Substrates/Functions

GBIE SubstratesGBIE is dedicated to developing best-in-class coatings for any substrate under the sun. If we don’t already have a coating that fits your project, we’ll create one from scratch.

GBIE breaks apart coating adhesion and coating properties/function. We must first formulate for adhesion and then formulate for the desired properties.

ADHESION

SLIP-COAT products can adhere to:

  • TPE: TPE, TPO, TPV
  • EPDM: dense, sponge, molding, microdense, conductive, colored
  • PVC: more flexible or less flexible
  • Other: our coatings are used on other substrates that we don’t discuss for competitive reasons, ask us if our products can add value to your products or solve problems for your part.

Different base chemistries are used to adhere to different substrate types. There certainly is not one product that will adhere well to all substrates. GBIE’s R&D lab is set up to help our customers quickly identify the optimal coating adhesion for their specific substrate.

PROPERTIES/FUNCTION

SLIP-COAT products can provide:

  • Low to no noise (squeak or itch): Mating surfaces can move relative to the seal with low to no noise.
  • Low coefficient of friction: Against glass, painted sheet metal, other coated seals, plastic, leather, as well as other surfaces.
  • Hiding power: Hide the parting line between a molded detail and an extrusion; hide imperfections in the surface of extrusions or moldings.
  • Low gloss.
  • Texture: SLIP-COAT products are commercially sold in coarse, medium, and fine textures, as well as smooth coatings. These different textures can help solve problems and provide interesting aesthetics for designers to choose from.
  • Low abrasion of mating surfaces: Although it may be counter intuitive that a textured coating could avoid abrading a mating surface, our coatings have 25+ years of field experience on hundreds of vehicles without problems of abrading the mating surface.
  • Haptic: The feel of the coating is important. SLIP-COAT products never feel greasy. A variety of different surfaces are possible which create different textures as well as other more difficult to describe haptics such as silky or buttery.

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EPDM Sponge & Dense (ethylene propylene diene monomer)

Substrate Function Coating Properties Location Comments
anti-squeak Anti-itch Abrasion Resistance Ice Release Low Coefficient of Friction Low Gloss Release Coating Weathering Low Paint Abrasion Visible or Decorative Glass Run
4. EPDM Sponge & Dense Used on convertibles with water leak problems
5. EPDM Sponge Smooth and soft
6. EPDM Sponge Smooth and soft
7. EPDM Sponge & Dense Glass release, UV tracer
8. EPDM Sponge & Dense Excellent for low paint abrasion
9. EPDM Dense Grey colour on black EPDM for interior trim
10. EPDM Dense Tan colour on black EPDM for interior trim
11. EPDM Sponge & Dense UV Tracer
13. Dense EPDM Low gloss with mar resistance
14. EPDM DCX black colour match, smooth
15. EPDM Ford YGYH black colour match, smooth
19. EPDM Sponge & Dense Low gloss with mar resistance
20. EPDM Sponge & Dense Low gloss with mar resistance
21. PU-RIM & EPDM Sponge Abrasion resistance in a sandy environment, UV tracer
22. PU-RIM & EPDM Sponge No N-methylpyrrolidinone (NMP)
22. EPDM Sponge
24. EPDM Sponge & Dense Fine grained particulated coating
26. EPDM Sponge & Dense Room temperature cure
27. TPE EPDM PP Weathering grade
32. EPDM Sponge & Dense Buttery Soft Black
33. EPDM Dense Buttery Soft Touch
34. EPDM Dense Exceptionally Buttery Soft Touch
35. EPDM Dense Clear buttery soft
Notes: = good, = very good, = excellent, = world class
no symbol indicates that the parameter has never been evaluated.
Use
of Crosslinkers Part B, Part B1, Part B3, or Part B4 with the Part A
components listed above, depends on the fabricators process/substrate
combination.

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Flexible PVC (polyvinyl chloride)

Substrate Function Coating Properties Location Comments
anti-squeak Anti-itch Abrasion Resistance Ice Release Low Coefficient of Friction Low Gloss Release Coating Weathering Low Paint Abrasion Visible or Decorative Glass Run
1. Flexible PVC
2. Flexible PVC Overspray onto coloured PVC is not visible
3. Flexible PVC Soft texture and decorative
Notes: = good, = very good, = excellent, = world class
no symbol indicates that the parameter has never been evaluated.
Use
of Crosslinkers Part B, Part B1, Part B3, or Part B4 with the Part A
components listed above, depends on the fabricators process/substrate
combination.

