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Preventing Job Site Storage Corrosion of Pre-painted Building Panels

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Prepainted building panels have been successfully used for many years. Properly installed building panels under normal service conditions have excellent corrosion resistance and extremely long life expectancy. However, prepainted building panels may be  subject to premature corrosion failures prior to installation if they are not handled and stored properly on the job site. Excessive storage periods or poor storage conditions can result in water intrusion into panel bundles. Prolonged exposure of bundled panels to wet conditions can cause paint blistering and substrate corrosion.

Environmental and Service Conditions

Water is a necessary prerequisite for corrosion of stored prepainted panels. When water or water vapor is available along the sides of a panel bundle, it may penetrate between the panels by capillary action. If proper precautions are not taken during transport, water may be present between the panels upon delivery at the job site.

Besides water, two other important factors that contribute to the corrosion of stored pre-painted panels are temperature and exposure time. Corrosion will accelerate with increased temperature. Given enough time, panel bundles will eventually become wet and storage corrosion may occur . Customer satisfaction can be increased, and storage corrosion can be prevented by: Continue reading


Five Benefits of Using Coil Coated Metal

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.

Beauty:

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.coil-coating-process-prepainted-metal-header-image

Durability: Continue reading


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Introduction: We’ve Got You Covered

coatnotes-logoWelcome to Coat Notes, the official blog for the National Coil Coating Association (NCCA)! NCCA is a trade association dedicated to the growth of coil coated products and consists of member companies that are at the forefront of the coating industry. These members are often leading manufacturers and suppliers of coil coating services, metal, coatings, chemicals, and equipment.

Founded in 1962, NCCA is a unified organization providing resources and leadership in order to ensure that coil coated materials are the products of choice. The association’s primary goals are to:

  • Provide information that addresses the changing needs in the marketplace.
  • Provide educational resources and assist its members in producing superior products and services to their customers.
  • Increase industry awareness of the coil coating process and its benefits.
  • Promote prepainted metal.

With Coat Notes, we aim to reinforce these goals by delivering regular, easy-to-follow content on all facets of the coil coating community and providing insights from industry experts to position ourselves as the most-trusted resource in coil coating.

Also, be sure to email a colleague, tell a friend or share these posts via Facebook, Twitter and other social media using the buttons below and join the NCCA LinkedIn group here. The NCCA LinkedIn group provides a forum for discussing issues pertinent to the process, industry participants, users and potential users of prepainted metal.

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