Confused about what coating to use? Want find out if SilcoTek® CVD coatings are right for your application but don't have time to wade through our website? Here are some tips on how to get relevant data for your application quickly and efficiently.
Where to start? Do I read through the Home page and just pick a coating? Do I tab through the various solutions or applications to find out if a coating works for me? How do I find relevant test data quickly? Ugh, so complicated. Well no worries, let's take a step-by-step approach and walk through our website. We'll show you how to research CVD coatings and get the information you need within minutes!
If you're new to SilcoTek
Start with SilcoTek 101. You'll find it prominently displayed on our home page. SilcoTek 101 is exactly what it sounds like, it's an introduction to our coatings and a review of coating basics. You can check it out here.
Now that you've got a basic idea of what our coatings are and what they do, what now? Go to the navigation bar at the top of the page and work your way from left to right. That can take a few minutes but by the third tab you'll know what each of our coatings do and how they solve material problems.
To short cut your way to selecting a coating just go to our coating selection guide. That will give you an idea of which coating will work for your application.
Or get our coating properties guide for the short and sweet results about what our coating do.
Then jump on over to our Common Applications guide for a primmer on, you guessed it, applications!
Where can I find these on the SilcoTek website? Just click on the Learning Center tab. The coating basics are all listed on the left side of the page.
Or you can take the ultimate shortcut and contact our Technical Service Team and discuss your application and desired results. We'll pick a coating for you. One email and you'll have a solution that day.
Wait, that day? You said minutes! Liar! OK, that was just one option. You can have a coating solution in minutes by navigating to our our solutions tab to get a coating recommendation for many material problems such as corrosion resistance, inertness, anti sticking, fouling resistance, carbon coking and purity. If you don't see your solution that doesn't mean you're out of luck. It means you'll have to jump over to our learning center to get a more specific application or study.
If you're data driven and need test results and whitepapers.
There's only one place you need to go for CVD coating data, the learning center tab. There you'll get a deep dive into whitepapers and data from independent resources. You can get everything from brochures and whitepapers to videos, webinars, and e-books under that tab.
If you want the source for fastest data, go to presentations and scan through the presentation of choice. For example go to our corrosion presentation and you'll find all the latest corrosion data. Need a coating specification? Go to our Coating Properties & Specifications tab under learning center to get coating specs.
OK so let's take this navigation thing for a test drive and see how long it will take to get data on say hydrochloric acid corrosion. Follow the example flowchart below:
Success! From clueless to expert in 11 minutes, not bad. I wish my calculus class was that easy! Full disclosure, it may take longer to take a super deep dive into whitepaper data and studies. Reading through a corrosion whitepaper can take some time but it's worth the time to discover how other scientists and engineers have evaluated our coating in similar applications. If you want lots of data about a particular subject, go to our new e-book tab under Learning Center. There are literally volumes of data about our coatings there. Pardon the pun!