What are the Benefits of Coatings for Industries?

Benefits of Coatings

Industrial coatings provide a wide range of benefits and product performance enhancements to many markets and applications. Industrial coatings are used on products for many industries and end-use sectors, including electronics, aerospace, automotive and transportation vehicles, marine, mining, power generation, building and construction, machinery, and equipment.

The Many Benefits of Industrial Coatings

Specialized industrial coatings reduce maintenance and downtime and extend product life, providing many benefits, including:

  • Resistance to rust and corrosion
  • Improving product functionality and aesthetics
  • Electrical insulation
  • Chemical resistance
  • Low friction and abrasion resistance
  • Nonstick properties

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Resistance to Rust and Corrosion

Coatings help to prevent rust and corrosion to extend product life, functionality, and appearance. Rust and corrosion prevention enhance product integrity, benefiting many applications such as extending equipment life, refurbishing equipment, and meeting standards for food safety organizations. Corrosion resistance is also critical on building and construction materials located near salt water or exposed to snow and ice.

Improving Product Functionality and Aesthetics

Industrial coatings create a sleek surface, protecting the substrate and maintaining product integrity. This enhances part functionality and prolongs aesthetic appearance. This is important for many industrial markets and applications, including vehicle and transportation equipment, building materials, machinery and equipment, and more.

Electrical Insulation

Coatings can provide electrical insulation properties that prevent arcs and static buildup and can isolate parts from electrical currents passing through. These properties are important in products such as machinery and equipment in the printing industry, beverage filling equipment, and other markets.

Chemical Resistance

Coatings with chemical-resistant properties are important in many applications to prevent contamination, corrosion, sticking, and to protect product integrity. Chemical resistance is required in many markets, such as tanks, valves, mixers, containers, and piping, used in many industries such as pharmaceutical, chemical manufacturing, agricultural products, food and beverage, and more.

Maintain Low Surface Friction

Industrial coatings help to prevent wear and enhance product longevity with coatings that promote low friction. This can prevent seizing and reduce abrasion and maintenance in many applications, such as delivery or product chutes and conveyors, actuator screws, control valve assemblies, and more.

Provides Nonstick Surfaces

Coatings with nonstick properties are often used in the food and beverage industry and increase product life with nonstick properties that are beneficial in many markets such as food and beverage and medical.

Industrial coatings make many products made of metal or other materials more visually appealing, more durable, and resistant to rust, corrosion, and abrasion. Regardless of the industry, industrial coatings protect equipment and products to improve your return on investment. Partnering with an experienced custom coatings manufacturer will help companies to realize maximum potential advantages with reliable adhesion and process optimization.

UNICHEM Leads the Way with Innovative, Custom Coatings

Universal Chemicals & Coatings, Inc., UNICHEM, is a market leader in the custom coatings field, offering more than 50 years of experience in developing, engineering, and manufacturing high-performance industrial coatings and adhesives. We employ the leading high-tech resin and polymer scientists combined with state-of-the-art facilities and strict quality policies to provide innovative, custom coating solutions. Partnering with UNICHEM puts a coating expert on your team with decades of experience and in-depth knowledge and expertise in coating technology.

UNICHEM leads the industrial coatings and adhesives market with high-quality, high-performance coatings used in a wide range of markets and applications. We partner with our customers to determine the best coating solution to meet product functionality requirements optimizing process efficiencies. Contact us to learn more about the many benefits you can realize when partnering with an innovative, custom coating supplier.