Industrial coatings are used to provide protection or improve specific properties on a substrate. For example, coatings may be used to enhance conductivity, durability, or flame resistance among other attributes.
After investing significant capital into facilities and/or equipment, most business owners commit themselves to preserving their investments. Applying the right protective coating can have a considerable effect on the longevity of the facilities and equipment. However, choosing the right coating requires a critical analysis of the challenges and hazards presented by the substrate’s end use environment and ensuring the coating’s formulation is designed to address these problem areas.
Coatings protect metal components and objects from damage like corrosion. Metal parts can be vulnerable to a variety of corrosion types, such as:
Industrial coatings appear all around us. They protect a diverse array of products from corrosion and decay, with applications ranging from:
Any experienced painter will tell you never to paint a dirty surface. The same is true for OEM paint lines. All well-run paint lines begin with sufficient surface preparation. Improper pretreatment will set any line up for failure regardless of applicator experienced or the quality of the coating. Over the 50 years we've been formulating and manufacturing paint, we've come across more than a handful of paint issues that were ultimately traced back to surface preparation.
There’s nothing more frustrating to supply chain managers and purchasing agents than not knowing how much something costs. With that in mind, here are some factors that contribute to the cost of an industrial coating and the effects they ultimately have on price.
Asphalt parking lots are designed to last between 20 and 40 years, but a well-designed preventative parking lot maintenance program can extend your lot well beyond its life expectancy.
Many OEM paint line operators shy away from using an industrial coatings custom formulation because they associate them with additional expenses. Sometimes, however, a business can’t afford not to use a custom formulated coating on their paint line.
Adding an asphalt sealcoat to your pavement preservation plan will help prolong the life of your asphalt. With dozens of sealcoat products out there, choosing the right sealer for your parking lot or driveway can be difficult. While weighing your options, consider the following factors:
When facing capacity constraints or dealing with unfamiliar paint chemistries, paint manufacturers often consider utilizing a toll paint producer.