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We have been coating pressure rollers with Rilsan at our facility in Kahla for almost 20 years. As of June 30, 2022, we will also stop offering this service here. In this news item we would like to explain why.

Kersten coating technology is growing strongly in other sectors, where the benefits of technical coatings are increasingly being seen. Curious about what we can do for your issue? Feel free to contact us.

Frequently asked questions

An elastic coating is a plastic coating that does not harden after being applied and is called a thermoplastic. These plastics become soft again when they are heated to their melting point, even after many years.

The main elastic plastic coatings applied by Kersten are:

  • Rilsan®
  • Halar®
  • ETFE
  • Fluoropolymers
  • Abcite®.

These elastic coatings can be applied to metal surfaces that deform, such as springs. These coatings are also applied in case high wear is expected. As well, a thermoplastic coating is more resistant to cavitation than a thermoset.

Some examples of metals that can be provided with a plastic coating:

  • Carbon steel
  • Stainless steel
  • Aluminium
  • Brass
  • Titan
  • Cast iron

Our coatings are applied using thermal processes. For the application of the various coatings it is necessary to heat the metals. This can be done before or after applying the coatings.

Corrosion is damage to a (metal) surface due to various influences. The rusting of steel is the best known type of corrosion. However other metals, such as stainless steel, can also corrode.