Other Industrial Coatings

Codemark Black
Description

Codemark Black is a water-based coating that is adherent to metals and most ceramics and withstands thermal cycling.

Key Attributes
  • High-Temperature Stable — Does not glaze, melt, run, become tacky, or chalk-off.
  • Works for Metals and Ceramics
  • Vivid Contrast for Visibility
  • Abrasion-Resistant
  • Applied Like Housepaints by Brushing, Stenciling, or Spraying
  • Safe, Water-Based, Easy to Clean Up After Use
Ideal Use
  • Coding/Marking/ID of Parts Being Heat-Treated
  • Permanently-Coloring Parts Through Thermal Cycling
Datasheet

Link to PDF datasheet: Codemark-Black

Codemark White
Description

Codemark White is a water-based coating that is adherent to most metals and ceramics and withstands thermal cycling.

Key Attributes
  • High-Temperature Stable — Does not glaze, melt, run, become tacky, or chalk-off.
  • Works for Metals and Ceramics
  • Good Visibility
  • Abrasion-Resistant
  • Applied Like Housepaints by Brushing, Stenciling, or Spraying
  • Safe, Water-Based, Easy to Clean Up After Use
Ideal Use
  • Coding/Marking/ID of Parts Being Heat-Treated
  • Permanently-Coloring Parts Through Thermal Cycling
Datasheet

Link to PDF datasheet: Codemark White

LK Ink
Description

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.

Key Attributes
  • Adherent to metals and ceramics with thermal cycles.
  • Completely water insoluble after heating to approx. 125 C for <=3 hrs.
  • Minimal outgassing on heatup … with water as the species evolved.
  • High-temperature stable. Does not glaze, melt, run, become tacky or chalk off.
  • Easily applied, like house paint
  • Water-based; utensils are readily cleaned up with water [before drying]
  • Moderate flexibility
Ideal Use
  • Marking/Identification/Coding of parts being heat-treated
  • Marking/Identification/Coding of tags used at high-temperatures
  • Providing a water-insoluble mark or coating on a substrate
Datasheet

Link to PDF datasheet: LK Ink

Ink Comparison Chart

LSI Ink
Description

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.

Key Attributes
  • Adherent to metals and ceramics with thermal cycles.
  • Completely water insoluble after heating to approx. 125 C for 3 hrs.
  • Minimal outgassing on heatup … with water as the species evolved.
  • High-temperature stable. Does not glaze, melt, run, become tacky or chalk off.
  • Easily applied, like house paint
  • Water-based; utensils are readily cleaned up with water [before drying]
  • Highest flexibility
Ideal Use
  • Marking/Identification/Coding of parts being heat-treated
  • Marking/Identification/Coding of tags used at high-temperatures
  • Providing a water-insoluble mark or coating on a substrate
Datasheet

Link to PDF datasheet: LSI Ink

Ink Comparison Chart

TAP Ink
Description

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.

Key Attributes
  • Adherent to metals and ceramics with thermal cycles.
  • Nearly water-insoluble on room-temperature drying – completely water insoluble after heating to approx. 125 C for >=4 hrs.
  • Minimal outgassing on heatup … with water as the species evolved.
  • High-temperature stable. Does not glaze, melt, run, become tacky or chalk off.
  • Easily applied, like house paint
  • Water-based; utensils are readily cleaned up with water [before drying]
  • Good flexibility
Ideal Use
  • Marking/Identification/Coding of parts being heat-treated
  • Marking/Identification/Coding of tags used at high-temperatures
  • Providing a water-insoluble mark or coating on a substrate
Datasheet

Link to PDF datasheet: TAP Ink

Ink Comparison Chart

NDB Stop-Off
Description

NDB Stop-Off coating is a “Do All” water-based coating for heat treating, being effective for all nitriding, carburizing, and carbonitriding atmospheres.  NDB provides a hard abrasion resistant barrier layer on all metals — proven effective for fluidized-bed processing, where abrasion resistance is mandatory.  NDB has no environmental/flammability problems like solvent-based stop-off coatings.

Key Attributes
  • 100% Effective for All Processes & Metals & Most All Case Thicknesses
  • Abrasion-Resistant, Hard Coating
  • Usable Even for Alloy Steels (8000 series, such as 8160)
  • Applied Like Housepaint by Brushing, Dipping, or Spraying
Ideal Use
  • Fluidized Bed Nitriding
  • Vacuum, Gas, & Pack Carburizing
  • Carbonitriding
  • Salt Bath Treatment
  • Scale & Decarburization Control
Datasheet

Link to PDF datasheet: NDB-Stop-Off

Yttria Stop-Off
Description

Yttria Stop-Off is a water-based coating of Yttrium Oxide (Y2O3) that provides a relatively tough/adherent coating which is usable in all atmospheres to over 1000°C (1832°F) on all substrates. Provides a shield/barrier from reactions/interactions.

