Exploring Secondary Coating Options to Enhance Galvanized Products

Posted by Superior Technologies on Jun 29, 2023 2:08:31 PM

Secondary coatings can further enhance the performance and appearance of galvanized products.

Galvanized products are known for their excellent corrosion resistance and durability, thanks to the protective zinc coating applied during the galvanizing process. However, in certain applications requiring additional functionality, aesthetics, or specialized protection, secondary coatings can further enhance the performance and appearance of galvanized products. In this blog post, we will explore various options for secondary coatings that can be applied to galvanized products to meet specific needs and requirements.

Inorganic coatings are versatile and widely used as secondary coatings for galvanized products. Available in water-based, solvent-based, and exempt solvent-based option varieties they offer a broad spectrum of colors, gloss levels, and special effects, allowing for customization to meet specific design requirements. These coatings not only enhance the appearance but also provide an additional layer of protection against corrosion and environmental elements. It is important to select coatings specifically formulated for galvanized surfaces to ensure proper adhesion and compatibility.

UV-curable coatings have virtually no VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) are are used for applications with limited floor space due to their fast-curing capabilities. These coatings are versatile and provide good durability and resistance to weathering, UV radiation, and abrasion. They, too, are offered in varying gloss levels and colors. 

Powder coating is another option for coating galvanized products. It involves the electrostatic application of dry powder onto the galvanized surface, followed by heat curing to form a durable, protective layer. Powder coatings offer a wide range of colors, finishes, and textures, making them a good option for enhancing the aesthetic appeal of galvanized products. Additionally, powder coatings provide excellent corrosion resistance, impact resistance, and chemical resistance, further extending the service life of the galvanized product.

While galvanizing offers excellent corrosion resistance, secondary coatings provide an opportunity to enhance the functionality, appearance, and specialized protection of galvanized products. Options such as inorganic coatings, UV-curable coatings, and powder coatings offer a range of benefits, including enhanced aesthetics, increased chemical resistance, improved weather resistance, and additional protection against corrosion and environmental factors. By selecting the most suitable secondary coating option based on the application requirements, manufacturers can achieve galvanized products that excel in both performance and visual appeal.

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