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Industrial Painting and Coating: Types and Uses

Industrial paint coatings are typically applied to structures that need protection from mechanical, chemical and environmental degradation.

Let’s take a look at some of the industrial coating products our coating application service has used successfully on multiple projects. They fall into 2 main categories:

  • Organic coatings
  • Alkyd paint
  • Epoxy paint
  • Polyurethane paint

•      Inorganic coatings

  • Acrylic paint
  • Ceramic paint
  • Intumescent paint

Let’s take a look at the characteristics of each of these industrial coatings.

Organic coatings

Organic coatings usually contain carbon, refined and/or modified petroleum products, and various solvents, pigments, additives and fillers.

Alkyd paint

Alkyd paint is a mixture of alkyd resin and water that contains a minimal amount of volatile organic compounds. Therefore, it’s not hazardous for those applying it or for the environment. It cures by oxidation, which takes longer than other types of paint. Depending on the ingredients added, alkyd paint can withstand a variety of difficult conditions in indoor, outdoor, underground and underwater environments.

Epoxy paint

Epoxy paint has excellent protective properties against wear, abrasion, corrosion, moisture, salt air, fuels, chemicals and offers short drying times. It adheres to many types of surfaces, including metals such as steel, zinc, aluminum and galvanized components.

Polyurethane paint

The additives incorporated into polyurethane paint offer exceptional resistance to corrosion, abrasion, chemicals and aging. This type of paint is often used in the construction, furniture and automotive industries.

Inorganic coatings

Inorganic coatings are made with ingredients such as enamels, additives and pigments that provide protection against many harsh industrial environments.

Acrylic paint

Acrylic paint is a kind of water-based industrial paint that is valued for its strong adhesive properties and its ability to resist the harsh Quebec climate. Acrylic paint contains binders and additives to provide adequate protection in industrial environments.

Ceramic paint

Ceramic paint offers superior durability and excellent protection against chemicals and corrosion. In industrial settings, it is used to protect tanks and piping systems from water, moisture, UV rays, chemicals and high temperatures. However, it is quite vulnerable to mechanical pressure.

Intumescent paint

Intumescent paint expands to form a protective coating that insulates structures that are exposed to extreme heat or fire. It is ideally suited to face fire and corrosion, and also offers an aesthetically-pleasing coating.

What are industrial coatings for?

The list of uses for industrial paint is almost endless, but it’s good to get a general idea of what it’s for. The main reason for applying an industrial coating is to protect the surface underneath in some way, against different types of corrosion, for example. Aesthetics can sometimes be an important factor as well, and should not be overlooked.

More specifically, the most common use of industrial coatings is to prevent the corrosion of concrete or steel. A common secondary objective is to make these materials more resistant to fire and other types of damage.

What are industrial coatings made of?

Polymers, more specifically thermoplastics, are frequently used as industrial coatings. Popular polymers for this use include urethane, epoxy, fluoropolymer and polyurethane, which cure when exposed to moisture.

Of course, there are a wide variety of materials that can be used as industrial coatings, and just as many ways to apply them. That’s why it’s best to leave coating application to industrial painting and cleaning experts.

Get your industrial coating applied by Solutions Trexo

The right industrial coating can make industrial products last longer and look better. A wide range of surfaces can be treated: all types of metal, wood, plastic and composites, rubber, glass, leather, etc. Almost all materials used in factories are candidates for protective industrial painting.

With our mastery of all types of industrial paint, the Solutions Trexo team can select the coating that precisely matches your equipment’s requirements.

If you need an expert industrial painting or cleaning company, contact us today for more information. We operate throughout Quebec and Ontario with an experienced team and bring all of the expertise we have developed since our inception in 1987.