Key Attributes
  • Water-based paint providing the great properties of Y2O3 in all atmospheres for all substrates.
  • Applies like housepaint (brush, dip, air-spray)
  • Easily applied by air spraying onto hot or cold surfaces
  • Great with highly reactive materials
  • Safe, Water-Based, Non-flammable
  • Dilutable with water or Type Y for higher purity
  • Easy clean-up with water
Ideal Use
  • Protective coating for crucibles and molds
  • High temperature lubricant
  • Core wash for investment casting
  • Interaction barrier and release layer
Datasheet

Link to PDF datasheet: Yttra Stop-Off

Z-Guard
Description

Z-Guard is a moderately-low-viscosity, water-based paint that yields a relatively high hardness coating that is 86% Zirconium Oxide [Unstabilized] after heating >600 C (>1100 F). Easy-to-use coating that is good for all atmospheres to 1550 C (2822 F).

Key Attributes
  • Forms Tough, Abrasion-Resistant Layer on Most Substrates — Sintered-Fused-Silica; Fiber Blankets, Boards, Felts; Porous Bricks; Pulp-Molded Ceramics
Ideal Use
  • Surface Sealant, Stopping Dusting/Spalling
  • Protective Layer for Fibrous Surfaces
  • Low-Thermal-Conductivity Layer
Datasheet

Link to PDF Datasheet: Z-Guard

Coverguard
Description

Coverguard is a water-based paintable Silicon Carbide (SiC) coating that is usable to 1000 C (1832 F) in air/oxidizing atmospheres to protect all graphite and carbons from oxidation while providing a tough, abrasion-resistant layer. Coverguard reduces carbon loss and costly graphite component replacement.

Key Attributes
  • Extends Lifetime & Reduces Maintenance• Provides a Hard, Abrasion-Resistant Layer
  • High Emissivity due to SiC
  • Usable on all Graphites / Carbons
  • Withstands Cyclic Use
  • Forms Sealed-Porosity-Coating That Stops Oxidation: Performs Best if Used > 700 C  (>1292 F) due to Pore-Sealing
  • Water-based, Ready-to-use, Like House Paint
Ideal Use
  • Oxidation Reduction and Prevention with Graphite and Carbons
  • Abrasion-Resistant Surface Sealant Layer for Graphite
Datasheet

Link to PDF datasheet: Coverguard

MW-50 Paste
Description

MW-50 Paste is a water-based, fiber-strengthened paste based on Alpha Silicon Carbide (SiC). MW-50 can be brushed or troweled to form thick-stucco-like, abrasion-resistant shell that protects graphite and is also non-reactive to molten nonferrous metals.   MW-50 is also ideal for soft ceramic bodies and for repairing heavily-eroded graphite parts.

Key Attributes
  • Extends Lifetime & Reduces Maintenance
  • Provides a Hard, Abrasion-Resistant Layer
  • Repairs Graphite Parts to “Original”
  • Stops Further Oxidation, Wear, and Erosionof Graphite
  • Provides Tough “Shell” for Soft Ceramic Bodies such as Pulp-Molded Pieces
  • Withstands Cyclic Use
  • Water-based, Ready-to-use
Ideal Use
  • Repairing Badly Eroded Graphite Components
  • Protecting Components from Further Degradation
  • For use on Rotors, Stators, Molds, Trays
  • For a Tough, Abrasion-Resistant Surface Sealant
Datasheet

Link to PDF datasheet: MW-50-Paste

SC-1400
Description

SC-1400 is a water-based paintable Beta (cubic-crystal-structure) Silicon Carbide (SiC) coating that is usable to 1400 C and above (even to 1600 C for short-time exposure) in air/oxidizing atmospheres to protect all graphite and carbons from oxidation while providing an abrasion resistant layer. Thus, SC-1400 reduces carbon loss and costly graphite component replacement.

