Externally Reinforced Coatings

Externally reinforced coatings strengthen the coating from the outside. The external reinforcement is another step in the surface preparation of the pan, before the coating is applied. For example, after grit-blasting, the pan is arc-, or flame-sprayed, with molten stainless steel. When applied using the proper technique, the molten steel hits the pan, quickly cools and hardens into a series of "peaks" and "valleys" for optimized reinforcement. The nonstick coating is then applied over this surface, filling in the valleys and covering the peaks, which locks the coating in place.

For the ultimate in reinforced coating options, you can apply an internally reinforced coating over an externally reinforced system.

1. First, the surface of the pan is blasted with an abrasive to roughen it, so that other elements adhere better.

2. Then, the most important part: White-hot metal, including stainless steel or ceramic particles, are applied to the surface.

3. The particles cool and harden, welded to the surface, forming a series of "peaks" and "valleys" that provide a permanent base for the coatings.

4. Several coats of tough nonsticks fill the "valleys" and cover the "peaks," locked permanently into place by the stainless-steel "peaks."

 
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Reinforced vs. Unreinforced Coatings

Externally Reinforced Coatings

Externally reinforced coatings strengthen the coating from the outside. The external reinforcement is another step in the surface preparation of the pan, before the coating is applied. For example, after grit-blasting, the pan is arc-, or flame-sprayed, with molten stainless steel. When applied using the proper technique, the molten steel hits the pan, quickly cools and hardens into a series of "peaks" and "valleys" for optimized reinforcement. The nonstick coating is then applied over this surface, filling in the valleys and covering the peaks, which locks the coating in place.

For the ultimate in reinforced coating options, you can apply an internally reinforced coating over an externally reinforced system.

First, the surface of the pan is blasted with an abrasive to roughen it, so that other elements adhere better.

1. First, the surface of the pan is blasted with an abrasive to roughen it, so that other elements adhere better.

Then, the most important part: White-hot metal, including stainless steel or ceramic particles, are applied to the surface.

2. Then, the most important part: White-hot metal, including stainless steel or ceramic particles, are applied to the surface.

The particles cool and harden, welded to the surface, forming a series of "peaks" and "valleys" that provide a permanent base for the coatings.

3. The particles cool and harden, welded to the surface, forming a series of "peaks" and "valleys" that provide a permanent base for the coatings.

Several coats of tough nonsticks fill the "valleys" and cover the "peaks," locked permanently into place by the stainless-steel "peaks."

4. Several coats of tough nonsticks fill the "valleys" and cover the "peaks," locked permanently into place by the stainless-steel "peaks."

 


 

 
 
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