Metal Protective Coatings | Stainless Steel & Anti Corrosion Coatings
Direct to Metal (DTM) Protective Coatings

Metal Finishes and Anti-Corrosion Protection for Superior Metals

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.

Our metal finishes can also provide anti-fingerprint and anti-scratch properties. 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.

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. When one coat of Nanokote is applied 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).

Metal Protective Coatings

Nanokote Advantages

  • Non-stick surface resulting in a self-cleaning surface
  • Permanent anti-corrosion properties
  • Surface coatings to provide extreme abrasion resistance
  • Extends the life of metals in harsh environments
  • Anti-fingerprint and anti-scratch metal finishing
  • Remains stable under high temperatures (more than 1292°F)
  • Very cost-effective
  • Low cost alternative to traditional protection processes

Our metal finishing includes industry leading properties such as:

  • UV-Light stability
  • Temperature resistant (-cycles) and thermal shock resistance
  • Stable against environmental influences (hydrolysis, weathering etc.)
  • Free of hexavalent chromium and other heavy metals
  • Produced in an environmentally friendly production process
  • Very low material consumption
  • Low cost
  • Improved coating properties
  • Greater than 100° contact angle with water
  • High chemical bonding energy with light metals and stainless steel
  • Single component coating materials
  • Wolf-Wilborn scratch hardness 8H (this is an effective anti-scratch coating)

Quality testings that have been conducted with Nanokote include the following:

  • Acidic Humidity (30 Cycles, 0.2 SO2)
  • Constant Humidity (1,000 h)
  • Salt-Spray (>3,000 h)
  • Boiling test (2 h dest. Water)
  • UV-Resistance (QUV 300 h)
  • Heat transfer
Metal Protective Coatings

Nanokote metal finishing passes all tests listed above. Our coating shows no signs of damage blistering, cracking, flaking or softening.

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.

Improve stainless steel and light metal surfaces with Nanokote today. Call us to learn more.