Corrosion Resistant Coatings
Corrosion resistant coatings are coatings that are developedand applied to metal components such as steel, stainless steel, brass, copper,aluminum, nickel and zinc. These coatings create a barrier between the metaland corrosive materials in order to protect them from degradation that canoccur from oxidation, moisture, salt-spray and exposure to industrial as wellas environmental chemicals, extreme temperatures and acids. Without coatingsmetal surfaces begin to corrode and oxidize. Not only does corrosion andoxidation negative affect appearance, but as negative effects on theperformance characteristic of the metal as well. Many coatings also offer theadded 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, andphenolic to name a few. Specific application requirement can be met by matchingthe most appropriate coating for the component. Many of these include high-techprocesses such as thermal spraying plasma and selective plating, which go farbeyond the capabilities of simple epoxies and paints. Such coatings improve theperformance and functionality for even the most demanding requirements, andwill enhance surfaces, products, parts and overall production value.
Companies that offer corrosion resistant coatings often alsooffer surface preparation, and extras such as bright dips and electropolishes,decorative coatings, chromates and top coats. For more information aboutspecific coatings and processes, contact a provider today.