D&S Plating Co. was one of the first surface finishing providers to offer E-Coat products from Clearclad Coatings. Our extensive knowledge of the E-Coat process, developed over 20+ years, allows us to provide high quality E-Coat finishing services to our customers.
We currently offer a broad range of colors and finishes, including:
Additional colors are available upon request. For technical specifications, click here for a product sheet CLEARCLAD HD Product Sheet
What is E-Coat?
E-Coat is a high performance coating that offers protection and visual appeal. The “coating” is applied using an electroplating process. The E-Coat materials (such as resins, pigments, additives, etc.) are dispersed into water and held in a plating bath. Electric current causes a layer of resin (including any pigments and additives) to adhere to the surface with complete coverage and consistent thickness regardless of complexity. E-Coat can be “tinted” or pigmented in order to produce a broad range of finishes. Once the E-Coat process is completed, a curing cycle is required using an infrared oven to ensure the finish is hard and durable.
E-Coat finishes are used across a wide range of industries including architectural hardware, security products, automotive, optical, and other consumer goods.
Benefits of E-Coat:
- UV Light Resistance
- Complete Coverage
- Consistent Thickness
- Corrosion Protection
- Wear / Abrasion Resistance
- Decorative Appeal
E-Coat vs Alternative Processes
|E-Coat||Solvent Based Spray||Powder Coat|
|Complete Coverage||Waste due to Overspray||Difficult to Reclaim Overspray|
|Consistent Thickness||Racks/Supports are Coated||Racks/Supports are Coated|
|Higher Production Volumes||Difficult to Achieve Complete Coverage||Wide Thickness Distribution|
|No Waste due to Overspray||Difficult to Achieve Consistent Thickness|
|Insulated Racks not Coated|