Our industry-proven technology provides the world’s longest release life, delivering more releases—sometimes twice as many— than all other competitors worldwide.
We guarantee a minimum of 3,500 releases on most bun products, but have documented over 5,000 releases at some of the world’s leading bun bakeries. A different product may have a different release life, but rest assured, no matter what your product, you will experience more releases with DuraShield® than any other non-stick coating. In addition to having the world’s longest release life, DuraShield® coating is certified to be PFOA free.
Our state-of-the-art robotics system ensures absolute coating consistency.
An on-site chemical engineer works with quality control and process experts to implement a 100 percent inspection procedure ensuring optimum consistency during the entire coating process.
DuraShield® delivers a finish significantly more durable than other non-stick coatings.
The Value of DuraShield
Extended Release Life
Some bakers are getting 5,000 continuous releases without recoating.
In many high-volume operations, DuraShield® coating can pay for itself in less than one year.
Release agents and oils typically used to enhance release are unnecessary.
Fluted torte cups
Specialty food moulds and presses
Collects pans from bakery and sets return date
Straightens pans, restoring them to “like new” condition
Removes existing pan coating using proprietary technology that will not degrade pan strength or integrity
Our exclusive nanotechnology provides unparalleled corrosion protection for extended pan life
Top Coating or Recoating
Applies proprietary PFOA free fluoropolymer to pans
Returns pans to bakery promptly
Provides industry-leading guarantee to bakery
Use & Care
American Pan® TabLock Baking Screens are constructed using a patented tab-lock attachment system for easy and economical replacement of baking screens. The high strength steel frame also features an interlocking rib design that allows pans to stack while protecting the baking screen.
Check for wear points on all surfaces of your pans. Find the causes of the wear and make the necessary adjustments before damage to the pans or DuraShield® become severe.
Pans should be brushed and vacuumed before being taken off the line for storage. All residue should be removed from the pan prior to storage. Ideally, the pans should be hand wiped with a damp cloth as needed – usually between 500 and 1,000 bakes.
Eliminate pan distortion by eliminating the causes of distortion within the system. Straighten pans when necessary to protect the coating and the pans if pan distortion cannot be eliminated.
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.
Causes of Coating Failure
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.
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.
Preventing Thermal Breakdown
Line Breakdowns — Shut off heat during oven stoppages if possible.
Uneven Heating — Oven experts should check to ensure that oven heat flow is consistent throughout the oven.
Panning — Strive to keep empties to a minimum to get the longest life from DuraShield. Ideally, all of the moulds within a pan should have dough deposited in them.
Preventing Damage from Abrasion
Brushes — Cleaning brushes should be soft and adjusted so they do not ride too close to the surface of the pan to avoid marring the DuraShield Coating.
De-Panners — Adjust the de-panner to lift the product out of the mould as straight as possible. Ensure the de-panner head and pan conveyor are traveling at the same speed.
Excessive Air Pressure — When the air pressure is too high, it can blast seeds, crumbs and cornmeal into the pan surface. This will cause the coating to wear prematurely.
Pan Indexers — Adjust the indexing fingers to prevent scratching the coated surface. Padding the fingers with Teflon or rubber will help reduce friction and wear.
Stacking — Avoid dropping pans at an angle to minimize scraping the DuraShield on the inside of the pans. Use extra care when using a pan as a cover for pans in storage.
Accumulation of Ingredient and Product — Incomplete cleaning allows ingredients and product to gather on the coated surface and will cause a degradation of non-stick properties. Mild brushing with a soft brush, or the vacuuming of food residue, is essential to obtain maximum coating life.