New Products

ZYP Coatings has introduced a variety of new products.

BN TAPA Screen Printing Paste

BN TAPA Screen Printing Paste is a ready-to-use water-based, totally inorganic, pH-Acidic (like lemon juice) white paste that is designed to produce a tough, flexible, abrasion-resistant and water-resistant coating of Boron Nitride on all substrates – cloths, metals, ceramics and graphite. BN TAPA is particularly designed for applying to cotton, cotton-polyester or ceramic fabrics or cloths.

Technical Datasheet: BN-TAPA Screen Print Paste

BN Lubricoat PW-DIL

BN Lubricoat PW-DIL was developed as a version of our “workhorse” BN Lubricoat concentrated coating that is highly diluted with purified demineralized water. Thus PW-DIL allows application of thinner coatings with all the good properties of the best BN coating. This product utilizes nitric acid “peptizer” and is stable with all substrates that are compatible with pH-Acidic (like lemon juice) systems.

Technical Datasheet: BN-Lubricoat PW-DIL

BN Lubricoat ZA Paste

BN Lubricoat ZA Paste has been developed as a high-viscosity, highly-BN-loaded water-based paste that can be applied as-is or (most often) can be diluted to coat all substrates that are compatible with pH-Acidic (like lemon juice) conditions. The “ZA” paste is usable to 1000 C in air and generally forms a tough, relatively abrasion-resistant, well-bonded surface.

Technical Datasheet: BN-Lubricoat-ZA-Paste

LK Ink, LSI Ink & TAP Ink

LK Ink is a ready to use water-based, totally inorganic white ink that is designed to produce a tough, abrasion resistant and water-resistant coating on all substrates. The LK Ink is ideal for marking and identification of parts, and is usable to 1472 F (800 C).  Note that thinner coatings give the best results.

Technical Datasheet: LK Ink

LSI Ink is a ready to use water-based, totally inorganic white ink that is designed to produce a tough, abrasion-resistant and water-resistant coating on all substrates. The LSI Ink is ideal for marking and identification of parts, and is usable to 1472 F (800 C).  Note that thinner coatings give the best results.

Technical Datasheet: LSI Ink

TAP Ink is a ready-to-use water-based, totally inorganic, pH-Acidic (like lemon juice) white ink that is designed to produce a tough, abrasion resistant and water-resistant coating on all substrates. The TAP Ink is ideal for marking and identification of parts, and is usable to over 1472 F (over 800 C).  Note that thinner coatings give the best results.

Technical Datasheet: TAP Ink

NovaMix HC & LC Powder

NovaMix HC Powder performs almost as well as our ready-to-use coating equivalent, BN Hardcoat-CM, with strong erosion resistance and good adherence to ceramic, metal, or graphite substrates, while also being nonwetted by molten nonferrous metals and alloys. It is usable to 900 C in all environments.

Technical Datasheet: NovaMix HC Powder

NovaMix LC Powder made into liquid-paint coating by simply adding water provides a ceramic layer, which is generally unreactive and nonwetting with molten nonferrous metals and alloys.  The coating bonds readily to ceramic, metal, or graphite substrates.  NovaMix LC performs almost as well as our ready-to-use coating equivalent: BN Lubricoat.

Technical Datasheet: NovaMix LC Powder

Seize-Stop

Seize-Stop Non-Metallic Anti-Seize has been formulated with highly lubricating oil and powder lubricants. Seize-Stop provides anti-seize protection in industrial applications where metal containing products are not allowed, such as when the environment or regulations dictate a non-metallic product. It is an excellent anti-seize for most all metals, including plain carbon steel (mild steel), stainless steel, other alloy steels, titanium, nickel, aluminum, and soft metals. It prevents seizing, corrosion, rusting, and galling between metal parts, and is recommended for service from ambient to 900 C (1652 F) in air atmosphere.

