Armourcote® has grown through technical innovation and is a leading supplier in the development of surface coatings.
The Armourcote® brand was established
with the introduction of proprietary composite coating systems developed
to overcome the inherent softness of the materials used for surface
release and friction control applications. These composites were first
developed using fluorocarbon and fluoropolymer coatings however they
have been extended to include high load bearing, high temperature
precision deposited dry film lubricants.
Armourcote® composite coatings overcome
the basic limitations of softness which are inherent in traditional
fluoropolymer and fluorocarbon systems, whilst retaining all the
required properties of the polymers.
Armourcote® 1000 series reinforces the
polymer coating with a flame spray metal reinforcement matrix
pre-treatment system. The benefits of this system are improved wear
resistance and lower friction, leading to improved abrasion resistance.
Loads are taken up by the reinforcement peaks and any wear and abrasion
that occurs exposes more of the fluoropolymer coatings. The peaks of
reinforcement are continuously smeared with the coating which results in
a smooth wear and abrasion resistant, low friction finish. Any
additional benefit of the reinforcement matrix is controlled surface
roughness which provides improved surface release.