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Wet painting systems are often based on alkyd resin, epoxy or polyurethane paints. As an alternative to paint, it is also possible to protect steel with a thin layer of pure aluminium, zinc or an alloy of metals. This is called metallizing, also referred to as thermal spraying, metal spraying or flame spraying. The large advantage of metallized coatings over painted coatings is the long-lasting quality: the protective film has a very high bond strength and is extremely hard. Your investment is guaranteed protection from corrosion for up to 50 years. A lot different to painted coatings, which have to be reapplied frequently.
Due to the superior durability, metallizing is increasingly applied in the offshore industry, civil engineering, industrial sector and petrochemistry. DCS introduced the technique to the Netherlands and many large public organisations, such as the Department of Waterways and Public Works and ProRail, make frequent use of it. Examples of works metallized by DCS include the Netkous, the tram flyover along Prinses Beatrixlaan in The Hague, the noise barrier near Dordrecht, the railway bridge in Nootdorp and the floodgates at Krimpen aan den IJssel .
Naturally, DCS would be glad to assist you in making a well-informed choice between the various metallizing and wet painting techniques.