The inherent corrosive nature of the materials involved in the mining industry is extremely demanding on the coatings used. It is because of this demand that powder coatings are emerging as a viable option in this market. The proven corrosion resistance and the exceptional durability of powder coatings are two main reasons for this increase in acceptance. And when you add the benefits of reduced turnaround times and competitive pricing, powder coatings are quickly becoming a recognized and relied upon choice for industrial coatings in the mining industry. We recognize that Powder Coatings and wet coatings both have a place in this market, and ultimately the end user can reap the rewards of utilizing both coating technologies.
Akzo Nobel Coatings is a worldwide supplier of both wet coatings and powder coatings, and in particular here in the Saskatchewan mining industry with brands such as ICI Devoe and International Paints. We have developed a relationship with Akzo Nobel Coatings to ensure that the powder coating systems we offer will provide similar performance to the existing legacy coatings which the mining industry has implemented in the past. The Interpon Powder Coating technologies supplied by Akzo Nobel include Zinc Rich Epoxies, Zinc Free Epoxies, Anti-Skid Coatings, and many other exceptional products. Our customers can rest assured that if Akzo Nobel Coatings manufactures the products for the powder coating system, it will meet or exceed their existing specifications.
Over the past ten years, SCPC has sandblasted and powder coated a great many projects for the Saskatchewan mining industry. There is powder coated product in every potash mine in the province. There is powder coated product in the uranium mines as well. The fact is that Powder Coatings are making an impact and the mining industry is responding positively to what it is seeing.