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.
When facing capacity constraints or dealing with unfamiliar paint chemistries, paint manufacturers often consider utilizing a toll paint producer.
Producing paint, particularly high-performance OEM coatings, is a resource intensive process riddled with potential issues. To avoid these problems, companies often rely on toll paint manufacturers for their OEM coatings.
Most consumers assume the company whose name appears on a label manufactures the paint. They’re a paint company after all—why wouldn’t they make their own paint? In reality, many companies rely on toll paint producers, third party companies with optimal expertise, equipment, capacity, and other requirements that make them best suited for paint production. Here’s an outline of some factors to consider when deciding on a toll paint producer.
Some complex parts that need coating do not lend themselves to spray, powder, or other widely used application methods. Dip coating is the process of choice for finishing materials full of nooks, crannies, and other hard-to-reach areas, provided these hard to reach areas can be drained.
The coating on an industrial end product might seem like an afterthought, but it’s far from it. Choosing a coating affects the aesthetic, durability and usability of any product. If you’re involved in the manufacturing process of industrial products, you also know that every material you use affects your process and your bottom line.