The unique waterborne Wearlon® chemistry grafts silicone molecules to epoxy molecules, thereby distributing the silicone throughout the epoxy matrix.
There are no free silicones. We are able to control the “non-stick”-ness of the system by adjusting the ratio of silicone.
- Silicone is the non-stick, hydrophobic, lubricious component.
- Epoxy is the hardness, adhesion component.
Wearlon® is water-based, non-toxic, environmentally friendly, low V.O.C. and meets EPA, USDA and FDA 21 CFR 175.300 requirements.
How Different is Wearlon®?
The non-migratory, nonstick properties of Wearlon® make it ideal for use as a maintenance coating, with many processing aid applications in the manufacture of plastics, paper, textiles and packaging over a wide temperature range, wet or dry.
The hydrophobic, low surface energy, non-stick properties of Wearlon® result in low biofouling adhesion. This is true of Zebra Mussels, Quagga Mussels and all bacterial and algal bioforms. Of course, the low adhesion applies to other substances too, like spray paint, ice, tar, grease, and other potential contaminates. Foul-release means easy clean.
Wearlon’s hard abrasion resistant properties and its excellent adhesion to a wide range of substrates make it conducive to repeated cleanings by water jet or “pigging” system during routinely planned maintenance shutdowns. It won’t just flake off or wear away!
The friction reduction properties of Wearlon® make it suitable as a dry lubricant for slide valves, cutting blades, head gates and rails and other moving components.
Wearlon® offers superior surface protection in both fresh and saltwater environments and extends the life of steel, iron, aluminum, concrete and a wide range of other substrates.
Low Environmental Impact
From the low VOC rating of Wearlon®’s water base chemistry to its non-toxic, non-leaching working principle, Wearlon® has minimal environmental impact.
And Much More!
Wearlon’s foul release system is actually a full maintenance coating system with all the properties you would expect from a premium maintenance coating system: above and below water performance; wide temperature operating range; excellent Solvent Resistance; thin film, single coat protection.