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A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. When powder coating architectural steel, that chain becomes much stronger by preventing oxidation.
When comparing e-coatings to a-coatings, there's very little daylight between the two processes. Turns out, the main difference turns out to be something small.
Powder Coating is one of the most popular methods of protecting metals. It's cheaper, lasts longer, and is environmentally friendly.
The A-Coating process resembles an e-coat. Both are excellent at protecting metals, but the process is the main difference between the two.
Electric current combined with the dissolved metal cations equals Electroplating. This is the third of a series comparing methods of protective metal finishing processes.
What do alchemy, Frankenstein, and a frog have in common? Galvanization!
Anodizing is an excellent solution for protecting metal because of the adhesion offered. It doesn't flake or lose its luster, making it a favorite for many industries.
CARC is the specially developed, durable, non-absorbent, and highly resisting paint with a myriad of benefits commonly applied to military vehicles and equipment.
Rust is a natural process, occurring with or without our help. Finding smart ways of working around it, however, is the only option remaining.
CARC is a paint applied to military vehicles and ensures their metal surfaces remain resistant to oxidation and puncturing by chemical or biological agents.
Using a gravelometer test, under SAE J400 standards, creates a fair comparison between different topcoats supplied by different finishers.
CARC is a matte military version of the polyurethane paints developed and used on commercial products, primarily vehicles
As good as the idea of adding a third layer to a two-coat top coat sounds, there are actually several issues to consider.
The two-coat process, including e-coating, provides greater protection from rust and corrosion over other metal finishing systems. Not having a basecoat shortens the lifespan of your component.
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