There are many different types of metal finishing applications for metal parts. Whether you are coating cold rolled steel, zinc castings or magnesium, there are a variety of options available. Some of the most widely used coatings for metal parts include electrocoat, powder coat and liquid paint. These coatings are all used for different purposes and are chosen for distinctive reasons.
In addition to selecting the right metal finishing, selecting the proper pretreatment is also essential to ensure coating success. The MetoKote pretreatment process features many options to meet most OEM specifications including: Zinc Phosphate, Iron Phosphate, Impeller and Air Blasters, Chrome Conversion Coatings, Chrome and Non-Chrome Sealers.
More industries than ever before are selecting electrocoat for the following reasons: Excellent Finish Quality, High Productivity, Cost-Effectiveness, High-Efficiency, Versatile Technology Options.
E-coat provides an excellent base for a variety of topcoats. It provides an incredible "dual application advantage," creating a more decorative and durable finish. As a premier coatings applicator, MetoKote provides the technology, leadership and ability to do both processes in-house, serving a broad spectrum of industries and specifications.
Electrocoating readily conforms to complex configurations and yet maintains engineered tolerances on parts ensuring intended operating functions. Some examples include: Internal Surfaces, Deep Recesses, Weldments, Fasteners, Small Parts, Large Parts, Uniform Coating- No Sags or Runs.
Substrates E-coated: Cold Rolled/Hot Rolled Steel, Galvanized Steel, Iron Castings, Zinc Castings, Copper/Brass, Conductive Composites, Aluminum Extrusions and Castings, Rare Earth Magnets (NdFeB), NiZn Plated Steel, Stainless Steel, Magnesium, Chrome Plate.
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Customers today demand higher quality and durability from the products they buy. Not only do they expect these products to perform well, but they want the finish to look good and resist corrosion for a much longer period of time. The finishing processes offered by MetoKote are designed to do just that.
We offer powder coating capabilities that include a wide spectrum of colors, thickness, textures, softness, edge coverages, flexibilities, machinabilities, smoothness and temperature ranges. Current options include: Acrylic, Epoxy, Nylon, Vinyl, Polyester TGIC, Polyurethane, and more as new projects require.
Powder coating is different from painting. There are no liquids or solvents. Therefore, it is the ultimate coating for environmental friendliness. Being dry, the powder overspray can be reclaimed for very high application efficiency. It uses heat to convert its state from a powder to a continuous film. The powder coating materials are basically plastics that have been ground into a fine powder. The coating powder is formulated with plastic resins, pigments, flow agents and other special ingredients to provide the desired characteristics of the coating film.
Powder coating was the initial technology that set MetoKote on the road to growth. Today, electrocoating represents the dominant technology applied at MetoKote. However, there is still a place for liquid painting on certain applications.
Powder coating and electrocoating technologies provide excellent performance and durability qualities. However, when working with non-metallic substrates such as plastics, many times the appropriate technology is liquid painting. One reason is because powder coating and electrocoating technology require curing at temperatures that can damage or distort the substrate.
Liquid painting is also an excellent technology option for finishing assembled components and products where powder coating and electrocoating may not be suitable.
MetoKote applies liquid paint to a variety of products and substrates including: plastic interior automotive components, truck wheels requiring special colors, tractor chassis assemblies and assembled machines. A special high temperature resistant liquid paint is applied to automotive exhaust system components.
The various liquid paint applications at MetoKote reflect our extensive application and engineering capabilities.
MetoKote Corporation is the world’s leader in the application of protective coatings. MetoKote provides metal finishing to a wide variety of industries such as: agriculture, appliance, automotive, computer, construction equipment, electrical, furniture, industrial equipment, recreational, and truck and bus.
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