DuraShield®: Maximizing Coating Life

The two main causes of premature failure of DuraShield® coating are thermal breakdown and abrasion. See below for detailed information on these causes and suggestions for maximizing the life of your Durashield® coated pans or click the More Info tab below to download a PDF of this information.

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Causes of Coating Failure 

Thermal Breakdown

 

At the end of its life, DuraShield® will ultimately fail due to thermal breakdown. Thermal breakdown occurs gradually on a molecular level as a pan is subjected to normal baking temperature variations.

Each time a pan is heated and cooled, microscopic cracks begin to form in the coating. Eventually these cracks will grow large enough to allow the accumulation of baking residue, causing the coating to lose its non-stick properties.

 

SHOW HOW TO PREVENT DAMAGE FROM THERMAL BREAKDOWN

 

 

Abrasion

 

Mechanical abrasion from equipment or practices in your bakery may wear through the DuraShield® coating. Although DuraShield® was designed to withstand the typical conditions of a high-volume bakery and is resistant to abrasion, care must still be taken to prevent unnecessary abrasion from wearing the coating prematurely.

 

SHOW HOW TO PREVENT DAMAGE FROM ABRASION