Plastic Dip Coating Companies

IQS Directory provides a comprehensive list of plastic dip coating companies. Use our website to review and source top plastic dip coating companies with roll over ads and detailed product descriptions. Find plastic dip coating companies that can design, engineer, and manufacture all kinds of plastic products to your company's specifications. Then contact the plastic dip coating companies through our quick and easy request for quote form. Website links, company profile, locations, phone, product videos and product information is provided for each company. Access customer reviews and keep up to date with product news articles. Whether you are looking for cap plugs, plastic grips, plastic tips, or customized plastic dip coating services of every type, this is the resource for you.

  • Tempe, AZ

    No one has more dip molding expertise than we do! We were a pioneer in dip molding 60 years ago, and we remain an industry leader today. Reach out for a fast, competitive quote on custom dip molding & coating services, from prototypes to low or high volume. We’re your single source for design consult, quick prototyping, custom formulations & secondary operations.

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  • Waterbury, CT

    Precision Dip Coating provides dip coating services for the manufacture of soft plastic parts such as cap plugs. hand grips, and more. Decorative and protective, our services are very cost effective and we have a proven track record for on time delivery and precise manufacturing. We can match any color you need, and offer services such as assembly, die cutting, packaging, and decorating.

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  • New Carlisle, OH

    We specialize in plastic dip coating services for dozens of different industries. A wide range of stock PVC colors and durometers are offered. We also offer color matching, custom colors and special order durometers. In addition, we offer imprinting, punching, cutting, and various value added services in an effort to be your one stop shop for all things dip coating.

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  • Auburn Hills, MI

    Rubber & Plastics Co. has 50 years of experience in manufacturing dip molding with the materials, equipment and flexibility to rapidly prototype. We provide standard and custom designed high-temp paint masks, caps, grips and plugs. We have quality plastic dip moldings for a variety of applications and markets. Contact us today to learn more information!

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  • Medway, MA

    Innovative Coatings is a manufacturer of plastisol dip molding and fluidized bed powder coatings of epoxy, polyolefins, nylon and vinyl. Our dip coatings are of FDA-approved and biomedical grades. Customers can also have a choice of color plus foam, gloss or texture finish. We draw from 40 years of experience in the plastic molding and protective coating industry. Let's talk about your project.

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Plastic Dip Coating Industry Information

Plastic Dip Coating

In order to provide a plastic coating that can give protection and beauty to most metal items, the plastic dip coating technique submerges a heated component in liquid plastisol. The process might improve the part's aesthetics, offer a comfortable grip, or shield it from corrosives and abrasion.

Dip Coating Basic Process

The coating can be customized with special additives to offer particular properties like fungal resistance, dielectric strength, and flame retardance. It is available in a variety of colors and textures.

Plastic Dip Coating Methods

The various methods of plastic dip coating include:

Fluidized Bed Powder Coating

In fluidized bed powder coating, heated parts are either passed through an electrically charged powder cloud produced above a fluidized powder or directly dipped into a fluidized powder container.

When using fluid bed coating, the part must first be heated before being submerged in the coating and flowing out. Instead of dipping the item into the powder, electrostatically assisted fluidized bed coating creates a cloud of charged particles (much like a traditional electrostatic gun) through which a heated or unheated part passes.

Compared to fluidized bed coating, the coat it applies is often thin. The shortcomings are caused by the variations between the fluid bed and electrostatic coating.

Building up a film by heating and melting the powder to the part can solve many issues but also lead to new ones. For example, details on smaller parts like stamped or raised lettering will probably be masked. Additionally, if the part has details that are close to one another, the coating may cross over.

Hot Dipping of Parts in Vinyl Plastisols

In accordance with procedures frequently used to prepare substrates for paint applications, parts to be plastisol coated should be chemically cleaned and phosphate or chromate treated. Substrates can also be vapor-degreased; however, this is typically not the preferred technique. Cleaning the substrate of impurities results in greater adherence to the powder.

Vinyl plastisol doesn't adhere to metal very well on its own and needs to be primed if adhesion is required. Primers can either be applied using standard air spray equipment or dipped into a tank. Then, the hot and freshly baked primed component is submerged in the liquid vinyl plastisol.

dip coated parts

After being removed from the liquid plastisol, all hot substrate components will be covered with a layer of semi-fused vinyl plastisol. The quantity deposited will vary according to the part's immersion time, metal temperature, and vinyl plastisol formulation. Depending on the exact plastisol formula, the portion coated with the semi-fused vinyl plastisol is baked to a film temperature ranging from 300 °F (149 °C) to 350 °F (177 °C).

The correct temperature can be achieved by transporting the item back through the priming oven. However, a second separate oven for this activity is strongly recommended because of the increased processing versatility. The fused vinyl plastisol-coated portion is highly vulnerable to surface marring when it comes out of the oven.

Before handling, it is best to allow the piece to cool to a maximum temperature of 120 °F (49 °C). This is frequently accomplished via cold air circulation, water sprays, or a mix of the two. The components are often placed in a tank of constantly flowing, chilly water.

Flame Spray Coating

Spraying polymer powder over a heated product is the third way of plastic dip coating. Another name for this is flock spraying. Because it is more usable, a spray is used to coat some objects because they are too big to be coated by dipping them.

flame sprayed powder

The spray melts and sticks to the part when it comes into contact with the still-hot part. If any partially melted spray remains at the end of the procedure, the product must be warmed. The procedure can be repeated numerous times to give the metal additional layers of protection.

Advantages of Plastic Spray Coating

  • The coating creates a barrier that is resistant to corrosion.
  • It is sound-dampening and insulates the surface from heat, cold, stress, and electrical currents.
  • Products can be delivered quickly and in large quantities.
  • The product gains UV protection and exceptional durability.
  • Plastic dip coating varies widely in thickness, color, texture, and hardness.

Choosing the Right Plastic Dip Coating Company

To ensure the most beneficial outcome when selecting a plastic dip coating business, it is important to compare several companies using our directory of plastic dip coating businesses Each plastic dip coating company has a business profile page illustrating their areas of experience and capabilities, and a contact form to directly communicate with the business for more information or request a quote. Review each plastic dip coating company website using our proprietary website previewer for a better idea of what each company specializes in. Then use our simple RFQ form to contact multiple plastic dip coating companies with the same form.

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