Phenolic Resin Coating For All Applications

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PR1010 black phenolic resin resists chemicals and retards oxidation. It can be used as final coat on metal components, or as primer on metal prior to bonding. It promotes bond longevity by inhibiting oxidation at bond joints. Application process involves lightly grit-blasting surface with aluminum oxide, then spray coating. Process eliminates need for phosphoric acid etch. Coating thickness is typically applied 0.0005 in. ± .0002 in.

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Magnetic Component Engineering Now Offers Its High Performance Coating For All Applications

TORRANCE, CALIF. (December 12, 2001)- Magnetic Component Engineering, Inc. (MCE), a designer and manufacturer of high performance magnets and magnetic assemblies, has announced that it has begun offering its durable PR1010 coating to industry for use in applications other than magnets. PR1010 is a black color, modified Phenolic Resin coating that has been very successful for coating permanent magnets, according to MCE. MCE has formulated this coating for magnets, magnet assemblies and components used in magnet systems since 1995. Until now, the coating was used solely to promote MCE's magnet business. "However, by increasing capacity due to overwhelming demand, we can now provide this extremely high performance coating for use on a multitude of metal components," said Chris Nanji, MCE's Genera! Manager. He said PR1010 has excellent resistance to chemicals, is very durable and retards oxidation. It can be used as a final coat on metal components, or as a primer on the metal prior to bonding. When metals such as aluminum are bonded, one dominant mechanism of bond failure is oxidation of the surfaces. PR1010 promotes better bond longevity by inhibiting oxidation at the bond joints. PR1010 is also superior to hard anodizing when bonding to the substrate is required. The application process involves lightly grit-blasting the surface with aluminum oxide, then spray coating with PR1010. This process eliminates the need for a phosphoric acid etch which is environmentally unfriendly and typically not practical to use on many components, especially assemblies containing magnets. The coating thickness can be controlled very well, and is typically applied 0.0005"+/-.0002". After air-drying, which allows the solvent carrier to flash off, the coating is oven cured at approximately 350°F for one hour. The standard coating is black, though a non-pigmented version is available and is useful for applications that require NSF certification. MCE's National Sales Manager, Mr. Brian Beeler, said "Taking this step to open the doors for coating other components is very beneficial for our customers. It is our mission to not only develop new technologies, but share them with our customers so that they can improve their processes."

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