Powder Coating

Functional Coatings

We specialise in creating coatings above and beyond the norm. These coatings provide not only the decorative and protective functions, but also some very specific functionality.

Anti-Graffiti

Manufactured using a superdurable resin system to give the highest weathering resistance available to non-fluorinated coatings; these coatings are also extremely tough.  Their chemistry does not allow solvents from marker pens or aerosols to penetrate, allowing the graffiti to be removed without leaving a shadow.  The products also reject many stickers, allowing them to be easily removed and even causing some to spontaneously peel.

Infrared Reflective

Camouflage

Intended for military use, these coatings are designed to meet the requirements of DEF-STAN 80-122 and DEF-STAN 00-23. They are carefully formulated to mimic the infrared (heat) emissions of various backgrounds, thus camouflaging the object from infrared cameras. A small range of colours are available on request including NATO Green BS 381C 285, Black, Desert Sand BS 381C 380, Light Stone BS 381C 361, RAL 6014 Yellow Olive, RAL 6031 Bronze Green, and Federal Standard 33446 (previously known as Desert Tan 686).

 

Cool

It is well-known that black and darker objects absorb sunlight and heat up faster than pale colours. This can be a noticeable problem in certain environments such as car interiors, or office buildings, by increasing costs associated with air conditioning.

 

Using our Cool Technology, more ultraviolet light is reflected than a standard colour, keeping car interiors cooler and lowering the running costs of air conditioning systems.

Temperature Resistant

Coatings for applications that require temperature resistance, from 200 – 600 Celsius.  Applications include bakeware and ovenware, fire surrounds and barbeque grills, and exhausts and mufflers.

Electrical

Insulative

Epoxy coatings formulated to provide protection from sparking and tracking.

 

Conducting

Surface resistivity is measured in ohms per square, and can create problems from unsightly dust and fibre accumulation, damage to sensitive electronics, to an explosion ignition source. Our range of electrically conductive coatings help mitigate risks.

Standard powder coatings typically show surface resistivity falling in the range of insulating materials. Our range of static dissipating coatings offer a colourful, environmentally-sound solution to the problem of static electricity. A potential difference occurs when any two touching objects are separated; over time this potential difference can build up on electrically insulative surfaces, eventually arcing in the form of a spark.

While this usually results in just an annoying physical sensation, market surveys annually report considerable damage caused by electrostatic discharge, especially in the field of electronic components, where the size of componentry is ever-decreasing.

  Description Colour Availability Example Use
Anti-Static Provide a relatively slow decay of static charge Any Clean rooms, paint shops
Static Dissipative (ESD) Allow for dissipation or decay of static charges at a faster rate Light grey to black, a range of colours Clean rooms, electronic industry, powder handling systems
Conductive Fast decay provides a ground pathway for strong static charges Black Explosive dust-air environments

Antimicrobial

With our antimicrobial partners we can supply coatings that antagonise the settlement of micro-organisms on the surface of the cured powder coating film. Such coatings are useful in many areas, providing a second line of defence against unwanted micro-organisms.

Luminescent

Luminescence is the phenomenon whereby light energy (usually ultraviolet) is absorbed and emitted as visible light energy.  Depending on the speed of the transition from ultraviolet light to visible light, the effect can be catagorised as either fluorescent (commonly 'Neon'), or phosphorescent. Luminescent pigments incorporated into coatings can provide an effect that is not just visually stunning, not also has a functional character.

 

Fluorescent

Our fluorescent range of products reflect more visible light energy than they absorb, creating a super-bright coloured effect, that has applicability for warning signs, personal protective equipment or other important notices. To maintain the highest brightness, the coatings are supplied as a two coat system, requiring a white base coat.

From our Latent™ technology range we offer RAL 1026, RAL 2005, RAL 2007, RAL 3024, RAL 3026 along with a tennis-ball yellow (Chartreuse) and a Hot Pink.

 

Phosphorescent

Commonly called 'Glow in the Dark' coatings, these products maintain their emission over a prolonged period. Available in green, or blue, they are often used on personal protective equipment, or evacuation signs.

Degassing

Some surfaces, particularly hot dip galvanised steel (HDG), zinc metal sprayed (ZMS) steel and cast aluminium, are porous. During the curing process, gases trapped in the porous surface escape, rising through the powder coating layer and creating blisters in the powder coating surface. Not only are these unsightly, they are also points of weakness to corrosion.

Using our Anti-Gassing technology we offer a range of products, designated "DG", in all levels of durability to mitigate the blistering and create smooth protective surfaces over these difficult substrates. The Anti-Gassing technology holds the surface of the coating open for longer without delaying cure speed, which allows trapped gases to escape.

A degassing primer is also specially developed for these surfaces.

Chemical Resistant

There is a vast range of chemical agents that attack paint surfaces. Epoxy products for interior applications and anti-graffiti products for internal and external applications are a good starting point and will resist most chemicals. We specialise in tailor-making coatings to meet your specific requirements, for example brake fluid resistant, or Skydrol resistant.

 

Contact us for more information.

  • Epoxy 317

    Epoxy systems designed to withstand chemical attack and provide excellent corrosion protection.

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