Types of coatings used in industrial metal finishing

Types of coatings used in industrial metal finishing

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Many different coatings can be applied when performing industrial metal finishing. With the many factors that go into selecting the correct one for your project, it is best to have a basic understanding of some of the most common advantages or disadvantages. 


A glossy appearance and resistance to corrosion are the primary characteristics of an acrylic coating. These features make it perfect for industrial metal finishing projects in the automotive and architectural segments.



Like acrylic coatings, epoxy resists corrosion, abrasion, and weathering. However, epoxies can chalk when exposed to sunlight, making this industrial metal finishing option best for interior or submerged equipment. 


The industrial metal finishing known as metalizing creates a highly durable coating. The process involves melting wire, atomizing the molten material, and then spraying it onto a surface. It can use bronze, aluminum, nickel, chrome, stainless steel, zinc, or tungsten and is often seal-coated to enhance its non-corrosive properties. 


Polyurethane industrial metal finishing is used to protect applications against harsh environmental conditions. Its superior abrasion resistance reduces wear and tear significantly. 


Zinc coatings are extremely effective for steel parts that require correction and abrasion resistance. Its durability is produced by adding zinc dust to the polyurethane or epoxy binders to create this industrial metal finish.


Since opening its doors in 2000, Enviro Tech Coatings has been laser-focused on delivering metal finishing, painting, and coating services that far exceed industry standards. Our team of experts consistently provides exceptional metal surface finishing techniques and quality painting to meet your requirements. We maintain Air Permits and are a fully approved site for blasting and painting. If you would like a bid on a project, please contact us at 989-495-0000 or visit enviro-tech-coatings.com.

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