sicoat1If you had a beautiful brand new Porsche, wouldn’t you want to protect the paint job? You’d be sure to park it away from other vehicles to avoid dings on the door, and of course you would be sure to wash and detail the car regularly. In addition to these precautions, you would most certainly protect the paint with a coat of high quality wax. The wax is applied to the vehicle in order to protect the high quality product underneath it – this is the same thinking behind a protective coating on a silicone keypad.

What is a Protective Coating?

A protective coating is a formula that is applied over a silicone keypad or other silicone product in order to increase the usable life and durability of the product. Si Coat by is an abrasion resistant coating system developed by SiTECH Corp. for use in silicone rubber applications requiring superior wear protection. This formula protects silicone rubber from degrading, even under harsh circumstances.

Do you need a protective coating?

If your silicone product is put into a high use application or a harsh environment, it may need a protective coating in order to increase its durability. For example, keypads used in military applications are often used in abbrasive environments and over a long period of time. For this application, a protective coating would be highly recommended. In addition to military uses, protective coating are also highly effective in industries such as medical, automotive, technology and consumer electronics. No matter what application your silicone product is being used in, a protective coating is always a good idea. In fact, Si Coat I surpassed industry standards by more than 20 times the standard acceptance rate.

Consider the beautiful new Porsche, the product itself is made with high quality materials and designed to perform at a very high level; the wax coating placed over it is meant to protect the investment. In the same way, a protective coating over silicone keypads provides a protective coating to your product. A silicone keypad is an investment in your business, and as with any investment, you want to protect it and ensure that it is as durable as possible. Although SiTECH provides very durable keypads, the Si Coat protective coating adds an advanced level of protection for even the most intense use. To learn more about how a protective coating can increase the durability of your next keypad project, contact SiTech today at 757-887-8488.