed gaskets, insert molded components, and other elastomeric products that meet high-quality standards. As one of the very few companies to win the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for business excellence, Ames is ISO 9000-2000 registered, practices Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing, and is well known for its exceptional attention to process and product quality. For additional information about Ames or the solutions they offer, please visit www.amescorporation.com, or call (973) 827-9101.

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