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Everything You Need to Know about Industrial Coatings

November 12, 2014 | By | No Comments

Industrial coatings are essentially a type of paint that is applied on various derivatives like concrete or steel. It’s caked on in a way that is designed to be both aesthetic as well as protective. There are many different kinds of industrial coatings. Some examples include resins, Xylan-Dry film lubricants, xylene, and others. The total application process includes first a primer, and then the full coating, and finally, a sealant.

The Use of Industrial Coatings

So what are industrial coatings commonly used for? The list of uses is nearly endless, but it does help to have a basic understanding of what the coatings are used for. The main reason for applying a coating is to protect the part that’s underneath it in some way, especially from various types of corrosion. Aesthetics are sometimes important too though, so that is not something that should be overlooked.

Specifically, the most common use of industrial coatings is to prevent concrete or steel from corroding. A secondary common use is to make these materials more resistant to fire or other problems. Polymers are frequently used as an industrial coating. Some common polymers used as a coating include moisture cure urethane, epoxy, fluoropolymer, and polyurethane. Of course there are as many application processes as there are materials used as coatings, but one of the most common processes is the Excalibur coating process.

Types of Industrial Coatings

Many people consider Excalibur to be one of the most durable types of non-stick coatings. What’s unique about this type of coating is that it is an entire system rather than just a single coating. The process for this type of coating is somewhat similar to the process used to apply other types of industrial coatings. It all starts by spraying stainless steel onto the part that is being coated. It melds with the part, actually becoming part of it. Then there a premium non-stick coating is put into the stainless steel. The end result is a tough coating that also has excellent non-stick properties.

Although Excalibur coatings are one of the newest and most popular types of coatings, there are many others that are in common use. Some examples of general types of coatings are metallic, organic, and inorganic. For example, hot dip galvanizing, diffusion coating, anodizing, and electroplating are all types of industrial coatingsthat fall into the metallic category. Examples of an organic coating include just basic paint and varnish, while an example of an inorganic coating is porcelain. In the end, the type of coating you choose depends entirely on the type of application you need.

It is essential that you check with a professional when it comes time to apply an industrial coating. There may be a very good reason that one type of coating is better for your project than another. When you do check with a professional, make sure that you have all of the information you can gather about the type of application. This will help ensure that the right type of coating is selected.

Let Toefco handle all of your industrial coating needs. They have been on the front lines of the creation of creative coating solutions for more than 50 years. In fact, Toefco is one of a limited of number of companies in the world that has ExcalNet status as a licensed applicator of the Excalibur coating. Toefco understands what is needed for world class performance out of the coatings they apply. Toefco is ISO 9001 certified.

To learn more about industrial coating services, call us at 888-912-5921 or ask an industrial coating engineer.