LUBRICOAT Series

These are our PREMIUM water-based, fully-loaded Boron Nitride coatings that give good adherence and provide maximum non-wetting and non-stick behavior with molten Aluminum and non-ferrous metals/alloys/drosses/slags/glasses.

Choice of which type depends on the binder/suspension desired: the Acidic pH coatings work best on ceramics and Stainless whereas the Alkaline/Basic pH coatings work well on all metals and ceramics.  The regular BN Lubricoat is our most used coating; the “ZS” version differs only by using Hydrochloric versus Nitric acid for its “peptizer” in the binder/ suspender.  Sometimes Hydrochloric has a somewhat better bond-down.  If unbaked Alkaline-bonded ceramics are coated, the Alkaline paints (“ZV” and “ALK”) are best, and ZV contains Silica in its composition whereas the ALK version has no Silica and has less tendency to react with alloy compositions.  However, the ZV version provides more toughness and erosion resistance.

Acidic (like lemon juice) pH

BN Lubricoat and BN Lubricoat Blue

BN  Lubricoat is our “workhorse” water-based coating which yields the best non-wetting layer of Boron Nitride on all substrates that are OK with pH-Acidic (like lemon juice) systems, HNO3 peptised.  BN Lubricoat Blue is a permanent-blue-tinted version. Read more about BN Lubricoat and Lubricoat Blue.

BN Lubricoat Blue Spray

BN Lubricoat Blue Spray is our BN Lubricoat Blue coating that is packaged in a convenient trigger sprayer for applying thin, uniform, quick-drying layers of coating onto most any substrate. Read more about BN Lubricoat Blue Spray.

BN Lubricoat-ZS and BN Lubricoat-Blue-ZS

BN Lubricoat -ZS is our very-dilutable water-based coating which yields a very non-wetting layer of Boron Nitride on all substrates that are OK with pH-Acidic (like lemon juice), HCl-peptised systems. BN Lubricoat-Blue-ZS is a permanent-blue-tinted version. Read more about BN Lubricoat-ZS and BN Lubricoat-Blue-ZS

Alkaline/Basic (like housepaint) pH (Avoid Freezing)

BN Lubricoat- ZV and BN Lubricoat-Blue-ZV

BN Lubricoat-ZV is a very-dilutable water-based coating which yields a relatively-tough and non-wetting layer of Boron Nitride on all substrates that are OK with pH-Basic (like housepaint) systems.  BN Lubricoat-Blue-ZV is a permanent-blue-tinted version. Read more about BN Lubricoat ZV and BN Lubricoat-Blue-ZV

BN Lubricoat-ALK and BN Lubricoat-Blue-ALK

BN Lubricoat ALK is a dilutable water-based coating which yields a non-wetting layer of Boron Nitride on all substrates that are compatible with pH-Alkaline/Basic (like housepaint) systems – contains NO Silica.

BN Lubricoat-Blue-ALK is a permanent-blue-tinted version. Read more about BN Lubricoat-ALK and BN  Lubricoat-Blue-ALK

RELEASECOAT Series

These are water-based, pH-near-Neutral “washcoatings” providing lightly-bonded Boron Nitride layers that are used to give the best release from molds and giving “cosmetic” finishes to cast surfaces.  The main differences in these are their BN loading levels, with PM being fully loaded, Type M as moderate-level loading, and our “workhorse” regular BN Releasecoat and TPC with relatively-low loading.

BN Releasecoat and BN Releasecoat-Blue

BN Releasecoat is our water-based, near-neutral-pH Boron Nitride coating developed for top-coating thermal-insulating coatings for Permanent Mold Casting.  BN Releasecoat-Blue is a permanent-blue-tinted version. Read more about BN Releasecoat and BN Releasecoat-Blue.

BN Releasecoat PM

BN Releasecoat-PM is a concentrated paint that is fully-loaded with Boron Nitride.  PM provides a thick, dilutable paint in a paste-like consistency, which can be modified by simply adding water.  A 2:1 water-to-coating is a typical dilution. Read more about BN Releasecoat PM.

BN Type M and BN Type M – White

BN Type M is a coating with moderate loading of Boron Nitride (BN) that exhibits good paintability onto any substrates.   BN Type M is a permanent-blue-tinted version. A white version is also available.  Read more about BN Type M

BN Transition Plate Coating (BN TPC)

BN TPC is our water-based, pink-tinted (non-permanent) Boron Nitride coating developed for transition plates used with Wagstaff Billet Casters. Read more about BN TPC.

HARDCOAT Series

These are water-based, pH-Alkaline/Basic (like housepaint) [AVOID FREEZING] coatings with higher toughness and erosion-resistance but with somewhat less non-wetting/non-stick properties.  All these have the same “fired” composition but differ in their paint formulation for reasons stated.  Our regular-version BN Hardcoat contains acrylics and thus should not be applied at temperatures over 80 C, whereas the CM version contains no acrylics and has no application/drying restrictions and also has less volatiles/outgassing than the regular Hardcoat.   The Cera Dip version is designed as a lower-viscosity, dippable coating with “environmentally green” polymer constituency that dries to water-insolubility at 80 C and has no worrisome outgassing volatiles.

BN Hardcoat

BN Hardcoat is water-based coating which yields a unique abrasion-resistant/nonwetting layer of Boron Nitride on all substrates that are OK with pH-Basic (like housepaint) systems; usable to 900 C in air. Read more about BN Hardcoat.

