New Product Announcement: Low-Energy Powder Coating
Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently launched what it calls an “industry-first” architectural powder coating that can be cured at temperatures as low as 150 degrees Celsius (302 degrees Fahrenheit).
According to the company's emailed release, Interpon D1036 Low-E can cure at temperatures 30 C lower than traditional powder coatings, allowing users to cut energy consumption by up to 20%. It also reportedly cures 25% faster than other powders.
The product’s sustainability credentials can reportedly be backed by an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), an independently verified assessment of a product's environmental impact across its whole lifespan. Additionally, it is Qualicoat class one certified.
“At a time when every business is looking to play its part in reducing energy and accelerating sustainability, Interpon D1036 Low-E will support our customers in reducing their carbon emissions—as well as helping us to achieve our own target of a 50% carbon reduction across the value chain by 2030,” explained Jeff Jirak, Director of the company’s Powder Coatings business.
“We’re proud to be innovating solutions that are helping to tackle some of the shared issues around sustainability and energy conservation that coaters, applicators and our own business are facing.”
The range is reportedly suited for inside and outside environments, including building facades, windows, railings and doors. AkzoNobel explains that it features “excellent” levels of durability to protect color integrity and performance.
“As we progress on the journey towards our net zero carbon ambitions, we’ll continue to work closely with our customers to understand their needs and give them the products they require so we can build a more sustainable future together,” added Jirak.