Since many years, Saint-Gobain Coating-Solutions manufactures and markets hard-facing Flexicords made of tungsten carbide particles mixed within a self fluxing nickel matrix. These Flexicords are sold under several trade marks such as TUF-COTE, TUF-COTE HR2.
TUF-COTE provides abrasion resistant coatings for many industries such as oil drilling, ore mining, power generation, dredging, waste treatment, foundries, steel making, bricks & tiles, cement, wood industries, agriculture, palm oil, sugar cane.
Every wear-problem does not necessarily involve the same solution and we carefully study each situation to offer the optimum product and application. Our range of TUF-COTE is periodically improved in order to improve the versatility and the ease of use and to provide the highest level of abrasion resistance. TUF-COTE ropes are now available with a larger core wire and TUF-COTE can be produced with or without organic skin as well.
The benefits of our range of TUF-COTE are:
- High mass percentage of Tungsten carbides allowing to improve the life-time and the durability of the coated tools.
- When brazing, it is easier to get the great pool of molten metal, improving consequently the weld-ability of TUF-COTE.
- The improvement of the weld-ability makes possible to get smoother and more accurate coatings. The deposition rate of TUF-COTE is also improved, thus higher productivity.
- During the brazing operation, the new TUF-COTE is easier to handle and has less breakage occurrence.