Metal Finishing & Corrosion Coating for Superior Protection
Nanokote can enhance stainless steel and light metals by enabling permanent functionality such as self-cleaning and exceptional corrosion protection. These properties benefit manufacturers and end users alike. Permanent anti-corrosion coatings provide extreme chemical and abrasion resistance to extend the life of metals in harsh environments. Our anti-corrosion coatings provide low cost alternatives to PVDF and anodising while protecting aluminium. Surface coatings are ideal for application on aluminium cladding due to the cost down approach verses PVDF coatings and the additional self-cleaning property.
Our surface coatings can also provide anti-fingerprint and anti-scratch properties to metal finishing. These features enhance surfaces such as stainless steel and aluminium, putting an end to unsightly scratches and fingerprints. Surfaces will be able to maintain their new appearance when coated with Nanokote's metal finishing.
Long Lasting and Self-Cleaning Metal Finishes
Nanokote is revolutionary technology that in some cases can significantly enhance the lifespan and durability of metal objects and structures while providing a significant cost reduction in protection coatings for other materials. When one coat of Nanokote is applied as a metal finishing, it is able to modify the properties of the surface without significantly changing the look of the exterior due to its very low coating thickness (3 - 5 microns as a clear coat of 15 micron as a pigmented coating).
These are only a handful of the benefits of Nanokote metal finishing:
Our metal finishing includes industry leading properties such as:
Quality testings that have been conducted with Nanokote include the following:
Nanokote metal finishing passes all tests listed above. Our coating shows no signs of damage blistering, cracking, flaking or softening.
Heat Exchanger Example: 500 h salt-spray chamber:
Nanokote Metal Finishing
Nanokote's anti-corrosion coatings, provide permanent protection against tea staining, fingerprints and scratches. All are properties that are important when using light metals and stainless steel in production. Traditionally anti-corrosion coatings use dangerous heavy metals and require three separate coats including a primer, an epoxy coating and then a top coat polyurethane. Overall this can amount to well in excess of 100 microns in coating thickness. This process not only impacts the visual nature of the metal surface but it also becomes a costly exercise from a coating consumption and labour point of view. By comparison, Nanokote is a one coat process producing a coating thickness of only a few microns that does not require priming.
Metal Finishing Processing
Automated application of our anti-scratch, anti-corrosion and anti-fingerprint coating to stainless steel, aluminium coating, titanium and magnesium alloys can be carried out in a number of ways. In some cases we can electrostatically apply our coating materials in a similar fashion to powder coating. Other methods include spray application followed by heat to achieve full cure within two minutes and in some other cases, spin coating. Spin coating is an option when a particularly thin, uniform coating is required.
Discover how you can improve your stainless steel and light metal by getting in touch with us online or calling us on (03) 9768 3277.