“Southwestern Plating was instrumental in our efforts to get both the coating and the process approved for the highly regarded DuPont™ SP11C Fastener Specification,” said Chris Dohl, Vice President for Intech Services.
Houston, TX (PRWEB) September 13, 2013
Intech Services announced today that Houston-based Southwestern Plating is currently the only company qualified to apply the new DuPont™ Teflon® corrosion resistant industrial coating 857G-018 per the DuPont SP11C specification for fluoropolymer-coated fasteners. The DuPont™ Teflon® industrial coating 857G-018 features improved chemical make-up, better lot to lot consistency, and higher temperature ranges than any other product in the market. DuPont™ Teflon® coatings are available through Intech Services.
“Southwestern Plating was instrumental in our efforts to get both the coating and the process approved for the highly regarded DuPont SP11C Fastener Specification,” said Chris Dohl, Vice President for Intech Services. “Their attention to detail, superior quality, industry expertise, and patience to participate in DuPont’s development trials on the 857G fastener line of coatings was critical to this technology’s success.”
As the first truly water based, low VOC, and easy-to-use one coat, the DuPont 857G line of coatings have been getting a lot of attention from specifiers in North America. Test results on this coating system are above market place expectations and perform well in extreme applications that require anti-galling properties in various environments. The coating provides excellent corrosion resistance and was specifically designed for coating offshore, oil and gas, chemical processing, and water treatment fasteners on substrates such as carbon steel, stainless steel, and aluminum.
“We are proud to have been chosen to help develop this product,” said Matt Ferguson, an owner of Southwestern Plating Company. “Working with DuPont and Intech to develop this coating for the industrial market allowed us the unique opportunity to participate in the evolution of a new product and gives us an advantage over any other company in the market. It was a true pleasure working with a company like DuPont that has a long history, experience, and knowledge-base of the industry.”
DuPont SP11C specifies the requirements for fluoropolymer-coated fasteners used in severe atmospheric corrosive environments to have a continuous working temperature range of -50°C to 175°C (-58°F to 347°F) and intermittent working temperature range of -50°C to 200°C (-58°F to 392°F). These fasteners are not intended or recommended to be used for immersion service.
Data on DuPont’s 857G line of fastener coatings can be reviewed at http://www.intechservices.com/Fastener-Coatings. For questions on the system feel free to contact Chris Dohl at Intech Services by email at chris(at)intechservices(dot)com or via phone at 302-366-8530. To get products plated or coated contact Matt Ferguson of Southwestern Plating by email at mattf(at)swplating(dot)com or via phone at 713-223-1331.
Southwestern Plating Company, established in 1948, is a customer-focused metal finishing and industrial coatings company serving manufacturers in diverse industries across North America and around the globe. The family owned and operated Houston company combines vast experience and industry-leading customer support with a commitment to working with integrity to deliver optimum value to customers.