SI-TUFF™ Performance Silicon Carbide is a new type of reinforcing additive that is changing the way coatings formulators think about coating reinforcement.
If used properly, SI-TUFF™ is expected to increase service lifetime by 20-50%. Some customers have improved performance by 70%. The primary benefit of SI-TUFF™ is improved scratch and abrasion resistance, which results in increased service lifetime. Secondary benefits include enhanced thermal conductivity and stability, impact resistance, and hardness.
SI-TUFF™ Performance Silicon Carbide is primarily used when the coatings formulator is challenged with improving wear resistance without compromising other critical properties. SI-TUFF™ is uniquely valuable for these applications because it improves wear resistance at low loading levels, such that it does not affect other properties including non-stick, friction, and flexibility. For example, it may be used in non-stick cookware and bakeware coatings without affecting release properties, or it may be used in piping coatings without decreasing flexibility and impact resistance.
Coatings formulators are constantly finding new ways to use SI-TUFF™ in their coating systems to increase performance. Some example applications include:
- Non-stick consumer cookware coatings
- Non-stick industrial bakeware coatings
- Industrial Fluoropolymer Coatings
- Industrial piping coatings
- Superdurable polyurethane coatings
- Epoxy-Novolac coatings
- Ceramic Coatings
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