Industrial Coatings – A quick Overview:
The industrial coatings listed below are not intended to be a complete list of all coatings, however, they do represent a large segment of Industrial Coating products.
The industrial coatings industry is an exciting field to be in with changes and advancements in all types of coatings occurring on a regular basis.
Also known as latex paints, acrylics are water-based and most commonly used in residential and commercial applications.
Acrylics are hands down the best for painting dry-wall. These coatings have also come a long way with technology and are frequently used in industrial applications as topcoats for Ultra-violet protection in a high-performance coating system or situation.
Alkyds can be an efficient low-cost coating option for light to medium steel coating needs.
There are several products on the market that provide an elastomeric, urethane rubber coating with great elongation properties.
These coatings are can function in a wide range of applications, including potable water situations, coatings for water cooling towers, Silos, waterproofing, and more.
Epoxy coatings are the industry signature industrial coating product.
One of the best primers and all around coatings, epoxies range from those that can be applied to a home owner’s garage floor, to those supplemented with coal tar and ash for tank linings of all shapes and sizes. They have outstanding adhesion and chemical resistance, but typically do not stand up well to Ultra Violet rays and outside exposure.
Fluoropolymers have excellent UV protection and can last for 15-20 years outside. They have many uses, one popular example is Teflon.
Polysiloxanes can be a very effective alternative to urethane for UV protection as a topcoat, having similar characteristics, yet doing so without using isocyanates.
Polyurea coatings are primarily used for tank linings and secondary containment.
This durable industrial coating can be applied to extremely thick with millage curing quickly.
Urethanes also have a wide range of usage, yet their strength is to be used as a top-coat maintaining high-gloss retention – even in heavy UV exposure, with excellent chemical resistance.
Vinyl Esters use a chemical cure via polymerization to create a thick, plastic-like coating, effective for lining tanks, trenches, secondary containment and more.