Brook Park, OH – A rise in demand for corrosion protection on environmentally-exposed metal fasteners and hardware has led to an expansion of production lines at Greenkote, a global provider of advanced anticorrosion metal coatings and technology.
Greenkote CEO Mark Gore says that installation of the additional Greenkote coating equipment at its headquarters in Brook Park, OH has been completed, and the facility is now fully operational with significantly expanded capacity.
“We’re seeing notable increases in anticorrosion coating orders for all kinds of different metal parts that are exposed to the elements,” says Gore. “The orders are coming from a range of sectors, including automotive, rail, electric power distribution, wind power generation, and others. These are all applications that have fasteners, fixtures and other metal hardware exposed to long-term outdoor atmospheric corrosion.”
The durability and environmental benefits may account for some of the increase in demand. “Greenkote coatings are actually diffused into the metal surface, making them damage resistant, longer-lasting and better-performing than older treatments such as galvanizing and paints,” he says.
As to its environmental appeal, “Greenkote is uniquely benign to the environment,” according to Gore. Other coating processes involving acids and polluting chemicals are increasingly restricted by environmental regulation. Greenkote is applied by a patented zinc-based dry thermal diffusion process that requires no hazardous chemicals and produces no toxic byproducts.
The company provides anti-corrosion coatings through Greenkote coating centers and licensee-partners located around the globe. Applications include construction, automotive, rail, utilities and other sectors in which parts are exposed to weather or harsh and corrosive environments. Greenkote can be applied to a broad range of metal parts, from threaded fasteners to stamped and cast pieces, in sizes from 0.2 to 78 inches.
Among notable projects was the 2019 Amur Gas Processing Plant in the Amur region of Siberia, the second largest facility of its type in the world. Greenkote’s Chinese licensee supplied1200 tons of coated hex-bolts for construction of it.
Originally founded in 1999 by two leading European metallurgical scientists, Greenkote PLC was registered as a public limited company in 2005. After acquiring one of the largest custom coating companies in North America, Greenkote expanded its market presence and business infrastructure to the United States and Mexico and is now headquartered in Brook Park, OH, near Cleveland.