Today's metal casting business leaders know the importance of choosing the right foundry coatings during their operations. Here’s a closer look at these refractory coatings and how they help achieve company goals.
This innovative technology is designed to meet the delicate balance of the low-bake conditions for coating MDF. It is based on unconventional polyester-hybrid technology with a complete binder package approach that offers synergistic performance benefits of flow, smoothness, excellent chemical and stain resistance, adhesion on MDF and metal, ease of workability, and one-shot matte capabilities at low temperatures.
Anticorrosion coatings go beyond the standard topcoats seen on bridges, cars or heavy equipment exteriors. Rust-converting coatings can do much for surface prep, while removable coatings meet an important temporary protection need. Whatever the specific situation, it is good for manufacturers, maintenance crews and even construction workers to be aware of specialty coatings that can make their job easier.
Coating processes on thermoplastics are multifaceted, and require precise engineering and quality controls. The effects of paint chemistry, plastic compatibility and surface quality are essential for product performance. Single-component lacquer, two-component thermosets and UV coating technologies are effective for painting and coating polypropylene substrates, and they are available in water-based chemistries.
The COVID-19 pandemic put the spotlight on microbes and cleanliness, creating more interest than ever before in antimicrobial coatings. However, bringing new innovations to the industry is not without its challenges, requiring the continual development of novel tools and procedures that can be seamlessly and invisibly incorporated into coatings.
Following the phasing out of hexavalent chromium, there was a clear need for innovation in order to offer the same level of protection against corrosion. With new micro-reservoir technology, this company is able to incorporate chemicals that were previously incompatible with coatings and offer a smart inhibitor that delivers on price and performance.
In the world of automotive and heavy-equipment parts suppliers, both short-term and long-term rust prevention is critical to prevent serious loss from rust claims. Equally critical is finding a rust preventative that will be effective and easy enough to use.
Waste disposal and minimization are essential components of a successful customer retention strategy. One way to alleviate some of this pressure is by selecting a credible third-party sustainability company that would create a partnership to aid and alleviate the pressure of safely and effectively achieving waste minimization and disposal goals.
New pigment technology using ultra-thin aluminum substrates can be used to produce highly opaque, chromatic effect coatings. With the individual effect pigments it is possible to realize color shades that were previously only known from (semi-) precious metals.
Based on novel PUR-silane hybrid systems, this next generation of high-performance scratch- and stain-resistant coatings delivering the optimal balance between performance, price and convenience, is now increasingly more accessible to the DIY sector.