Ad-Tech Coating Solutions - Industrial Coating & Finishing Services

E-Coat (Electrocoating) Services Near Me

Electrocoating (e-coating) is a method of depositing paint through an electrical current. Ad-Tech Coating Solutions’ e-coating process provides superior coverage in areas that conventional spray painting can’t reach.

The process, also known as electrodeposition coating, submerges the part in our pretreatment stage first, followed by our e-coat paint stage before it is finally cured with heat. E-coating is on a variety of parts, such as:

  • Casting
  • Machined and extruded parts
  • Weldments
  • Tubing

In addition to these parts, e-coating is commonly used in the agriculture and construction industries. E-coat is also the standard for automotive, defense, agricultural, appliance, and recreational sectors due to its superior coverage, adhesion, and corrosion resistance.

E-Coat: Black Cathodic Epoxy (PPG Powercron 6000CX) is designed as a primer, or an internal finish coat with excellent corrosion and chemical resistance. This coating should not be used as a finish coat for exterior products unless it has been top coated. Our e-coating system can produce a Class “A” finish. When needed, we can also provide both powder and liquid topcoats.

E-Coat Capabilities

E-Coat, commonly Black Cathodic Epoxy (PPG Powercron 6000CX), is designed as a primer. It’s an internal finish coat with excellent corrosion and chemical resistance.

This coating is not made to be used as a finish coat for exterior products unless it has been top coated. Our e-coating system can produce a Class “A” finish. Class “A” finishes provide extremely high levels of corrosion protection often designated for automotive parts.

When needed, our team can also provide both powder and liquid topcoats.

Below, we’ve outlined our e-coating capabilities and facility so you can get an idea of Ad-Tech Industries’ e-coating capabilities:

Ware Package: 48″ high x 36″ wide x 94″ long
Weight: 400 pounds per load bar
Coating Thickness: .0004-.0012

The e-coating process includes a 12-Stage Pretreatment (including Acid Pickle and Zinc Phosphate). Our e-coat will have a corrosion resistance equivalent to a 1,000-hour salt spray when completed.

e-coating part on rack

E-Coat Service Advantages

E-coating has unique advantages when used as a coating process for your parts. In addition to the corrosion resistance, our e-coat is resistant to mechanical deformations and chemicals, such as battery fluids and petrol oils, ensuring that your part can continue to function correctly. It’s also an excellent choice for multi-impact stone chipping resistance.

The performance characteristics are excellent adhesion, flexibility, impact and mar resistance. 

Our e-coat service is also widely compatible with other paints, including liquid and powder paints. You can use it as a base and add these types of paints overtop.

Due to our e-coating method, we can apply our e-coat to a variety of substrates, including:

  • Steel
  • Aluminum
  • Electro-Galvanized and Galvanized
  • Zinc
  • Iron

E-coating also coats difficult surfaces more easily than other anti-corrosion treatments. It can get into those nooks and crannies that other treatments might miss.

electrocoating brass part
e-coat tank parts going in
black e-coat finished product

The E-Coating Process

E-coating is based on the principle that “opposites attract.” Cathodic electro-coating is the process where the product to be coated is given a negative charge and attracts the positively charged paint molecules. The paint molecules are drawn to the metal, forming an even, continuous film over its entire surface, including edges, corners, and enclosed areas. Our e-coating process is fully automated and reliable. 

Our electrocoat process can be divided into four basic steps:

Step One: Pretreatment

The object is pretreated. The metals are cleaned, and phosphate dipped to prepare the surface for the electrocoating.

Step Two: Electrocoat is applied.

The electrocoat bath consists of deionized water and paint solids. The object is submerged in the e-coat for complete coverage.

Step Three: Post-Rinse

Once the e-coat is applied, the object is put through a post-coat rinse that removes excess paint solids.

Step Four: Curing the Electrocoated Parts

The electrocoated parts are placed in the oven to cure.

Request a Quote for Your Next E-Coating Project

Do you need the Ad-Tech Industries e-coating process for your next project? Contact our team to request a quote and learn more about how e-coating can aid your next project. We’ll walk you through what you can expect and estimate the cost. Contact us today.

Contact Info
  • Contact us for all your industrial painting needs.
  • Address:110 S. Votech Dr., Watertown, WI 53094
  • Phone:920.262.0302

Hours:

Monday 7 am – 4 pm

Tuesday 7 am – 4 pm

Wednesday 7 am – 4 pm

Thursday 7 am – 4 pm

Friday 7 am – 3 pm