When you have a coatings challenge, you can count on Aexcel’s industrial coatings division to solve it. For over 50 years, we’ve prided ourselves on matching the perfect custom coating to our customers’ desired product specifications, environmental requirements, and end-use applications.
But formulating and manufacturing your industrial coating solution is merely the beginning of what we provide. When partnering with Aexcel for your coatings needs, you can also expect attentive service, expert technical support, and on-time delivery.
We've brought over 500 custom industrial coatings formulations to market for a diverse array of industries, and we’ll leverage our experience to formulate the ideal industrial coating solution for your products. Whether you’re searching for a primer, topcoat, or two-component system, Aexcel looks forward to understanding your company’s needs and formulating the optimal coating for addressing them.
Your material. Your process. Your end-use application. We use all three factors, plus our expertise, to create the perfect high-performance custom industrial coating.
Substrates: Aluminum, steel, treated steel, galvanized steel, primed surfaces, bronze, wood, concrete, asphalt, plastics, and paperboard
Chemistries: 1k and 2k urethane, 1k and 2k polyurethane, alkyd, epoxy, vinyl, and acrylic
Properties: Color, gloss, durability, flexibility, color retention, formability, and VOC/environmental considerations
When to Consider Custom Coatings:
Custom industrial coatings aren’t for everyone. Standard "off-the-shelf" coatings provide viable appearance and protection for many products. However, not all products and paint lines conform to standard coatings:
- Work-in-Process Bottlenecks: Is your current coating taking too long to cure, making your paint line a bottleneck in your operation? It may be time to locate a custom industrial coating solution that suits your evolving production needs.
- Difficult Substrates: Some materials are infamously difficult to adhere to. Many plastics, including PET plastic and aluminum, make transfer efficiency a major challenge. If paint transfer efficiency is creating issues on your paint line despite your best efforts in surface preparation and other precautions, it may be time to re-examine your coating. Custom formulated industrial coatings with adhesion-promoting additives may be the right fit.
- Harsh End-Use Environment: Different products call for different coatings. The standard coating on the metal cabinet in your office wouldn’t cut it on a cargo ship, just as the cargo ship’s custom coating is vastly over-engineered to protect a filing cabinet. The more rigorous a product’s end-use environment, the more likely it will require a custom industrial coating.
- Regulatory and Environmental Concerns: Does your product require a robust solvent-based coating that has become more heavily regulated? Is your company looking for a more environmentally friendly industrial coating solution that still provides the wear resistance needed in your product’s end-use environment? Seek out a custom formulated, high-performance, water-based industrial coating.