Our coatings are highly flexible (200-300% elongation), bond to low-surface energy substrates (natural rubber, EPDM, metals, plastics, ceramics and wood) and protect their underlying substrates.
LORD High Performance Coatings (HPCs) provide excellent fluid, ozone and solvent resistance for applications where high strain and fatigue resistance are important. These coatings are superior to other alternative coatings due to their critical advantage of high adhesion to substrate elastomers, resulting in extended fatigue life of parts prior to cracking.
HPCs are based on three different elastomeric materials: HPC-3 is based on Fluoroelastomer (FKM); HPC-5 is based on Hydrogenated Nitrile (HNBR) and HPC-6 is based on Ethylene Acrylic (AEM).
Improve performance, lower cost and reduce weight with LORD Heat-Reflective Coatings (HRCs). HRCs not only reflect radiant heat, but also provide protection against ozone and fluids — like oil and gas.
In the automotive industry, LORD HRC coatings reduce the degradation rate of your automotive elastomeric components, lengthening the part’s service life. Parts made from a less expensive elastomer, such as EPDM, and coated with HRC show equal or better performance over the same part made from a more expensive elastomer, like silicone. By eliminating heat shields from engine compartments, you can achieve increased design flexibility and benefit from weight savings that will contribute towards meeting Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) requirements.
Used in applications where safety, weight and cost are important, Sipiol® flame retardant (FR) coatings are a flexible and effective choice. When exposed to high temperatures, these coatings expand and protect components from flames. The elastomeric backbone in Sipiol FR is functional, protecting the underlying substrate from moisture, corrosion and fluid contamination.
Coatings are applied in a 75 micron layer and can achieve up to 300% elongation, while protecting the underlying substrate.
To protect against fire — where weight, envelope and cost require a multifunctional material — Sipiol FR coatings can be used on electric vehicle battery boxes and cells, common flammable infrastructure materials and elastomeric components. These coatings replace heavy steel components with aluminum or composites; mitigate the risk of fire or extend the evacuation time of automobile and housing occupants; and improve safety while reducing cost and complexity.
Compared to traditional plating methods like hydroscopic epoxy, LORD® JMC Coatings are easier to apply and less prone to cracking. JMC neodymium (NdFeB) coatings are developed to meet the needs of NdFeB magnet surface treatment applications. This coating is applied in direct-driven permanent magnet generators and motors. And, resists high temperatures, corrosion and oil.