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PCM company out of New Jersey is the best I agree. We have 300# Washex dryers and they charged us $650 per panel. Our dryers have 6 panels in each dryer. We have not had to scape/Grind/Burn plastic out of the dryers since. They called it "Super Poly Off" coating. The first dryer we did was 2-1/2 years ago and seems to be holding up as well as the one we had done last month. Well worth the money.
This is great! Seems a little steep, but worth it in the long run as I read. Anyone done actual gas readings to test before and after? Like a week with old, half cloged panels and a week with new coated panels? I read the 30% somewhere here, but curious of one actual dryer gas savings.
Our extra panels should be here in a week or so then sending out for coating. Rather have it fall in the linen, which its probably not gonna melt to, than stuck in the dryer wasting energy and risking someone in it to clean. No brainer to us.
Our sheets, like most others, don't go in the dryers anyway so ironers wont be affected.
We have panels coated by PCM. Great stuff!! Note that when some of the plastic does start sticking remove the panel and use a needle gun on the BACK side of the panel. You save most of the coating that way.
Another consideration although it may not help your current situation, but is worth noting for the future, is the type of dryer. Some manufactures bring the hot air in through the basket perforations. Therefore the panels become hot enough to melt most plastics. Others bring the hot air in through the door apertures, the basket therefore experiences air at considerably lower temperatures: outlet only.
I work for a coating applicator called the DECC Company out of Grand Rapids, MI. This issue came to light for us when a local health care laundry co-op approached us about plastic sticking to his dryer inserts. We applied a specialty coating that not only has exceptional release qualities, but is also abrasion resistant. The coating has been in place for almost a year and has shown no signs of wear while exhibiting excellent release qualities.
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