Antistick coatings for the cement industry

Cement factories can experience huge problems with sticky and/or freezing raw materials (e.g. clay). These bulk materials tend to stick or freeze to conveyor belts, chutes and other machinery in contact with the material. This can either be due to cold climates, where the material will freeze to the equipment, or to the material moisture content, causing the material to stick to the equipment. Both cases can cause severe problems in keeping up the production in seasons of heavy rain and/or extreme cold climate.

In order to solve this problem, one of the solutions pursued is to apply an organic functional coating to the problematic surfaces of the equipment. The surface of the coating must be able to reject sticky and/or frozen raw materials.