SpeedMask® maskants protect components during surface finishing operations.

Maskants

SpeedMask® Light-Curable 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. These removable adhesives are used 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, parts handling, and 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.

The masking resins contain no non-reactive solvents and provide fast cure time, delivering cost savings through reductions in labor, rework, and scrap. They are available in several viscosities, which can be quickly applied by syringe or through dipping, spraying, or screen printing. SpeedMask® maskants are used throughout many industries, including aerospace, power generation, metal finishing, and the manufacturing of orthopaedic implants and medical devices.

Maskants

Applications:
Acid stripping; Air plasma spray; Machining; Recommended surfaces include nickel super alloys, and high-temperature steel

Features:
UV light curing; High adhesion; Hard/durable; Thixotropic gel; High viscosity

Applications:
Laser drilling; Recommended surfaces include nickel alloys & high-temperature steel

Features:
UV/Visible light curing; Secondary heat cure; Prevents beam impingement; Hard/durable; Reduces spatter; Low viscosity

Applications:
Air plasma spray; HVOF; Wire arc spray; D-Gun coating; Recommended surfaces include nickel alloys & high-temperature steel

Features:
UV/Visible light curing; Resists flame-spray processes; High adhesion; Hard/durable; Thixotropic gel; High viscosity; Fast curing

Applications:
Grit blasting; Shot peening; Polishing; Part handling; Airflow testing; Recommended surfaces include nickel alloys, steel, stainless steel, aluminum, titanium, cobalt, glass, and ABS

Features:
UV/Visible light curing; Low adhesion; Good surface protection; Fast curing; Easy peel-off; Clear in appearance; Medium-viscosity gel

Applications:
Plating; Decorative etching & anodizing; Powder coating; Part handling; Air plasma spray; Grit blasting

Features:
See-Cure technology transitions from blue to pink upon sufficient exposure to light energy; UV/Visible light curing; Excellent surface protection; Fast curing; Easy peel-off after exposure to heat; Spray or dip; Rolls Royce approval as Metal Spray Maskant with designation of OMat 2/240

Applications:
Plating; Anodizing; Aggressive grit blasting; Shot peening; Machining; Recommended surfaces include nickel alloys, steel, titanium, stainless steel, aluminum, and glass

Features:
UV/Visible light cure; Excellent surface protection; Fast curing; Easy peel-off after hot-water soak; Thixotropic gel; High adhesion; Sprayable; High-visibility green color

Applications:
Acid stripping; Grit blasting; Machining; Plating; Shot peening; Machining; Buffing and polishing

Features: 
UV/Visible light cure; Excellent surface protection; Fast curing; Easy peel-off after hot-water soak; Spray and dip dispense options; High adhesion; High-visibility green color; Acide resistant (nitric, sulfuric, hydrochloric)

Applications:
Acid stripping; Plating; Harsh chemical processing; Recommended surfaces include nickel alloys and high-temperature alloys

Features:
UV/Visible light curing; Resists acids and alkalis; High adhesion; Hard and durable; Spray or dip

Applications:
Plating; Anodizing; Aggressive grit blasting; Shot peening

Features:
UV/Visible light curing; Excellent surface protection; Fast curing; Easy peel off after hot-water soak; Thixotropic gel; High adhesion; Sprayable; High-visibility yellow color

Applications:
Thermal barrier coating; Aggressive grit blasting; Shot peening; Plasma spray

Features:
UV/Visible light curing; Green in appearance; Fast curing; Thixotropic gel; Sprayable; Reliable surface protection during TBC processes; Resilient to blasting media; ISO 10993-5

Applications:
Chemical milling/etching; Plating; Anodizing; Grit blasting; Recommended surfaces include nickel alloys, steel, titanium, stainless steel, aluminum, and glass

Features:
UV/Visible light curing; Excellent surface protection; Excellent chemical resistance; Fast curing; Easy peel off; Moderate adhesion; Spray or dip; High-visibility blue color; Trimmable after cure; Rolls Royce approval as metal spray maskant with designation of OMat 2/241

Applications:
Paint Processes with heat curing; Low pressure mechanical blasting applications (sand, grit, or shot peening); General material handling

Features:
Fast “on-demand” cure; Easy peel removal; High visibility blue appearance; Visible to automated optical inspection systems; Resistant to MEK-based paint processes; Flexible after exposure to heat (i.e., 1-hour @ 200 C)

Applications:
High-temp plasma spray; Aggressive grit blasting; HVOF; Wire arc spray; Thermal spray coatings

Features:
UV/Visible light curing; Pink in appearance; High adhesion; Cures tack-free; Hard and durable; Resilient to blast media; Sprayable; Peelable or incineration removal method

Applications:
High-temp plasma spray; Aggressive grit blasting; HVOF; Wire arc spray; Thermal spray coatings

Features:
See-Cure technology transitions the resin from purple to pink upon sufficient exposure to UV/Visible light; High adhesion; Cures tack-free; Hard and durable; Resilient to blast media; Sprayable; Peelable or incineration removal method

Applications:
Masking for plating; Masking for anodozing; Masking for powder coating; Masking for parts handling; Masking for grit blasting; Masking for shot peening

Features:
UV/Visible light cure; Excellent surface protection; Fast curing; Easy peel-off; Flexible after heat exposure; Spray or dip

Applications:
Masking for conformal coating applications; Masking for wave solder or reflow processes

Features:
Blue color for easy visual inspection; Halogen free; UV/Visible light cure in seconds; Exceptionally thixotropic for manual or automated dispensing; Compatible with gold and copper connector pins; Silicone free; Solvent free

Applications:
Masking for wave solder or reflow processes; Masking for conformal coating applications

Features:
Halogen-Free; UV/Visible light cure in seconds; Highly thixotropic for manual or automated dispensing onto difficult components; Silicone free; Solvent free; Low VOCs; Blue fluorescing for black light inspection; Medium adhesion for peeling

Applications:
Masking for solvent based conformal coating applications; Masking for wave solder or reflow processes

Features:
Compatible with gold and copper connector pins; One layer protection; UV/Visible light curing; Visible pink color in uncured state; Non-slumping when dispensed; Halogen free – pending; Resistance to solvent based conformal coatings and primers; Thixotropic for manual or automated dispensing; Fast curing; Tack free with depth of cure up to 0.5″; Lower shrinkage; Silicone free