Metals rust quickly when exposed to both oxygen and moisture. Pollutants like salt and sulfur dioxide accelerate this degenerative process.

Fremont, CA: It can be challenging to make the right choice when it comes to industrial coatings. However, each method has its own advantages and functions. Therefore, not all options may be suitable for you. In order to make the right choice, it is crucial to understand the costs, savings, benefits, and liabilities associated with each type of industrial coating.

Some industrial coatings work well across a wide range of applications, while others are better suited for specialized applications. The start-up cost, maintenance, and operation costs should also be considered to ensure the right choice.

Industrial Coatings

There are several industrial coatings types, but the term refers to any coating - usually paint - used to protect manufactured products from corrosive elements, fire, chemicals, etc. The US industrial coatings market is the second-largest coatings market, worth approximately $7.8 billion USD in 2015.

A coating protects and beautifies many items, increasing their value. The value-added far outweighs the cost of the coating process and materials. Coatings for industrial purposes are manufactured from a wide range of materials, including alcohol, bio-based feedstocks, iron oxide, aluminum pigments, epoxies, polyesters, and even gold.

Metal finishing: a necessity

Often, the term Metal Finishing refers to the process of applying a finishing coat to protect metal products, although it can also refer to protecting both metal and non-metal surfaces. Metal finishing solutions may involve painting or coating.

Metals rust quickly when exposed to both oxygen and moisture. Pollutants like salt and sulfur dioxide accelerate this degenerative process. In addition, metal vehicles used by the US military are protected from chemical and biological warfare agents with Chemical Agent Resistant Coatings (CARC). The primary reasons for metal finishing include:

◘ Increased thickness of the surface

◘ Enhancements in aesthetics

◘ Resistance to corrosion

◘ Improved strength

◘ An increase in adhesion

◘ Longevity

◘ Enhanced electrical conductivity

◘ Chemical resistance

◘ Improved solderability

◘ Improved electrical conductivit