Temporary, strippable coatings are a removable type of film that are applied to products and materials to protect them against dirt and damage during various stages in the product’s life.
Strippable Films Protect Products During Many Stages
Removable coatings are used during various fabrication and post processing operations such as general handling, shipment, storage, and installation and are used on a wide variety of products across a broad range of industries. Strippable coatings protect everything from small electronics to large appliances and many products in between such as housewares, automobile parts, construction materials, and more.
Strippable coatings are intended to be removed easily without leaving any residue or causing damage to the surface. While in place, these protective coatings prevent surfaces from various external factors such as dirt and dust accumulation, abrasion, chipping, UV exposure, weather, mechanical damage, and exposure to chemicals.
Traditional Strippable Films
Traditional removable films have typically been applied by a machine or by hand with sheets of film and pressure-sensitive adhesive that bonds to the surface and removes easily and cleanly. These traditional films must be carefully matched to the physical size and shape of the products they are applied to, requiring companies to stock many films in a variety of lengths and widths. Odd-shaped products required specialty orders or films die-cut to match specific shapes.
Strippable Coatings Provide Functional and Economical Alternative
Universal Chemicals & Coatings, Inc., UNICHEM, offers a functional and economical Universal Chemicals & Coatings, Inc., UNICHEM, offers a functional and economical alternative with liquid strippable coatings.uniGUARD, available in solvent-borne and water-based, liquid, strippable coatings, and are applied to materials with a coil coating application, much like custom coatings on coil processing lines. UNICHEM, a custom coating and adhesive manufacturer, offers versatile uniGUARD that can be applied to any width and thickness of coil required in the right formulation for the product and application to ensure proper bonding and removability.
uniGUARD strippable coatings help manufacturers to eliminate the need to maintain film inventory and speed up processing time, providing significant improvement in efficiency coupled with cost reduction. uniGUARD liquid strippable coatings provide a strong barrier against moisture, abrasion, and exposure to chemicals with varying levels of rigidity and flexibility designed for the application. The strippable coating can be designed to meet specific performance requirements such as durable and hard or pliable and soft.
Versatile Application of Liquid Protective Film
This versatile removable protective film is typically applied on the entire coil prior to cutting to specific widths. uniGUARD can be sprayed on finished parts or precut sheets or can be applied with screen printing methods. The coating solidifies into a removable film and has a wide range of options for adhesives. uniGUARD can be applied to many types of substrates, such as plastics, metals, or other types of coatings. The solidified coating protects products during post-processing applications such as bending or die-cutting, preventing damage to products.
UNICHEM leads the industry with more than 50 years of experience in developing, engineering, and manufacturing custom coatings and adhesives. Our uniGUARD strippable protective film coatings are utilized in many industries and applications, providing durable protection with easy removal and no residue. Contact us to learn how to improve your protective film applications with uniGUARD strippable protective coatings.