Henkel rolls out ceramic dry film coating
Published August 15, 2011
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Henkel has introduced Aerodag Ceramishield, a durable anti-spatter ceramic dry film coating for welding equipment. This coating was designed specifically to reduce spatter build-up on welding torches, thereby also reducing production costs and saving time. Spatter due to liquid metal particles produced during welding impairs the quality of welding equipment and the surfaces of the metal parts being welded. After application the product creates a ceramic coating on the surface that repels spatter immediately. This cuts costs by 40 percent and saves seven percent of time, the company said. Another advantage of Aerodag Ceramishield is that it provides not only physical but thermal protection, thus increasing the service life of welding equipment. The quality of the weld seam also improves because the shroud remains free of spatter and the gas flow is not interrupted. Suitable for MIG/MAG welding processes Aerodag Ceramishield can be used in all MIG/MAG welding processes. One application of the silicone-free coating is enough to protect contact tips and shrouds in all MIG/MAG welding processes for up to eight hours.