Key Attributes
  • Extends Lifetime & Reduces Maintenance
  • Provides a Hard, Abrasion-Resistant Layer
  • High Emissivity due to SiC
  • Usable on all Graphites and Carbons
  • Withstands Cyclic Use
  • Forms Sealed-Porosity-Coating That Stops Oxidation: Performs Best if Used > 700 C  (>1292 F) due to Pore-Sealing
  • Water-based, Ready-to-use, Like House Paint
Ideal Use
  • Oxidation Reduction and Prevention with Graphite and Carbons
  • Abrasion-Resistant Surface Sealant Layer for Graphite
Datasheet

Link to PDF datasheet: SC 1400

Cera Mastic
Description

Cera Mastic provides a ready-to-use, water-based ceramic putty patching material that can be filled into any fissure, crack or defect in refractory materials. This unique repair product is based on a proprietary mixed oxide system that is completely free of Refractory Ceramic Fiber (RCF). Cera Mastic is engineered to fill damaged areas with no sintering, shrinking or cracking with use. Adheres well to all refractory surfaces, dense or porous. Applicable for all environments from 500 C (932 F) to 1500 C (2732 F). Ready-to-use after applying with putty knife or trowel followed by drying. No special cure is needed.

NOTE: This product does not contain Boron Nitride.

Key Attributes
  • Very wide use-temperature range; up to 1500 C
  • Stable in contact with many refractory materials
  • Smoothly applies and spreads easily; dries in minutes at room temperature
  • Premium performance at economical price
  • Fills the damaged areas and does not sinter, shrink or crack with thermal cycling
  • Excellent strength, hardness, and toughness that prevents molten materials from reacting or under cutting any coated or filled regions
  • Does not contain RCF (Refractory Ceramic Fiber)
  • Long life of the repaired areas due to inertness and non-reaction with molten materials
  • High adhesion to all refractory types (dense or porous) without chipping or flaking
  • Fills fissures, cracks, seams and joints
  • Not sensitive to freezing
  • May be over-coated with BN Cera Patch or BN Lubricoat paint to provide excellent non-wetting to molten aluminum
Ideal Use
  • Repairing and patching cracks, fissures, ruts, pock marks, joints, defects in molten-aluminum- transport refractories
  • Preventing adhesion and sticking of residual metal in cavities and cracks
Datasheet

Link to PDF datasheet: Cera Mastic

Cera Mastic DMX
Description

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.

Key Attributes
  • Instant putty from dry mix by just adding water
  • 1500 C use temperature
  • Good for all refractories
  • Contains no RCF (Refractory Ceramic Fiber)
  • Water-based – easy cleanup
Ideal Use
  • Repairing/patching of fissures, cracks, joints
  • Cementing refractory parts in place
  • Sealing gaps from vapor/gas permeation
Datasheet

Link to PDF datasheet: Cera Mastic DMX

Zypcoat ALT
Description

Zypcoat® ALT is an economical water-based Aluminum Titanate (ALT) coating that is non-wetting and non-reactive with aluminum and aluminum-based alloys. The high erosion resistance and high use temperature (> 1400°C) make this a versatile and tough coating for a multitude of applications. This includes protecting refractories during melting, processing and transport of alloys that are highly reactive and/or possess melting temperatures >700-800°C.  The coating can be diluted with water as desired and works well on ceramic and metal substrates.

Key Attributes
  • Non-reactive and non-wetting with molten aluminum and its alloys
  • Resistant to erosion and oxidation
  • High use temperature: > 1400°C
  • Stable in contact with highly reactive alloys
  • Can be diluted with water as desired
Ideal Use
  • All metal transport components
  • Applications that require temperatures greater than typical aluminum processing
  • Applications that require a stable, non-reactive barrier coating
  • Specialty aluminum alloys requiring very-high purity and zero Boron levels
  • Sacrificial coating for Aluminum Titanate components, protecting them and extending their lifetime
  • Piston alloy (or “sticky” alloy) processing where messy oil-based coatings are now used
Datasheet

Link to PDF datasheet: Zypcoat-ALT

Vitragard FS
Description

Vitragard FS is a ready-to-use, water-based brushable paste 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.

Key Attributes
  • Seals all types of fused silica parts, from highly porous (>85%) to dense fused silica (DFS) with a tough, glassy non-silica coating
  • Applies easily onto the surface with minimal penetration
  • Improves the erosion resistance of porous fused silica, extending the lifetime of the coated part
  • Prevents reactive gases from penetrating through the parts
  • Allows coating with highly nonwetting Boron Nitride paints for all molten metal processing and transfer components
  • Safe, Water-Based, No VOC’s
Ideal Use
  • Sealing surfaces to provide a more chemically resistant material than silica, while also providing good erosion resistance and allowing the good thermal insulating ability of porous silica along with its excellent thermal shock properties
  • Stopping sticking and adherence of residual metal in pores and rough surfaces
Datasheet

Link to PDF datasheet: Vitragard FS