Abrasion Resistant Coatings
Abrasion resistant coatings are used to improve or modify the surface hardness of a component and hence improve it's performance and lifespan.
The plasma coatings most commonly applied are Tungsten Carbide and ceramics. Depending on the application and the part, post coating machining is often carried out.
The application of a fluoropolymer with the abrasion resistant plasma coating can be used to give a hard wearing coating with release properties.
A further abrasion resistant coating Impreglon can offer is ECTFE (also known as Halar®). Halar® is a very tough polymer which has a reputation for being "spanner resistant" though of course we don't recommend such treatment! ECTFE has a coating thickness above 0.5mm and is machinable.
For more information see, for example, Nanofinish, PlasmaCoat® and StarCoat®.