Our Products are proudly made in the USA from one continuous piece of flexible steel… SO NO HINGES TO BREAK! XenClips fasten your hair up comfortably, securely, are easy to use, and are designed to work without damanging your lustrous locks. XenClips accomodate ALL hair types.
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We are so confident that you will fall in LOVE with your XENCLIP® (and that it will not break. EVER!) that we guarantee every XENCLIP® FOR LIFE. If you are unhappy for any reason, you will receive a full refund including shipping – simply return XENCLIP®. NO QUESTIONS ASKED!
Returns are Easy. Your XenClip and/or XenPins come with a 100% Money-Back-No-Questions-Asked Lifetime Guarantee. Simply email us, include your order number and we will provide a return shipping label. Alternatively, if you have an account, you may log in and select “Return” and just follow the prompts. Regardless of the method you choose, once received, we’ll credit you back for the merchandise returned, plus shipping.
If you prefer to exchange, that’s fine too. Just let us know firstname.lastname@example.org
Powder coating is a dry finishing process that has become extremely popular since its introduction in North America over in the 1960s. Representing over 15% of the total industrial finishing market, powder is used on a wide array of products. More and more companies specify powder coatings for a high-quality, durable finish, allowing for maximized production, improved efficiencies, and simplified environmental compliance. Used as functional (protective) and decorative finishes, powder coatings are available in an almost limitless range of colors and textures, and technological advancements have resulted in excellent performance properties.
Powder coatings are based on polymer resin systems, combined with curatives, pigments, leveling agents, flow modifiers, and other additives. These ingredients are melt mixed, cooled, and ground into a uniform powder similar to baking flour. A process called electrostatic spray deposition (ESD) is typically used to achieve the application of the powder coating to a metal substrate. This application method uses a spray gun, which applies an electrostatic charge to the powder particles, which are then attracted to the grounded part. After application of the powder coating, the parts enter a curing oven where, with the addition of heat, the coating chemically reacts to produce long molecular chains, resulting in high cross-link density. These molecular chains are very resistant to breakdown. This type of application is the most common method of applying powders. Powder coatings can also be applied to non-metallic substrates such as plastics and medium density fiberboard (MDF).
Sometimes a powder coating is applied during a fluidized bed application. Preheated parts are dipped in a hopper of fluidizing powder and the coating melts, and flows out on the part. Post cure may be needed depending on the mass and temperature of the part and the type of powder used. No matter which application process is utilized, powder coatings are easy to use, environmentally friendly, cost effective, and tough!
Powder coating is a high-quality finish found on thousands of products you come in contact with each day. Powder coating protects the roughest, toughest machinery as well as the household items you depend on daily. It provides a more durable finish than liquid paints can offer, while still providing an attractive finish. Powder coated products are more resistant to diminished coating quality as a result of impact, moisture, chemicals, ultraviolet light, and other extreme weather conditions. In turn, this reduces the risk of scratches, chipping, abrasions, corrosion, fading, and other wear issues.
It’s tough. It looks great. And it lasts a long, long time. In addition to being durable, powder coating is an attractive choice due to environmental advantages.
You may already know that electroplating is a common metal finishing/improving process that is used in a number of industrial applications. But you might not be familiar with how electroplating works. Electroplating is nothing new — the earliest incarnations of what would become the modern electroplating process actually occurred in the early 19th century. As industrial and manufacturing practices have advanced over the past two centuries, the electroplating process has also evolved.
Electroplating is known as electrodeposition because the process involves depositing a thin layer of metal onto the surface of a work piece, which is referred to as the substrate. An electric current is used to cause the desired reaction.
Here’s a simplified explanation of how electroplating works: Let’s suppose that a layer of gold is to be electrodeposited onto metal jewelry to improve the appearance of the piece. The plating metal (gold) is connected to the anode (positively charged electrode) of the electrical circuit, while the jewelry piece is placed at the cathode (negatively charged electrode). Both are immersed in a specially developed electrolytic solution (bath).
At this point, a DC current is supplied to the anode, which oxidizes the metal atoms in the gold and dissolves them into the bath. The dissolved gold ions are reduced at the cathode and deposited (plated) onto the jewelry piece. Factors that impact the final plating result include:
the chemical composition and temperature of the bath
the voltage level of the electric current
the distance between the anode and the cathode
the electrical current application’s length of time
In addition to improving the appearance of the substrate, electroplating is used for multiple other purposes. A primary application is to improve the work piece’s resistance to corrosion. Other common uses of electroplating include:
Building the thickness of a metal surface
Increasing wear resistance
Improving electrical conductivity — such as when plating a copper layer onto an electrical component
Preparing surfaces for enhanced adhesion prior to painting or e-coating
It depends. XenClips were meant and designed to replace traditional plastic “Jaw Clips” – you know, the ones that you’ve broken 1000 times? So, the name of the game for us is buns, twists, and updos. This isn’t to say that you can’t try it – hey, it’s yours – go for it! If you have very fine, straight hair – it’s likely not going to stay in place. If you have thick, coarse, and/or curly hair, you have it made! AND NO DENT! We have plenty of clients that use and love XenClips this way – it’s just not exactly what it was designed for!
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