Technical Datasheet: Seize-Stop

Supercoat S, Supercoat W and Supercoat W Brushable

Supercoat S is solvent-based and allows easy application onto metals at room temperature due to its fast drying.  The Supercoat S should be applied by air-spraying (for best results) or by dipping.  Supercoat S can be diluted with Acetone for somewhat faster drying or with Ethyl Alcohol for somewhat slower drying.  After applying and drying at room temperature, a one-time “bake-on” at 850-925 C for 30 minutes or more is required. The resulting coating is remarkably flexible and tough, protective, and electrical insulating.

Technical Datasheet: Supercoat S

Supercoat W is a water-based aqueous coating that, after applying, requires a one-time “bake-on” at >= 850 C and then can be used in any atmosphere at or below 850 C.  Supercoat W is best applied by air spraying. After “bake-on,” a remarkable, flexible, tough coating results that provides protection and electrical insulation.

Technical Datasheet: Supercoat W

Supercoat W Brushable has all the properties of water-based Supercoat W but has been modified for brush application onto F/Cr-Ni metal surfaces.  After applying and drying, this coating also requires a one-time “bake-on” to 850-950 C, after which a well-bonded tough/flexible, electrically-insulating coating results.

Technical Datasheet:  Supercoat W Brushable

Type YSZ

Type YSZ yields a well-bonded Zirconium Oxide coating when applied to ceramic and metal substrates and is non-reactive with many solid or molten ceramics and alloys. Type YSZ has good erosion resistance along with a very high use temperature (> 2000 C). Also, the coating is a 98% pure phase with the remainder being Aluminum Oxide. As a barrier layer to prevent reactions, Type YSZ can be used on stacked metal plates to prevent sticking during heat treating.

Technical Datsheet: Type YSZ

Type ZO Blackbody

Type ZO Blackbody is a high-emissivity version of Type ZO.   This water-based paint of 4% CaO Stabilized ZrO2 is good for coating all substrates that are compatible with pH-Acidic (like lemon juice) conditions.  The paint is usable to 1800 C (3272 F) in all atmospheres.

Technical Datasheet: Type ZO Blackbody

YAG BondCoat

YAG BondCoat is a water-based, P2O5-bonded (nearly 50 wt.% P2O5) 3Y2O3*5Al2O3 coating.  The phosphate bonding provides erosion resistance from 800-1400 C.  This coating works best on Alumina and ceramic substrates, but also is usable with some moderate expansion metals.

Technical Datasheet: YAG BondCoat

Zypcoat YAG

Zypcoat YAG is a water-based Yttrium Aluminate (YAG, 3Y2O3 *5Al2O3) coating that has very high thermodynamic stability due to its high Yttrium Oxide content of 57 wt.% – and thus is non-reactive with many metals and alloys.  Zypcoat YAG coating has very good chemical and erosion resistance, whether applied to metal or ceramic substrates.  Forming 100% YAG after outgassing at 500-600 C, Zypcoat YAG has a very high upper use temperature (est. 1700 C).  As a barrier layer to prevent reactions, Zypcoat YAG can be used to stop sticking with stacked metal plates during heat treating.  This coating works well on ceramic and metal substrates.

Technical Datasheet: Zypcoat YAG

Vitragard FS

Vitragard FS is a ready-to-use, water-based brushable paint that seals the surface of fused silica with a vitreous impervious layer.  After applying, drying, and one-time firing to 900-950 C, the Vitragard FS is permanently bonded to the fused silica substrate.  For fused silica containing up to 85% porosity, the erosion-resistant layer will enhance the substrate toughness without degrading the thermal properties of the fused silica.  The sealed surface is also protected from gases permeating the body to attack the underlying substrate.  Vitragard-coated porous fused silica parts are still highly thermally insulating and can now be top-coated with any of our Boron Nitride coatings to enhance resistance to molten aluminum and its alloys.

Technical Datasheet: Vitragard FS

Color Paste

Color Pastes are ready-to-use water-based, totally inorganic, pH-Acidic pastes that allow foundries and molten metal processing facilities to add color to their operations. Can be used for adding labels, marking, coding, logos or identification to your ceramics with use temperatures up to 800 C and to metals up to 500 C. Can be applied by trowel, spatula, putty knife, squeegee or, more conventionally, by brush or roller, and even by pressure-fed air-spraying. Coating is applied and dried at room temperature, and is then ready to be used in a high temperature environment. Note that thinner coatings generally give the best results. Black, White, Red, Yellow and Blue will mix to make a nearly infinite number of colors.

