Air Cure

Definition - What does Air Cure mean?

Air cure is a coating application process. Typically, air curing is preferred in industry as it makes coatings harder and quicker to dry thus, leading to better protection and ease in application.

Air curing may make use of any of these processes:

  • Convection
  • Radiation
  • Conduction

Corrosionpedia explains Air Cure

Air cure paints are ideal for almost all types of materials, especially glass. When this technique is applied on paints, durability is ensured and the application process is more convenient.

Air curing in paints promotes better bonding, resulting in better paint performance. Due to its anti-corrosion properties, longer lifespan of materials can be achieved as well. Damage caused by various factors such as salt spray, moisture, oxidation as well as exposure to different industrial and environmental chemicals can be prevented.

Due to its added protection against corrosive materials and various chemical compounds, these paints are preferred in certain industrial applications such as glass painting. To ensure that air-cured paints perform properly, the surface should be free from grease and dirt and completely dry prior to application.

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