Ceramic coatings

BREAKTHROUGH TECHNOLOGY

GMM is proud to introduce DURACERAM® - a cutting edge 2-coat ceramic coating that is totally free of PTFE, and has unparalleled durability and abrasion resistance. Unlike other ceramic coatings, DURACERAM® has food release capabilities that go beyond "easy clean." DURACERAM® is perfect for applications where there is a high need for temperature resistance such as griddles, woks, iron sole plates, cookware, and curling irons.

DURACERAM reaches a previously-unheard of pencil hardness of 8-9H, while still maintaining excellent heat resistance properties and moderate nonstick properties.

DURACERAM can be applied on various metal substrates with light grit blasting, and its low baking temperature provides great enegry and cost savings.

DURACERAM meets the FDA standard 21CFR 175-300 as well as all ROHS standards, and is available in breathtaking color options.

QUESTIONS ABOUT DURACERAM®

For our clients who do not understand the details about the difference between ceramic coatings, and traditional PTFE coatings, we have prepared a primer on the subject:

What is a ceramic coating?

Ceramic coatings are “inorganic” coatings in which A) the base resins are of a ceramic like nature, and B) key reactions forming the main components of the finished film occur in the process of application and curing of the coating.

What are the advantages to ceramic coating technology?

Ceramic coatings have far higher heat resistance and scratch resistance than PTFE based coatings.  Many consumers who consistently use metal utensils, and cook with a slight amount of oil prefer ceramic coatings to PTFE coatings because of these attributes.  Beyond this, ceramics can be made in astonishingly bright and vibrant colors, which are not possible with PTFE technology.

I’ve heard that ceramic coatings aren’t as good as PTFE coatings from a food release standpoint.  Is this true?

Yes, this is true over the long run.  However, for the first year of use the food release will be as good (or even better) than PTFE coatings.  The problem with ceramic coatings is that the food release properties are slowly deteriorated over time by dishwasher use.  Since most electric appliances do not go into the dishwasher, ceramic coatings have shown great success versus PTFE coatings for electric appliances.

Is there a chance that ceramic coatings will be better than PTFE coatings in all performance attributes, including food release?

Yes, but it may be a few more years before this is the case.

Why is DURACERAM® better than other ceramic coatings?

Because of its higher scratch resistance, and higher operating temperature.  Plus, DURACERAM® is easier to apply on a production line than other ceramic coatings.