Why Choose Metalizing for Corrosion Control?

Some Benefits of Metalizing

Metalizing, also referred to as Thermal Spraying, provides a long life coating solution for steel structures in urban, rural, industrial and coastal areas.

  • Metalizing can be accomplished in the shop or in the field; on new or existing structures.
  • Metalized components or structures are ready for use immediately after application.
  • Metalized coatings are a cost-effective means of providing long term corrosion protection from the sea, salty air, and other harsh environments.

Metalizing vs Paint

  • NO VOC’s: Zinc or aluminum metalized coatings are inorganic and do not contain volatile organic compounds which can harm the environment.
  • Corrosion control metalized coatings have replaced many paint systems due to the predictable service life of the metalized coating and the lower life cycle coating cost.
  • Metalized coatings offer greater resistance to heat damage and hot and cold cycling than conventional paint systems.
  • Metalizing does not need the same level of temperature control during application, which allows for all-season coating application.
  • Metalized components are less susceptible to damage from shipping and handling.
  • Where colors are required metalizing can provide an excellent surface for paint, while also providing corrosion protection if the paint coating becomes damaged.

Metalizing vs Galvanizing

  • No distortion due to heat: The surface being coated remains at ambient temperatures and the metalized coating process does not distort the shape of steel nor will it affect its metallurgical structure.
  • When fabrications are too large or cannot be hot-dip- galvanized, zinc metalized coatings are an excellent alternative.
  • Metalizing is applied with portable equipment so it can easily be used as a field coating process or a shop applied coating.
  • When equipment is not being used, it can easily be switched off; saving energy costs.
  • Zinc metalized coatings can also be used for repairing galvanized coatings which have become damaged during fabrication (such as welded areas).