Industrial coatings are extremely useful products as they protect or aesthetically improve substrate materials such as wood, metal and concrete. Hence coatings are typically defined by their protective and aesthetic properties.
The most common use of industrial coatings is for corrosion or erosion control of steel or concrete. Such coatings are applied by either a brush, roller or spray technique to ensure an even coating thickness, essentially providing a covering without "fish eyes", craters or other surface irregularities. Lastly, the colour must be the consistent in each batch manufactured as the very slightest colour shade difference can cause huge financial implications to the customer.
Each coating is usually made of various materials (ingredients) such as Resins, Solvents, Pigments and Additives, which are processed by heating, mixing and/or filtering in a manner so that the resulting substance does not;
- separate over time,
- maintain adhesion to the substrate,
- does not peel and has a good consistency, without gels or skins.
Common coatings include epoxies, polyurethanes, polysiloxanes and zinc-rich primers which are used in all industrial sectors from Aircraft and aerospace coatings (both civil and military aircraft and helicopters) to offshore coatings, automotive and vehicle coatings to domestic house interior decoration including wall and ceiling paint. Irrespective of the application, the vast majority of advanced coatings are the subject of strict manufacturing quality process controls involving advanced, multi-tasking equipment.
The Standard Group offer a range of standardised, customised and advanced process equipment for the paint and coatings industry sector. Quality improvements are possible when the process is controlled using good processing equipment. Some examples of the products we have (and can) manufacture for this sector include;
Portable Paint and Granulate Containers
The Standard Group has manufactured hundreds of portable paint transfer containers in a range of sizes and capacities, for European clients.
These portable containers can be supplied with sealed lids and used to move paints and coatings around the plant from process to process.