Corrosion Resistant Coatings
Corrosion resistant coatings are coatings that are developed
and applied to metal components such as steel, stainless steel, brass, copper,
aluminum, nickel and zinc. These coatings create a barrier between the metal
and corrosive materials in order to protect them from degradation that can
occur from oxidation, moisture, salt-spray and exposure to industrial as well
as environmental chemicals, extreme temperatures and acids. Without coatings
metal surfaces begin to corrode and oxidize. Not only does corrosion and
oxidation negative affect appearance, but as negative effects on the
performance characteristic of the metal as well. Many coatings also offer the
added benefit of non-stick performance and abrasion resistance.
Some common corrosion resistant coatings include xylan,
epoxy/air dry, epoxy/thermal cure, fluropolymer, phosphate, inorganic zinc, and
phenolic to name a few. Specific application requirement can be met by matching
the most appropriate coating for the component. Many of these include high-tech
processes such as thermal spraying plasma and selective plating, which go far
beyond the capabilities of simple epoxies and paints. Such coatings improve the
performance and functionality for even the most demanding requirements, and
will enhance surfaces, products, parts and overall production value.
Companies that offer corrosion resistant coatings often also
offer surface preparation, and extras such as bright dips and electropolishes,
decorative coatings, chromates and top coats. For more information about
specific coatings and processes, contact a provider today.