Industrial Paints & Specific Coatings.

We combine extensive know-how and industry expertise with a diverse portfolio of high-performance Paints & Coating. Our solutions not only improve surface properties such as appearance and enable unique effects, but also enhance resistance to corrosion or scratching for instance. At the same time, our products meet the growing needs for more sustainable paints and coatings. An industrial coating is a paint or coating defined by its protective, rather than its aesthetic properties, although it can provide both. The most common use of industrial coatings is for corrosion control of steel or concrete. Industrial coatings cover a very large range of diverse uses for coatings with many differing requirements and functions. Some of the sectors covered are given below:

 

Aircraft and aerospace coatings:

These are coatings applied to both civil and military aircraft and helicopters. The military applications often involve compliance with a range of defence specifications and requirements.

Coatings for plastics:

 Special coatings designed for use on plastic substrates, such as car bumpers, dashboards and grills, plastic toys and electronics.

 

Coil coatings:

These are coatings applied to metal sheets - often starting as large coils of steel which are then formed into a wide range of uses e.g. domestic appliances such as washing machines, automotive parts and composite panels for prestigious buildings.  

 

General Industrial:

 This terminology is used to cover a range of coatings which have a wide range of applications to steel, iron and aluminum as well as to glass, plastic and wood. These coatings include both air drying and staving coatings and will include coatings across a wide range of uses such as nuts and bolts, office furniture, toolboxes, transformers,  power plant, transport containers and agricultural and construction equipment. The term will include coatings that are defined and listed separately such as coil and high performance coatings. 

 

High Performance:

 These are also known as protective coatings and are the coatings applied to structural steelwork such as bridges, oil and gas rigs, structures such as stadiums and warehouses and chemical plants. These coatings are designed to have both high corrosion resistance and also good cosmetic appearance. These coatings will resist adverse weather, corrosive atmospheres and chemicals and they will provide durability to structures. In this sector coatings will have to meet a wide range of requirements through specifications and standards before they can be used. Equally important to their long term performance is the preparation of the substrate and good application practices.

 

Intumescent Coatings:

 Intumescent coatings are applied to structural steelwork and react in a fire to form an impervious layer that will protect the steel and maintain its structural integrity. Coatings have to meet certain test requirements and will carry certification on their performance. The Royale has an Intumescent Coatings Group, a major group of manufacturers and suppliers of intumescent coatings, who are committed to promoting professional standards in quality and performance and to creating common guidance for the testing, assessment, installation and inspection of intumescent coatings.

Marine:

These are coatings applied to all sizes of ships and boats and will cover tankers, cruise ships, tugs and yachts. The coatings cover topsides, above the waterline, and antifouling coatings which are applied to minimize marine fouling and reduce ships' drag through the water. 

Automotive and Vehicle Refinish:

These are coatings that are applied to cars, vans, Lorries, trailers etc. The difference in the two terms is that automotive coatings are those that are applied during the manufacture of the vehicle and vehicle refinish coatings are those that are applied in bodyshops during accident repairs. Automotive coatings are 'factory' applied but vehicle refinish are applied in a variety of environments. The latter are subject of strict controls due to some of the ingredients involved and the publications below should be read by those involved in the application of these coatings.  Updates on vehicle refinish paint can be found Can coatings: These are a range of very specialized coatings that are applied at low thickness but provide a high degree of protection. These coatings are used for both internal and external coating on food and drink cans. Any coating that is used internally has to be approved for food contact.

 

Industrial Paints & Specific Coatings