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Advantages of E-Coating

Advantages of E-Coating

Before we talk about the advantages of electrocoating, let’s explain what e-coating is not. E-coating is sometimes confused with electroplating, but electroplating is when metal is applied to metal. Nickel and chrome plating are examples.

Powder coating is another process sometimes confused with electrocoating, especially since powder coating is in our name. In powder coating, a spray gun is used to electrostatically apply a dry powder to the surface of a part.

Electrocoating is a process of immersing metal parts in a fluid bath, where an electric charge draws paint or epoxy particles in the fluid to the surface of the part.

Each technique has its own purpose and advantages, and at Great Dane, we are experienced masters at both powder coating and electrocoating. We bring the right solution to your parts coating needs.

Durable and Lasting

E-Coated PartsIn E-Coating, an even, continuous film of paint is drawn to the part, and the thickness is controlled by varying the current and duration of immersion. Used in a variety of industries, including automotive manufacture, electro coating is especially useful in working with complex shapes and high-quality parts. Benefits of E-Coating include:

  • Durable, lasting finishes. E-Coating is renowned for its ability to stand up to outdoor weathering and indoor environments where harsh chemicals may be present, as well as being chip resistant.
  • Complete coverage and consistent thickness. E-Coating works well with complex shapes, allowing for better coverage and thinner coats than other methods.
  • Efficient coating usage. E-Coating can be used for higher volume production runs and uses paint more efficiently than spray techniques, delivering a high-quality finish with almost zero waste.
  • Excellent primer. Good inter-coat adhesion with most topcoats makes E-Coating a great primer for almost all ferrous applications.
  • Environmentally friendly. A water-based, immersion technology, E-Coating produces no Hazardous Air Pollutants or Volatile Organic Compounds. It is OSHA and EPA compliant.

As with powder coating, once parts are coated they must be allowed to cure in an oven set to between 180 and 400 degrees Fahrenheit, depending on the coating and the temperature tolerance of the part.

At Great Dane Powder Coating, Inc. we’ve invested in building a 6,000 square foot, state-of-the-art E-Coating facility. We are able to handle large volume runs and provide quick turnaround time.

Perhaps the best thing about e-coating is that it delivers a high-quality finish at low cost. For efficiency, affordability, and environmental friendliness, e-coating is second to none.

Whether you’ve never E-Coated before, or you’re looking for a electrophoretic coating provider, give us a call at 724-537-9709 or visit our Contact Us page today.

Try Great Dane’s Coating Services Today

With over 27 years’ experience in the industrial parts coating business, Great Dane Powder Coating, Inc. stands head and shoulders above one-off shops for delivering quality, reliability, and consistency. We handle repeat and high-volume orders with ease, giving your production parts a high-end, finished look that increases their lifespan and their customer appeal.

When you want affordable, reliable, and outstanding results, give us a call at 724-537-9709 or visit our NEW ELECTROCOATING CUSTOMERS page today.


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