Chemical coatings in Australia

chemical coatings

Why use chemical coatings?

Chemical coatings can refer either to coatings that are resistant to chemicals or to coating applications through chemical processes (conversion coatings). In this article the focus lies thus, on chemical resistant coatings. Business processes often require use of chemicals and acids which are necessary in order to achieve delivery objectives. Therefore, to provide long term protection to capital assets, acid and chemical coating should be at the forefront of business owners’ minds. This is to maintain productivity and return on capital investment. In other words to guarantee that the business keeps running.

Where are chemical resistant coatings used?

Chemical coatings are most common in areas where surfaces come into touch with chemicals and acids. Here are a few typical environments that require chemical coatings:

  • Chemical bunds
  • Waste water treatment plants
  • Plinths
  • Reactors
  • Drainage gullies
  • Blast chillers
  • Splash zones
  • Agitators
  • Leach platforms

Chemical coatings are additionally very common for example in cargo and storage tank linings preventing the content of the tank from reacting with the tank itself. Also laboratories often make use of chemical coatings on work stations to prevent the chemicals from  reacting with surfaces in the environment.

Characteristics of anti chemical coatings

The choice of the chemical resistant coating is dependent on the surface material (such as metal, plastic, glass, concrete or treated wood) and the chemicals the surface may become exposed to. All anti chemical coatings should however, meet the following requirements:

  • Protective (and decorative)
  • Excellent chemical resistance (especially those the surface is object to)
  • Easy to clean and does not require frequent maintenance (thus cost efficient)
  • Excellent adhesion to the substrate material

Additionally, the purpose of the surface has an important role in the process of choosing the right coating. For example the coating for water tanks must comply to regulations which define it as safe for use with potable water.

Chemical coating in Australia

Poly-tech Australia
Unit 1, 100 – 104 Hayward Ave
Torrensville SA 5031

Tel +61 8 8346 4111

Parchem Construction Supplies
7 Lucca Road Wyong
NSW 2259
Central Coast, Australia

Tel +61 1800 812 864

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