Technical Datasheet: Color Paste

Cera Glue AA

Cera Glue AA is a fiber-free, ready-to-use, water-based, high-temperature-use (up to nearly 1500 C [2732 F]) bonding glue for Alumina-to-Alumina or for bonding high-Alumina content ceramics to one another.  Cera Glue bonds parts together dramatically, creating a strong adhesive connection of the pieces.  Also this glue can be used with dense or porous surfaces: just apply two coats to both faces to be bonded, drying between each coating at room temperature or at 60 C, followed by heating up to at least 1500 C in any atmosphere for around ½-2 hours.  NOTE that this product DOES NOT contain Boron Nitride.

Technical Datasheet: Cera Glue AA

BN ZAPA Screen Printing Paste

BN ZAPA Screen Printing Paste is ready-to-use water-based, totally inorganic, pH-Acidic (like lemon juice) white paste that

is designed to produce a tough, flexible, abrasion-resistant and water-resistant coating of Boron Nitride on all substrates – cloths, metals, ceramics and graphite. BN ZAPA is a paste with Zirconium Oxide binder and is particularly designed for applying to cotton, cotton-polyester or ceramic fabrics or cloths.

BN ZAPA can be applied by trowel, spatula, putty knife, squeegee or paint brush. Cure the applied coating at approximately 130 C if water insolubility is desired. The coating itself is usable to over 1652 F (over 900 C). Thinner coatings give the best results.

Link to PDF datasheet: BN ZAPA Screen Printing Paste

BN Lubricoat NFN-12

ZYP Coating’s Boron Nitride Lubricoat NFN-12 is an easily applied, non-aqueous, nonflammable-solvent based coating.   The coating contains very unique Boron Nitride that is less than 100 nanometers.   BN Lubricoat NFN-12 is usable to 1000 C (1832 F) in air.

To Learn more: BN Lubricoat NFN-12

Technical datasheet: BN Lubricoat NFN-12

3D Cer-Paste SC

Based on nearly 40 years of experience formulating exceptional high temperature ceramic coatings, ZYP Coatings is proud to present its first line of ready-to-use ceramic pastes formulated for 3D printing. Prior to a commercial launch, the pastes were tested and implemented for 3D printing projects within the Materials Science and Technology Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The solvent-based pastes can be used in extrusion-based Paste Deposition Modeling (PDM) 3D printers, similar to desktop Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) printers used for polymers, except no heat is required. Once dry, parts printed with 3D Cer-Paste SC can be sintered in a standard fashion without warping or cracking. Depending on the sintering conditions, the resulting ceramic can possess low porosity, high resistance to corrosion and excellent wear resistance.

Learn more: 3D Cer-Paste SC 

Technical Data Sheet pdf: 3D Cer-Paste SC

3D Cer-Paste ZRP

Based on nearly 40 years of experience formulating exceptional high temperature ceramic coatings, ZYP Coatings is proud to present its first line of ready-to-use ceramic pastes formulated for 3D printing. Prior to a commercial launch, the pastes were tested and implemented for 3D printing projects within the Materials Science and Technology Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The solvent-based pastes can be used in extrusion-based Paste Deposition Modeling (PDM) 3D printers, similar to desktop Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) printers used for polymers, except no heat is required. Once dry, parts printed with 3D Cer-Paste ZRP can be sintered in air up to temperatures of 1500 C without warping or cracking. The resulting ceramic possesses low density, high resistance to corrosion and excellent thermal shock resistance. End uses that require insulation for fast heating and cooling would be ideal for ceramic parts printed with 3D Cer-Paste ZRP.

Learn more: 3D Cer-Paste ZRP

Technical Datasheet pdf: 3D Cer-Paste ZRP

Cera Glue Sealcoat

Cera Glue Sealcoat is a water-based coating that can glue ceramic pieces as well as forming a vitreous impervious seal on most ceramics that withstands thermal cycling.  This product requires a one-time bake-on at 800-850 C for ½ to 1 hour for use up to nearly 800 C (1472 F).

