One of the most important innovations in industrial technology has been the introduction of epoxy coatings for protection and increased longevity of equipment. Not only can these make work environments safer, they can also drastically expand the life of a product, especially when it comes into contact regularly with corrosive or eroding substances.
Similar to household epoxy, most of these coatings are two-part formulas that must be mixed together at the job site prior to application. But timing and component proportions are critical when it comes to epoxy resins—if they’re prepared improperly, the protective properties are greatly diminished.
Epoxies provide optimum protection against large/fine particle abrasion, turbulence, cavitation, corrosive fluids, high/low temperatures, impact and compressive forces. Epoxy coatings form a tough film, similar to plastic, that is waterproof and resistant to many chemicals, making it an excellent choice for industrial facilities, but are also widely used in commercial settings. Commonly applied to floors, walls, or structural components, epoxy may also be used as a primer, rather than a final coat, to improve adhesion for other types of paints and provide additional substrate protection.
There are many other benefits to using epoxy coatings for your industrial facility:
- Fast drying times
- Low volatility
- Heightened protection against abrasion
- Durability that withstands the daily stresses of industrial activity
- Ease of cleaning and maintenance
Epoxy resins are typically used on concrete and steel to give resistance to water, alkali and acids. Steel is especially susceptible to damage due to environmental conditions. Water, salt water, sunlight, and extreme hot or cold temperatures cause steel to deteriorate over time. Epoxy coatings work to prevent corrosion and rust for your steel structural components and industrial machinery.
At Raider Painting, your satisfaction is our number one priority. We’ll work around your schedule and shutdown times to ensure that your workflow is not interrupted, completing the job correctly, on time, and within your operating budget.