Nov 14, 2003
Ducor gains patent for its sheet metal coating method and end product
Ducor Ltd has been granted a patent in Finland for a sheet
metal coating method and the obtainable end product.
method enables the cost-efficient manufacture of sheet metal elements,
which, compared to other comparable solutions, are lighter yet stiff
and durable. With CoatWizard, it is also possible to coat sophisticated
3D shapes on sheet metal elements.
is coated by placing various materials between the film and the
component to improve the component’s appearance, firmness
and soundproofing.Other benefits include savings on raw material
and manufacturing costs as well as easier and lighter fastening.
With the method, there is no need for separate stiffening structures.
metal elements coated with CoatWizard can be used in the doors,
ceilings and decorative structures of cruise liners, for example.
In public buildings, sheet metal elements can be used as ceilings,
doors and wall structures. The 3D metal sheet components are also
applicable as architectural frontage elements,” says Jami
Tammi, Ducor’s Managing Director.
paint coated metal surface elements have been plane-like and heavy,
so it has not been possible to increase the size of the elements
without increasing the weight, while still achieving the required
Ducor has put
the patent process also in motion in its other market areas.