Pinch Testing White Paper Released

Posted by Josh Simon on Fri, Feb 24, 2012 @ 03:39

As promised, and not long after my last message, I present to you our newest white paper on Pinch Testing.  In its pages, you will come to understand what kinds of parameters govern the pinch test, with regard to hydrophilic coatings.

This paper is an attempt on my part to educate engineers in the field about how to choose a coating based on pinch test data.  For a few years now, I have encountered pinch test data from various companies that portray hydrophilic coatings in a durable and lubricious light.  The problem I saw with some of that data is that it was misleading.  In some instances, it did not give the conditions of the test.  Heck, it sometimes seemed like the authors of the data did not even know there were any test conditions in some cases.  They merely touted it as if it were sliced bread, but better.

That makes it rather difficult to tell the good coatings from the bad.  They are all more or less lubricous, but whether or not they can stand up to abrasion is not honestly portrayed in all cases.  It is my hope that this article would shed some light on that.

 

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Coatings odds and ends - From pinch tests to trade shows

Posted by Josh Simon on Thu, Feb 23, 2012 @ 01:46

There has been a flurry of activity this year that I am working to keep up with. 

Quite soon, I will be releasing an entire white paper based on my earlier blog article here, 5 Critical Questions to Ask About Pinch Testing. Do not worry about missing the release because you will see an announcement here, plus a press release, most likely.  From either of those sources you will be able to download the article.

We also just got back this week from the MDM West show in Anaheim, CA. With regard to hydrophilic coatings and related subjects, there was a lot of activity there.  Although I must note that Bayer's hydrophilic coating was conspicuously absent from their booth.  Maybe they finally read my blog articles on Hydrophilic Coating Market Size? There were also a few nice talks on plasma treatment of surfaces before coating, and another talk on cardiovascular-based applications by Dr. Ron Sahatjian of Medi-Solve.  To be honest, I could not attend either talk due to the traffic at my booth, and the schedule of meetings I kept that week.  If anyone wants to remark on them, feel free.

This is a little shot of the "Biocoat crew" from the show.

Biocoat Hydrophilic Coatings

Left to Right:  Dhruv Patel, Peg Beavers, Keith Edwards, Josh Simon

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Biocoat to exhibit hydrophilic coatings at MDM West - Anaheim 2012

Posted by Josh Simon on Wed, Feb 08, 2012 @ 03:21

As the title says, Biocoat will be exhibiting in Booth #1393 at the MDM West show in Anaheim this year from February 14th to 16th.

Feel free to reserve an appointment with me if you wish to consult about upcoming hydrophilic coating projects, or just stop by the booth and say "hi".

 

Booth #1393

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