Since the 1930s, pre-painted metals have become the superior choice in coating options in a variety of different ways. From going green to saving green, here are just a handful of the reasons why coil coating is becoming the future of the coating industry.
Architects, manufacturers and consumers appreciate the beauty and benefits of coil-coated metal, including consistent quality, low cost, design flexibility and green properties. Many savvy manufacturers now know that pre-painted metal can be easily fabricated and joined.
Pre-painted metal products are amazingly durable. With the appropriate surface treatments, pre-painted steel and aluminum can be made virtually waterproof and weatherproof. Research has proven that pre-painted cut-edge holds up better over time than post-painted surfaces, due to pre-paint’s overall superior surface. Pre-painted metal with cut-edges corrodes significantly less than post-painted metal with no exposed edges.
Manufacturers of the most advanced green building materials and renewable energy products rely on coil coating technology. The coil coating process is always evolving to produce higher quality and lower environmental impact. No-rinse pre-treatments, efficient curing ovens and VOC elimination are just some of the innovations that have led to superior environmental performance.
The coil coating process itself is considered the most environmentally responsible way to apply paint to steel and aluminum substrate. It’s the most eco-friendly coating process on Earth. About 95 percent of the pre-painted metal that is used in buildings are collected and recycled after they have served their purpose. By contrast, the performance characteristics of most non-metallic materials degrades after recycling, resulting in a loss of strength, durability and aesthetic appeal.
The coil coating process is widely known to be the most efficient, effective and environmentally friendly way to pre-clean, pre-treat, pre-prime and pre-paint metal. Costs to be considered with in-house paint shops include labor costs, inventory costs, fixed paint equipment costs and operating costs (including costs associated with EPA compliance and reporting.) All of these costs are reduced or eliminated when the painting process is outsourced to a coil coater.
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