Yes, industrial coatings are safe when used according to manufacturer instructions & guidelines. Proper surface preparation – including adhering to temperature guidelines set forth by the manufacturer – is key in their safe usage.
An improperly prepared surface can greatly compromise the results of any industrial protective coatings job, while improper curing & drying procedures will significantly lessen its performance.
Industrial equipment can be subject to harsh environments, such as corrosion and wear that can reduce functionality or require expensive repairs. Protective coatings help prevent such issues while improving its performance.
Protective coating can also enhance the aesthetics of your machinery. With its glossy surface and newer, more attractive appearance, a protective coating can make equipment stand out more. This is especially important if your business uses equipment in areas where customers or clients might view it. Aesthetically pleasing equipment can bolster company image while simultaneously increasing customer trust in products offered.
Protective coatings on industrial equipment can save money over time by increasing its lifespan and decreasing maintenance costs, and decreasing likelihood of breakage or unexpected downtime, which could lower productivity and result in lost revenue.
Use of environmentally friendly industrial coatings can also lower energy costs by reflecting sunlight and keeping surfaces cooler, which will ultimately save significant costs while contributing to sustainability of your business. Look for coatings with low energy consumption, no VOCs/HAPs emissions and high recycled content such as those available through ICP Industrial’s EB curable coatings that have zero VOCs/odors as well as reduced environmental impacts while creating healthier work environments and lasting durability – ICP Industrial offers these environmentally-friendly EB cureable coatings as an example!
Construction, marine, oil & gas, aerospace, automotive, power generation and mining all depend heavily on industrial protective coatings to safeguard equipment against elements like corrosion or everyday wear and tear. Protective coatings also make reselling equipment much simpler when the time comes.
Industrial coatings not only help prevent corrosion, but they can also protect equipment against other environmental hazards like chemicals and weather damage – saving companies significant money compared to replacing damaged pieces with brand new equipment.
Environment regulations in countries like the US, Canada and EU have put pressure on manufacturers to design more eco-friendly protective coatings. These regulations include restricting VOC use which contributes to ground level ozone formation and pollution issues.
Industrial coatings must meet stringent environmental standards to meet this challenge, using low VOC materials that contain less toxic heavy metals such as hexavalent chromium or tin. Furthermore, for durability and long-term effectiveness, equipment or structures must be cleaned, removed existing coatings removed, damaged substrate repaired as necessary and any damages or cracks in substrate repaired before applying new coat.
Protective coatings can be applied to various base materials, including concrete, metal and plastic materials. Each of these has unique functions that require different forms of protective coatings for optimum use.
Dependent upon the material being coated, there are a range of high-performance coating options that can resist chemicals and wear and tear as well as keep moisture at bay from penetrating into its core. You could opt for either waterproof coatings that safeguard structures against moisture or climate conditions or alternatively opt for high-performance chemical-resistant paint that offers maximum chemical resistance and wear and tear resistance.
Other protective coatings can help combat corrosion or improve energy efficiency, such as selecting a fireproof coating designed to respond quickly to extreme heat levels, providing a layered defense on steel surfaces that cannot be breached by intruders.
There are also antimicrobial solutions that can assist you in keeping your facility free from mold infection, including options to apply it to floors, walls and roofs.
Some protective coatings can even be formulated with static dissipating properties to safeguard electronic equipment that may be susceptible to electrical discharge damage, offering another great option for your manufacturing environment.