Powder Coating

ALBECoat

The ALBECoat fully integrated powder-coating process (the “wise choice of architects”) offers additional surface finishing that meets the ever-growing demands of our customers and which adheres to the RAL International Colour Code Standard.

 

Our two fully automated powder coating lines, equipped with spray booth and guns from Wagner, Germany, offer additional finishing capabilities to cater to our customers’ diversity in taste and colours.

Technical Data
Powder Coating Properties
Film Thickness (ISO 2360) – average above 60 micron
Gloss (ISO 2813, 60 degrees) – 20-40%, 50-95%
Impact Resistant (D2794-5/8” ballat 40ib.in) – direct and reverse (both no cracking)
Conical Mandrel (ISO 6860) – no cracking at 5mm diameter
Adhesion (ISO 2409) – GT = 0



Salt Spray Resistance
ASTM B 117-73 on chromated Aluminium, 2000 hrs (no blistering or loss of adhesion)



Humidity Resistance
ASTM D2247 on chromated Aluminium, 1000 hrs (no blistering or loss of adhesion)



Accelerated Weathering
DIN 53231 1000 hrs Suntest (150 kilolux, 40 degree C, UV limit 320 nm, water immersion every 20 mins) – total colour change (washed) Delta E = 0.8 – 3.0, excellent gloss retention, negligible chalking



Natural Weathering – Florida Exposure
24 months exposure – excellent gloss retention. Neglible chalking

 

The ALBECoat Fluorocarbon finishing is a high-quality process which involves thinly applying wet-paint to workpieces via electrostatic spray to form a film which is further heated to polymerize and cure the coating. Fluorocarbon (PVDF) uses 2 coats or 3 coats system i.e. the electrostatic spray gun applies liquid paint two or three times on to the profile.

This excellent finishing process is:

  • Resistant to extreme weather, fading and ultra-violet degradation
  • Very durable
  • Easy to maintain

Both our powder-coating and fluorocarbon finishings are popular and highly sought after because they are:

  • available in multiple colours
  • available in several finishings (low, semi and high-gloss)
  • environmentally friendly
  • able to offer better colour consistency, and
  • able to provide better protection for high-traffic areas


ALWood

ALWood is a revolutionary new design in wood patterns for aluminum surfaces which adds a natural rich touch of fantasy and elegance to your surroundings.

Pro-environment, multi-coloured and refined, ALWood is a work of art created by electrostatic spray allowing the one-time meticulous caressing of power paint on to workpieces, providing a shiny authentic feel like no other.

ALWood is multi-dimensional and can be specially designed for both indoors and outdoors, for recreational or industrial purposes and much more. It can be used for doors, windows, kitchen cabinets, wardrobes, garden appliances and all kinds of architectural and interior designs.

Tests and requirements for wood grain finishing products:

Test Item

Test Method

Accelerated weathering test, 1000 hours

EN ISO 11341

Thickness measurement

ISO 2808

Acetic acid salt spray test, 1000 hours

ISO 9227

Kesternich moist sulphur dioxide test, 24 cycles

ISO 3231

Pressure cooker test (resistance to boiling water)

BS EN 12206-1

Pencil hardness

ASTM D3363

Abrasion test by falling sand

ASTM D968

Impact test

ASTM D2794

Adhesion test (cross-cut test)

ISO 2409

Cylindrical mandrel bend test, 5mm

ISO 1519

Solvent test for polymerization (MEK resistance test, 30 double rub)

ASTM D5402

Natural outdoor exposure test, 1 year

ISO 2810