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.
Conversion Coating & Pretreatment
Chemical Conversion (TCP)
Small to Large Size, Contact Us for Details.
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
Accelerated Corrosion Resistance Test
Dry Adhesion Test
Hydrogen Embitterment Relief Test
Salt Spray Test
Total Alkali Contamination Test
Water Break Test
Wet Adhesion Test
ISO: 9001 Certified
EPA ISO: 14001 Compliant
OHSA ISO: 45001 Compliant
The Powder Coating Process
Powder coating is a dry finishing process used to apply a dry coating material. The coating material is made up of finely ground particles of resin and pigment for color, along with other additives for specific functions such as gloss or hardness. The dry powder coating is delivered to a spray gun tip that is […]
What is CARC Paint?
CARC (Chemical Agent Resistant Coating) is a paint used on military vehicles to make metal surfaces highly resistant to corrosion and penetration of chemical agents. It provides surfaces that are easily and effectively decontaminated after exposure to liquid chemical agents. There are three types of coatings in the CARC system: anepoxy polyamide primer, an aliphatic […]
Noting advances in powder coating
Complete coverage of powder coating is always a worthwhile goal, both in terms of application and knowledge about the subject. More metal fabricators are finding themselves in a position where they are expected to take on responsibility for finishing metal parts. Either OEM customers want them to take on powder coating activities, or at the […]
How To Better Control Powder Coating Film Thickness
Q: We struggle to avoid light coating in some areas of our parts. Our application is all manual so we have focused on working with operators to help them understand the critical areas and work harder at getting enough powder in the inside corners and tight spaces, but they still have some failures. We also […]