Technology: Coating Services are a variety of finishing services which apply various coverings to metals, plastics, etc. Typical coating technologies include thermal spray, rubberizing, vacuum metallizing, and galvanizing. Coating services are generally used to provide surface enhancements such as corrosion protection, hardness, etc. In some processes, such as galvanizing, the coating (zinc) forms a metallurgical bond with the substrate (steel). In other processes, such as thermal spray coating, the bond that forms between the substrate and the coating is primarily mechanical.Services can offer specialty coatings expertiseMany coatings are self-leveling for material build-up applications
Advantages: Coating Services provide finishes that resist various environmental elements, impart impact resistance, etc. to surfaces but can sometimes require elaborate machinery, making firms that offer such services attractive to small and medium size manufacturers.
Limitations of Coating ServicesSome coatings such as paint require periodic reapplications depending on the environment to which they are exposed
Applications: Coating Services are used in practically any metal product that is exposed to weather, corrosive or abrasive environments, etc.Architectural products, handrails, etc.Repair of worn componentsLarge itemsPaper or textile handling equipmentMedical implantsNon-stick surfaces for blades and cookwareEngine components