ST. PETERSBURG, FL – Extreme Coatings, a leading global supplier of wear-resistant coating solutions for the plastics and rubber industries, announced the rebranding of its CarbideX® series of high-performance coatings for feedscrew applications. As Pro-Line, these application-specific coatings are designed to optimize the performance of injection molding and extrusion machinery. 

According to Extreme Coatings, the new trade names further educate the market on the company’s offering. Scott Caplan, Executive Vice President of Extreme Coatings, said, “The rebranding allows us to better reach the markets that can benefit from our premium coatings and more clearly articulate the potential applications for our OEMs, distributors, and end users.“ 

The rebranded line includes WEARPRO (formerly C1000) for glass-filled, metal-filled and other abrasive fillers for automotive and electronic applications, and MICROPRO (formerly C9000) formulations for calcium carbonate, silica or other sub-micron particle filled resins for bottles, housewares and sporting goods.

MEDPRO are newly developed coatings that target medical grade polymers for plunger/syringe barrels, intravenous devices/stints and implants. COROPRO coatings (formerly C4000) formulations are for CVP, CPVC and halogen-free polymers for pipe, electronic devices, TV screens and flame-resistant components. 

For extrusion applications, EXTRUPRO (formerly Fliteguard C1000) targets all applications while EXTRUPRO+ is for wood flour, calcium carbonate, talc materials for composite wood decking, or other filled resin extrusion applications. 

Extreme Coatings' thermal spray technology applies CarbideX protective coatings made of tungsten or chromium carbide to virtually any new or repaired feedscrew. The process provides a crack- and porosity-free coating within thicknesses ranging from .004-in to .017-in per side and hardness values over 60HRc. CarbideX Proline formulations reportedly deliver like-new performance and at least two to three times longer equipment life. 

The company also announced that it has expanded its research and development activities. Plans call for a late 2022 launch of two new high-performance coatings to expand its Pro-Line offering. The first is focused on super-high-speed applications, targeting PET, LLDPE and HDPE for buckets, caps, closures and other packaging. The other new product launch will target polycarbonate applications for injection molded and extruded optical and automotive lenses. 

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