The PPA 571 coating protect metal fencing from corrosion for 15 years

Working with Low Toxicity Corrosion Coating

Posted on: July 28th, 2015 by byersbushblog

It doesn’t matter what kind of metallic material or equipment you want to protect, powder coating is likely one of the best options that you have available to keep it looking fresh over time. Powder coating is reliable, it’s hard and it will stand up over time and hard use.

Once you decide that it makes sense to have your equipment protectively coated, the only thing that you have left to do is to decide which type of coating that you want. There are many different options available and many of them are good, but only a few types of coatings have a low toxicity and pollution level, and that should make your choice a whole lot easier.

High Pollution Coatings

High pollution coatings release harmful chemicals into the atmosphere and the environment. They are bad for the world and each time they are used they cause a little more damage that could have been prevented.

Coatings like PVC and Epoxy put off harmful chemicals when being used and when they are created. If you want to avoid releasing these chemicals, or encouraging the release of them, the best thing you can do is avoid using them at all. You don’t have to choose a pollutant to protect your metals because there are other coatings that will do the job just as well.

More Environmentally Friendly Options

Coatings like Nylon, Polyester and Plascoat PPA5571 are proven to keep objects safe and they are much gentler on the environment. They have a low toxicity level and won’t release all those pollutants into the environment. What that means is that you can feel better about using these coatings and you’ll still know that your objects are protected against corrosion.

The Advantages of Plascoat PPA5571

Out of all the low-toxic coatings the Plascoat product is one of the most resilient and dependable. While polyester and nylon both have their benefits, neither one is going to hold up quite as well.

For instance polyester tends to wear out in harsh environments because it just isn’t that hard. Over time the coating will start to wear thinner and protect less than the Plascoat product. That means that eventually corrosion and wear will find its way to your protected product, and probably a lot sooner than you would like.

Nylon is very durable like PPA5571, but it tends to be quite a bit more expensive and it absorbs water more readily. This makes it a poor choice for areas around water and humid environments.

If you are going to protect your equipment it’s important that you rely on a coating that is going to stand up over time. The more durable a coating is the more money you are saving on your investment.

Imagine that you spend $1000 coating expensive company machinery. This machinery costs you thousands of dollars and will cost a few thousand more to maintain over its lifespan. Now imagine that the $1000 coating costs you a few hundred more than the competitors. You aren’t going to care about the extra couple hundred dollars if it lasts you several years more than the competitors. Those hundreds of dollars are negligible when it comes to protecting such expensive equipment. Even when you use the right coating on more affordable objects it can still be worth the expense and will help keep your objects looking great and protected.

Working with a company like Byers Bush to get a low toxicity coating like PPA 5571 will make you feel better about what you’re doing, and it will provide you with an excellent level of corrosion protection over time. It’s the best of both worlds, and it isn’t even that expensive either. You’ll find the prices comparable to many other services that aren’t going to last you as long.

Contact Byers Bush for low toxicity powder coating services.

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