Learn more: Cera Glue Sealcoat

Technical data sheet: Cera Glue Sealcoat

3D Cer-Paste BN

Based on nearly 40 years of experience formulating exceptional high temperature ceramic coatings,
ZYP Coatings is introducing a new Boron Nitride containing, solvent-based paste for 3D printing. This “3D Cer-Paste BN” is designed for use in extrusion based Paste Deposition Modeling (PDM) 3D printers, similar to desktop Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) printers used for polymers, except no heat is required. Once dry, parts printed with 3D Cer-Paste BN can be bonded in a standard fashion without warping or cracking. The resulting ceramic body has very little shrinkage, thus maintaining its shape and size as printed. The nonwetting/nonsticking properties of Boron Nitride are also maintained in the ceramic piece.

Learn More: 3D Cer-Paste BN

Link to PDF datasheet: 3D Cer-Paste BN

Zypcoat HTO

Zypcoat® HTO is a water-based coating of Hafnium Oxide (HfO2) and Titanium Oxide (TiO2) blended in the molar ratio 2/3 HfO2 to 1/3 TiO2, which allows the formation of a special solid solution of Hf-Ti-O that has the very unique expansion (CTE, coefficient of thermal expansion) property of near zero expansion 1 .  The Zypcoat HTO (66.7HfO2 * 33.3TiO2 leads to a solid solution that is a stable solid to over 2000 C with no polymorphic transormation: the solid solution exhibits electrical resistivity of circa 7×106  Ω-cm 2.   Also, the Zypcoat HTO yields a well-bonded coating when applied to most highly-refractory substrates and is non-reactive with many ceramics and alloys, solid or molten.  After heating to 1300 C – 1600 C on an Alumina substrate, the coating is over 97% HfO2 – TiO2, with the remainder being Al2O3, which is most likely also in solid solution with the Hafnia/Titania.

1. S. R. Skaggs, “Zero and Low Coefficient of Thermal Expansion Polycrystalline Oxides, ” Report LA-6918-MS, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory of the University of California, Los Alamos, New Mexico (1977).

2. C. E. Holcombe, M. K. Morrow, D. D. Smith, and D. A. Carpenter, “Survey of Low Expanding High Melting Mixed Oxides,” Report Y-1913, Union Carbide Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant, Oak Ridge, Tennessee (1974)

Link to the PDF Datasheet: Zypcoat HTO

Comparison PDF: Comparison of High Temperature Coatings

Maskote WB Zinc Stop-Off

Maskote WB Zinc Stop-Off was developed as a water-based coating designed to withstand normal alkaline and acid-cleaning operations before galvanizing while also stopping molten zinc adherence in unwanted areas. Due to its water base, this coating requires a longer drying time than our solvent-based Maskote, and also, preferably, two coats for best results. The Maskote WB Zinc Stop-Off is shipped as non-hazardous, allowing for lower costs for shipping and handling.

Link to PDF datasheet: Maskote WB Zinc Stop-Off

Cera Glue BondCoat

Cera Glue BondCoat is a water-based paste that can glue/bond high-temperature ceramics, such as high-density Zirconium Dioxide and Silicon Carbide, as well as Boron Nitride. This product requires a one-time bake-on/bonding heat treatment at 1300-1500 C for 1/2 to 1 hour in an atmosphere compatible with the material being bonded (i.e., air, nitrogen, argon, etc.).

Link to PDF datasheet: Cera Glue BondCoat

Comparison of Glues: High-Temp Water-based Sealent-Glue

BN Type M

BN Type M is a water-based coating with moderate loading of Boron Nitride (BN) that exhibits good paintability onto any substrates. BN Type M provides non-stick, non-wetting with molten aluminum and its alloys and drosses. The paint is not deteriorated by freezing.

BN Type M is ready-to-use or can be diluted with water as needed. When diluted, Type M is a relatively soft, washcoat-type coating that prevents reactions, interactions, and sticking with molten metal.

