SOLIDAL® Continuous Coating
Amazing colours brought to life
THE MOST ADVANCED METHOD FOR COATING METAL
SOLIDAL® Continuous coating is a continuous, automated process for coating SOLIDAL® (Solid Aluminium) metal before fabrication into end products. The metal panel is positioned at the beginning of the SOLIDAL® coating line, and in one continuous process, the panel is unwound, pre-cleaned, pre-treated, pre-primed, and pre-painted before being packaged for shipment. All of this happens at up to 700 feet per minute.
The face of toughness
Prepainted SOLIDAL® products are amazingly durable.
With the appropriate surface treatments, SOLIDAL® pre-finished aluminum can be made virtually:
• Corrosion resistant
• UV resistant
• Even smog-eating
All of this helps ensure a long service life, low maintenance without degradation.
Edge Out The Competition
Research has proven that SOLIDAL® pre-painted pre-finished cut-edge holds up better over time than post-painted surfaces, due to pre-paint's overall superior surface. SOLIDAL® pre-painted metal with cut-edges corrodes significantly less than post-painted metal with no exposed edges.
Handling and freight
SOLIDAL® pre-painted metal can be shipped on flatbed trucks, sea freighted across several continents, stored as coils for long periods - and still retain a beautiful and flawless surface. SOLIDAL® pre-painted metal can be handled successfully, without marring the surface.
Even The Process Is Innovative
The continuous coating process is always evolving to produce higher quality and lower environmental impact. Recent innovations include:
No-rinse pre-treatment - many continuous coating lines have been able to dramatically reduce water usage using this innovative technique.
Curing ovens – major improvements to the most energy-intensive part of the coil coating process now cure paint in seconds, using innovative induction, infrared, and near-infrared curing.
VOC elimination - the continuous coating process collects VOC’s from solvents in paints and uses oxidizers to turn those compounds into fuel to cure the coating, destroying 98% of the VOCs.
The Leading Edge Of Eco-Friendly
Manufacturers of the most advanced green building materials and renewable energy products rely on continuous coating technology.
For Green Building, There’s No Comparison
Unlike brick, cement, wood, and many other building materials, pre-painted pre-finished Solidal® metal can be recycled without loss of quality. Aluminum continually recover their original performance properties, even after multiple times of recycling, allowing them to be used again and again. In fact, about 95% of the pre-painted metal that is used in buildings are collected and recycled after they have served their purpose. By contrast, the performance characteristics of most non-metallic materials degrade after recycling, resulting in a loss of strength, durability and aesthetic appeal.
The Most Earth-Friendly Way To Apply Coatings To Metal
Solidal® continuous coating process itself is considered the most environmentally responsible way to apply paint to aluminum substrate.
It’s the most eco-friendly coating process on Earth. Here’s why:
Painting In-House: What’s it costing your company?
The continuous coating process is widely known to be the most efficient, effective, and environmentally friendly way to pre-clean, pre-treat, pre-prime and pre-paint metal.
Costs to be considered with in-house paint shops include labour costs, inventory costs, fixed paint equipment costs and operating costs. All of these costs are reduced or eliminated when using SOLIDAL® pre-finished pre-painted continuous coating process.
SOLIDAL® offers a Cost Comparison Analysis form to help clients to understand the long-term savings in converting SOLIDAL® continuous coated metal. We recommend that you contact SOLIDAL® and request this form and review, to better understand the costs, so you can make a fully informed choice.
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