Thursday 3 December 2020

Axalta launches new powder coating for galvanized steel

Basel, Switzerland, October 12, 2020

Axalta Coating System, a global player in the coatings industry, has launched a new powder coating system Alesta AP QualiSteel for efficient and sustainable coating of galvanized steel.
“The innovative powder coating Alesta AP QualiSteel for the coating of hot dipped galvanized steel offers benefits coaters have been looking for,” Axalta said in a statement.
‘Excellent degassing properties and a good flow ensure a superb surface appearance. The fast and reliable curing at low temperatures enables energy savings and an increase in productivity. Very good UV and humidity resistance according to QUALISTEELCOAT specifications provide longer life cycles of coated parts. Additionally, Axalta Coating Systems' new label-free and low consumption powder coatings, which are available in a wide range of RAL based colours, make coating more sustainable,” the statement said.
When it comes to protecting galvanized steel structures and products, the demands for durability, appearance and sustainability have increased significantly. In response to this trend, Axalta said it offers the highly efficient Alesta AP QualiSteel powder coatings in architectural quality. 
“Thanks to innovative product-specific properties, the coating can be applied without a pre degassing step. Compared to a traditional two-step process application, the use of the new powder coating enables an increase in productivity without affecting the appearance of the coated surface,” the company said. 
The high yield and reduced curing temperature also contribute to improved value creation for contract coaters and in-house coating companies. Depending on the substrate to be coated, Alesta AP QualiSteel can be cured at as low as 160°C, while productivity can be further increased at higher temperatures. In addition to the material and energy savings, the new powder coatings have hazardous label free formulations. 
The powder coatings, which are part of the international "QUALISTEELCOAT" quality label, also offer very good UV stability and mechanical resistance, leading to a longer life cycle of the components. 
Alesta AP QualiSteel is typically used for coating steel structures, machine components, garden and outdoor furniture, fencing, railing, playground equipment, urban and outdoor lighting and many more. The powder coatings are available in popular RAL based colours from stock.--TradeArabia News Service


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