Bondable coatings

Need to know more?

Call us Email us

Bondable coatings can be applied to bare wire or as a second coat over the top of any of the insulations that are offered. The amount of coating applied can be standard NEMA or JIS build or thinner amounts as required.

If a special coating or insulation is required Sandvik will work with you to develop a process for its use. Sandvik has, for example, developed low out-gassing, high-temperature, self-bondable coatings specifically designed for the hard disk drive industry to reduce contamination and deliver good resonance performance.

Sandvik designationDescriptionMaximum usage temperature*Bonding technique
Kanthal Bond B Thermoplastic polyvinyl butyral 100°C (210°F) Methanol, acetone or heat activated
Kanthal Bond E1 Thermoplastic epoxy 130°C (265°F) Acetone, MEK or heat activated
Kanthal Bond MA Thermoplastic polyamide 155°C (310°F) Methyl alcohol, isopropyl alcohol or heat activated
Kanthal Bond XTS Thermosetting epoxy 155°C (310°F) MEK or heat activated
Kanthal Bond XTC Thermoplastic polyamide 200°C (390°F) Heat activated
Kanthal Bond MA50** Thermoplastic polyamide 200°C (390°F) Methyl alcohol or heat activated

* The maximum usage temperature is based on the temperature at which the adhesive retains 5 - 10% of it's room temperature strength.

** Contact us for more information.

Metallic coatings

Sandvik provides several types of metallic coatings such as anodizing, electroplating and electropolishing. As a standard, Sandvik offers gold-plated wire, nickel-plated wire and silver-plated wire, but also other types of electroplating can be manufactured on request. Additionally, Sandvik works with cladding and cladded alloys.