Phosphate Coating Service Companies

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  • Tempe, AZ

    Aptyx is a leader in plastic and metal coating with particular expertise in the manufacture of dip molded parts. No one has more dip coating and molding expertise than we do! We have a 60-year history and are one of the largest, most diverse manufacturers in North America. Reach out for a fast, competitive quote on custom dip molding & coating services, from prototypes to low or high volume. We’re your single source for design consult, quick prototyping and custom formulations.

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  • Medway, MA

    Innovative Coatings is a manufacturer of plastisol dip molding and fluidized bed powder coatings of epoxy, polyolefins, nylon and vinyl. Our dip coatings are of FDA-approved and biomedical grades. Customers can also have a choice of color plus foam, gloss or texture finish. We draw from 40 years of experience in the plastic molding and protective coating industry. Let's talk about your project.

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  • New Carlisle, OH

    Here at Carlisle Plastics Company we are an ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturer of reliable products and services. Our highly trained team of engineers offer design assistance for all products. We provide coating services for your parts, tools, shelves and a variety of other items. No order is too big or small for our company. We also offer an assortment of secondary operations if your application requires.

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  • New Haven, IN

    We make it our goal to offer the top glass cutting services in the industry. Although we started small when we were founded in 1950, we have grown every year and are now one of the largest glass suppliers in the industry. We make products for more than just the optical industry, and can make customized products to suit any need. Contact us for a quote today!

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Phosphate Coating Industry Information

Phosphate Coating

Phosphate coating is the process of chemically converting the surface of a material referred to as the substrate (typically a metallic element) into a layer of a non-metallic, crystalline conversion coating. Phosphate coating is an important process in many industrial contexts.

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Advantages for Phosphate Coating

There are many advantages that come from utilizing phosphate coating services including: improves friction, increases corrosion-resistance and provides both rust-inhibiting and anti-galling characteristics.

Due to the multiple purposes of phosphate coatings, there are a correspondingly vast amount of applications and industries that they are used in, including:

For use in the coating of various power transmission components.
Industrial Manufacturing
To coat castings, iron and steel-based industrial parts.
For the coating of various defensive moving and threaded parts according to military specifications (MIL-Spec).
For adhesive and defensive coatings of various aviation components.
Nuclear Energy Industry

Materials Used in Phosphate Coating

Phosphates refer to a salt (also called an ester) of phosphoric acid and typically include three main types: manganese, zinc and iron. In the general process of phosphate coating, phosphate salts (any of the three) are dissolved into a solution of phosphoric acid. Next, the substrate is immersed within the solution, causing a reaction to take place between the chemicals and the metal. This chemical reaction accomplishes four things: one, it locally depletes the hydronium ions; two, it raises the pH; three, it causes the dissolved salt to fall out of the solution; and four, it causes the dissolved salt to be precipitated on the surface of the substrate.

While the general process remains basically the same, there are some differences between phosphate coatings depending on the type of phosphate salt that is used in the process. In manganese phosphating, the resulting coat specifically exhibits exceptional oil absorptive characteristics and is often achieved in tumbling barrels. In zinc phosphating, heavy zinc phosphates are commonly used in order to drastically improve the corrosion-resistance of the substrate.

Lastly, in iron phosphating a lot depends upon the receptiveness of the substrate's surface, which can affect whether the coating is very fine, or it is coarse. This type of coating is different from metal finishing because it does not focus on the aesthetic appearance of the finished piece.

Applications for Phosphate Coating

There are four main reasons that phosphate coating services are utilized:

  • In order to enhance the lifetime of organic coatings.
  • In order to provide superior paint or solid film bonding.
  • To increase the corrosion-resistance of the material.
  • To provide an excellent lubricant and drawing compound base.