Lord Corporation, manufacturer of MetalJacket coatings, has added two new custom coaters to its team. The coaters—The Finishing Company and AquaArmor Technologies—were brought onboard by Lord Corporation to help meet the growing demand for MetalJacket in both automotive and industrial applications.
“We are excited to have two new partners as part of the MetalJacket team,” said Todd Wallis, global market manager for the MetalJacket product line. “The interest in and transition to MetalJacket coatings continues to be strong due to the improved performance, reduced environmental impact and overall lower operating cost that MetalJacket coatings offer.”
MetalJacket coatings are applied via an autodeposition process over either bare steel or zinc phosphate pretreatment. The final finish exhibits a uniform film thickness, without high voltage electric assistance or rinses, regardless of part configuration. Using an automated application process—coatings can be applied via both indexing and monorail systems—MetalJacket delivers high-performance coatings at a lower overall cost, according to the company. Further, the system is environmentally friendly as it contains no hazardous components, generates minimal hazardous waste and sludge and uses no toxic acids or heavy metals. Air and wastewater emissions are nearly eliminated and MetalJacket meets automotive substance use restrictions and the European end-of-life recyclability directive, according to Lord.