Abrasion-Resistant Coating

Definition - What does Abrasion-Resistant Coating mean?

Abrasion-resistant coating can refer to anything from aesthetic auto paints to concrete sealants. These coatings are specially formulated to protect structures in industrial settings against corrosion, damage and wear brought about by several factors like heat, moisture, pH, electrochemical potentials and others.

Some of the best examples of abrasion-resistant coatings include:

  • Silicones
  • Epoxies
  • UVCs (curable systems)
  • Polyurethanes

Abrasion-resistant coating is also known as protective metal coating.

Corrosionpedia explains Abrasion-Resistant Coating

Abrasion-resistant coatings protect substrates against harsh environments. They can be applied on various structures and areas like dumpsters, industrial plants or factories, commercial establishment walls and floors and more.

Polymers are commonly used as abrasion-resistant coatings. This type of coating can be found in various applications, such as:

  • Chutes
  • Pumps and their casings
  • Slurry lines
  • Piping
  • Valves
  • Screens

Apart from these polymers, there are other types of protective paints available on the market to meet specific industrial needs such as:

  • Air dry epoxy - A cost-effective coating that promotes corrosion resistance
  • Phosphate - Coating for ferrous metal that provides protection from galling and minor corrosion
  • Ceramic epoxy - Offers protection by having ceramic particles bonded to resin system

There are numerous high-quality coatings on the market that can deliver according to industry requirements. Such coatings offer not only abrasion resistance, but the best protection to almost all structures and equipment through various means like reducing friction and restoration of equipment.

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