Baron Blakeslee Lab Koat Reduces Coating Process Costs

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Baron Blakeslee’s Lab Koat provides consistency, control and repeatability to a coating process. The Lab Koat Series Coater and other coaters from Baron Blakeslee are designed with quality, efficiency and the environment in mind. The machines work to confine, conserve and recycle carrier fluid, while reducing costs at the same time.

The Lab Koat is the smallest coater of its kind, and it can be customized to meet industry specific needs

Medical and dental device manufacturers can now apply polytetrefluoroethylene (PTFE) or silicone coatings seamlessly with the Baron Blakeslee Lab Koat series coater. The Lab Koat is the smallest coater of its kind, and it can be customized to meet industry specific needs.

The Lab Koat is often used in the medical field to apply PTFE (polytetrefluoroethylene) or silicone coatings for lubricity. The Lab Koat can be used in conjunction with MicroCare Medical’s Duraglide for a smooth, consistent coating on medical tools. The Lab Koat can be used on a variety of objects, including, but not limited to the following:

  • Needles
  • Stents
  • Blades
  • Surgical Staples
  • Catheters

The Lab Koat offers many benefits because of its unique design. The coater is able to apply a consistent coating, so the devices coated will last longer and actuate more smoothly. The Lab Koat minimizes labor costs because the machine speeds up the coating process, which used to be done by hand.

The company also produces electronics coaters that apply a thin, even layer of fluorocarbon solvent soluble polymer conformal coating. This coater also features a refrigeration component to minimize evaporation and an ultra low speed hoist to further ensure a consistent coating.

Baron Blakeslee creates custom coaters that are designed according to the parts that require coating applications. Specialized material handling is designed to handle parts on unusual geometric angles and/or packaging, as well as objects that only need partial coating. The coaters aim to confine, conserve and recycle expensive carrier fluids to minimize costs. The coaters are environmentally friendly, and the machines keep the coating solutions mixed and provide material handling solutions for accurate and repeatable coating deposition processes. The electronics coater deposits a fluorocarbon solvent soluble acrylic polymer. A circuit board coated using the electronics coater lasts longer and is less subject to detrimental environmental factors.

About Baron Blakeslee:
With over 75 years of experience in the design, manufacture and implementation of industrial cleaning equipment, Baron Blakeslee has led the way in the development of powerful, eco-friendly machines. Our custom cleaning equipment, including solvent vapor degreasing systems, solvent recovery distillation systems and aqueous and semi-aqueous cleaning systems are built in our in-house, state-of-the-art facility in Williamstown, W. Va.

From our corporate headquarters in Northbrook, Ill., we serve the following industries with our industrial cleaning equipment: aerospace manufacturing & maintenance, medical/ dental device manufacturing, optics manufacturing, electronics manufacturing, jewelry manufacturing, weapons manufacturing & cleaning, automotive, metal finishing, tube cleaning, etc. For all of your industrial cleaning equipment needs, contact us at
855.793.5173 or view our products online at

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