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Form / Application Method
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   Aerosol       The coating is dispensed as an aerosol or spray. 
   Cartridge       The ink, coating, or marking material is packaged in a cartridge for controlled delivery via a printer or other type of precision dispensing equipment. 
   Coating       Coatings are thin films deposited upon materials to add or enhance desired properties. They provide color, conductivity, corrosion resistance, etc. 
   Ceramic Coating       Ceramics consist of oxides, carbides, nitrides, carbon, and other non-metals with high melting points. Refractory ceramic coatings are sprayed onto the insides of kilns, and on elements to lengthen life and improve efficiency. Coated elements are more efficient and may last up to 10 times longer than uncoated elements. Although ceramic coatings are expensive, they provide long-term savings. 
   Film / Laminate       The coating is a thin sheet of plastic adhered to the substrate for protection. 
   Ink       Industrial inks are liquids, powders, or transfer tapes that are printed, sprayed, rolled, or transferred onto substrates or media to create markings, patterns, print, or graphics. 
   Liquid       The coating is a liquid. 
   Marker / Pen       The coating, ink, paint, or marking material is packaged and dispensed in the form of a marker or pen. 
   Paint       Paint is a pigmented liquid or powder used to protect and/or beautify substrates. 
   Paste / Mastic       The coating is a paste or mastic. Pastes and mastics are thick, high-viscosity coatings. 
   Thermal Transfer Ribbons and Foils       Thermal Transfer Ribbons abd Foils are used to emboss a marking media material onto a surface, usually through a thermal bonding or hot stamping process. 
   Transfer Tape       The ink, coating, or marking material is packaged as transfer tape for controlled delivery via a printer or other type of precision dispensing equipment. 
   Other       Other forms or dispensation methods. 
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Substrate
   Substrate / Surface       
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   Aluminum       Coatings can be applied to aluminum substrates or surfaces. 
   Anodized       Coatings can be applied to anodized substrates or surfaces.  
   Asphalt       Coatings can be applied to asphalt substrates or surfaces. 
   Ceramic / Porcelain       Coatings can be applied to ceramic or porcelain substrates or surfaces. 
   Concrete / Masonry       Coatings can be applied to concrete or masonry. 
   Glass       Coatings can be applied to glass substrates or surfaces. 
   Metal       Coatings can be applied to metal substrates or surfaces. 
   Plastic       Coatings can be applied to plastic substrates or surfaces. 
   Steel       Coatings can be applied to steel substrates or surfaces. 
   Wood       Coatings can be applied to wood substrates or surfaces. 
   Other       Other unlisted substrate materials. 
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Chemistry
           
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   Inorganic (Ceramic, Conversion, Glaze)       The compound or material system is based upon an inorganic chemistry. Completely inorganic coatings contain both an inorganic binder and inorganic fillers. Inorganic coatings also include salts or inorganic chemical solutions that react with a substrate to convert a layer into a protective phosphate or chromate layer. These inorganic coatings are called conversion coatings. Coatings may contain a resin or polymer binder, or a base filled with fine, inorganic aggregates or mineral powders. The organic portion may evaporate or burn-off during curing or end-use. 
   Resin Base / Polymer Binder       Resin bases and polymer binders are translucent or transparent and solid or semi-solid. They contain synthetic and/or natural materials. Examples of resin bases and polymer binders include acrylic, alkyd, copal ester, epoxy, polyurethane, polyvinyl chloride, and silicone coatings. 
   Metal / Metal Filled       The coating contains metal or is filled with metal. 
   Solvent Based       Solvent-based coatings primarily use volatile organic compounds (VOCs) as the carrier. 
   Water Based       Water-based coatings use water as the primary carrier, but may also contain chemicals such as glycol ethers, alcohols, and other water-soluble VOCs. 
   Other       Other unlisted chemistries. 
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Technology
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   Film Drying / Air Setting       Film drying or air setting forms a continuous, dry film from a binder which can be pigmented. The evaporation of the solvent, carrier, or thinner sets the coating. 
   Laser Fused (Laser Marking)       Laser marking uses a laser beam to fuse the coating, ink, or marking material with the substrate’s surface. Laser-fused coatings are extremely corrosion resistant. 
