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What is Coil Coating?

Coil Coating

Coil coating is a reel-fed continuous process for painting metal which our customers then use to make a finished part. Aside from being a superior quality coating to spray coat, there is no need for our customers to have an expensive paint plant or to comply with today’s tough environmental legislation.

In one continuous reel to reel process, a metal coil of material up to 940mm wide is unwound, cleaned, primed and then coated with up to two layers of paint on each side, before being thermally cured and then rewound.

The process allows for different colours and patterns to be applied to each side of the sheet. In addition, a strippable plastic film layer can be added for extra surface protection.

Once coated, the coil is then further processed to give our customer the material in the dimensions and formats they require.

The consistency and accuracy of the coil coating process generate’s excellent corrosion resistance properties compared to other painting methods. This is due to the highly controlled cleaning, pre-treatment, coating application and curing stages within the process.

These controls are virtually impossible to attain with other painting processes. Dealing with a ‘flat sheet’ allows the material to be thoroughly cleaned prior to the paint being applied. Coating in this way provides excellent control of paint film weights which can be measured in microns.

Coil Coating advantages, along with the economic and environmental benefits, make coil coating the right choice if guaranteed quality is your goal.

A highly efficient clean process…

Continual investment in the latest technologies ensures full compliance with the most stringent legislation in the world.

Coil coating is a closed loop process so the release of harmful elements is eradicated. All solvents/organic compounds are captured and treated prior to emission. All of our emissions and potential waste streams are tightly controlled under local environmental regulations, supplemented by our ISO14001 accreditation.

The coil coating process provides coating application efficiency of over 95%, which is significantly higher than other application techniques. Pre-painted metals can also be fully recycled, providing further environmental advantages.