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Advantages of Powder Coating Your Agricultural Equipment

Farm equipment coated for protection with powder coating

The paint on your farm equipment may seem like something you don’t need to worry about maintaining, but it should be. The current paint on your farm equipment may already be weathered or chipping, and this can lead to rust and equipment malfunction. If your farm equipment doesn’t already have a powder coating, read on to find out how you can increase the longevity of your farm equipment. 

Powder coating your farm equipment will create a better, longer-lasting barrier than traditional wet paint solutions. Don’t spend time worrying about your equipment breaking down due to rust from a bad or weathered paint job—get it powder coated today!

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Wet Paint vs. Powder Coating… Which to Choose

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Because all metal surfaces can rust and degrade over time, they need to be protected. Protecting them with color coatings not only helps prevent rust and corrosion, but also makes them more aesthetically pleasing.

Powder coating and wet painting remain the two most popular coating options. Both provide protection and lasting color. When selecting the ideal coating for a metal product, manufacturers must consider how the metal product will be used as well as the cost and durability of each coating option.

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Protective Industrial Powder Coatings in the Defense Industry

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According to experts, corrosion of materials, globally and across industries, costs about $2.5 trillion annually. It’s believed that about 15%-35% of this cost could be saved with better corrosion management practices, such as applying protective coatings to vulnerable parts and equipment.

Through the years, our United States military has been at the forefront of instituting corrosion management practices to save costs, but also to save lives. The defense industry deeply understands how these protective coatings can help better defend our country. They have field-tested weaponry and machinery with various coatings in the world’s harshest climates (think the deserts of the Middle East and the jungles of Southeast Asia), and it’s safe to say that only the strong survive.

So, what are some of those preferred coatings in the defense industry today, and what can they do to protect our metallic materials prone to corrosion (and, by extension, our country’s security)? We’re taking a closer look at two smart options for protective coatings in defense industry applications that Precision Coating Technology & Manufacturing (PCTM) can provide: plastisol and Xylan.

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The Best Industrial Powder Coating for Extreme Temperatures

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Does your project call for an engineered coating solution that can withstand high heat? It’s true that many applications in the rail, aerospace, medical, and food processing industries, among others, require resistance to temperatures higher than 500-600°F.

Luckily, there are several excellent options available, and many that we use on a regular basis with our current customers here at Precision Coating Technology & Manufacturing.

Whether you’re looking for a dry film lubricant or electrostatic high-heat powder coating, we can help you find the perfect solution for your needs. Let’s take a closer look at a few of the best coatings for maximum temperature resistance.

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What Industrial Coating is Right for Your Project?

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Industrial coating is what protects the look and ensures the longevity of your products. Unfortunately, different kinds of coatings have different properties, and not all or even most of them will be suitable for all products. That’s why it’s so important to carefully consider your options and identify the one ideally suited to what you want to accomplish. Keep these factors in mind as you evaluate different choices:

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