what is wet coating?
Wet coating is a popular and widely used coating technique suitable for almost all substrates. This spraying process allows for a wide range of effects, surface structures and color variations. No matter if we are talking about small parts, like washers, or large prototypes: Aalberts surface technologies coats all workpieces which can be transported by road.
this is how our wet coating processes look like
With our high-performance wet coating systems, polymer coatings, primers and lubricant films, we have expanded our range of services to include useful follow-up treatments so that you can save both time and money. The following applies to many industrial coatings: The time for subsequent process steps is limited. By taking care of the coating and finishing processes, we can guarantee the fulfillment of these requirements – and avoid additional packaging and transport costs as well as delays.
By combining suitable coatings with matching anodized or conversion coatings, the achievable improvements are not limited to surface protection. With the help of wet coating processes, designers can have their components finished in different colors or have them marked and treated with further surface finishes. What is more, the selective application of coatings with masking and localized spraying makes it possible to deliver finished parts which are ready for being assembled. We use techniques such as wet-on-wet coating and mechanical rework to increase our surface coatings’ efficiency and functionality even further.
properties of wet coating processes
We offer a wide range of wet coatings which are applied to components with the aim of increasing their performance in certain situations. Wet coating processes are ideal for customization. We perform them manually, with the assistance of robots or in conveyor systems to create, for example, the following effects:
- Reduced friction welding
- Increased gliding properties
- Protection against high temperatures
- Improved resistance to chemicals
- Creation of non-stick properties
- Improved cleanability
basic materials suitable for wet coating
When it comes to our wet coating processes, we currently focus on anodized or other coated components made from aluminum alloys, steel alloys and titanium materials. The drying temperature of the used coatings ranges from 50°C to 100°C – temperatures which almost all materials can withstand. In general, our wet coating processes are able to create decorative surfaces on almost all substrates.
fields of application of wet coatings
Our wet and lubricant coatings are much sought after in the aerospace industry, in defense technology and in the automotive industry. However, we also have special equipment for the coating of exceptionally large steel structures, such as bridge or crane components or dolphins for harbors. We can apply our high-quality anti-corrosion and fire-retardant coatings to everything that rolls into our halls by road transport.
Your workpieces are difficult to transport or need to be operational immediately after coating? If so, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We offer custom solutions which can be implemented at your premises.
frequently asked questions
It is possible to create the full range of RAL colors with wet coating.
We can coat components in dimensions of 3x3x30 m (height/width/length). However, smaller components are equally well suited for wet coating.
Wet coating is a highly customizable process, and there are certified coating systems available for the highest corrosivity classes.
Wet coating improves the component’s resistance to chemicals and protects against high temperature loads. Even geometrically complex components are suitable for wet coating. They can be treated to offer effective and long-lasting protection against corrosion and fire.
Basically, our wet coating processes are suitable for almost all substrates, and thus also for anodized parts.
At Aalberts surface technologies, solvent-based coatings or water-based coating systems are applied in spray booths with wet and dry separation combined with heat recovery and exhaust air purification.
Any questions? Contact us directly or select a process location near you.