Link to PDF datasheet: BN Type M

Levikote ZBN

Levikote ZBN is an oil-based, self-leveling coating that does not skitter as applied onto hot substrates – just levels out to a uniform, lubricating release coating. Usable to 1000 C, Levikote ZBN is useful for reactive alloys/fluxes. Does not dry at room temperature, but provides an adherent/dry/protecting coating circa 200 C (392 F). Resistant/nonsticking/nonwetting with molten nonferrous metals. Whenever a release-coating is desired not to be water-based/solvent-based, the oil-based Levikote ZBN is a good choice.

Link to PDF Datasheet: Levikote ZBN

ZBN Release

ZBN Release contains Zirconium Oxide (ZrO2) for thermal insulation along with Boron Nitride (BN) for best mold release with permanent mold or low pressure casting. With ZBN Release, only one single coating provides all you need.

RepelKote

RepelKote is an economical water-based Boron Nitride coating that repels molten Aluminum and prevents adhering and sticking to transport refractories. The coating is designed to be diluted with water as desired. RepelKote is compatible with mild steel and cast iron substrates as well as ceramics.

Cera Glue GG

Cera Glue GG is a fiber-free, ready-to-use, water-based, bonding glue for Graphite-to-Graphite or for bonding Silicon Carbide  ceramics to one another.  Cera Glue GG bonds parts together dramatically, creating a strong adhesive connection of the pieces.   Apply  glue to both faces to be bonded and place them together while still wet; then dry the pieces thoroughly at room temperature (i.e., overnight) and/or at 60 C.  To achieve the bond, Cera Glue GG requires a one-time bake-on at >= 800 C (>= 1472 F) for ½ hour.

Supercoat S with BN

ZYP Coating’s Supercoat® S with BN is modified to allow fast drying when applied by brushing, dipping, or spraying.   When applied and dried onto Iron-Chrome-Nickel alloys such as Stainless Steel, a one-time “bake-on” at 800-850 C is required.  The result is a tough, flexible Supercoat that has the special lubricating and non-wetting properties of Boron Nitride.

Cera Foam

Cera Foam provides a ready-to-use, water-based refractory coating that can be applied onto ceramic materials. Due to “chemical direct foaming” Cera Foam expands to 2.5x its size to form adherent, porous, black foam when first heated up to 700 C. Use Cera Foam where the properties of foam are desired: highly porous thermal insulation, sealing deteriorated surfaces, filling pock-marks/holes/gaps, helping to bond parts with spaces between them, etc. Cera Foam is engineered to expand to fill damaged areas and does not sinter, shrink or crack with use. Cera Foam adheres well to all refractory substrates, dense or porous. Cera Foam only requires a one-time heat-up to foam-in-place and then is usable in all environments to 800 C (1472 F). Ready-to-use by applying onto the area where foam is desired, drying, and then with a first-time heat-up the foam is formed in place.

Link to PDF datasheet: Cera Foam

BN Lubricoat ZSB

BN Lubricoat ZSB was developed to have a very-high loading of Boron Nitride while having a very-low viscosity and particle refinement which enables a very consistent, uniform coating to be applied.

BN Lubricoat ZSB is ready-to-use as is or can be diluted further with water if desired. However, with its high BN loading and low viscosity, ZSB is ideal for dip-coating parts

BN Lubricoat Gold

BN Lubricoat Gold is a golden yellow version of our best general use Boron Nitride Lubricoat.   The great nonwetting properties of BN are achieved with a distinctive permanent color for those not wanting white or blue. Ready-to-use as is or can be diluted further with water if desired.  Additionally, the coating provides the very best non-stick release with all molten nonferrous metal processing areas of use.

ChemStop

ChemStop is a fast-drying, easy-to-apply, solvent-based coating designed to prevent harsh chemicals, whether pH Acidic or Basic/Alkaline, from attacking a metal surface.   Once applied and dried, the coated area is not affected by the chemicals … whereas uncoated areas can be leached/etched/reacted if desired.

