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Environment

For Green Building, There’s No Comparison

Unlike brick, cement, wood, and many other building materials, prepainted metal can be recycled without loss of quality. Aluminum and steel continually recover their original performance properties, even after multiple times of recycling, allowing them to be used again and again. In fact, about 95% of the prepainted metal that is used in buildings are collected and recycled after they have served their purpose. By contrast, the performance characteristics of most non-metallic materials degrade after recycling, resulting in a loss of strength, durability and aesthetic appeal.

 

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The Most Earth-Friendly Way To Apply Coatings To Metal

The coil coating process itself is considered the most environmentally responsible way to apply paint to steel and aluminum substrate.  It’s the most eco-friendly coating process on Earth! Here’s why:

  • 98% VOC Capture: Coil coating is a highly efficient ‘closed loop’ process, meaning that the coating curing ovens burn the harmful VOCs, using them as fuel, saving energy and eliminating pollutants. Coil coating achieves at least a 98% rate for capture and destruction efficiency, eliminating toxic air pollutants that would otherwise be released into the air.

  • Centralized Operations: By centralizing paint operations, moving them from the manufacturers’ inefficient in-house paint shops to coil coaters’ high-tech coating lines, environmental issues are concentrated, controlled, and even eliminated.

  • Exceeds EPA Standards: The coil coating industry is subject to the highest EPA standards and meets and exceeds these standards even as they become more stringent year after year.

  • Recyclable & Recycled: The end products are green, too. Prepainted metal is fully recyclable, and coil coated products are often made of recycled content.

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