CLEVELAND – One little-known benefit of the coil coating process is its ability to apply coatings to metal with virtually no harmful impact on the environment by making the VOCs all but disappear. With coil coating, solvent-based paints and coatings can be applied with miniscule VOC emissions. Coil coating is a highly efficient closed-loop process, meaning that harmful solvents and gas are consumed in the combustion process, and by-products are incinerated or oxidized prior to release into the environment. In effect, the coil coating curing ovens burn the harmful VOCs, using them as fuel, saving energy and eliminating pollutants. Coil coating achieves at least a 98 percent rate for capture and destruction efficiency, eliminating toxic pollutants that would otherwise be released into the air.
The coil coating industry is subject to the highest EPA standards and meets and exceeds these standards even as they become more stringent each year. Coil coating is by far the most environmentally-friendly process for applying organic compounds to metal. The end products are also green; coil coated metal is fully recyclable, and coil coated products are often made of recycled content.