Supercoat W with BN

Supercoat W with BN has all the properties of water-based Supercoat W but has Boron Nitride added to provide all of its special lubricating and non-wetting properties. The coating is ideal for application onto Fe-Cr-Ni metal surfaces. After applying and drying, Supercoat W with BN also requires a one-time “bake-on” to 800-850 C. after which a well-bonded tough/flexible, electrically insulating coating results.

BN Lubricoat Gray

BN Lubricoat Gray is a permanent-gray tinted version of our best general use Boron Nitride Lubricoat. The great nonwetting properties of BN are achieved with a distinctive permanent color for those not wanting white, blue or gold. BN Lubricoat Gray is ready-to-use as is or can be diluted further with water if desired. The coating also provides the very best nonwetting release with all molten nonferrous metal processing areas of use.

Zypcoat YPO

Zypcoat® YPO is a water-based Yttrium Phosphate  coating that has very high use temperature and is non-reactive with many molten materials – metals, alloys, glasses.  Zypcoat YPO coating has good adherence to metal or ceramic substrates, and is usable to 1500 C with most conditions/atmospheres.

YTO Binder

YTO Binder is has a modest ability to suspend solids. The binder yields the very refractory Y₂O₃*TiO₂ (Y₂TiO₅, Yttrium Titanate) compound with melting point of 1842 C and CTE of 8.77 X 10-6/C as the phase that bonds any added ‘filler’ solids added to the binder. Being pH-Acidic, this binder should only be used with powder solids that are stable in acidic medium.

BN Powder Grade ASP

ZYP Coatings’ unique spherical powder of 85% BN – 15% Al,C2O3 can be used for experimentation in many areas. BN Powder Grade ASP combines the great properties of two superior ceramic materials, Boron Nitride and Aluminum Oxide intimately mixed and united into a spherical particle shape.

Black Satin Graphite Coating

Black Satin is a tough, adherent Graphite based coating with higher use temperature in air than any other Graphite coating – allowing its use up to molten Aluminum temperatures. The coating is usable in air with minimal degradation at 750 C (1382 F) and for short time use to 800 C (1472 C).

Black Satin is ready-to-use or can be diluted with water as desired.

Type Y-CZ

Type Y-CZ is based on the most thermodynamically stable oxides of Yttrium Oxide (Y2O3) and Calcium Zirconate (CaZrO3), both with melting points over 2300 C.  This combination yields 60 mol% Y203 and 40 mol% CaZrO3 on heating over 1000 C.   Most importantly, unlike other Yttrium Oxide based coatings, Type Y-CZ is usable in air atmospheres as well as inert/vacuum to temperatures in the 1000-2000 C range; and the coating bonds well to all substrates – ceramic, graphite, metal.   Due to the high stability of the coating, Type Y-CZ is suitable for use with very reactive molten metals

Zypcoat ITO

Zypcoat® ITO is a 90% In2O3, 10% SnO2 coating that provides unique properties of electrical conductivity as well as low thermal conductivity along with refractoriness and stability. Zypcoat ITO yields a well-bonded Indium Tin Oxide coating when applied to ceramic substrates – allowing a high-purity ITO phase in a paintable coating for applying relatively thick layers (>2 mils or >50 micrometers) thickness that are usable to high-temperature.

Zypcoat CZO

Zypcoat® CZO is based on a lesser-known mixed oxide – namely Calcium Zirconate or Calcium-Zirconium-Oxide, CaZrO₃, which has melting point of 2325 C.  Zypcoat CZO forms 100% CaZrO₃ on heating over 500 C. It is usable in air atmospheres as well as inert/vacuum to temperatures to >2000 C, while bonding well to all substrates – ceramic, graphite, metal.   Due to its high melting point and expected high stability with most materials,  Zypcoat CZO is suitable for R&D studies at extreme temperature and conditions.

Cera Mastic DMX

Cera Mastic DMX is a dry mixture of refractory powders which, on adding around 20 wt% water, instantly forms the same amazing  Cera Mastic as our ready-to-use product.  The advantage of DMX is that it will not dry out or have shelf life issues and can be easily made as much as needed and when needed. And the Cera Mastic paste is ideal for filling/fissures, cracks, and joints in all refractory materials- usable to 1500 C in all atmospheres.