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SilcoTek December 02 2022

SilcoTek's Best Practices for Packaging Parts for Success

One of SilcoTek's most important strategic directives is to coat every part perfectly and on time, every day. This week, we wanted to discuss our receiving process and what happens to your parts once...

SilcoTek October 28 2022

Getting the Most out of Your Quote for CVD Coating Services

Two of our quotes team members, Corey Robinson and Kevin Morrison. Best Practices for Quoting SilcoTek® Coatings    Before sending a request for a quote to SilcoTek, we have a few pointers to make...

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...

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...

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...

SilcoTek July 29 2022

How to Avoid Delays in Getting Your Parts Coated by SilcoTek

As we bid adieu to Marty Higgins and wish him well in his retirement, we have some big shoes to fill!  I'd like to take a minute and introduce myself and provide a little background about my...

SilcoTek July 22 2022

SilcoTek Through the Years

One last trip down memory lane!  A quick journey through time about the development of a coating company. SilcoTek Through the Years SilcoTek has come a long way since our inception as a small start...

SilcoTek June 24 2022

Are Supply Chain Disruptions Affecting SilcoTek Lead Times?

Covid, war, and a host of other disruptions have severely constrained material supply.  What about SilcoTek?  Are supply disruptions affecting coating lead times?  Nope. Are Supply Chain Disruptions...

SilcoTek May 13 2022

Vapor Stripping Cleaning Method for Aluminum and Stainless Steel

We test the effectiveness of a non alkaline cleaning method for aluminum and stainless steel.  Read about the results! Vapor Stripping Cleaning Method for Aluminum and Stainless Steel SilcoTek® has...