AkzoNobel launched a new powder coating which allows customers to add coarse texture to surfaces.
Initially being launched in Europe, Interpon Coarse Texture Low-E is especially good at covering small defects on metal, while also offering greater energy and production efficiency compared with similar products of this type. It's aimed in particular at industrial producers of shelves, electrical cabinets, gym equipment and office furniture.
"The key to this new coarse texture range is the Low-E label – known as low bake in the industry – which means it can be cured at 150-170°C, without losing quality or the properties of the coating,” said Mark Reekie, global segment manager, General Industry, for AkzoNobel's Powder Coatings business.
The polyester-based product is ideal for any interior or exterior application requiring a coarse textured finish, he said, adding that it also offers excellent weather and light resistance.
"Metal usually has to be treated and smoothed before adding a gloss coating, but even then, the slightest imperfection in the surface will show through," Reekie continued. "Coarse texture powder coatings give a dimpled finish. They are popular because as well as looking good, they can 'hide' any imperfections and save the time and money involved in preparing and protecting the metal."