is as much an alternative to traditional coating processes, like
powder coating and painting, as it is an alternative to plastics
processes. The most common dip coating process is the application
of grips to hand tools, such as pliers and clippers. It is much
more cost effective to do a one step dip to coat a handle than it
is to injection mold a grip and then apply it to a handle. The coated
grip is softer, has no seam lines, and adheres better to the tool.
Applications for dip coating include:
And in addition
to plastisol, the process is ideal for latex, fluidized powder,
and even epoxy applications.
See also Dip