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Re: Plastic Sticking in Dryers

Postby laundryman » Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:16 pm

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.
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Re: Plastic Sticking in Dryers

Postby laundryman » Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:19 pm

The Laundry List.com wrote:It does not end up on the textiles; worst, some of it makes it to the ironers!

Our sheets, like most others, don't go in the dryers anyway so ironers wont be affected.
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Re: Plastic Sticking in Dryers

Postby TUNNELTECH » Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:26 am

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.
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Re: Plastic Sticking in Dryers

Postby Jensen USA Engineering » Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:33 pm

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.
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Re: Plastic Sticking in Dryers

Postby The DECC Company » Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:37 pm

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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Re: Plastic Sticking in Dryers

Postby The Laundry List.com » Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:40 pm

how is the coating applied?
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Re: Plastic Sticking in Dryers

Postby The DECC Company » Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:41 am

We apply it at our facility, so you would have to remove the panels and send them to us. You can send them dirty because we take the responsibility of cleaning them before coating. We can typically have a batch of panels done within a week of receipt.
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Re: Plastic Sticking in Dryers

Postby TUNNELTECH » Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:00 am

I see on your web site the case study of the laundry panels that were coated. It mentions wear resistance yet how does if perform with zippers, knives and forks, ashtrays and such? Operating 24/7 as we do shows a coating life of about 2 years or less. Other than chipping what would be a wear characteristic of the coating provided?
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Re: Plastic Sticking in Dryers

Postby The DECC Company » Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:28 am

Zippers, knives and forks are definitely abrasive to any coating. However, we do believe that the resin system we have chosen for dryer panels is extremely resilient. As mentioned, it has shown no signs of wear in a health care laundry setting after almost a year of use. In your environment, the coating would not likely chip, but we assume after time would have the appearance of an old Teflon pan if you used a metal spatula too often. However, we coat both sides of the panel to extend coating life, as well. Since we have not tested a panel in an environment such as yours, if you could give Randy, our Sr. Sales Engineer, a call at 616-588-2827, we would love to discuss an opportunity with your company. He would also be able to answer any additional questions you have.
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Re: Plastic Sticking in Dryers

Postby The Laundry List.com » Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:56 am

What is the approximate cost for a 450 pound dryer basket?
Do you do baskets that do no have removable panels?
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