R&M Meets Demanding Specifications of Defence Coating Systems

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Powder coating systems have traditionally been in use sparingly in defence and other high-performance applications, such as aerospace. This is due to stringent specification requirements, high test and development costs and hesitant customer acceptance of powder coating. As well as, limited production rates in comparison to usual commercial applications.

However, powder coating is quickly gaining traction as environmental regulations and financial restraints tighten. Regulations limiting VOC emissions, as well as hazardous waste development and disposal, are beginning to have a significant impact on the painting of defence equipment.

At R&M, our coatings for defence equipment have no VOC emissions or hazardous material generation points. As a result, our West Midlands powder coating processes meet the strict specifications of the defence industry.

Powder Coating For Defence Equipment

Corrosion and appearance standards for defence equipment continue to rise, while environmental regulations become increasingly strict. As if these obstacles weren’t difficult enough for both process suppliers and applicators, there’s always the pressing need to cut costs. That’s where powder coating comes in.

Environmental Benefits & Low labour 

Powder finishes are, in reality, cost-effective in the long run due to their environmental benefits, reduced labour and reduced energy costs. When compared to traditional liquid finishes such as paint, they often provide cost savings. In fact,  labour, energy, material, hazardous waste disposal, and safety are all areas where cost savings can be made.

Plus, powder coating has now been identified as a preferred, environmentally-friendly process.

Elimination of VOC Emissions for Greener Processes 

Importantly, the elimination of VOC emissions in our powder coating processes and the reduction of hazardous wastes offer significant advantages when considering which finish to apply.

Powder coating systems also have an environmental advantage over current wet paint applications, as well as improved corrosion resistance. With corrosion a relentless adversary, you can help reduce maintenance costs and provide a much needed asset for your defence equipment with a powder coating application.

Powder coating Or Solvent Paint System For Defence Coating Systems?

As we’ve already highlighted, powder coating has significant advantages, but particularly in comparison to solvent-based liquid coating systems. These advantages include; reduced solvent use, lower fire hazard, reduced handling and disposal costs, and increased operator safety. All of which provide a competitive advantage when comparing powder coating to other finishing systems.

Powder Coating = Reduced Cost And Liability 

When compared to a solvent-based paint finish, the cost and liability associated with waste generated by a powder coating process can be significantly lower. Not to mention the cost savings when it comes to corrosion and maintenance after a powder coating application.

Why Use R&M For Powder Coatings For Defence Equipment 

Almost all contracts for defence equipment include specifications that outline the system’s performance requirements. At R&M we have been working to these specifications for years so we know exactly how to meet them.

Our defence powder coating services cover (but aren’t limited to):

  • Bomb disposal equipment
  • Ammunition storage
  • Missing handling equipment
  • Radar systems
  • Riot equipment
  • Missile transportation solutions

What Is The Maximum Size Object That You Can Powder Coat?

We have a state-of- the-art powder coating plant where the envelope size for our workshop is 2.4m length by 1.3m Height by 400ml Depth. However, if required powder coating can also be applied after installation, such as in the case of older metal shop fronts.

As a leading industrial powder coating manufacturer, the cost savings and quality improvements associated with our powder coating systems enable us to work with a wide range of industries. For more information on our coatings for defence equipment, contact us today on 01384 898 765 or email enquiries@rmpowdercoating.co.uk.

If you found this blog useful, why not take a look at: E-Coating vs Powder Coating | Why Powder Coating Is The Unmatched Choice

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