Metallizing Coating Info & Benefits
Metallizing is the general name for the technique of coating metal on the surface of non-metallic objects.
- Metallizing spray coatings have the ability to be built up to a greater thickness and provide a durable finish.
- Metallizing was the first type of thermal spray process, developed in Europe around 1910.
- In an emergency metallizing can be used as a build coat for the Plasma or HVOF spray process when a heavy build up coat is needed and there is no time to remanufacture.
- Metallized spray coatings are the most economical of all the different spray systems.
- Metallized spray coatings are considered a “Cold Spray” process, meaning that it does not get the base material over 300 degrees F.
Applications For Metallizing Coatings
- Refinery High Temp Pipe Spools
- Pipe Piles
- Beam Piles
- Misc Structural Steel
- Pumps and water treatment applications
Materials & Capabilities for Metalized Spray Coatings
Metals – 99.9% Aluminum; 85%/15%zinc Aluminum
Coating capacity – Various. Most applications and sizes can be coated. Inaccessible areas need to be reviewed before coating can be entertained.
Typical coating thickness – Up to 25 mils thickness