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Coating extends service life of golf ball core molds

You don't have to be Tiger Woods to understand the importance of a golf ball's core in helping the ball "carry" further and straighter. So when Sung Hyoung Precision, a system provider of technologica...

October 1, 2008   Canadian Plastics



You don’t have to be Tiger Woods to understand the importance of a golf ball’s core in helping the ball “carry” further and straighter. So when Sung Hyoung Precision, a system provider of technological innovation for golf ball core molds, wanted to improve the quality of its core molds while reducing costs, it chose Vicote Coatings powder and liquid dispersions from high performance material supplier Victrex.

With Victrex’s thermoplastic PEEK polymer as its main ingredient, Vicote Coatings provides a good combination of release properties and wear resistance, the company said, especially at elevated temperatures, ensuring a longer service life of the mold coating and reduced system replacement costs.

Unlike conventional fluoropolymers, the one-coat Vicote Coatings system eliminates the need for primer and provides a thin single coating layer, reducing the need for frequent coating maintenance and logistics costs.

“Because of Vicote Coatings excellent scratch and wear resistance, we’ve been able to extend the service life of the core mold up to six times — from one month to six months,” said Moohyung Kim, CEO of the Seoul, Korea-based Sung Hyoung Precision. “This helps golf ball manufacturers extend the system replacement cycle significantly.” Victrex USA Inc.

(West Conshohocken, Pa.); www.victrex.com;484-342-6001


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