Eclipse® Coating

ECLIPSE® coating is a three-coat, internally reinforced nonstick system developed by Whitford® that is different from all other nonstick fluoropolymer coatings in three important aspects:

  1. The ECLIPSE® coating primer coat contains a carefully chosen and blended combination of resins and unusually hard materials, permitting a far higher percentage of special reinforcing elements.
  2. The ECLIPSE® coating mid-coat, actually a primer used in other Whitford® reinforced systems, also contains the special reinforcing elements.
  3. The ECLIPSE® coating topcoat is rich in fluoropolymers, and is dedicated entirely to “release” (the nonstick characteristic).

Whitford® has tested the new ECLIPSE® coating system via several standard test methods. The most severe is the Reciprocating Abrasion Test.

This is the most demanding test, since it duplicates the harshest condition to which a pan can be subjected in the kitchen: scouring with a Scotch-Brite® pad.

Durability, of course, is not meaningful unless the coating maintains its nonstick quality. So Whitford® stops the test every 10,000 cycles and subjects the ECLIPSE® coated test pan to the Dry-Egg Test to assure maximum release.

All tests show startling results. The toughest internally reinforced coating previously tested was able to reach 20,000 cycles. The ECLIPSE® coating has gone beyond 200,000 cycles, offering at least 10 times the durability (with superb release).

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