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Plastisol Hot Dip Process

SpecialChem / Jun 5, 2007

This paper will explain some of the procedures, process controls, equipment, and plastisol variables that are used to consistently produce quality products using the dip coating process. The process is used to coat products or to coat a male mold. When using the hot dip process, the air surface is usually the exposed surface of the finished product. A myriad of products are coated with or are dip molded of plastisol. These products include: * Tool handles * Protective caps and plugs * Automotive shift lever boots * Handles for exercise equipment * Bicycle hooks * Electrical boots and * Medical products. The resultant flexible vinyl product offers the following properties: * Elasticity * Cushioning effect * Electrical protection-from nonconductive to static dissipative * Chemical resistance * Abrasion resistance * Corrosion resistance * Lower heat transfer rate than the metal * Improve esthetics-including delicate colors, clear is possible and * Exposed surface can be glossy, flat or textured.

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