Fusion bonded epoxies are one part, heat curable, thermosetting epoxy utilized for corrosion protection. FBEs are applied to heated parts in a powder form that rapidly gels from liquid to a solid and have remarkable adhesion to the steel surface. FBEs are also are very resilient coatings that resist damage during handling. FBEs are environmentally friendly and contain no volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Fusion bonded epoxy coating, commonly referred as FBE coating is widely used to protect concrete reinforcing rebars, steel pipes, piping connections, etc used in construction. FBE coatings are in the form of dry powder at normal atmospheric temperature. FBE coating is a robust single-layer coating, applied by using electrostatic spray guns, and which provides excellent adhesion, flexibility and a marked resistance to cathodic disbandment – even at elevated pipeline temperatures. The powder when applied electrostatically on to the surface cleaned, hot steel bars, that it fuses, melts, flows and cures to an adherent continuous chemically cross-linked protective film. FBE coating is an industry standard, environmentally-safe thermoset polymer coating which is used as corrosion protection for pipe.
Fusion bond epoxy coating, also known as powder coating or FBE coating, is an epoxy-based powder coating widely used to protect steel pipe used in pipeline construction, piping connections and valves from corrosion. They come under the category of 'protective coatings' in paints and coating nomenclature. As a whole it is a good project for entrepreneurs to invest.
Few Indian Major Players are as under
• Anil Special Steel Inds. Ltd.
• Electrosteel Castings Ltd.
• Jindal (India) Ltd.
• Kamachi Sponge & Power Corpn. Ltd.
• Kohinoor Steel Pvt. Ltd.
• M S P Steel & Power Ltd.
• Maharashtra Seamless Ltd.
• Man Industries (India) Ltd.
• Mangal Steel Enterprises Ltd.
• Mittal Corp Ltd.
• Mohan Steels Ltd.
• P L G Power Ltd.
• P S L Ltd.
• Premier Ispat Ltd.
• R K K R Steels Pvt. Ltd.
• Ratnamani Metals & Tubes Ltd.
• Surana Industries Ltd.
• Vinayaga Infra (India) Ltd.
• Vinayak Steels Ltd.
• Welspun Steel Ltd.