Coil Coating

Kloeckner is proud to offer our clients the best in coil coating equipment and capabilities. Let our experts help with all of your coil coating needs.

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Coating Process


Kloeckner offers comprehensive coil coating capabilities throughout our North American service centers. As part of our promise to give our customers a seamless ordering experience, our services include sophisticated logistics services, end-to-end supply chain management, and expert consultation. The end result is that all orders can be made exactly to customer specification and invoiced through one supplier.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is coil coating?


    Coil coating is a process that involves the continuous application of a decorative and protective layer of paint onto a metal strip (typically aluminum coil or steel). The metal strip is first cleaned and treated to improve adhesion, then passed through a series of rollers that apply primer, color coats, and clear protective layers. The result is a coil of metal with a uniform, high-quality finish that can be used in a variety of applications, including construction (e.g., roofing and siding), appliances, and consumer goods. The process offers several advantages over other methods of applying paint, including increased efficiency, improved color consistency, and reduced waste.

  • What equipment is used?


    The following equipment is typically used in the process:

    1. Uncoiler: The uncoiler holds the coil of metal and pays it out in a controlled manner to feed the coating process.
    2. Cleaning Equipment: The metal coil is cleaned to remove any oils, grease, or other contaminants. This can include chemical degreasers, pressure washers, or a combination of both.
    3. Pretreatment Equipment: The pretreatment equipment prepares the surface of the metal for coating. This can include chemical treatments such as phosphating or chromating, or physical treatments such as sandblasting.
    4. Primer Coater: The primer coater applies a thin, uniform layer of primer to the surface of the metal coil. The primer helps to improve adhesion of the topcoat and provides corrosion protection.
    5. Topcoat Coater: The topcoat coater applies the final, decorative layer of coating to the surface of the metal coil.
    6. Oven: The oven is used to cure the coating, either through heat or ultraviolet light.
    7. Cooling Equipment: The cooling equipment cools the coated metal coil to a safe handling temperature.
    8. Recoiler: The recoiler winds the coated metal coil back into a compact roll for storage or shipment.

    In addition to these core pieces of equipment, there may also be additional auxiliary equipment used in the process, such as slitting machines, edge trimming equipment, or tension leveling equipment. The specific equipment used will depend on the type of coating being applied, the desired output, and the size of the metal coils being processed.

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