Gulf Coast Conference Preview: Breakthroughs in Material Compatibility of Inert Coatings

October 06 2023

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This week, on October 10th and 11th, SilcoTek's Clay Smith and Joel Farris will be attending Gulf Coast Conference in Galveston, Texas. Please look for these friendly faces: 

Clay Smith

Clay Smith

Farris, Joel 

Joel Farris

The Gulf Coast Conference is an annual event that serves as a forum for professionals in the analytical and environmental chemistry industries. It typically includes presentations, workshops, and an exhibition where companies showcase their latest technologies, products, and services related to analytical chemistry, instrumentation, and laboratory equipment. The conference focuses on fostering collaboration, sharing knowledge, and staying up-to-date with developments in the field. It attracts attendees from various sectors, including petrochemical, pharmaceutical, environmental, and academic, making it a valuable networking and educational opportunity for those involved in analytical chemistry along the Gulf Coast region of the United States.

Please join Clay Smith on Wednesday, October 11th in the Rose room from 1:15 - 1:35 PM for his presentation on Breakthroughs in Material Compatibility of Inert Coatings for Sampling and Analytical Systems. He will be discussing how silicon-based coatings can benefit applications utilizing sampling systems. Inert flow paths are critical to reach accurate trace-level quanitification of chemicals that could pose challenges to the system's integrity. See Clay's presentation below:


Breakthroughs in Material Compatibility of Inert Coatings


How SilcoTek Helps

SilcoTek provides coating solutions for a wide range of applications, particularly in the field of analytical chemistry and industrial processes. Our coatings are designed to enhance the performance and durability of various materials and components. Here's how SilcoTek can help:

  1. Improved Corrosion Resistance: SilcoTek's coatings protect sensitive equipment and components from corrosion, making them suitable for use in harsh or corrosive environments. This is especially valuable in industries like petrochemicals and oil and gas, where corrosion can be a significant issue.

  2. Enhanced Chemical Inertness: SilcoTek's coatings make surfaces highly inert, preventing interactions between materials and the substances they come into contact with. This is crucial for maintaining the accuracy and reliability of analytical instruments and ensuring the purity of chemical processes.

  3. Increased Sample Reproducibility: In analytical chemistry, consistent sample handling is essential for accurate results. SilcoTek's coatings reduce sample adsorption and reactivity, leading to better reproducibility in chemical analyses.

  4. Reduced Fouling and Contamination: The coatings minimize fouling and contamination on surfaces, which is particularly important in applications like chromatography and mass spectrometry where even tiny traces of contamination can affect results.

  5. Extended Component Lifespan: By protecting components from wear, corrosion, and chemical degradation, SilcoTek's coatings extend the lifespan of equipment and reduce maintenance costs.

  6. Improved Efficiency: Coated components often require less frequent cleaning and maintenance, leading to increased efficiency and reduced downtime.

  7. Broad Application Range: SilcoTek's coatings are applied to a wide range of materials, including stainless steel, glass, ceramics, and more, making them versatile for various industries and applications.


SilcoTek specializes in coatings designed to enhance the performance and durability of materials and components used in analytical chemistry and industrial processes. Our coatings offer benefits such as improved corrosion resistance, enhanced chemical inertness, increased sample reproducibility, reduced fouling and contamination, extended component lifespan, and improved efficiency. SilcoTek's solutions have applications across a wide range of industries and can help organizations in these sectors achieve better results, reduce maintenance costs, and enhance the reliability of their equipment and processes. To stay updated on our latest offerings and capabilities, we recommend subscribing to our updates or reaching out to our expert technical service team! 

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