MakeItMetal knows environmental issues are of great importance. That’s why we do our best to be an environmentally responsible company. The metals we use in our coatings are made of 100% recycled material and therefore we are helping to reduce the amount of waste that is ending up in our landfills.
Recycled metals also reduces the pressure on non-renewable resources of the Earth from where they are extracted.
Our resin is made of 70% organic material and gives off zero VOCs compared to other metal alternatives. Because our metal veneer coatings can cover a large surface by spraying it on, we only use what is needed and there is less waste in the end.
|Make It Metal||Foundry Casting||Laminate||Metallic Paint|
|Cost||Cost effective for real Metal Veneer||Extremely expensive||Metal Laminates are still expensive and making 3D is impossible||Only when perceived value of substrate is not important|
|Environmental Impact||Metal is 100% recycled. Resin is 70% organic materials. Enviro-friendly, low VOC & leachate. NO hazardous waste.||Not envrio-friendly, high gas emissions, hazardous waste disposal, high energy usage.||Is partially made from recycled materila. Waste ends up in the garbage.||Not enviro-friendly, high VOC emissions, hazardous waste disposal|
|Single Spray Application||Yes||NA.||NA||Requires mulitple applications (4 minimum)|
|Increased Perceived Value||Dramatically increases the value of the substrate as perceived to be solid metal||Cannot increase the value of a substrate||Cannot increase the value of a substrate||Slight|
|Weight||Extremely lightweight. Less than 4oz/sq ft.||Extremely heavy||Light-weight||Light-weight|
|Corrosion||Will patina but will not corrode||Will corrode over time||Will not Corrode||Allows corrosion of substrate|
|Durability||Highly scratch and impact resistant when clear coated||Highly scratch and impac resistant||Reasonably scratch and impact resistant. Depending on Laminate it scratches white||Highly prone to scratches and impact|
|UV Light Resistance||Impervious to UV light||Impervious to UV light||Impervious to UV light||Breaks down under UV light|
|Carbon Footprint||100% recycled metal, 90% less energy required to produce product||Concentrated energy used to produce, raw materials from mining||High energy to produce, less raw material||Low energy to produce|
|Job Sequencing||Allows for easy sequencing, ability to identify each piece||Very difficlut for contractor to stamp and identify each piece||Very difficult for contractor to stamp and identify each piece||Very difficult for contractor to stamp and idetnify each piece|
|Custom Fitting||Substrate can be cut and fitted on site||Material cannot be cut and fitted on site||Material cannot be cut and fitted on site||Substrate can be cut and fitted on site|
|Install||Easily installed||Install is extremely difficult||Easily installed||Easily installed|