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Solutions: Non-Stick Release

Lectrofluor® Smooths the Flow of Dried Fruit To Keep Portions Consistent

Lectrofluor® ensured an anti-stick surface plus wear reduction for a solid filling machine used to package dried fruits.

How Magnaplate Surface Treatments Help Optimize Uptime for Valuable Semiconductor Equipment

Magnaplate surface treatments protect semiconductor equipment in vacuum environments against corrosion, friction, abrasion, contamination and sticking.

How Magnaplate HCR® Solves Mold Release Challenges for Thermoformed Pharmaceutical Blister Packages

Magnaplate HCR® is becoming the "go to" coating in the thermoforming of blisters from PVC/PVDC laminates in forming, filling and sealing machines.

Lectrofluor® Gives Stainless Steel Condensate Pumps Extra Protection Against Corrosion

General Magnaplate’s Lectrofluor® helped a pharmaceutical injectables manufacturer halt corrosion and chemical attack on a condensate pump.

Prevent a Hot Mess - How Our CS-1331 Coatings Wipe Away PVC Residue

General Magnaplate’s CS-1331 is a lubricious coating type that offers PVC release and proven thermal stability at up to 500°F.

Surface Treatments Take the Heat To Prevent Fabric Bonding Cylinders From Sticking

General Magnaplate surface treatments can improve the release properties of textile rollers and other converting machine parts for greater productivity.

Engineered Coatings Keep Equipment Free From Residue and Hang-ups

General Magnaplate engineered coatings enhance and protect metal components from sticky substances and ensure proper mold release.

Don’t Get Stuck - Engineered Coatings Address Sticky Substances in Many Industries

When sticking threatens equipment uptime and reliability, engineered coatings can protect your machine surfaces and improve their non-stick properties.

Evaluating Coatings? Don’t Forget About Thermal Sprays

When selecting your surface protection coating, be sure to also consider thermal sprays.

Video - Engineered Coatings for Aerospace

Our new video presents some of the engineered coatings General Magnaplate offers, along with the technical features that make them well-suited for use in demanding aerospace applications where failure is not an option.

Protect Your Pumps With Engineered Coatings

Engineered coatings can address your application’s conditions and your pump’s specific mechanical requirements to ensure productivity and uptime.

Mind Your Metal - Coating Conversations on Aerospace [On-Demand Webinar]

With the right coating, you can expect more from your aerospace equipment — boosted productivity and decreased downtime and variability. General Magnaplate's proprietary finishes offer unique, problem-solving solutions for some of the toughest applications.

Anodizing Aluminum Parts - Answers to Your Frequently Asked Questions

These FAQs will help answer some of the basic questions you may have about anodizing aluminum parts to give them greater reliability and durability.

How to Select the Best Engineered Coating for Your Aluminum Parts

Tufram and Nedox engineered coatings are appropriate for a wide range of applications involving aluminum parts.

Mind Your Metals - Coating Conversations on Medical and Pharmaceutical Applications [Webinar]

Our new webinar, “Mind Your Metals - Boost Uptime And Cleanliness With High-Performance Coatings,” will show how engineered coatings can solve downtime issues and increase productivity in clean environments.

Why Engineered Coatings Are Important For Your MRO Strategy

When you want to get the most out of your worn parts, let General Magnaplate engineered coatings be part of your MRO strategy.

Mind Your Metal - Coating Conversations on Valves [On—demand Webinar]

Valves used in industrial facilities, as well as oil and gas installations, must endure severe conditions that can damage surfaces, lead to downtime or even shorten a part’s lifetime.

Mind Your Metal - Coating Conversations on Food and Bulk Solids [On—demand Webinar]

Food processing and bulk solids operations share many of the same objectives - maximizing runtime, high production and throughput, lower maintenance costs and long equipment lifetime. However, issues like part replacement, preventative maintenance and cleaning can hinder those goals. 

Learn How Infused Polymers Give Our Engineered Coatings an Edge

To protect metal surfaces from damage, you have several methods to choose from. Many vendors provide surface enhancement offerings that range from plating to powders to paint-on processes, all of which can offer a fair amount of protection.

Mind Your Metal - Coating Conversations on Packaging [On-demand Webinar]

In our latest webinar, Mind Your Metal - Coating Conversations on Packaging, we examine some common issues in the packaging industry and explore the ways high-performance coatings can solve them to help you reduce downtime and increase productivity.

