Industrial Coatings Blog

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Orion Sends Employees to Cubs Playoffs!

October 23, 2015

As a Northside Chicago company, we were excited to see the Cubs make it to the postseason series, and even more thrilled to be able to send our hard-working employees to Wrigley Field to cheer on the team! Not Pictured: Also in attendance were Accounts Receivable Sue Bertoncini and son […]

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The Importance of Tight Tolerances

August 11, 2015

Every mechanical device we encounter is made up of separate parts that all must fit together, moving simultaneously in a cohesive group. During the manufacturing process, sometimes parts experience small dimensional variations – as such, engineers design parts with built-in tolerances to accommodate those variations. These tolerances are a range […]

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Orion Industries Earns One of Top Finishing Shops in USA

July 31, 2015

Products Finishing magazine names Orion Industries to its “Top Shops” list CINCINNATI, Ohio – Orion Industries has been named one of the best finishing shops in North America, according to an industry benchmarking survey conducted by Products Finishing magazine, a trade publication which has covered the industry since 1938. The […]

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Three Coats a Charm

July 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 Teflon® coatings […]

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Laura J. Abad Receives ASQ-Certified Quality Engineer

June 16, 2015

Milwaukee, Wis., 06/06/2015 – 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 […]

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Introducing the Chemours Teflon® Pioneer Series

December 16, 2014

Never underestimate the knowledge of a seasoned coater. They can offer insight into the numerous challenges faced by those in the industrial coatings industry. Their invaluable experiences and stories about the industrial coatings industry offer a view into the coating world and how it has changed over the years. We […]

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