6 Common Misconceptions About Rilsan as an Industrial Coating

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Rilsan is a high-performance polyamide material derived from castor oil. It’s known for exceptional durability, resistance to abrasion, and chemical resistance. Rilsa comes from castor beans and is actually an eco-friendly industrial coating. 

In this blog, we debunk six of the most common misconceptions about Rilsan coatings to give you a better understanding of whether these coatings are right for your industrial processes.

Myth #1: Rilsan coatings are only suitable for certain applications.

Nothing could be further from the truth. Rilsan coatings are versatile and used in a wide range of applications. 

You’ll find Rilsan coatings in the automotive industry used for protecting brake and fuel lines from corrosion and abrasion. Look for it in electrical and electronics industries for coating connectors and other components that require high electrical insulation properties. Rilsan coatings are also used in the oil and gas industry for coating pipelines, valves, and tanks. One of the most common applications of Rilsa is for coating nuts and bolts.

Myth #2: Rilsan coatings are difficult to apply.

Have you heard that Rilsan coatings are challenging to apply? Our application process does require specialized equipment and skills. But it’s no more complicated than applying other types of industrial coatings. 

Rilsan coatings can be applied using a variety of methods, including electrostatic spray, fluidized bed, and dipping. Each approach has advantages and disadvantages, and the choice of method depends on your specific application requirements.

Myth #3: Rilsan coatings are not durable.

You might believe that Rilsan coatings are not durable and wear out quickly because they are produced from castor bean oil. Contrarily, Rilsan coatings are known for their exceptional durability, resistance to abrasion, and chemical resistance. They can withstand harsh conditions, such as exposure to UV radiation from constant exposure to sunlight, extreme temperatures, and chemicals, without cracking or peeling. In fact, Rilsan coatings have been shown to outlast other types of coatings, such as epoxy and polyurethane, when tested in similar conditions.

Myth #4: Rilsan coatings are expensive.

Another common misconception about Rilsan coatings is that they are expensive. While it’s true that Rilsan coatings may cost more than some other types of coatings, they are cost-effective in the long run because of the added protection they offer.

Rilsan coatings have a longer lifespan than other types of coatings, which means that they require less frequent maintenance and replacement. Additionally, Rilsan coatings offer superior protection against corrosion, which can save money by preventing costly repairs.

Myth #5: Rilsan coatings are difficult to repair.

What happens if you see a part where the Rilsan coating is starting to break down? Conveniently, these coatings can be repaired using the same methods used during application. If the coating is damaged or worn out, it can be stripped and recoated without the need for extensive surface preparation. This means that repairs can be made quickly and at a lower cost than replacing the entire component. Your company will save money in the long run by reducing overall replacement costs.

Myth #6: Rilsan coatings are only available in limited colors.

Rilsan coatings are available in a wide range of colors, much like powder coating. Multiple colors work well if you need to differentiate among various parts in an assembly. For example, one set of bolts can indicate a joint for an intake pipe, while a different color would tell you the fluid is moving away from the equipment. Colors can also alert people as to what type of fluid or product moves through the assembly.

Contact Coating Systems for High-Quality Rilsan Coatings

Ready for a durable Rilsan coating for your industrial equipment? Our highly qualified team of chemical engineers can help with that. Contact Coating Systems for a consultation. We can determine how to coat your industrial equipment with Rilsan for maximum performance and effectiveness.