BN Hardcoat CM

Boron Nitride Hardcoat CM is the same “fired” constituency as our original tough, abrasion-resistant boron nitride coating.  The CM formulation maintain the same performance as the original but contains NO acrylics making it safer to use. Can be applied to cold or hot substrates whereas the original BN Hardcoat should only be applied and dried at room temperature. Read more about BN Hardcoat CM. 

BN Cera Dip

Boron Nitride Cera Dip has been designed for dipping application onto most any surface.  A thin, uniform, erosion-resistant coating can be easily applied to yield nonwetting with nonferrous metals/alloys/drosses. Upon drying at 80 C, the coating is water-insoluble. BN Cera Dip uses an “environmentally green” polymer that gives optimum coating uniformity with no worrisome outgassing. It can be applied to ambient or heated surfaces. Read more about BN Cera Dip.

SOLVENT-BASED, FAST-DRYING Series

These coatings are designed for convenience and fast-drying to yield a good BN layer on any substrate.  They differ in loading – BN Aerosol being fully loaded, whereas White Silk has a lower loading for giving thinner layers and SEG is graphite enhanced with BN for good synergistic performance.  Our Non-Flammable Aerosol NF is unique in the industry and can be used whenever non-flammability is a priority.

Flammable

BN Aerosol  (spray can) and ‘bulk’ version, BN Aerosol Brushable

BN Aerosol Lubricoat is an aerosol spray-can yielding a fast-drying layer of Boron Nitride  on any substrate.  BN Aerosol Brushable  is the “bulk” solvent-based paint with  formulation same as our BN Aerosol spray-can.  This product is ideal for a DFL (Dry-Film Lubricant).   Also, this “ZYP” is the standard in the glass slumping/fusing world. Read more about BN Aerosol Lubricoat. Read more about BN Aerosol Brushable.

SEG Aerosol (spray can) and SEG Aerosol-Brushable

SEG Aerosol is an aerosol spray-can yielding a a fast-drying layer of “Super  Enhanced Graphite” on any substrate.  SEG Aerosol Brushable is the “bulk”  solvent-based paint. Read more about SEG Aerosol. Read mre about SEG Aerosol Brushable.

White Silk (spray can)

White Silk  is an aerosol spray-can, lower BN “loading” to yield fast-drying and  thinner layers of Boron Nitride on any substrate; ideal for diamond-drill-bit anti-stick with graphite parts. Read more about White Silk.

Non-Flammable

Boron Nitride Aerosol Lubricoat-NF (spray can)

BN Aerosol Lubricoat-NF  is an aerosol spray-can using non-flammable solvent-system and propellant – yielding a fast-drying layer of Boron Nitride on any substrate. Read more about BN Aerosol Lubricoat-NF.

BN Lubricoat-NF-12 (“bulk” paint)

BN Aerosol Lubricoat-NF-12  is the “bulk” non-flammable solvent-based paint.  Read more about BN Aerosol Lubricoat-NF-12.

OTHER BN products

Specialty Coatings

JK 41 (water-based, pH like vinegar)

JK 41 is our water-based coating developed for superplastic-forming, which yields the best lubrication/release layers of Boron Nitride for parts. Read more about JK 41.

JK SD (solvent based, for dip-coating)

JK SD is our solvent-based dippable coating developed for superplastic-forming, which yields very-thin/uniform, lubrication/release layers of Boron Nitride for parts. Read more about JK SD.

BN High Purity (water-based, near-neutral pH)

BN High Purity is our water-based, near-neutral-pH, washcoat-type of Boron Nitride coating; usable to >1400 C in non-air atmospheres on all substrates. Read more about  BN High Purity.

BN Glass Release Spray and BN Glass Release Brushable ‘bulk’ paint version (water-based, near-neutral pH)

Boron Nitride Glass Release Spray provides a water-based BN paint packaged in a convenient trigger sprayer for applying onto most any non-glazed (i.e., bisque) mold.  The BN Glass Release Spray and Brushable ‘bulk’ paint version provide an alternative to our flammable solvent-based aerosol BN Aerosol Lubricoat (sometimes referred to as just “ZYP” or “ZYP Mold Release Spray”).  Glass Release Thinner (containing no BN) is also available if thinning of the ‘bulk’ brushable paint is desired. Read more about BN Glass Release Spray.  Read more about BN Glass Release Brushable.  Read more about  Glass Release Thinner.

Pastes/Putties

BN Lubricoat Paste (water-based, pH like lemon juice)

BN Lubricoat Paste is the same formulation as our “workhorse” very-nonwetting BN Lubricoat, only modified to a paste consistency – usable on all substrates that are OK with pH-Acidic (like lemon juice) systems, HNO3 peptised.  Read more about BN Lubricoat Paste.

BNW Paste (water-based, near-neutral pH)

BNW Paste is our versatile water-based, near-neutral-pH paste which yields a good non-wetting layer of Boron Nitride on all substrates  – used as is or diluted. Read more about BNW Paste.

BN Cera Patch

BN Cera Patch provides a ready-to-use, water-based ceramic putty/patching material that can be filled into any fissure, crack or defect in refractory materials to achieve non-wetting with molten aluminum.  Contains no Refractory Ceramic Fiber (RCF). read more about BN Cera Patch.

Powder

BN Powder (Grade ZG)

BN Powder of Grade ZG (ZYP Grade) is ultra-high-purity (>99.9%) BN with mean-particle-size of 7.4 micrometers. Read more about BN Powder.