Some substrates, particularly non-ferrous, require an intermediate process between cleaning and priming for painting.

Trans-Acc regularly incorporates Metal Pretreatment Services for the majority of ferrous and all non-ferrous surfaces.

Trans-Acc will pre-treat depending on specification or application, as required. Pretreatment enhances corrosion resistance of these surfaces, as well as the adhesion of the coating material. To ensure the quality of our pretreated substrates, we perform a range of testing operations, including water break testing, accelerated corrosion resistance testing, salt spray testing, and dry adhesion testing.

Trans-Acc offers Metal Pretreatment Services to customers requesting one of our coating services, or as a stand-alone service.

Capabilities

Surface Preparation Processes

Conversion Coating & Pretreatment
Drying
Rinsing
Surface Cleaning

Conversion Coatings

Chemical Conversion (TCP)
Wash Primers
Zinc Phosphate

Typical Substrates

Aluminum
Cast Iron
Galvanized Metals
Magnesium
Steel

Application Methods

Immersion
Spray

Part Dimension Size Accepted

Small to Large Size, Contact Us for Details.

Process Advantages

Converts Metal Substrates to Uniformly Textured Surfaces

Enhances Corrosion Resistance Properties

Improves Coating Adhesion Properties

Maximizes Coating Performance

Minimizes Expensive Maintenance Overheads

Prevents Undercutting of Powder Coatings

Testing Methods

Accelerated Corrosion Resistance Test
Dry Adhesion Test
Hydrogen Embitterment Relief Test
Salt Spray Test
Total Alkali Contamination Test
Water Break Test
Wet Adhesion Test

Quality Certification and Compliance

ISO: 9001 Certified
EPA ISO: 14001 Compliant
OHSA ISO: 45001 Compliant

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