Technically, we can say that industrial paint is a product that, presented in liquid, paste, or powder form, and applied by a suitable process to a surface, shall be transformed by a curing process into a solid, plastic, adhesive film that protects and decorates simultaneously. Focusing on the industrial field, we can define as industrial coating the products involved in the painting, conservation, and maintenance processes of structures, machinery, consumer goods and any product associated with a certain industrial sector.
The purpose is to present an aesthetic appearance with optimal finish which will increase the value of the facility. Additionally, industrial paint protects the facility from aggression. Physically and chemically, it resists environmental weather and corrosion.
Its purpose consists primarily in giving color and opacity to the paint coat. These are generally solid substances in the form of very fine particle size powder which, through a suitable milling process in the presence of the binder, are broken down into elementary particles to obtain the maximum color performance.
The different pigments can be classified as:
- Covering pigments are the most widely used. They confer opacity to the paint through the combined effect of its refractive index in relation to the binder, granulometry and phenomena of reflection of the light that falls on the paint coat.
- Anti-corrosion pigments are used in the primers or first coats of direct contact with the steel, prevent, and inhibit corrosion by anodic or cathodic passivation of the electrochemical current produced on metal surfaces.
- Spreading pigments or fillers have no opacity and hardly influence the color of paints because of their low refractive index. They are generally used in primers and base coats to achieve matte or satin finishes. Examples include carbonate, talc, mica, or kaolin.
- Specialty pigments include metal, pearlescent, intumescent, or toxic.
It is the basic component of the paint which gives it the possibility of forming an adherent film after the paint has dried. The mechanical and chemical features of the paint depend on the binders, and therefore on their protective capacity. Technically they are polymers with low or medium molecular weight, which through the action of oxygen in the air, heat, etc., increase their level of polymerization until they become more or less plastic and insoluble solids. Here are some examples of binders:
- Alkyd resins.
- Acrylic resins.
- Vinyl resins.
- Epoxy resins.
- Polyester resins.
- Polyurethane resins.
- Cellulose resins.
- Chlorinated rubber resins.
The mission of the solvents basically consists in allowing the paint to be applied though the chosen procedure, giving it an appropriate consistency, since a solvent-free paint, only based on pigment and binder, would generally have a very high viscosity. Another of its missions is to enable the manufacture of the paint and maintain its stability in the container. Usually, several types of solvents are used in the same paint in order to regulate the dissolving power, ease of application, levelling, etc. For example: aliphatic hydrocarbons, aromatic hydrocarbons, alcohols, chlorides, ketones, etc.
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