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  • Orion Industries Becomes CCAI Member
    Posted: 12/29/2016
    Orion Industries inducted as member of Chemical Coaters Association International, featured in The Finishing Touch magazine
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  • 9 Lesser Known Industry Applications of TeflonŽ
    Posted: 10/13/2016
    TeflonŽ coatings are used in numerous industries and applications - so much more than just cookware! Learn about some of the unique uses of TeflonŽ and PTFE coatings from personal care products to car parts and the construction trade.
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  • How is PTFE (TeflonŽ) Made?
    Posted: 8/25/2016
    Learn more about how PTFE coatings, or TeflonŽ, is made, including the origin story, common industrial applications and the key chemical production steps.
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  • Orion Sends Employees to Cubs Playoffs!
    Posted: 10/23/2015
    Nine lucky employees had the opportunity to attend a 2015 Cubs postseason game thanks to Orion Industries!
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  • The Importance of Tight Tolerances
    Posted: 8/11/2015
    Every mechanical device we encounter is made up of separate parts that all must fit together, moving fails. During the manufacturing process, sometimes parts experience small dimensional variations ? as such, engineers design parts with built-in tolerances to accommodate those variations.
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  • Orion Industries Earns One of Top Finishing Shops in USA
    Posted: 7/31/2015
    Products Finishing magazine names Orion Industries to its "Top Shops" list
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  • Three Coats a Charm
    Posted: 7/21/2015
    Even the most innovative of technology is not always perfected from the outset. These days, consumers in the market for non-stick cookware can make their purchases with confidence, trusting that their cookware will perform exactly as expected ? but that wasn?t always the case. The application of PTFE-based TeflonŽ in the food processing industry underwent a major evolution in the mid-to-late 1900s, leading to the non-stick products consumers know today.
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  • Laura J. Abad Receives ASQ-Certified Quality Engineer
    Posted: 6/16/2015
    The Certification Board of ASQ (American Society for Quality) is pleased to announce that Laura J. Abad has completed the requirements to be named an ASQ-Certified Quality Engineer, or ASQ CQE.
    As such, Laura J. Abad has reached a significant level of professional recognition, indicating a proficiency in and a comprehension of quality engineering principles and practices.
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  • The Importance of PTFE Coating in the Medical Field
    Posted: 12/24/2014
    When it comes to non-stick coating, we often think of pots, pans, and various kitchen utensils. However, coating services are not limited to the food processing industry but are rather an integral part of a variety of industries which we rely on heavily. These include the medical, industrial, automotive, and chemical processing trades, all of which depend on a variation of PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) coatings to ensure the optimum function of certain processes.
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  • Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about PTFE
    Posted: 12/18/2014
    PTFE, otherwise known as Teflon coating, is used in the production of many cooking essentials. Although this is its most famous use, it is also functional in many other ways, including as a fabric protector. Since PTFE is hydrophobic -- it repels water -- it is possible for it to repel liquid stains from penetrating fabric, too. It is also used extensively within the medical, industrial, automotive, food processing, and chemical processing industries all around the globe.
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  • Introducing the DuPont TeflonŽ Pioneer Series
    Posted: 12/16/2014
    Bruce Nesbitt is a leader in the industrial coating field. His experiences over the years help to give perspective on the coating industry and how it has grown and evolved. In an effort to highlight some enduring coaters in the industry, we are presenting a series of interviews conducted with these highly regarded professionals. Our first Pioneer Series interview spotlight is on Bruce Nesbitt, of Orion Industries. Please read on to learn about Bruce's story in the coating industry.
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  • Take Advantage of One of Our Durable PTFE Coatings!
    Posted: 12/10/2014
    FluoroPlate TJ4-7676 is a black resin-bonded PTFE coating, low to medium gloss, dry film lubricant that adheres to most metals and some ceramics and plastics.
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  • Benefits of Coating Systems in the Cheese Industry
    Posted: 11/12/2014
    Coating services should be considered if you're in the cheese industry, as they offer numerous benefits that can impact the efficiency and profit of your operation. Let us first, however, look at some of the challenges that are faced by the cheese manufacturing industry and the types of equipment that can be coated with a non-stick or low friction coating.
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  • How Antimicrobial Coatings Kill Pathogens
    Posted: 11/5/2014
    An antimicrobial coating can be applied to great variety of products, and industries that have benefited from this pathogen-killing technology include the medical, industrial, food processing, automotive, and chemical processing industries.
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  • Our Favorite Non-Stick Items Found in the Kitchen
    Posted: 10/29/2014
    For most people, cooking and baking is a pleasure. It brings family together, it is fun, and the result is almost always delicious. Items that have a non-stick coating make the task of cooking far more enjoyable, especially when it comes to the clean-up.
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