Dulux Specify QUALICOAT
Completed early in 2014, windows were replaced at AkzoNobel Dulux head offices in Slough with a QUALICOAT Class 2 powder coated aluminium system supplied and installed by Jordan of Tewkesbury.
Whilst Class 1 powder protection properties are excellent, there are two further measures which specifiers need to take into consideration when specifying powder coating: that of colour variation and gloss retention. By using powder with more robust compounds, both colour variation and gloss retention can be tighter controlled for a longer period.
Typically, these QUALICOAT Class 2 powders, also known as ‘Super Durable’ powders, offer much tighter tolerances over time on colour variation and gloss retention without sacrificing the high substrate protection offered by the powder coating process. Coated over a chrome, chrome-free or flash anodising pretreatment process, these powders can also be applied to meet the QUALICOAT ‘Seaside Class’ for projects exposed in a harsher environment.
Akzo Class 2 ‘Otago White’ reference YW 263I, was specified for the project, which will certainly maintain its bright white appearance for many years.
The next QUALICOAT UK & Ireland members meeting takes place in Norwich in November, please contact the General Secretary, Jan, via the QUALICOAT UK & Ireland website, should you wish to attend. For details on the availability of various colours and finishes contact any QUALICOAT UK & Ireland member for more information. For updated information about the use and specification of QUALICOAT in the UK and Ireland, please visit the UK & Ireland Association website at www.qualicoatuki.org
Qualicoat UK & Ireland with offices based in the Midlands is the National Association for Qualicoat approved companies. Qualicoat is a global quality label organisation committed to maintaining and promoting the quality of lacquering, painting and coating on aluminium and its alloys for architectural applications.
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