Passing the Test
The prospects for powder

From JAC, March/April 2009

by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC

The coatings technology gets points for its 'green' profile and resistance properties, but market realities present a challenge; manufacturers point to advances in the architectural arena...
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Tagged categories: AAMA; AAMA 2604; AAMA 2605; Acrylic; Atlas Material Testing; Coating performance; Color; Fluoropolymer; Good Technical Practice; Green building; Green coatings; Green design; Low-VOC; Metallic coatings; Polyester; Polyurethane; Powder coatings; Qualicoat; Special-effect coatings; Sustainability

Comment from Tom Schwerdt, (2/21/2012, 8:59 AM)

I'm puzzled by the "harsh conditions" comment with regard to Qualicoat 1.5 - these products apparently can't stand up to a mere 3 years of natural outdoor weathering without fading and thereby meet Qualicoat 2. Any architectural coatings for a non-temporary structure ought to be much more durable.


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