In a previous blog post, we discussed how functional coatings could be utilized to reduce downtime.
A prime example of such an instance is the case study of how DECC utilized a reinforced, non-stick coating to help solve a huge headache for the commercial healthcare laundry industry.
Healthcare laundry facilities have the laborious task of sorting plastic out of the linen prior to washing – this includes latex gloves, EKG stickers, tubes of ointment, ink pens, etc. No matter how many people are staffed at the front end for sorting, some plastic still inevitable makes it in the wash.
And if it makes it into the wash, it makes it into the dryers…where it melts and sticks. After time (in some instances, only a few months), a fresh clean dryer can become so clogged with melted plastic that it looks like below.
Continue reading Case Study: Dryer Panel Coating
One of the main drivers of RFQ’s from potential customers is when they reach out and ask us if we can meet a certain coating OEM specification listed on a print. If the specification calls out a coating that we can apply, we say “yes.”
However, that “yes” is not without some caveats.
Continue reading Can You Meet This Spec? Well, technically…
They say in life there are two things you can’t avoid, those being death and taxes. I’ve managed to avoid the former, so I try to spend my time focusing on the latter.
Here at the DECC Company, taxes and tax strategy are important, as they should be for any company. One tax-related incentive we take full advantage of each year is the R&D Tax Credit.
Several of the programs we are awarded every year inescapably require some lengthy development time. Although this is the “price of doing business,” the tax credit provides us Continue reading R&D Tax Credit: Why We Embrace Development Work
The DECC Company’s goal is to be the go-to resource for all of our customers’ functional coating application needs. In that regard, we understand that we cannot be everything to every customer. As a result, we sometimes have to turn work away and refer it to a dip-spin competitor.
Why? Because for certain part geometries, it is the only processing method that is suited for that particular component. As much as we make the case that certain components should not be processed in a bulk method, there are many instances in which a part should not be processed via a rack-spray application.
Continue reading The Limitations of Rack-Spray: Unfortunately, it isn’t for all components