SpeedMask® maskants protect components during surface finishing operations.

Maskants

Light-Curable SpeedMask® Maskants

Replace Traditional Time-Consuming Tape, Wax, and Lacquer Masking Methods

SpeedMask® maskants cure with UV/Visible light and offer reliable surface protection not available from traditional masking materials such as tape, lacquer, wax, and fixtures. Manufacturers use removable adhesives as temporary protective coatings during surface preparation and finishing operations where a barrier is needed to shield surfaces and cavities. The products provide protection from a variety of chemical, coating, manufacturing aid, and parts handling, as well as media finishing processes. Simply apply, cure, treat, and remove in four easy steps!

SpeedMask offers the following advantages over traditional masking methods:

  • Apply and cure in seconds
  • Residue-free surfaces after proper light cure
  • Reliable protection for complex and intricate configurations
  • Superior protection with one layer of material
  • No additional investment for design changes or new components
  • Masked parts are immediately ready for production

The materials offer reliable protection of components during grit blasting, air plasma spray, machining, airflow testing, anodizing, chemical milling/etching, plating, acid stripping, vibratory finishing, shot peening, painting, e-coating, and powder coating, as well as general masking processes. Recommended surfaces include nickel super alloys, high-temperature steel, titanium, cobalt, glass, and stainless steel. Formulations with high adhesion, secondary heat cure, and high-visibility colors such as pink, blue, and green are available.

The materials contain no non-reactive solvents and provide fast cure time, delivering cost savings through reductions in labor, rework, and also scrap. The products are available in several viscosities for easy application through dipping, spraying, or screen printing. SpeedMask® maskants are used throughout many industries, including aerospace, power generation, and metal finishing, as well as the manufacturing of orthopedic implants and medical devices.