Services for the defence industry

We know that the challenge of working on defence jobs should never be underestimated. With a wide range of milspec contracts under our belt dating back almost twenty years, we’re quietly confident that we are more than able to meet the exacting needs that defence work asks of the surface coating industry.

So no matter what the requirement you have or challenge you face, we know that we will be able to provide a solution that will not only meet your requirements, it will exceed them.

Below you will find some handy information that demonstrates our defence coatings knowledge and should aid you in making the best choice for your next defence project.

Why choose us?

  • Ability to meet ‘milspec’ specifications.
  • 15 years experience in producing military coatings.
  • A global supplier with world-wide connections and experience.
  • ISO accreditation.
  • A true ‘one-stop-shop’ for all your coating needs.

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Platt Swing Mounts

The Platt Swing Mount was developed by W.E. Platt for the Australian Army’s Light Armoured Vehicle project. Impreglon Australia was asked to supply the required milspec powdercoating for the components.

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Platt Skate Mounts

Similarly, Impreglon Australia was asked to supply powdercoating for W.E. Platt’s skate mounts – a product that is sold to countries all over the world.

Popular Defence Services

With global experience in the defence sector, we are more than capable of looking after all your metal finishing needs. No matter what the application you have in mind, nor how high the specifications might be, we’ll help you out with quality finishes you can rely on.

To the right you will see the top four services we’ve nominated for our defence customers. Of course, we can provide you with just about any surface finishing you may require, but this is a great place to start.

Powdercoating is an organic coating method which uses a coating material in the form of a fine powder. The main difference between a conventional liquid paint and a powdercoating is that the powdercoating does not require a solvent to keep the binder and filler parts in a liquid suspension form. This powder is applied using high voltage, electrostatic guns that impart a static charge to the powder, allowing it to stick to the components. The powder film is then baked at around 200°C, where the powder melts and the curing occurs, forming a paint ‘skin’ on the product.

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Zinc coating use specially formulated zinc and aluminium powders in the form of very small flakes which overlap to form a very efficient galvanic coating. Common parts coated include nuts and bolts, and other small metal components processed in bulk, to larger parts that are coated with conventional spray guns. Many of these coatings can be top-coated with special sealers to further enhance the corrosion performance. These topcoats can also be coloured if your job happens to require it.

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The use of mechanical pre-treatment to prepare a surface for subsequent coating is becoming a more and more important tool in our finishing services. Removal of rust, scale and other surface contamination is the basis for a quality surface coating. Mechanical processes are more environmentally acceptable as, unlike chemical processing, they do not generate chemical waste products that are costly to treat for disposal.

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Standard anodic films are generally limited to around 30 micron in thickness. But if the temperature of the acid bath is lowered to near freezing point and the voltage is increased, anodic thicknesses of up to 100 microns can be achieved. These thicker anodic coatings have exceptional hardness characteristics and are very suitable for tougher engineering applications. This variation to the anodising process is commonly know as ‘hard’ anodising or ‘hard coat’ anodising.

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