Video - Protect Critical Oil And Gas Components From Extreme Conditions

Throughout the oil and gas industry, equipment is prone to unforgiving conditions that can affect performance and reliability.

Preventing Component Wear Starts With Understanding Coefficient of Friction

When two objects make contact with each other, there's going to be resistance, or friction, between the surfaces. Friction causes wear and affects the performance and operating life of components, so it’s important to minimize it.

Delivering the Right Coating and Service for a Precision Machine Shop

When your machine shop creates precise metal parts for demanding industries, failure is not an option. Your vendors must be responsive to your needs as well as those of your customers.

How An Early Partnership With Your Coating Supplier Provides Benefits

No matter your industry, there will be times when you need to coat a part — whether to protect it from conditions in its target application, improve its performance, extend its lifetime or simply to enhance its aesthetics.

Video - Our Engineered Coating Process

This video shows how General Magnaplate fortifies your engineered coating by infusing polymers into the substrate and applying a proprietary sealing process so it becomes an integral part of the new surface.

Understanding the Many Facets of Corrosion

Sometime during your metal or alloy part’s lifetime, it will be vulnerable to corrosion. Corrosion is a common problem, and it occurs in many different forms.

Why Masking Deserves Time and Attention

When you need to enhance the surface of your part, chances are you don’t want to coat the entire part. Although masking is an essential aspect of the surface protection process, it is often an afterthought.

How Engineered Coatings Prevent Equipment Failure in Aerospace Applications

Aerospace environments involve some of the toughest conditions for equipment. Threats like friction, galling, corrosion and high temperatures can cause some of the industry’s most common metals and alloys to fail.

Video - Engineered Coatings for Powder and Bulk Solids Handling

In powder and bulk solids handling processes, many conditions can hinder equipment reliability and performance.

Engineered Coatings Give Old Parts New Life

When machine parts wear out, they can hurt the plant’s productivity and costs. While replacing these parts may be appropriate, MRO professionals should consider refurbishing them with the help of engineered surface enhancement coatings.

Engineered Coatings Optimize Powder and Bulk Solids Equipment Output

In the powder bulk solids industry, precise metering and efficient material feeding are critical. However, several conditions can hinder machine performance and affect lifetime.

Engineered Coatings Protect Valves in Harsh Conditions of Oil and Gas Facilities

As oil and gas facilities move to more remote locations with extreme conditions, any equipment downtime due to parts failure can be costly.

Video - Engineered Coatings for Food Processing

Throughout the food processing process, a variety of conditions can affect your equipment’s performance and reliability.

To Keep Mining Operations Running, Protect Valves With Engineered Coatings

Mining and mineral processing facilities present a host of threats that can affect valve reliability and uptime. Knife gate valves used in slurry transport, for example, must consistently perform despite heavy contact with abrasive, corrosive metal solids or acids that can erode the valve.

Carrying Forward a Legacy of Excellence in Aerospace

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. General Magnaplate was part of the Apollo program's success from the beginning, both on the ground innovating surface coatings for space exploration and, later, on the moon protecting the drill tubes that sampled the moon's soil and rocks.

How Engineered Coatings Help Packaging Machines Run Smoothly

Fast-paced, high-volume production facilities cannot afford downtime caused by poorly performing packaging equipment.

Polymer Coatings Withstand Corrosion and Take the Heat

When it comes to protecting metal and mixed metal components, harsh conditions and high performance requirements often prove too demanding for conventional coatings.

Completing Our Texas Expansion

General Magnaplate's Arlington, Texas, facility has expanded to keep pace with our substantial growth over the last five years.

Synergistic Coatings Keep Food Processing Equipment Running Efficiently and Longer

When it comes to food processing applications, the types of equipment that need protection are as varied as the threats they face. Whether you specify or upgrade molds, hoppers, pneumatic cylinders, extruders or guillotine blades, protecting that equipment is a top priority.

Get the Full Benefits of Extended Wear Protection for Your Metal Parts

What’s the best way to protect metal parts against wear, abrasion or corrosion to ensure long lifetimes? Engineers evaluating protective coatings for metal components may not be aware of the advantages that thermal sprays offer over conventional coatings.

