Military and Aerospace Painting Services
Procoat Finishing provides military painting, CARC coatings, and aerospace coatings.
Chemical Agent Resistant Coatings are paints commonly applied to military vehicles to provide protection against chemical and biological weapons. The surface of the paint is engineered to be easily decontaminated after exposure to chemical agents. The paint is also resistant to damage and removal by decontaminating solutions. Two-component systems are often employed. Please see the links page for more details.
Aerospace Painting “is more than aesthetics; it affects the weight of the aircraft and protects the integrity of the airframe. The topcoat finish is applied to protect the exposed surfaces from corrosion and deterioration. Also, a properly painted aircraft is easier to clean and maintain because the exposed surfaces are more resistant to corrosion and dirt, and oil does not adhere as readily to the surface. A wide variety of materials and finishes are used to protect and provide the desired appearance of the aircraft. The term “paint” is used in a general sense and includes primers, enamels, lacquers, and the various multipart finishing formulas. Paint has three components: resin as coating material, pigment for color, and solvents to reduce the mix to a workable viscosity.”
– from the FAA Regulations and Policy Handbook: Chapter 8 – ‘Aircraft Painting and Finishing’
Powder coating is a type of coating that is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder. The main difference between a conventional liquid paint and a powder coating is that the powder coating does not require a solvent to keep the binder and filler parts in a liquid suspension form. The coating is typically applied electrostatically and is then cured under heat to allow it to flow and form a “skin”. The powder may be a thermoplastic or a thermoset polymer. It is usually used to create a hard finish that is tougher than conventional paint.
Silkscreen printing is a printing technique whereby a mesh is used to transfer ink onto a substrate, except in areas made impermeable to the ink by a blocking stencil. A blade or squeegee is moved across the screen to fill the open mesh apertures with ink, and a reverse stroke then causes the screen to touch the substrate momentarily along a line of contact. This causes the ink to wet the substrate and be pulled out of the mesh apertures as the screen springs back after the blade has passed. Procoat Finishing commonly uses epoxy ink for this process.
Paint and Powder Suppliers
Procoat Finishing keeps in stock many top quality aerospace paints and high strength, environmentally safe, weather resistant powder coatings for the military, aerospace, and commercial industries. Our inventory is fully traceable. Please see below for videos from our suppliers.
Tempo Aerospace is an excellent supplier of Aerospace paints in the Toronto, Ontario area. They have a new website!
Prism Powder Coatings Ltd.
Prism Powder Coatings Ltd. is a responsive supplier of powder coatings in the Toronto, Ontario area. They have a new website!