Increasing Demand for Coil Coated Metals in Construction

Coil Coated MetalsCoil coated metals are increasing in demand for the building and construction industry.  Coil coated metal, also called prepainted metal, offers more corrosion resistance than metal panels that are post-painted, or painted after forming. These prepainted metals have been an important part of the growth of the coil coating market for years.

Demand Increasing for Prepainted Metals in Construction 

Coil coating, in addition to pre-painting, also includes metal panels with coil applied adhesives which are used for laminated metal applications. There is an increasing demand for coil coated metals which are coated with adhesives for lamination or prepainted metals with coil applied coatings that provide many benefits over post painted metals.  There is an increasing demand for coil coated metals in many end-user industries including construction.

Coil Coated Metals Part of Many Construction Products 

Prepainted metals can be found in several products used in the building and construction industry such as:

  • Roofing
  • Aluminum panels
  • HVAC
  • Steel doors
  • Lamination bonding for metal, rubber, or vinyl

The demand for these products is increasing in commercial construction as well as residential.  Prepainted metals are found in architectural products for homes as well as commercial and industrial properties such as manufacturing facilities and factories across North America.

Benefits of Coil Applied Adhesives and Coatings on Metal Panels

Coil coated metals are increasing in use in various construction products for many reasons including quality and cost-effectiveness.  Coil coated metals are of a higher quality than metals with other methods of adhesive or coating application.  Coil coated metals improve the corrosion resistance of metals as well as provide a higher quality of visual and aesthetic appearance.

Prepainted metals are produced with a more consistent application than can be achieved with post painting, with much higher quality free from the defects that occur with post painting.  Post painting metals leaves opportunity for uneven application, dust, or dirt in the air clinging to the surface coating and without the full coverage that coil coating provides.  Prepainted metals are also more cost-effective which many manufacturers are now realizing.  By outsourcing prepainted metal applications to a coil coater, manufacturers do not have to invest in capital equipment for an in-house paint line, they receive a higher quality of product with adhesive and coatings already applied, ready for forming.

Prepainted metals with higher corrosion resistance are in demand for construction products that face harsh weather conditions. The construction industry in the U.S. is among the largest in the world, with annual expenditures worth more than $1.23 billion. New construction is constantly taking place all over the U.S. and continues to expand.

Quality Industrial Adhesives Key to Quality Lamination Bonding

Quality industrial adhesives are the key to producing quality lamination bonding with metal panels.  Universal Chemicals & Coatings, Inc., UNICHEM, is a technology leader among custom adhesive and coatings suppliers, offering uniBOND industrial adhesives for quality laminating to metal applications.  uniBOND is available in a variety of technologies with superior adhesion in the following bonding applications:

  • Fiber composite
  • Vinyl
  • Polypropylene
  • Polyethylene
  • Rubber
  • PVC
  • TPO roofing materials

UNICHEM offers more than 50 years of experience in providing superior adhesion results with coil applied adhesives for lamination bonding of metal panels, found in many building and construction applications.

Coil applied adhesives by UNICHEM provide reliable lamination bonding solutions with quality performance.  We offer customizable technologies and help our customers with real-world solutions tested thoroughly in our state-of-the-art production facilities.  Contact us with any questions on improving your lamination bonding for metal applications for construction or any other industry.