Industrial painting service: technical information
The importance of the industrial painting service
The industrial painting service is widely used in various industries. In addition to the aesthetic question, an industrial painting company should be concerned with using appropriate elements to protect specific materials. In the case of steel, most of the demand for industrial paint companies will be to blow zinc on the part.
Zinc, because it is a less noble metal than aluminium and steel, will tend to corrode first due to the aggression of oxygen, so it is called a sacrificial metal. Technically, in chemistry, it is said that zinc has a lower capacity of reduction than other elements commonly used for the production of metallic structures, hence the greater facility to corrode, since it is more inclined to lose electrons than to gain them.
Industrial painting and metalworking company
One of the biggest difficulties for people looking for industrial painting companies is to get it in the same place where the production of the metal structure is executed and is exactly this one of the differentials that Viga has to offer. With us, the transportation costs between the production and the finishing with an industrial painting of your piece will be practically zero, because all the service is done in our industrial park. This also makes your piece delivered with greater agility.
We can give a discount if the production and finishing of your metal part are done by us, or we can simply take care of industrial painting. Please contact us to learn more about the benefits of our industrial painting company.
Zinc in industrial painting: a metal of sacrifice
Zinc, compared to other metals, is less noble, that means it has less potential for reduction, which makes it more likely to lose electrons than gain.
The electron is one of those responsible for maintaining an atomic structure together, by means of ionic or covalent bonds. Therefore, when an atomic structure loses electrons, it is more prone to wear out.
Oxygen, by its abundance and greater reduction potential, when compared to many metals, acts as an oxidizing agent, stealing electrons and causing the “stolen” material to oxidize. Hence the need for a sacrificial metal, so that its electrons are “stolen” rather than the actual constituent of the metal structure to be protected.
It is therefore essential to ensure the quality of the zinc or other sacrificial metal used by the industrial paint company. Talk to our engineers and learn more about the industrial painting services we offer.