Video - Engineered Coatings for Oil and Gas

Surface enhancement coatings take the worry out of keeping your oil and gas tooling safe from wear and corrosive conditions—enabling you to downsize your casings and other components to make your drilling operation more efficient.

When Evaluating Anodizing, Keep Consistency In Mind

When you need an aluminum oxide finish to fortify metal components for long life, you’ll be faced with various anodizing processes to choose from. At first glance, they all promise protection from common threats and offer similar features and properties.

Engineered Coating Protects Pulleys In Sticky Labeling Machine

Labeling machines must operate around the clock at very high speeds. But if adhesive residue clings to any of the machine components, the entire production process will grind to a halt until the parts are cleaned.

Video - Engineered Coatings for Packaging Applications

In the productivity-driven packaging world, there are many possible sources of downtime. Surface enhancement coatings can help you eliminate them—ensuring your packaging machines run smoothly.

Coatings Protect Automated Equipment Across Multiple Industries

Engineered coatings keep automated machinery running smoothly, increasing throughput and helping to maintain 24/7 operation.

Engineered Coatings Boost Productivity in Automated Systems

Engineered coatings boost productivity in automated systems, mitigating troublesome issues like abrasion, premature wear, corrosion and sticking.

Maintaining Equipment with Specialized Surface Treatments

Maintaining equipment with specialized surface treatments mitigates issues involving abrasion, premature wear, corrosion and sticking.

How Engineered Coatings Extend Equipment Lifetime [White Paper]

How engineered coatings extend equipment lifetime, protecting parts from wear, abrasion and corrosion.

General Magnaplate Basic

Watch this video to learn about the basic versions of our advanced surface enhancement technologies.

General Magnaplate Plasmadize®

Synergistic thermal spray Plasmadize includes polymer infusion, and when applied mechanically bonds to the substrate, altering its surface properties.

How Metal Coatings Give The Dry Bulk Solids Industry An Edge

Metal coatings technologies provide a critical edge in dry bulk solids handling—reducing friction, preventing material buildup, increasing lifespan and more.

Applying TUFRAM® To Aluminum Dies Improves Productivity For Custom Extruder

Applying engineered coating Tufram to aluminum dies improved custom extruder, resulting in longer die life and increased productivity.

Delivering Consistency Globally For Pharmaceutical OEM

Nedox and Tufram engineered coatings are FDA-compliant and accessible worldwide, delivering consistency for pharmaceutical OEM.

Nedox® 605 Eases Cleanup In Defense System Winding Mandrel

Engineered coating Nedox 605 eases cleanup in a defense system's winding mandrel, preventing troublesome residue from clinging to parts.

Video - Superior Chemical and Corrosion Resistance

This video shows how Tufram coatings for aluminum far outperform conventional hard anodizing when it comes to corrosion resistance, friction reduction and hardness.

Engineered Coating For Extreme Wear And Tight Tolerances

Magnagold enhanced titanium nitride physical vapor deposition coating (PVD) resists wear and abrasion up to 20 times better than stainless steel.

Get To Know Tufram Coatings

This video shows how Tufram coatings for aluminum far outperform conventional hard anodizing when it comes to corrosion resistance, friction reduction and hardness.

Protect Aluminum From Corrosion and Friction

Tufram synergistic surface coatings protect aluminum from corrosion and friction, and are a good choice for manufacturing, processing and packaging equipment.

Boost Uptime and Cleanliness in Food Processing Applications with Engineered Coatings

Boost uptime and cleanliness in food processing applications with engineered coatings that handle the demands of 24/7 plant schedules and rigorous cleaning routines.

Coatings Keep Converting Lines Humming

Applying the right type of engineered coatings to key machine components will keep converting lines humming.

Choose Tufram For Superior Performance Characteristics

Tufram and Tufram Basic Hard Anodizing coatings provide superior performance characteristics, offering different levels of hardness, friction reduction and corrosion resistance.

Engineered Coatings Solve Pharmaceutical Packaging Issues

Engineered coatings solve pharmaceutical packaging issues, including problems relating to release, friction, corrosion, speed and sticking.

Engineered Smart Coatings For The Packaging Industry

Engineered smart coatings for the packaging industry reduce friction, eliminate wear and provide release and FDA compliance.

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