Extreme Coatings, a leading global supplier of wear-resistant coating solutions for the plastics and rubber industries, has announced the rebranding of its CarbideX® series of high-performance coatings for feedscrew applications. As Pro-Line, these application-specific coatings are designed to optimize the performance of injection molding and extrusion machinery. The company will showcase these products at the Plastics Technology Expo (PTXPO) show March 29-31 in Rosemont, Ill.
The new tradenames further educate the market on the company’s robust offering, providing key product delivery enhancements and easier product selection for customers, according to Scott Caplan, Executive Vice President, Extreme Coatings. “The rebranding allows us to better reach the markets that can benefit from our premium coatings and more clearly articulate the potential applications for our OEMs, distributors, and end users,“ said Caplan.
The rebranded line includes WEARPRO (formerly C1000) for glass-filled, metal-filled, andf other abrasive fillers for automotive and electronic applications, and MICROPRO (formerly C9000) formulations for calcium carbonate, silica, or other sub-micron particle filled resins for bottles, housewares, and sporting goods.
Newly developed is MEDPRO coatings which target medical grade polymers for plunger/syringe barrels, intravenous devices/stints, and implants. Meanwhile, COROPRO coatings (formerly C4000) formulations are for CVP, CPVC, and halogen-free polymers for pipe, electronic devices, TV screens, and flame-resistant components.
For extrusion applications, EXTRUPRO (formerly Fliteguard C1000) targets all applications while EXTRUPRO+ is for wood flour, calcium carbonate, talc materials for composite wood decking, or other filled resin extrusion applications.
Extreme Coatings‘ thermal spray technology applies wear and corrosion-resistant CarbideX protective coatings made of tungsten or chromium carbide to virtually any new or repaired feedscrew. The process provides a crack- and porosity-free coating within thicknesses ranging from .004-in to .017-in per side and hardness values over 60HRc. CarbideX Proline formulations deliver like-new performance and at least two to three times longer equipment life.
The company has also expanded its research and development activities. Plans call for a late 2022 launch of two new high-performance coatings to expand its Proline offering. The first is focused on super high-speed applications, targeting PET, LLDPE, and HDPE for buckets, caps, closures, and other packaging. The other new product launch will target polycarbonate applications for injection molded and extruded optical and automotive lenses.