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Conductive Silicone Masking

Conductive Masking

Recently we have had the chance to work with a new material here at Great Dane, conductive silicon plugs. They helped us to solve a difficult masking solution. The technology serves a dual-purpose. In addition to masking the part, it also supports it on the rack. The mask/support is formed of a flexible conductive material permitting the part to be charged through the rack for excellent coverage. Another way we are working behind the scenes for continuous improvement.


Core Technologies

– Ergonomic
– Fits correctly, will not fall off in oven
– Won’t leave tape residue
– Easy on/easy off
– Re-usable
– Durable, will take high heat 500F
– Maintains shape and size
– Paint will not adhere


3M invented masking tape in the mid 1920’s for use in the automotive business. Regular tape was pulling the paint off of cars that had been masked with butcher paper. Henry Ford was probably not happy. So 3M invented a gentler, easy to remove tape. It’s what house painters use today in all the various forms of tan, blue and green.

I don’t know who invented the green polyester masking tape used today in the coating industry but it’s everywhere. It seems to be the default method of masking any difficult shape or irregular surface. The problem is, green tape is a one-time use, piles up in the trash bin, leaves a sticky residue, never put on the same way twice and labor intensive to apply.

So what is the Green Tape Killer? On ferrous parts; stamped steel, powdered metal, iron castings and forgings, its’ custom designed silicone masks with high temperature magnets molded right into the part. Yep, we can do that.

Engineered custom magnet masks are easy on, easy off. Always consistent in shape and size and very long lasting.

We look forward to providing a FREE QUOTE for your next powder coating project.


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