New Coating Developed for Extruded Aluminum


The Coil and Extrusion Coatings division of the Sherwin-Williams Company (Minneapolis) recently introduced Valspar Acrylicoat, a coating and resin system that results in a smooth, glass-like finish on extruded aluminum.

Acrylicoat is billed for high-traffic residential and industrial areas. The company says the product is ideal for windows, door frames, metal panels, column covers and other aluminum extrusions in both exterior and interior environments.

The company adds that the hard surface resists scratches and meets or exceeds the American Architectural Manufacturers Association 2603-17 industry standard for high-performance coatings.

"We're proud to present a true single-coat solution that applies better, hides better and ultimately costs less," says Jeff Alexander, vice president of sales for Sherwin-Williams Coil and Extrusion Coatings.

"With a wide curing window, it also offers applicators the option of curing at a lower temperature to save energy and money, or curing at a higher temperature for increased throughput at a higher line speed."

The product is offered in a wide range of gloss levels and 18 colors, though custom solid and metallic colors are available upon request, the company adds.

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Tagged categories: Acrylic; Aluminum; Coating Materials; Extrusions; NA; North America; Sherwin-Williams; Valspar

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