ATF, TYPE 07
FEDERAL FIREARMS LICENSED COATINGS
Matrix Coatings, Inc. now possesses a Federal Firearms License, Type 07 for manufacturing under the U.S. Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF). This means we, at Matrix Coatings, Inc., can apply your specified coating(s) to any component(s) that you require. Matrix Coatings, Inc. has a long history of high performance coating system application under ISO 9001: 2000 quality controls. We apply coatings manufactured by Dupont, Whitford Worldwide, Akzo Nobel, Coatings for Industry, 3m, Spraylat, Acheson Colloids and several other top named manufacturers. We are an Original Equipment Manufacturer’s (OEM) coating application services company that applies coatings for: Pratt & Whitney, GE, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Parker Hannifin Aerospace, Pall Aero Power, Nichols Airborne Division, Gulfstream Aerospace and many others. We will custom tailor a Process Control Procedure (PCP) to meet your individual requirements and approval. We strictly adhere to ISO principles of quality, communication and Total Quality Management (TQM).
Since its discovery in 1928 by Dupont, and subsequent introduction to the market place under the Teflon® trademark, applied under our MCI S-307 Process Control Procedure, fluoropolymers have demonstrated versatility unmatched by any other engineering material. Consequently, Dupont Teflon® has gained worldwide acceptance in a wide range of applications. Over the years, Dupont technology has extended the Teflon® family of coatings with ideal combinations of properties to meet most design needs. These solvent-based liquid coatings are formulated with special blends of fluoropolymers and other high-performance resins to improve toughness and abrasion resistance. Because the film components stratify during baking, most of the Teflon®’s properties, such as low friction (.08 - .3) and nonstick character, are retained. The resins provide adhesion and abrasion resistance. These products can sometimes be applied to smooth clean metal without the need for abrasive cleaning. Bake requirements vary, depending on the specific coating, from 165°C/325°F to 370°C/750°F. In addition to being "non-stick," a Teflon coating also has the benefit of being non-wetting, very resistant to temperature, electrical charges and most chemicals. The presence of TEFLON in the matrix enhances the corrosion protection. Therefore, at a thickness of 0.5 to 1.0 mil dry film thickness (.0005” to .001”), salt spray resistance of 500 hours per ASTM B 117 can be achieved.
Teflon® coating has been utilized by the US Military as a surface treatment to protect weapons and critical field equipment for decades. Applied to a properly prepared surface, this thermo set Teflonâ finish will provide a highly effective barrier against corrosion. As an added bonus, it provides an extremely lubricious surface which enhances the performance of critical weapons components even in harsh environments. Unlike most Teflon® finishes, a thermo set finish combines the hardness of a thermo set resin system combined with Teflon’s wide variety of characteristics ie: heat resistance, chemical resistance, ductility and ease of maintenance.
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