A Comprehensive Guide to
Selecting the right coating.
Understanding the Importance of Selecting the Right Coating
Choosing the right coating goes beyond selecting a color. Coatings serve to shield surfaces from weather and damage, significantly extending the lifespan of products and cutting down on maintenance expenses. The Protech Group’s coatings are formulated with unique properties for specific applications. Taking the time to do your homework will save you time and resources and will help you ensure the ultimate success of your project.
Assessing Your Application Needs and Requirements
Let’s start by clearly defining the primary purpose of the coating. Will it be used indoors or outdoors? What kind of substrate will you be coating? Do you have any special requirements such as graffiti resistance or heat protection? By figuring out these details, you’re setting the stage for finding the right coating that suits your needs and keeps things hassle-free down the road.
Our coating solutions:
Thermoset Powder Coatings
Are incredibly durable due to the cross-linking that occurs on a molecular level when the coating is cured. These coatings stand out for their eco-friendly nature and efficiency. Available in low-bake formulations, and requiring less energy to heat and melt than other coating types, thermoset powder coatings offer an almost limitless range of colors and finishes.
Boast unmatched versatility and durability and can be easily repaired. POLYARMOR® products are formulated without BPA, halogens, phthalates, TGIC, or heavy metals. They provide strong adhesion without a primer and high UV, chemical, and corrosion resistance, as well as impressive impact resistance and flexibility.
By far the oldest form of coating in use today, liquid coatings offer versatile solutions for any project. These coatings are easy and cost-effective to apply, not requiring parts to be heated or other energy-intensive tasks. They can be formulated to offer robust protection alongside a wide range of colors and finishes and can be suitable for most applications.
The Protech Group offers a line of products that are specially formulated for a wide range of applications and industries. Our specialty materials include synthetic and natural latex products, plastics, and scented compounds with flavor, fragrance, and odor-control properties. Connect with one of our experts to explore the full range of our specialty materials and learn how we can tailor our products for your specific application.
Consider Factors such as Durability, Cost-effectiveness, and Maintenance
Now that we’ve uncovered the different types of coating solutions available, let’s evaluate their compatibility with your application. Durability and Adhesion are key to a successful finish. Flexibility matters – especially in dynamic conditions. Ensure compatibility with your substrate for proper adhesion and be mindful of application conditions such as temperature and humidity to guarantee optimal performance.
Consulting with Experts and Seeking Professional Advice
For more than 45 years, the Protech Group has been developing and manufacturing coatings, paints, and specialty materials. Through quality and innovation, we formulate the right mix to protect and enhance what matters most to our customers. If you have a question, please do not hesitate to contact us. We can help you with an order, a custom formulation, a sample request, or even product troubleshooting.