Electrostatic discharge is a technological term that describes the transfer of charge from an electrically charged surface to an uncharged one. When this occurs, the amount of charge on an object is directly proportional to the charge it attracts. Electrostatic discharge coating was first developed in Japan, where it was used for electroplating various metals including bulletproof vests, airplane parts and firearms. A modern application is seen on many electronic items where an electrostatic discharge coating prevents damage due to electrostatic discharges.
There are a number of uses for electrostatic discharge coatings including: electrical appliances, power lines and communications infrastructure. These coatings help prevent damage from occurring to electrical equipment by stopping conductors from becoming attached to conductors and/or becoming energized. As a result, static electricity causes an electric shock. Electrospray coating prevents this. It also protects sensitive material like micro circuits and electronic switches by reducing or eliminating electrostatic attraction.
This type of coating can be applied to a wide range of surfaces. It can be applied on the surface of a component as a film. The surface can even be incorporated into a liquid coating. It can be sprayed or powder coated as well.
Electrospray coating materials are used for both exterior and interior applications. They are primarily used in the automotive, aerospace, medical and industrial industries. The coating is used to protect from electrostatic discharges when they are applied to the exterior of an electrical component. It is also used to prevent corrosion of metallic materials by bonding them to the coating and prevent any damage due to friction.
The use of these coatings is wide spread. They can be applied on anything from vehicle exteriors to household appliances. The materials are non-conductive and non-abrasive. This ensures that they do not attract or hold grime or moisture which can lead to corrosion. They can withstand high temperatures and resist damage from exposure to electricity.
These coatings can be bought from a number of sources. Most suppliers will stock a wide range of material including thin layers and thick films. These coatings can be purchased direct from manufacturers or can be mixed and matched with other materials to provide a customised look. The supplier can even help you identify what colour materials would suit your requirements best.
Electrospray has the potential to be applied to many different surfaces including metal, wood and ceramics. They can be applied using a sprayer, brush, roller or even hand tools. The coating is very thin and films can be applied at a rate of almost 3 coats in one day. This gives it great flexibility and makes it possible to coat electrical assemblies in bulk.
Electrospray coating materials are flexible and durable. They will not crack, peel or scratch and can actually be etched into certain types of metals. The finish after application is highly effective and can be polished to give a mirror like appearance. This gives it a similar appearance to paint but without the mess and waste associated with painting. Electroplating is environmentally safe and if a coating is damaged by a storm or fire can often be repaired quite easily. The low cost and ease of use make it a popular choice for many companies looking to protect their fleet of electric vehicles.
The coating process is very simple and will ensure that your surface looks fantastic. The materials used include a special resin, epoxy resin, a hardener and hard wearing UV protector. All of these combine to create an incredibly hardwearing, durable and attractive surface. After the resin is applied, it hardens under pressure so can be applied directly to any surface. To apply it correctly you need to work from the back to the front of the vehicle to ensure an even and smooth surface.
There are a variety of different colours to choose from and a wide range of finishes to consider. These coatings are very durable and able to withstand a lot of wear and tear. They can also be varnished and painted to give a more permanent finish. Electrospray coatings are available for a variety of different makes of vehicles including vehicles with on board computers, onboard navigation systems and entertainment units.
As with all kinds of protective coatings, there are some precautions to take when applying one of these materials. Always use a suitable surface that is not going to scratch or damage the item. It is also a good idea to protect the items you are coating with a suitable material. Most products can be protected with plastic or lacquer but high quality electrospray should be applied with a material such as aluminum or stainless steel. There are a range of different tools and techniques available to help make the job easier and with the correct materials you can create a highly effective and long lasting finish.