As leading experts in finishing, here at Pym and Wildsmith we are here to answer any questions you may have on our finishing services – such as “What is e-coat?”. With decades of experience under our belts, we have established an in-depth knowledge of finishing – allowing us to offer expert advice and recommendations to customers who are looking for the perfect treatment for their project.
What is E-coat?
So what is e-coat? E-coat is a type of finishing that involves covering the components with protective paint. Sometimes known as Electrocoating or EPD, the process is usually completed by submerging the components into the paint to allow maximum coverage. Once coated and cured, the parts will have a protective and corrosion-resistant finish.
The e-coating process – How does it work?
The e-coating process is an incredibly simple yet effective one and here at Pym and Wildsmith, we can offer the service with extremely fast turnaround times. First, we will make sure any relevant pre-treatment takes place before going on to the e-coat line, where it will then go into a serious of further cleaning and pre-treatments tanks before being fully submerged into the paint tank. It is extremely important to be working with a clean and paint/powder-free surface so that the paint can be applied consistently, therefore optimising its performance.
Why should you use e-coating?
E-coating UK is one of the most efficient and self-performing finishes available on the market. Due to the way the paint is applied, the process offers 100% coverage of the components which is beneficial if your project has lots of hard to reach areas such as bends and cavities.
It is also applied with uniformity of coating thickness which not only means the project is getting optimal protection all the way through but also ensures it has a flawless finish. Offering extreme corrosion protection providing in excess of up to 1,000 hours of salt spray resistance, the e-coating painting system is ideal for use in industries that require high levels of protection for their components – such as the automotive industry.
The process is a single coat application, however, the option of adding a second coat of powder or liquid topcoat is available if you wish to enhance the paint’s performance even further.
E-coating services at Pym and Wildsmith
Head to our website today if you would like more information on our e-coat services. Alternatively, you can call 01889 565 653 to speak to a member of our helpful and experienced team.
If you have found this blog helpful, you may wish to read our previous blog on Automotive E-Coating.