Liquid coating is a wet paint process that has been used on various substrates for hundreds of years. Solvent- or water-borne paints provide corrosion protection, UV resistance and aesthetic enhancement. Liquid coatings can be applied electrostatically or with a conventional spray gun and can be air dried or cured in a heated environment which results in a more durable finish than air-dried parts.
Liquid coating has certain disadvantages. When compared to powder, it is less durable and less environmentally friendly. Liquid coated parts also can take much longer to cure—sometimes up to two weeks. Even so, many customers opt for liquid coatings because of the advantages below:
Benefits of Liquid Coating
Exact color matching is easier with liquid coatings than with powder.
Liquid coatings can be more resistant to heat and are often preferred in high heat environments.
Any type of substrate can be coated
Liquid coatings can be applied more thinly that powder coatings.
Acme operates three liquid coating lines, one of which uses cutting edge robotic technology. We also provide various liquid coating options in our batch production area. Acme is proud to provide liquid coatings for leading automotive and lighting manufacturers, among many others.
Acme also offers in house rack building capabilities. In many cases, the construction of custom racks can result in significant efficiencies and cost reductions for customers. The development of these in-house capabilities allows us to more quickly and cost effectively meet the needs of our customers.