Metal Painting and Decorating

UV-curable paint on metal gas cylinders

UV-curable paints and coatings are used on metal substrates such as steel (untreated and phosphate treated), galvanized steel, and aluminum to provide corrosion resistance and product appeal. For example, metal nameplates and identification tags are silk screened with UV inks, and three-dimensional parts like oil filters, portable propane tanks (gas cylinders) and automotive components are sprayed with 100% solids UV liquid paint coatings. Heraeus works closely with the customer and the formulators specializing in direct-to-metal UV coatings to develop a UV curing process to meet your needs.

UV Metal Painting and Decorating Advantages:

  • Lower production costs
  • Higher production rates
  • Reduced scrap rates - low temperature process enables painting assembled parts, eliminating damage during assemlby operations
  • Significaly less floor space required
  • Reduced energy costs
  • Lower envrionmental emissions

Your Applications for UV Curing Metal:

  • Oil filter housing
  • Portable propane tanks
  • Identification nameplates/tags
  • Automotive components such as wheels, brake rotors, starters and alternators
  • Coil coating
  • Appliances and consumer goods

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