Axalta Coating Systems presents Plascoat Powder Coatings at Wire 2018

The industry-leading range of thermoplastic powder coatings Axalta Coating Systems will present at this year’s Wire is based on well-proven products for the powder coating of wirework, garden fences and all types of enclosures, dishwasher baskets as well as for heavy-duty anticorrosive coating
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Following the acquisition of Plascoat Systems Limited, Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, will be presenting a comprehensive portfolio of thermoplastic powder coatings at this year’s Wire (hall 14, booth F06). The world’s most important trade fair for the wire and cable industry will take place from 16 to 20 April 2018 in Düsseldorf (Germany).

The industry-leading range of thermoplastic powder coatings is based on well-proven products for the powder coating of wirework, garden fences and all types of enclosures, dishwasher baskets as well as for heavy-duty anticorrosive coating. The focus for Wire 2018 is Wireguard G50, a cost-effective and environmentally-friendly alternative to PVC coatings. It does not require a primer and application can be performed at significantly lower temperature, which enable noticeable energy savings. Wireguard G50 emits no hazardous fumes during application. The coating remains flexible to minus 40°C, it is extremely resistant to salt spray and will not crack, chip or flake.

Plascoat NG30 has been specifically developed for indoor wirework applications. This new product generation offers good stress crack resistance and excellent melt flow characteristics. Compared to other LDPE coatings material usage can be reduced up to 30% and coating temperature up to 100 °C which results in an up to 15% improvement of cycle times. In the EU and US, NG30 is approved for applications in which the coated material are brought in contact with foodstuff and potable water. With the thermoplastic powder coating Talisman, Axalta also provides a proven solution for coating dishwasher baskets.

Regarding longevity, corrosion resistance in most demanding urban and coastal environments as well as resistance against graffiti, Plascoat PPA 517 is the leading powder coating for wirework and tubes. Additional benefits this proven coating offers for countless outdoor products are its excellent adhesion to steel, iron and aluminium without primer, a glossy and extremely smooth surface that does not promote biofilms formation. Thus, PPA 571 is potable water and food approved. The powder coating can be applied by electrostatic spray and dip application.

The portfolio of thermoplastic coatings will be rounded off by the Abcite 1060 series from Axalta Coating Systems. This powder coating system fulfils the high requirements of the corrosivity categories C5-M and IM3 according to ISO 12944-6 and ISO 20340, e.g. for protective coatings of oil, gas and water pipelines as well as offshore applications, with only one layer – no primer is required. Additionally, Abcite 1060 has been added to the List II of approved coating systems for corrosion protection of products used in sea water (Im2) and soil (Im3) by the German Bundesanstalt für Wasserbau (BAW). As the coating system is free of Bisphenol A (BPA), PVC, halogens, phthalates and other diluents, it also fulfills the high standards for products that are brought in contact with drinking water and food.

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