Dip Coating Applications.

Dip coating 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:

• Hand tools
• Outdoor furniture

• Automotive clips

• Fitness equipment

And in addition to plastisol, the process is ideal for latex, fluidized powder, and even epoxy applications.

See also Dip Molding applications.