The DECC Company Diversifies with Proven FDA Approved Coating Application


Grand Rapids, MI - Never complacent with the status quo, the DECC Company has added Whitford's proven three-coat Eclipse® system to their coating arsenal in an effort to garner a larger market share of those in need of commercial grade, FDA approved coating solutions.

"Although this coating system has only been available for a relatively short amount of time, it is proven to be one of the best in the industry," says Randy Schroeder, DECC's sales manager. "As DECC works towards being a first option for potential customers when a quality, commercial grade FDA approved coating application is needed, we believe the Eclipse® system makes the choice that much easier," Schroeder continues. "It also helps that we are now one of only about 20 companies in the world that apply this coating system."

DECC is currently an applicator of FDA approved coatings and has been for some time. However, the Eclipse® system provides customers with the best possible coating option on the market. As a result, the addition of the new coating system will aid in targeting a broader swath of a customer base DECC has had trouble reaching.

The Eclipse® system is comprised of a primer, midcoat and topcoat. The primer and midcoat are dedicated to durability and abrasion resistance and contain special, reinforced elements, while the topcoat is focused solely on release (the nonstick characteristic). A two-coat option is also available with the elimination of the midcoat, providing alternatives for the customer depending on their specific need.

However, when all three are combined, it results in durability and release unsurpassed by any other coating available. On standard abrasion tests, the best conventional and reinforced release coatings reach 20,000 to 400,000 cycles. Eclipse® reaches 700,000 cycles and still exhibits superb release. As long as the substrate can handle a 700 degree bake cycle, this coating will work on virtually any substrate.

"If I had one critique of this coating system, it would be that it's too good," says Schroeder, "but I suppose that's a good problem to have when talking to potential customers."

The DECC Company is an ISO 9001:2008 registered functional coating applicator serving a variety of industries, including automotive, diesel, aerospace, furniture, alternative energy, commercial food processing, medical and military. DECC's capabilities include state-of-the-art electrostatic and robotic spray applications, surface preparation, rack coating design and fabrication, as well as assembly and packaging. DECC is successful providing solutions related to corrosion resistance, rubber to metal bonding, abrasion and wear resistance, chemical resistance, high temperature resistance, noise reduction, non-stick release, cosmetic appearance, squeak elimination and FDA approved coatings. Contact us today through our web site, www.decc.com or call 616-588-2850.

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