ShieldSys™ 520 Insulator & Conductor Coating
Advanced Coating Technology – Superior Lubricity, Coefficient of Friction, and Surface Adhesion
ShieldSys 520 Insulator & Conductor Coating is a PTFE wire coating designed to provide unmatched lubricity and anti-stick properties to all wires and cables. ShieldSys 520 wire coating is water and isopropyl alcohol based dispersion. When applied to to a wire or cable, it exhibits outstanding adhesion, durability, and a very low coefficient of friction. This coating is particular effectively at enabling easy jacket stripping due to its high lubricity and non-stick properties. ShieldSys 520 is proprietary PTFE wire coating formulation providing accelerated drying and cure times relative to ShieldSys 815. Moreover ShieldSys 520 can be used as a electrical conductor coating.
Advantages of Insulator & Conductor Coating:
ShieldSys 520 exhibit outstanding lubricity and extremely low coefficient of friction. The patented polymer is thermally stable and can be used at temperatures up to 300°C (572°F). The polymer is clean, non-migrating, chemically inert, and not gummy or oily.
Wire Drawing Lubricant:
ShieldSys 520 PTFE wire coating is a high performance PTFE dispersions which extremely stable dry lubricants that form a film on the wire surface for drawing. The product can also be used as a pre-coat to enhance the total performance of your drawing lubricant systems. Die wear is minimized, and faster speeds can be obtained.
Coating and Wire Stripping:
Due to ShieldSys’ unique properties they are the ideal coatings for enhancing lubricity and antistick properties on conductor or insulated wire and cable. DryFilm dispersions are used to impart a thin nonstick film on metal wires as well as on insulated wire and cable products and twisted wire in jackets. Applications include: reduce insulation stripping force, provide nonstick (abrasion resistance) to twisted wire, and a lubricant for welding wire, wire forming, and knitting.
The application of ShieldSys DryFilm products fits easily into most wire production facilities. The wire can be run through a dispersion bath containing one our PTFE wire coatings. Alternately, conventional spraying equipment can be used to coat the wire. A heating or drying step is recommended to ensure the carrier has evaporated prior to insulation or spooling. Quick drying can be achieved by using the solvent-based products that use isopropyl alcohol.
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