- Lower production costs due to less labor and work-in-process
- Higher production rates
- Higher quality, differentiated product
- Significally less floor space requirements
- Reduced energy costs
- Lower envrionmental emissions
Metal pipe and tube, typically made of galvanized steel, is used for fence posts, sprinkler systems, electrical conduit and mechanical tubing and is coated with a clear or pigmented coating to prevent corrosion or to enhance product aesthetics. Instead of off-line coating typical in most tube mills, using UV-curable coating enables in-line coating resulting in much higher production rates. The near 100% solids UV coatings are applied via spray, vacuum transfer, or flood-and-wipe at speeds ranging from 75 ft. to 800 ft. per minute.