Surface Treatment at Weland

Surface Treatment at Weland

At Weland AB, we perform the surface treatment of our products in our own surface treatment facilities. Here, we work with surface treatments such as varnishing, painting and hot dip galvanisation.  Because we control the entire process, and have long experience of surface treatment, we can guarantee high quality. This also means that we can offer our customers a finished product completely matching their wishes.

Powder painting is performed at Weland AB, while the subsidiary Weland Welded Components AB carries out wet painting. Weland Zinken looks after the hot dip galvanisation of steel. Which alternative is the best choice depends on how and where the product will be used.

Varnishing

We offer our products in both primed and fully painted versions to suit different needs and wishes. The surface treatment is performed in modern and efficient painting facilities. Because we have large premises, we can work with bulky objects up to 10 x 10 metres, both sand-blasting and painting. You can choose any shade you want from the full RAL scale.

Powder painting gives a very smart result and is especially suitable for products that are used outdoors. Wet painting is, in many ways, a sustainable alternative that suits products that need a hardwearing surface treatment but cannot be hot dip galvanised.

For wet painting, Weland Welded works with the Polane paint type. This is a sustainable alternative because it uses less paint. It also means that the paint dries quickly. Wet painting with Polane is the perfect match for products that will be used outdoors but, for various reasons, cannot be hot dip galvanised. For example, this could be a large loader.

Hot dip galvanisation

Hot dip galvanisation gives the best corrosion protection and, for this reason, is especially suitable for steel products that will be used outdoors. We can also paint a product on a hot dip galvanised base, so it matches a specific environment.

The product to be hot dip galvanised is dipped into a zinc bath containing molten zinc. At the contact surface between steel and liquid zinc, a reaction takes place that forms an iron/zinc alloy. This means that the zinc layer cannot flake off or corrode from the inside. Zinken Weland, which carries out the process, has a modern hot dip galvanisation plant in Ulricehamn, Sweden.

Published: 20/05/2021

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