A new powder coating that smooths the way for customers to add coarse texture to surfaces has just been launched by AkzoNobel.
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 is aimed in particular, at industrial producers of shelves, electrical cabinets, gym equipment and office furniture.
"As the world's number one supplier of powder coatings, we're always looking to innovate and take great pride in delivering innovations to our customers," explained Mark Reekie, Global Segment Manager, General Industry, for AkzoNobel's Powder Coatings business.
"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 from 150-170°C, without losing quality or the properties of the coating. So, customers can reduce their energy consumption and increase productivity."
He added that the polyester-based product is ideal for any interior or exterior application requiring a coarse textured finish.
As well as giving a consistent effect in any colour, 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," continued Reekie.
"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 metal."
The new product is available from stock throughout Europe in the top 46 most popular industrial RAL shades.