IST International Surface Technology

, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp 16–17 | Cite as

Well Protected Against Corrosive Attack

  • Ronan van RijsbergenEmail author
Powder Coating Highly Resistant Surfaces for Extreme Conditions

In extreme environmental conditions, it is important that materials are protected by functional surfaces. The right combination of pretreatment and specially formulated powder coatings can fulfil the main requirements regarding resistance to aggressive environments.

The term coating is often used as a synonym for paints and varnishes, in other words for purely decorative purposes. On the other hand, when it comes to functional coatings, which are in widespread use throughout the world, the decorative aspect is of secondary importance. The job of functional coatings is to protect the material against extreme environmental conditions such as climate and aggressive environments, or both of these together in combination with exposure to aggressive chemicals. It is often forgotten that additional functionality is necessary to give a purely decorative coating a long service life. This applies both to liquid coatings and powder coatings.

The most important parameter in this respect is the...

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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Protech-Oxyplast Belgium NVGent-MendonkBelgium

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