Adding a UV dye to LIP Antifriction Coating products

It is possible to add a UV dye/tracer to most of the LIP Antifriction Coating range. This UV dye is a way to help with production quality assurance so parts can be inspected and checked for the presence/application of an LIP anti friction coating product.

The reader should consider that some of the LIP Antifriction Coating range are almost invisible in thin layers on some surfaces and so are sometimes used on automotive Class A surfaces. What is an automotive Class A surface? In automotive interior trim design, Class A surfaces are visible surfaces (to the customer/driver) of ‘see, touch and feel’ parts such as dashboard, seats, door pads etc. So if an LIP Antifriction Coating is applied to a Class A surface or an area that could be seen by a customer, the addition of a UV dye would not be wise as the coating could be visible under UV light or sunlight.

Of course, using a coating with UV dye on a surfaces that cannot be seen by a customer (sometimes referred to as Class B), is a good idea to ensure there is a parts manufacturing inspection process. Quite often a UV is not required in our products as much of the range is visible after application, depending on the type of surface the product is applied to.

The UV versions of the LIP Antifriction Coating range do cost a few more Euros/$ per kg.


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