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Gluten-Free Cookware: Orion’s Commitment to Coating Safe Cookware for All

Thanks to advances in modern medicine and nutrition, specifically allergy and food sensitivity testing, more and more people of all ages are given an opportunity to learn what foods to avoid in order to feel their best and operate at their healthiest. Many individuals are learning of gluten sensitivities that doctors previously couldn’t detect. As …

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Orion’s Life-Saving Application for Bonded Coating: Emergency Auto-Injectors

Orion applies low friction, corrosion resistant bonded coatings to springs used in devices that prevent life-threatening asthma attacks and emergency anaphylaxis. This life-saving device is often stored in homes, schools, hospitals, and workplaces for long periods of time until it is needed to provide life-saving care. Our FluoroBond® family of coatings lower the friction of …

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Orion + Sandstrom = A Technical Partnership Taking the Coatings World by Storm!

We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Sandstrom Coating Technologies, a very reputable cornerstone of the coatings industry since 1946! Sandstrom has been certified to meet the Quality Criteria of AS9100 Rev. D and ISO 9001:2015. Our friends at Sandstrom specialize in the development and manufacturing of Solid Film Lubricants and have done great …

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Orion Recognized as Chemours LIA

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 …

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Orion Industries Becomes CCAI Member

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 …

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9 Lesser Known Industry Applications of Teflon®

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 …

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How is PTFE (Teflon®) Made?

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 …

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Three Coats a Charm

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 Teflon® coatings in the food processing industry …

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