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Why is the composite metal coating becoming a highly recommended solution?

Why Choose Composite Metal Coating? Learn why composite metal coating is becoming a highly recommended solution in the industry.

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The composite metal coating is the modern material compensation used in many different types of construction worldwide. So what is this metal coating solution, and what special features are used so much? We will find the answer together in the following content.

1. General information of composite metal coating – Structure and properties of this solution

The main effect of the metal coating is to help the corroded machinery, equipment, and structures to return to their original state to compensate for the lost metal layer. In fact, the composite material has more outstanding anti-corrosion properties than previous traditional methods, making them the most used type of coating material today.

1.1 The meaning of composite metal coating in modern industrial applications

In this solution, the metal coating is a composite material composed of two or more different chemical or physical components. Despite its long roots, composites’ science evolved in the 1950s when rocket technology appeared in the United States. Since then, the composite technology industry has developed and spread worldwide with the common name of composite materials. This material has superior properties and uses compared to traditional methods such as metal coating or zinc coating. One of the most popular composite materials today is concrete.metallization vivablast thumbnail 2

1.2 The composite metal coating’s special structure

The main components of composite metal compensating material usually have two main parts are reinforcement material and base material:

  • Reinforced material (also known as supporting material): This is a component with physical and mechanical properties that increases the strength and stiffness of the material. Basically, there are two types of reinforcement, fibrous and granular. The fiber form (short and long) is glass fiber or carbon fiber, … and the grain form is metal particles, clay particles, stone powder, and wood powder, …
  • Base material: The base material functions as a binder, ensuring that the core components in the composite material are tightly bonded together and form a solid, uniform block. The material of the base material can be a polymer such as polyester, PE, PVC, PP, epoxy, rubber,…or molten metal, ceramic,…

1.3 Composite metal coating compensators’ outstanding properties

These outstanding features make this metal coating more and more popular in many live projects modern architectures.The outstanding features of the reinforcement material:

  • The role is the point subjected to concentrated stress
  • Chemical resistance in environment and temperature
  • Disperses well into the background
  • Facilitates processing, heat transfer, and cooling
  • Environmental friendliness.

Some base material properties:

  • Acts as a binder and creates a dispersion medium for the reinforcement
  • Has the function of transferring stress to the reinforcement material when it encounters an external force
  • Protect reinforcement material from damage due to attack by external factors
  • Increased toughness of composite materials against the spread of cracks

2. Advantages and disadvantages of composite metal coating – Is this the best material?

Thanks to the outstanding features of each component, the composite metal coating has many amazing advantages, such as:

  • Lightweight
  • High mechanical strength, stiffness, good tensile strength
  • Withstands extreme weather such as UV rays
  • Good thermal and electrical insulation
  • It may be chemical and abrasion-resistant
  • Composite metal coating can resist corrosion, so there is no need to use more layers such as galvanized paint
  • No cost in maintenance
  • Easy to shape and color, convenient to change and repair
  • Investment costs in production equipment, as well as maintenance costs, are not too high
  • Long service life (2-3 times more durable than wood and metal)

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metal coating vivablast thumbnail 1Although there are many outstanding advantages, the composite metal coating still has certain limitations. You should also learn about this for proper application. Here are some disadvantages of composites:

  • It cannot be recycled or reused
  • Raw materials are quite expensive
  • It takes a long time to process
  • The quality of the materials depends on the workmanship of the workers

To overcome composite’s disadvantages, experts have launched a method to protect metal with Belzona coating. This method can be used as a metal compensator, protecting machines and equipment and ensuring they are resistant to environmental influences and chemical attacks. Belzona Vietnam products provide safe, easy to apply, and effective repair solutions. It is suitable for applications such as coating chemically corroded metal surfaces, replacing metal loss areas, and restoring the wings and cover of the pump.If you are confused about choosing a suitable metal coating, please contact VIVABLAST through the following information; we will advise and offer the best solution for your project:

  • Phone: (+ 84-28) 38 965 006/7/8
  • Fax: (+ 84-28) 38 965 004
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About Us

VIVABLAST was founded in 1994, as a 100% foreign-owned company with an ambition to become the most preferred and trustful service provider for industrial assets protection in Southeast Asia.

Over the past two decades, Southeast Asia experienced rapid economic growth with significant investments in industrial facilities, equipment, and infrastructures of Oil and Gas, Renewable Energy, Marine, Power Generation & Manufacturing sectors.

Hence, VIVABLAST has succeeded as a reliable subcontractor for many International & Domestic companies by delivering our professional services to such prestigious companies as PIRIOU, JGCS, Technip, KNOC, Metacor, PTSC groups, Vietsovpetro, etc. with great passion.

Our innovative system of mobile blasting & painting workshops can be mobilized anywhere in Southeast Asia for all major projects and infrastructure sites, which has performed very well during Vietnam’s first refinery project – Dung Quat followed by Vung Ang 1.2 Power Plant project and the biggest Oil & Gas complex in Vietnam – Nghi Son Refinery.

In 2014, VIVABLAST landed in the soils of Thailand, Myanmar, and Malaysia to capture the growing demands of customers at any time and anywhere.

Over 28 years of steady deliberate growth, we feel confident and proud of our team and their capacities to play a vital role in the multi-disciplinary industrial services provider.

Why Choose Us?

Expertise of industrial assets preserving since 1994


VIVABLAST is a company that offers surface preparation and industrial painting solutions for various industries such as oil and gas, marine, construction, and mining. Some of the solutions they offer include abrasive blasting, hydro blasting, tank cleaning, industrial coating, and passive fire protection.

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Mr Jacques Vivarès – Chairman
Mr Boris Vivarès – VIVABLAST Group General Director – Commercial & Business Development
Mr Shanthamani Muthukumar – VIVABLAST Vietnam General Manager

VIVABLAST is a global provider of industrial asset protection solutions in Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, and surrounding countries. VIVABLAST is a 100% foreign-owned Company accredited ISO 9001:2015 & ISO 45001:2018 by Bureau Veritas with offices and setup over South-East Asia. Since 1994, we have been servicing industry leaders in major projects from construction phase to maintenance programs. Our vertical expertise includes all industry sectors, particularly: oil & gas, power & utilities, shipbuilding, mining and manufacturing. We design and deliver professional services to preserve our Clients’ assets sustainably, through efficient and reliable specialty services and integrated solutions.

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