Molten Metal Processing

Primary-Aluminum Manufacturing

Hot-Top Billet Casting Table (Wagstaff), Troughs, Launders, Filer Boxes, Runners:

“Used” Casting Tables with Bone Ash residual:

Pins and Spouts:

Transition Plates (Wagstaff):

Staulk Tubes:

  1. Metal or Ceramic; BN HardcoatBN Hardcoat-CMBN Cera Dip
  2. Ceramic; MW-50 Paste

Graphite Degassers, Rotors/Stators

Molten Metal Pumps

Nonferrous Foundry

Wheel Casting & Permanent Mold Casting 

Topcoating over standard thermally-insulating coating:

Molten Aluminum; All Nonferrous Foundries Including Investment Casting, Sand Casting, Die Casting

Hand ladles and skimmers:

Autopour ladles of Stainless Steel:

“RFM” (Reinforced Fiberglass Material ) Composite Ladles:

Precious Metal Casting - Mold Coating
Superalloy, Ferrous Metal, and Reactive Metal Melting/Casting (Crucible/Mold Coating) and Reaction-Barrier/Separator Coating


Superplastic/Quick-Plastic Forming and Isothermal Forging of Specialty Shapes
Auto Glass Windshields

OEM Drape Forming:

“Replacement” Windshield Glass Forming:

Cermet/MMC (Metal Matrix Composites) Processing

Infiltrating and then Consolidating

Ceramic Manufacturing

Hot-pressing Anti-stick/reaction Barrier With Graphite Punches/dies
Hot Isostatic Pressing
Silicon Nitride/Oxynitride/Sialon Manufacturing
Flexible Substrates (cloths/fabrics)
3D Printing

Refractories Industry

Castable/Cement Powder
High Temperature Coatings
Improving Efficiency with High Emissivity Coatings
Rigidizing/Sealing Refracory Surface Dust From Insulating Brick Or Fiber-Blankets
Electrically Conductive


Continuous Galvanizing Steel Rolls
Preventing Toe Cracking

This is a non-normal use for Maskote, whereby using Maskote before galvanizing to paint a welded area where thinner material is welded to thicker material [which is where toe cracks appear only after galvanizing] prevents toe cracks.


General Brazing And Welding Operations As A "Stop-Off" Coating And Weld Spatter Release
Barrier Layers For Diffusion Bonding (In Vacuum) Of Titanium And Other Metals
Barrier Layers For Diffusion Bonding Or Processing In Air
Coating Fixtures And Nozzles To Prevent Sticking Of Braze, WeldMaterials, Etc.
High Temperature Brazing greater than 1000 C
Supporting Information

Process Heating Industry

For Sealing Cartridge Heaters In Place
For Improving Heating Uniformity And Energy Efficiency (I.E., With Heat Lamps)
For Improving Efficiency with High Emissivity Coatings

Tribological Systems

DFL (Dry Film Lubricant)
To reduce friction from cryogenic to high temperatures; stop galling/cold-welding of parts; anti-squeal/squeak:

Powder Metallurgy (PM) Processing – Sintering Hardmetals (Tungsten Carbide), Rare-Earth Magnets, and Refractory Metals

Prevent Sticking And Reaction With Graphite or Molybdenum Trays During Processing
Solutions for Trays

Heat Treating Industry

Stop-Off for Nitriding/Carburizing/Carbo-Nitriding

Laser Markable
All TiO2 containing coatings


ZYP QR Code laser marked onto stainless steel painted with Titanium Oxide coating.

Stopping Ferrous Metals From Oxidation
Stopping Graphite From Oxidation
Rigidizing/Sealing Refractory Surface Dust From Insulating Brick Or Fiber-Blankets
Reactive Barrier Layer - When Processing Reactive Metal Sheets
Improving Efficiency with High Emissivity Coatings

Glass Industry

Art Glass Slumping/Drape-Forming
  • BN Aerosol Lubricoat
    Solvent-based and the most popular (also sometimes referred to as ZYP Mold Release Spray)
  • BN Glass Release Spray
    A water-based BN paint in a pump spray bottle as an alternative to our flammable solvent-based aerosol BN Aerosol Lubricoat.  Must re-suspend before use since there is settling with this product. Sprayer must be kept clean. Here are the instructions.
  • BN Glass Release Brushable
    Brushable water-based paint alternative to the BN Aerosol Lubricoat.  Must re-suspend before use.
  • Glass Release Thinner
    For thinning the water-based BN Glass Release Spray or the water-based BN Glass Release Brushable
Specialty-Reactive Glass Melting/Casting/Processing
Fiber Glass Processing - Friction Reduction
Supporting Information

Dental Industry

For Casting Parts
  • Dental Cast Release
    provides a water-based paint that can be used to apply a thin Boron Nitride layer onto typical ceramic crucibles or molds
  • BN Releasecoat
    a relatively-soft, washcoat-type of coating with a lower BN content

For Diamond Drill Bit Manufacturing – Barrier Layer and Release Agent for Diamond-Matrix or Metal-Bond-Powder Processing with Graphite Components

Coating for Protective Layer

Extrusion Industry

Anti-Stick Coating For Stopping Sticking Of Billet Ends To Dies/Dummy-Blocks
Die Face And Dummy-Block Lubricant
Supporting Information

Plastics Industry

Molding And Extrusion - Surface Release Agent

Use when Silicones are not acceptable with problem plastics for release with cavities, ejector pins, and dies.

Additive To Plastics And Polymer Materials

Add to products such as high-temperature gaskets to provide enhanced thermal conductivity, lubricity, and dielectric strength