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Alkyd Coatings

Alkyds are oil-based coatings with a storied history that began centuries ago, and the use of alkyds gained popularity in U.S. industry by the 1920s.

As one of the first synthetic coating binders, alkyd enamel paints were trusted by many industries as a favorite surface coating. While other polymer systems offer faster curing, alkyd coatings continue to be an industrial staple due to their cost-effectiveness and ability to produce consistent results for a broad range of end-user requirements.

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Benefits of Alkyd Coatings

Today’s alkyds contain a blend of synthetic resins and natural drying oils.

Urethane alkyd coatings are composed of natural drying oils and isocyanate reactors, which dry to form a tough film that will stand up to the rigors of food processing, subsea applications, and outdoor industrial coatings. Additional benefits of alkyd surface coatings include:

  • Versatility. Alkyd surface coatings can be customized for many applications by adapting reactant and modifier ratios.
  • Ecofriendly ingredients. Alkyd resins are composed partly of renewable oils and fatty acids, making them one of the more affordable VOC-compliant coating types.
  • Cost-effectiveness. Alkyds are single packages and relatively inexpensive to apply compared to other coating types.
  • Abrasion and chemical resistance. While plain alkyds are not highly water, chemical, or abrasion-resistant, certain urethane alkyds cure to form a water-resistant finish that endures impact. When epoxy or silicon is added to alkyds, the result is an epoxy ester with even higher water and chemical resistance. Silicon epoxies are used by the U.S. Navy to coat the outside of ships.
  • Temperature resistance. In certain ratios, alkyd coatings are highly resistant to extreme temperatures and the damaging effects of corrosion.
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  • 2 steel shot abrasive blast booths (one 80' x 25' x 25', one 70' x 20' x 20')
  • 4 custom spray booths (one 80' x 25' x 25', three 70' x 20' x 20')
  • 17,625 total square feet of indoor, climate-controlled touch-up area
  • 35,000 total square feet of indoor, climate-controlled painting area
  • A powerful fleet of Hyster forklifts capable of handling weights of up to 50,000 lbs.

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An advanced knowledge of industry technologies and best practices.

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Houston Alkyd Industrial Coating Experts

Specializing in high-performance natural and synthetic tank coatings for the oilfield, pipeline, refinery, offshore, and subsea industries, G&C Coatings and Industrial Services is equipped to handle projects of every size and scale. Our knowledgeable team will assist you with coating selection in order to maximize the value and longevity of your investment. To learn more about the advantages of industrial alkyd coatings, or to request an estimate for your project, dial 832-376-2401 or connect with us online today.

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