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PU-RIM (Polyurethane reaction injection molding)

Substrate Function Coating Properties Location Comments
anti-squeak Anti-itch Abrasion Resistance Ice Release Low Coefficient of Friction Low Gloss Release Coating Weathering Low Paint Abrasion Visible or Decorative Glass Run
12. PU-RIM
Notes: = good, = very good, = excellent, = world class
no symbol indicates that the parameter has never been evaluated.
Use
of Crosslinkers Part B, Part B1, Part B3, or Part B4 with the Part A
components listed above, depends on the fabricators process/substrate
combination.

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Nitrile Rubber

Substrate Function Coating Properties Location Comments
anti-squeak Anti-itch Abrasion Resistance Ice Release Low Coefficient of Friction Low Gloss Release Coating Weathering Low Paint Abrasion Visible or Decorative Glass Run
16. Nitrile Rubber Release coating for metal coils (nitrile coated)
Notes: = good, = very good, = excellent, = world class
no symbol indicates that the parameter has never been evaluated.
Use
of Crosslinkers Part B, Part B1, Part B3, or Part B4 with the Part A
components listed above, depends on the fabricators process/substrate
combination.

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Vyram

Substrate Function Coating Properties Location Comments
anti-squeak Anti-itch Abrasion Resistance Ice Release Low Coefficient of Friction Low Gloss Release Coating Weathering Low Paint Abrasion Visible or Decorative Glass Run
17. Vyram
Notes: = good, = very good, = excellent, = world class
no symbol indicates that the parameter has never been evaluated.
Use
of Crosslinkers Part B, Part B1, Part B3, or Part B4 with the Part A
components listed above, depends on the fabricators process/substrate
combination.

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Santoprene (55 – 80 durometer)

Substrate Function Coating Properties Location Comments
anti-squeak Anti-itch Abrasion Resistance Ice Release Low Coefficient of Friction Low Gloss Release Coating Weathering Low Paint Abrasion Visible or Decorative Glass Run
18. Santoprene (55 – 80 duro) No paint abrasion
Notes: = good, = very good, = excellent, = world class
no symbol indicates that the parameter has never been evaluated.
Use
of Crosslinkers Part B, Part B1, Part B3, or Part B4 with the Part A
components listed above, depends on the fabricators process/substrate
combination.

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TPE and SEBS-TPE (thermoplastic elastomer and styrene ethylene butylene styrene – thermoplastic elastomer)

Substrate Function Coating Properties Location Comments
anti-squeak Anti-itch Abrasion Resistance Ice Release Low Coefficient of Friction Low Gloss Release Coating Weathering Low Paint Abrasion Visible or Decorative Glass Run
23. SEBS-TPE No paint abrasion
25. TPE Sponge Sealer for open cell sponge
27. TPE EPDM PP Weathering grade
29. TPE Upholstery 500% Elongation at first crack
31. TPE Upholstery Room temp. cure, 500% elongation
Notes: = good, = very good, = excellent, = world class
no symbol indicates that the parameter has never been evaluated.
Use
of Crosslinkers Part B, Part B1, Part B3, or Part B4 with the Part A
components listed above, depends on the fabricators process/substrate
combination.

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PP polypropylene

Substrate Function Coating Properties Location Comments
anti-squeak Anti-itch Abrasion Resistance Ice Release Low Coefficient of Friction Low Gloss Release Coating Weathering Low Paint Abrasion Visible or Decorative Glass Run
27. TPE EPDM PP Weathering grade
Notes: = good, = very good, = excellent, = world class
no symbol indicates that the parameter has never been evaluated.
Use
of Crosslinkers Part B, Part B1, Part B3, or Part B4 with the Part A
components listed above, depends on the fabricators process/substrate
combination.

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PE polyethylene

Substrate Function Coating Properties Location Comments
anti-squeak Anti-itch Abrasion Resistance Ice Release Low Coefficient of Friction Low Gloss Release Coating Weathering Low Paint Abrasion Visible or Decorative Glass Run
PE Sponge
Notes: = good, = very good, = excellent, = world class
no symbol indicates that the parameter has never been evaluated.
Use
of Crosslinkers Part B, Part B1, Part B3, or Part B4 with the Part A
components listed above, depends on the fabricators process/substrate
combination.

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Silicone Rubber

Substrate Function Coating Properties Location Comments
anti-squeak Anti-itch Abrasion Resistance Ice Release Low Coefficient of Friction Low Gloss Release Coating Weathering Low Paint Abrasion Visible or Decorative Glass Run
Silicone Rubber Very high temp. resistance for sunroof seals
Notes: = good, = very good, = excellent, = world class
no symbol indicates that the parameter has never been evaluated.
Use
of Crosslinkers Part B, Part B1, Part B3, or Part B4 with the Part A
components listed above, depends on the fabricators process/substrate
combination.

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