People, Planet, Profit
ECCA and the coil coating industry work hard to balance a financially stable industry with social responsibility to its employees and stakeholders and stewardship of the environment:
Sustainable products, sustainable process
Coil coating is the best available technology (BAT) for applying paint to metal and the most environmental friendly process as it minimises environmental problems such as the emission of volatile organic compounds (VOC’s), reduces the use of chemicals, water, and energy, and the amount of waste generated. ECCA carries out an annual benchmarking survey of the environmental performance of its coil coater members in order to facilitate continuous improvement of the process and to further reduce its environmental impact.
Independently verified life cycle assessments of prepainted metal versus post-painted alternatives have confirmed the lower environmental impact of the prepainted product. Not only is coil coating the best way to paint a metal substrate, but the final prepainted metal offers superior performance in many applications. Despite prepainted metal using only thin paint films (and so using less paint) it consistently out-performs post-painted metal in terms of longevity, corrosion protection, and aesthetics. This superior performance reduces or even eliminates the need for maintenance or replacement of the product in service.