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Orion Industries Gainsharing Program

April 8, 2014

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Environmentally Friendly Coating at Orion

March 14, 2014

Strict environmental regulations are a reality in today’s business world. Consumers are well educated and demand “environmentally friendly” products. Metal plating is a process that has recently come under the scrutiny of the American public. As a result, conventional plating has become more expensive and more difficult to source. Companies are now turning to high […]

Non-Stick Baking Advances

March 14, 2014

RELEASE ME Get ready for the new day in non-stick pan coatings. They need a different level of care yet yield high use-cycle benefits. The bun that sticks to the pan never gets sold. Neither does the snack cake, nor the loaf of bread. That’s the reason commercial bakers use silicone-blazed baking pans. High-volume, high-speed […]

Orion’s Wally Slowik – Lunar Eclipse Photo

March 10, 2008

Orion’s-Mechanical Technology Manager-Wally Slowik’s Photo of the Day in the Chicago Tribune, March 10th, 2008                 Eclipse from Elmwood Park (W.E.Slowik) The moon was almost finished putting on her red coat when I took this photograph, you can still make out a small portion under the full light […]

Fun Friday Update: Team-Building at Orion Industries/Surface Solutions Group

November 2, 2018

On Saturday, October 20, a group from Orion Industries and Surface Solutions Group took to the Toyota Park Stadium in Bridgeview to compete in the Spartan Stadium Sprint event. Completing 23 obstacles over a 5K course, which included climbing walls, running stairs, lifting weights, a spear throw, a rope climb, and other physical challenges, our newly-minted Spartans […]

Orion Recognized as Chemours LIA

August 29, 2017

Orion Industries has been recognized once again as a Chemours Licensed Industrial Applicator (LIA), for excellence in the application of TeflonTM coatings. This distinction provides assurance that the products identified are of the highest quality and contain only genuine TeflonTM fluoropolymers. Per Chemours: Chemours has a network of licensed applicators located throughout the world. Although Chemours sells […]

Orion Industries Becomes CCAI Member

December 29, 2016

Orion Industries has been inducted into the Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) as a custom coater! Membership in this organization will lead Orion to become more active in the industrial coating community, as well as provide Orion with invaluable resources both inside and outside of the coating industry. From attending events to collaborating with peers […]

9 Lesser Known Industry Applications of Teflon®

October 13, 2016

Many people know that Teflon® is used as a coating in non-stick cookware products such as pots and pans. With this application, Teflon® creates a low-friction cooking surface that reduces stuck on food, cleans up easier and lets you cook with less fat. However, there are a million other uses of industrial Teflon® coatings that can provide […]

How is PTFE (Teflon®) Made?

August 25, 2016

PTFE Coating Overview Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), commonly known as Teflon®, is a fluoropolymer made of tetrafluoroethylene (TFE) molecules. PTFE has with some exceptional properties which makes it a widely used compound for numerous applications. PTFE is hydrophobic (it is not wet by water or any substances containing water due to the high electronegativity of fluorine), highly […]