Vinyl Coating

Definition - What does Vinyl Coating mean?

A vinyl coating is a type of coating that is composed of synthetic resin or plastic. It is a thin layer of a protective covering substance, deposited or applied on the surface of an object, mainly to improve its properties and to create a protective barrier against surface deterioration due to the object's reaction with its environment.

Corrosionpedia explains Vinyl Coating

Vinyl coatings may be composed of various forms of resin, such as polyvinyl acetate or polyvinyl chloride.

Vinyl coatings may be applied to provide the following means of protection, among others:

  • Abrasion and scratch resistance
  • Fire and heat resistance
  • Insulation against the flow of an electric charge
  • Sealing ability and wettability
  • Improved physical appearance and aesthetics
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Resistance against general wear, erosion, pitting and cavitation
  • Improved physical appearance and aesthetics
  • Release or nonstick properties
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