   Multicomponent       Multicomponent coating systems use a polymeric protective film that applies a prime coat, intermediate coat, and/or finish coat. Multicomponent coatings can consist of multiple liquids (A+B or A+B+C) that are blended together just before an end-use application. Some of the components can be catalysts, curing agents, retarders, accelerators, fillers, reinforcements, colorants, or specific property enhancers. 
   Reactive / Moisture Cured       Reactive resins are single-component adhesives that are applied in the same way as hot melt adhesives. The resins react with moisture to crosslink and polymerize, resulting in a cured material. Polyurethane reactives (PUR) are examples of reactive resins. Certain silicones and cyanoacrylates also react with moisture or water to cure the adhesive or sealant. 
   Thermoplastic       Thermoplastic coatings are powders that melt repeatedly when heated. They solidify when cooled. 
   Thermoset       Thermoset coatings are powders that undergo a chemical reaction during the cure cycle when heated. 
   Radiation Cured - UV Irradiation       Coatings are cured through ultraviolet (UV) irradiation. UV-curable coatings can increase productivity by dramatically reducing process time because UV curing coatings can set in seconds. Thermally-cured coatings may take minutes to hours to dry and/or set. 
   Other       Other, unlisted coating technologies. 
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Processing
   Cure / Dry Temperature       Cure temperature or dry temperature is the temperature at which coatings cure or dry. 
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   Coverage       Coverage is the theoretical area of a substrate that a coating can cover at a given thickness. 
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   Wet / Applied Thickness       Wet thickness is the thickness or range of thicknesses by which coatings can be applied. 
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Performance
   Operating / Use Temperature       Operating temperature is the temperature or temperature range that set coatings can be used at or exposed to without degrading structural or other required end-use properties. 
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Features
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   Chemical / Oil Resistant       Chemical-resistant coatings resist acids, alkalis, oils, and general chemicals. 
   Conductive       Conductive coatings are used to form an electrically-conductive layer. 
   Dielectric       Dielectric coatings are made from nonconducting materials and are used in optical applications. High-reflection coatings consist of a stack of alternating layers of high-and-low refractive-index materials. Each layer in the stack has an optical thickness of a quarter-wave at the design wavelength. 
   Exterior       Coatings are designed for exterior use and are weatherable. 
   Interior       Coatings are designed for use inside buildings and structures. 
   Heat Resistant / High Temperature       Heat-resistant coatings and high-temperature coatings resist damage from heat, or are formulated for use in high-temperature environments. 
   Waterproof / Water Repellant       Waterproof or water-repellant coatings are clear, exterior finishes that cause water to bead-up on the surface. They also minimize the penetration of water into the substrate. 
   Wear Resistant (Abrasion / Erosion)       Wear or erosion-resistant coatings are designed to resist wear or erosion. Wear is caused by a sliding action between two or more components. Erosion is surface damage or material removal caused by the impact of particles or slurries. 
   Weather / UV Resistant       Weather or ultraviolet (UV) resistant coatings are weather-resistant or protect against damage from UV radiation. 
   Other       Other unlisted features. 
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   Industry       
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   Process Equipment       Coatings are designed for use with process equipment. 
   Railway       Coatings are designed for use in railway applications. 
   Other       Other unlisted industries or applications. 
   Automotive       Coatings are designed for use in automotive applications. 
   Electronics       Coatings are designed for use in the electronics industry. 
   Food and Beverage       Coatings are designed for use in the food and beverage industry. This category includes both food products and the packaging products that come into contact with food and beverages. 
   Machine Tools       Coatings are designed for the machine tool industry. 
   Marine       Coatings are designed for marine applications and are often weatherproof and corrosion-resistant. 
   Medical / Healthcare       Coatings are designed for medical or healthcare applications and are often sanitary, pathogen-resistant, and bacteria-resistant. 
   Military Specification       Coatings are designed for use in military applications. 
   OEM / Industrial       Coatings are designed for use in original equipment manufacturer (OEM) or industrial applications. Industrial coatings are durable, high-quality coatings designed for heavy-duty use or highly specialized functions. 
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