Industrial coating refers to a specialized paint that protects surfaces from damaging chemicals and environment. It is typically used to control the corrosions of steel structures such as underground pipelines, offshore platforms and bridges. It is also used to fireproof various materials.
To protect the surface or structure, the most common polymers such as epoxy, moisture-cure urethane, polyurethane and fluoroploymer are added to the paint. The polymer is what protects the steel from external factors causing corrosions like chemicals, water, soil and weather. Other industrial coatings also include phospate, inorganic zinc, PVDF and Xylan in their mix.
And here is a detailed list of how each polymer plays its part in industrial coating:
Ceramic Epoxy Coating protects a surface by binding ceramic particles to a resin system, creating a protective shell. It provides high abrasion and high corrosion resistance. It also provides high dielectric strength, low permeability and class 1 fire and smoke rating.
Fluoropolymer Coating is known for its high resistance to acids, solvents and bases. It protects ferrous and non-ferrous materials from corrosive chemicals. It also reduces the surface’s friction. Fluoropolymer is a fluorocarbon based polymer with strong and multiple carbon-fluorine bonds.
Inorganic Zinc Coating provides steel surfaces with galvanic protection made from the bond between zinc, electrolytes and steel surface itself. It protects the surface from scratches, voids, pinholes, heat, salt water and solvents.
Be careful though. This coating has several kinds formulated for different types of surfaces. Applying the wrong type to the wrong surface is obvious to cause damages. To be safe, contact a licensed and experienced industrial coating specialist instead of doing it on your own.
Xylan Coating is a type of fluoropolymer coating that reduces friction and provides a surface with high heat, high abrasion and high corrosion resistance. It may be applied in thin or thick layers and available in different colors. It may also be applied to plastics, glasses, fabrics, ceramics and woods.
PVDF or polyvinylidene fluoride is made of composite fluoropolymer resin and ceramic pigment that forms a chemical resistant barrier over a surface. It protects the surface from the environment and lasts for decades without reapplication. It is usually applied to ferrous and nonferrous materials.
So if you want to protect your properties, it’s important to seek out a qualified company who has experience in industrial coatings for all types of industries for a free consultation and expert coating services.