Those who are at all interested in the world of plastic manufacturing may have heard the phrase “fluidized bed coating” in the past, although they may not be familiar with what it is, exactly. But if you’ve ever wondered how we can enhance and protect certain products with precision and finesse, then it’s fluidized bed coating that you’ve been thinking about. Here’s some more information about this simple process that enhances so many products that we use on a daily basis:
What is Fluidized Bed Coating?
Picture this: plastic particles suspended in mid-air, gently caressing, and enveloping your product to create a flawless coating. It’s not magic, it’s fluidized bed coating. This unique process involves immersing an object into a bed of plastic particles that have been heated to a specific temperature. The particles become fluidized, forming a bed that behaves like a liquid. When the object is dipped into this bed, the particles adhere to its surface, creating a uniform and seamless coating.
Applications and Benefits of Fluidized Bed Coating
Now that we know how the process of fluidized bed coating works, it’s time to consider why it’s used and what benefits it creates. Here are some of the reasons the process is used on certain products:
One of the biggest advantages of fluidized bed coating is its ability to provide outstanding protection to your products. The coating acts as a robust barrier, shielding against wear and tear, impact, corrosion, and even extreme environmental conditions. Whether it’s a wire rack, a sturdy industrial part, or a point of purchase display, fluidized bed coating ensures that your items are well-protected and have an extended lifespan.
Versatility in Coating Thickness
Fluidized bed coating offers unparalleled versatility when it comes to coating thickness. By adjusting the process parameters, the thickness of the coating can be customized to meet your specific requirements. This flexibility allows for consistent and uniform coating, regardless of the size or shape of the product. Whether you need a thin, precise coating for intricate parts or a thicker, more durable coating for larger structures, fluidized bed coating can accommodate your needs and the needs of all types of clients.
Beyond protection, fluidized bed coating can add a bit of elegance to a product. The coating can be applied in a variety of colors and finishes, allowing the manufacturer to create a visually appealing and professional look. No matter what kind of finish you prefer, fluidized bed coating offers endless possibilities to enhance the appearance of products and make them stand out in the market.
At Piper Plastics, we have years of experience when it comes to fluidized bed coating, along with a range of other plastic manufacturing services such as dip molding and dip coating. Our team of skilled professionals possess a commitment to quality work, combining their expertise with the newest in the world of technology.
If you’re looking to enhance the durability of such products as wire shelving units/closet organizers, point of purchase displays, small wire baskets, wire forms, brackets, or any other product that undergoes fluidized bed coating, we’re the place to call. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us at 800-966-9919 if you’re interested in learning about any of our services. We’re here to collaborate with you, explore possibilities, and enhance your products using our world class fluidized bed coating techniques.