All products are cleaned and treated prior to powder coating to ensure correct adhesion. Arco Color AS use a new five-stage environment friendly pre-treatment spray system.
Stage 1: Clean (temperature 55 degrees C), 90 seconds
Stage 2: Clean (temperature 55 degrees C), 90 seconds
Stage 3/1: Rinse, 45 seconds with tap water
Stage 3/2: Rinse, 45 seconds with DEMI water
Stage 4: OXILAN 90 seconds
Stage 5: DEMI water rinse, 90 seconds.
Components are then dried at a temperature of max 120 degrees C before the powder is applied.
More About Powder Paint
Powder coating is commonly used in the manufacture of the following products:
Fixtures and fittings
Cladding and roofing
Different types of powder are used depending on the service conditions of the component:
Internal Use: epoxy and epoxy-polyester
External use: polyester
The three factors you need to consider when choosing the type of powder are:
Service conditions: Internal or External
Gloss level: Matt, Semi-gloss or Gloss
Finish: Flat or textured
Many different colours, textures and special effect powders are available to create the desired finish. Also available zinc primer
All the powders used by Arco Color AS is TGIC Free.
Powder Coating Quality…
It is Arco Color As objective to achieve the highest standard of quality and customer satisfaction. Arco Color AS uses quality powders supplied by AKZO NOBEL and ohter recognised manufacturers and processes all components through a modern paint plant system with a five -stage pre-treatment. Regular quality checks are made along with stringent spot checks carried out at intervals by quality engineer. Full traceability is maintained throughout.
Regular Quality Checks
Gloss Level – This ensures that the components are stoved correctly to specification.
Thickness Test – This checks that there is sufficient powder on the components to meet the protection requirements.
100% Visual Checks – Visual checks are used to make sure the components are free from contamination and that the finish is even.
Adhesion Test – This destructive test is carried out on test plates that are processed with each batch of components. It tests that the powder has adhered to the parts correctly.