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LC & GC Chromatography September 30 2022

Optimizing Emissions Monitoring Amidst the Inflation Recovery Act Regulations

While all of the rules are not fully in place yet, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) in 2021 and signed into law in 2022 requiring most companies to...

Non-stick, Anti-fouling September 23 2022

Maximizing PVC Molding With SilcoTek Coatings

SilcoTek® coatings are used in a variety of applications for altering surface energy and providing corrosion protection. This blog post reviews a case study where a customer experienced problems with...

Non-stick, Anti-fouling September 16 2022

How CVD Coatings Can Help Common Molding Problems with PVC

Molding PVC (Poly Vinyl Chloride) presents the processor with a host of important issues, and many companies in the molding industry have similar problems. Heating PVC results in the outgassing of...

SilcoTek September 09 2022

Can SilcoTek Coatings be Removed and Re-Applied?

SilcoTek’s high performance CVD coatings are used to enhance material performance in a variety of demanding applications. Any coating from any supplier will eventually degrade in highly challenging...

Automotive And Aerospace September 02 2022

SilcoTek Goes to the Moon... Again!

SilcoTek® and NASA have had a long history together, and our journey continues with the Spacecraft Atmosphere Monitor (S.A.M.) system. This system is designed to monitor the atmosphere within the...

SilcoTek August 26 2022

How to get Better Coating Performance at High Temperatures

SilcoTek® recommends customers who use coated stainless-steel parts in high temperature applications (over 450°C) to preheat the parts prior to sending them in for coating. This recommendation was...

Semiconductor August 19 2022

Improving Sustainability in the Semiconductor Industry

Saving money? Improved Sustainability? Sounds great, right? Most manufacturing companies are always looking to save money on processing and increase sustainability. When we think of saving money in...

August 12 2022

Coating Parts with Silver Plating

SilcoTek® occasionally receives parts for coating that already have silver plating on them. Our materials compatibility guide lists silver plating as a substrate that “needs more information” because...

SilcoTek August 05 2022

SilcoNert, Sulfinert, Silcosteel, Siltek… What’s the Difference?

Assorted sampling components coated with SilcoNert® 2000.   SilcoNert, Sulfinert, Silcosteel, Siltek… What’s the Difference?   Introduction Whether you’ve been involved in chromatography for days or...