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PFI Offers a Broad Suite of Protective Coatings to Prevent Corrosion for Diverse Substrates

When considering the wide range of available protective coatings for products and components, it can be challenging to determine which is best for long-term, reliable protection. At PFI, our team has over three decades of experience offering not only high-quality application of common protective coatings to prevent corrosion, but we have also developed world-class proprietary solutions to meet customer needs. If you are seeking to learn more about protective coatings to determine which is best for your needs, you can learn more about our range of solutions here and then contact our team to discuss a potential job in depth. We are always happy to work with you to recommend a protective coatings solution from our suite of offerings that will best fit your project!

Electroless Nickel Plating for Injection Molding Applications and Beyond

At PFI, one of our most popular protective coatings solutions is electroless nickel plating. This solution is often used for substrates that are involved in the injection molding industry, but its benefits can be taken advantage of by additional industries including Defense and beyond. Unlike many electricity-based anti-corrosion processes, electroless nickel plating is a process that involves a chemical reaction between the substrate to be plated and a nickel-based solution. Two of the reasons this process stands out among protective coatings are that it ensures uniform depositing regardless of the shape of the substrate being plated and that it boasts a melting range of 1,600°F. 

A common use for the electroless nickel plating process is to bring well-worn bores and molds used in the injection molding industry back to print dimension and therefore extend their lifespan. Our team can describe this process in greater depth and help you determine if it is well suited to solving your protective coating needs.

Anodizing to Improve Aluminum’s Protective Coating Capabilities

If you are interested in protective coatings for aluminum substrates, then our anodizing solutions may be ideal. We perform both type II traditional anodizing and type III hard coat anodizing, the latter of which is most popular among our industrial customers. The anodizing process allows you to maintain the benefits of using aluminum while only extending its lifespan and without sacrificing its natural conductivity. If you are seeking to improve the natural corrosion of an aluminum object while maintaining both precision and flexibility of both depth and buildup, then contact our team to discuss how either Type 2 or Type 3 anodizing might be right for you. 

Proprietary Protective Coatings to Prevent Corrosion from PFI

Throughout our decades in business, the PFI team has helped countless customers from across the country coat and plate substrates of all sorts. During this time, we have gone beyond performing common protective coatings like those mentioned above and expanded our capabilities to develop our own proprietary offerings. Our proprietary options are known as Lubricoat and Dura Slick. Dura Slick is a nickel-based coating that is PFI’s most popular protective coatings solution among our many injection molding industry customers. While Lubricoat is also chosen by the injection molding industry for mold releases, this nickel-phosphorus-Teflon solution is also a common choice for industries including military, oil and gas, and aerospace for plating on nearly all tool steels. 

Work with Our Team to Determine Which of our Protective Coatings You Need

The above selection of PFI’s protective coatings is only a sampling of our full capabilities. With this suite of anti-corrosion solutions, there is no protective coating job we are unwilling to consider. Our team looks forward to hearing from you regarding your current anti-corrosion needs and offering advice and a solution that will help to get the job done on time and at a competitive price.