Improving Friction Control Coatings 14 February 2017

Originally published: 1st January 2012

By Alan Gardner, global marketing manager, MacDermid Industrial Solutions

Ref: FFM731201/120

The extensive use of topcoats for fasteners began in the 1980s. The primary need was to enhance corrosion protection and they were generically known as leach and seal, due to their ability to turn yellow passivates to an almost silver colour.

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