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hotdip coating

Coating

[koh-ting]
Coating is a covering that is applied to an object. The aim of applying coatings is to improve surface properties of a bulk material usually referred to as a substrate. One can improve amongst others appearance, adhesion, wetability, corrosion resistance, wear resistance, scratch resistance, etc.. They may be applied as liquids, gases or solids.

Examples of coatings:

* Anodizing
* Chromate conversion coating
* Plasma electrolytic oxidation
* Oxide (coating)
* Phosphate (coating)

* Enamel (paint)
*Powder coating
* Industrial coating
* Silicate mineral paint
* Fusion bonded epoxy coating (FBE coating)

* Electroless plating
* Electrochemical plating

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