Apticote 200

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Polymer Coatings –
Apticote 200

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The Apticote 200 range of polymer coatings comprises high technology polymer-based formulations offering outstanding non-stick, mould release, low friction and low wear properties. They also provide superior chemical corrosion protection, even in the most hostile environments. And with full FDA compliance, Apticote 200 Polymer coatings are particularly suited for applications in the food and medical sectors.

Dry film lubricant solutions are comprised of very small particles of lubricating agents mixed with a binding resin. The coating is then cured to bond the surface to the substrate.

Poeton’s extensive range of dry film lubricant treatments are tailored to provide a range of industrial applications and are commonly used in applications where liquid lubricants would be unsuitable.

options

apticote 200B

Combines non-stick
and low wear, with
a low curing temperature
possible.

apticote 200E/S

Best wear resistance
and low friction.

apticote 200L

Highest temperature
applications.

apticote 200C

Clear coating giving
the best non-stick
in medial application
with FDA compliance.

APTICOTE 200G

Superb non-stick in
food applications
(FDA compliance).

apticote 200N

Tough, food release
and FDA compliant.

Key Features

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Low friction

Coefficients of friction as low as 0.08 in steel pin vs rotating disc scenarios.

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Abrasive wear

Apticote 200 can resist abrasive wear by aggressive products such as a filled polymer or gritty food product.

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Mould release

Apticote 200 is highly adept at releasing a whole variety of products from their mould tools/dies, from injection moulded polymers and composite materials, through to food stuffs and food packaging products.

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Heat resistance

The coatings can withstand operating temperatures in the range -200°C to +260°C. For the highest service temperatures, we would recommend Apticote 200L, which can tolerate short periods at up to 285°C.

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Non-wetting

The structure of Apticote 200 coatings create surface conditions where liquids naturally bead up preventing surface wetting.

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FDA compliance

Whilst the FDA no longer formally approves specific coatings, several of the Apticote 200 polymer solutions use a combination of materials which are FDA approved, meaning the final coating is complaint with FDA regulations.

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Chemical resistance

Whilst aggressive chemicals such as solvents and alkaline cleaning fluids can soften or degrade polymers, the Apticote 200 range includes solutions that resist these effects. A thick coating of Apticote 200N with 100% coverage will also provide the best corrosion resistance to substrates.

Applications

Hydraulic shafts and pneumatic arms

Moulds and press tools

Machine tool slideways

Compressor cylinders

Valves and pumps

apticote 200 selection

Use the below table to select the best Apticote 200 treatment for your situation. (Where a numeric scale is used 1 is best).

Property

Apticote 200 Grade

200C(B)

200L

200E/S

200B

200N(a)

200G

Nominal dry film thickness (µm)

20

25 (c)

25

25

20

5 – 10

Colour

Green

Black

Black

Grey/Black

Green (d)

Clear

Deposition temperature °C

400

370

260-345(e)

200/315

220-345 (f)

340

Max in-service temperature (continuous) °C

205

215

260

260/250

260

205

Non-stick/Mould release

1

1

2

4

4

1

Low friction

3

3

2

1

1

1

Sliding wear resistance (vs steel pin)

5

4

2

1

2

5

Abrasion resistance (by SiC wheel)

3

1

2

2

3

5

Chemical resistance

3

1

4

1

3

1

FDA compliant

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

Notes:

(a) Powder coating – electrostatic
(b) 200C is generally reserved for stainless steel substrates
(c) 200N can be built up to 50µm if application demands additional thickness
(d) Other colours, including black, are also possible
(e) With 200B, higher temperature cure gives maximum wear resistance
(f) Optimum cure temperature for 200L is 240°C

Apticote 200