Hydrophobic Coating Also Effectively Protects against Corrosion and Chemical Agents

Boyd Coatings Research Co., Inc. has developed the CRC 6000-line Hydrophobic Coating, a customized coating used primarily on radomes, satellite dishes and other communication installations to prevent water film from building up and hindering signals. In addition to maintaining clear communications signals, CRC 6000 provides excellent resistance to corrosion, abrasion, chemicals and impact, and is self-cleaning in most environments.

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Hudson, MA (PRWEB) June 28, 2012

Boyd Coatings Research Co., Inc. (http://www.boydcoatings.com) has developed the CRC 6000-line Hydrophobic Coating, a customized coating used primarily on radomes, satellite dishes and other communication installations to prevent water film from building up and hindering signals. CRC 6000 is currently employed on ground installations in every climate from the earth’s deserts to the arctic; it is also used on seagoing vessels as well as rotary and fixed wing aircraft. CRC 6000 is a solid dispersion of fluorocarbon polymer and an aliphatic, moisture-cure, two-part polyurethane that creates a hard film with superior UV-resistance and long-term water repellency. CRC 6000 was designed to create a high contact angle (140+ degrees) for water droplets, allowing water to roll off and leave a perfectly dry surface. CRC 6000 thus minimizes signal attenuation, especially at 44 GHz and 21GHz, which traditionally results from surface water accumulation.

In addition to maintaining clear communications signals, CRC 6000 provides excellent resistance to corrosion, abrasion, chemicals and impact, and is self-cleaning in most environments. CRC 6000 can be applied directly to most composite substrates (including DuPont Tedlar and reinforced epoxies) and, with appropriate primers, to virtually any surface. Additionally, CRC 6000 has CARC (Chemical Agent Resistant Coating) properties which make it ideal for military applications.

CRC 6000 can be applied by conventional air, airless or air-assisted airless spray methods. The coating can also be brushed or rolled onto small areas. This allows for field application and repair as well as application in OEM production plants. CRC 6000 has a flat finish and is available in standard white, light gray, custom-color matches and Federal Standard 595 colors. For more detailed information on these and other coatings, visit http://www.boydcoatings.com

Boyd Coatings Research Co., Inc. manufactures, applies and distributes custom-developed, high performance coatings, specializing in the medical, industrial and aerospace markets. The company is an ISO 9001:2008 certified, registered and licensed applicator for Teflon®, Whitford, 3M and hundreds of other popular coatings and finishes providing non-stick, heat resistant, conductive, insulative, hydrophobic and other desirable properties. High-volume and flexible manufacturing capabilities allow the company to product both large and small quantities quickly and cost-effectively.