IFS Coatings has launched IFS PureClad, a cutting-edge range of beautiful, sustainable, low-temperature powder coatings for non-metal substrates.
Fast, low-cure, smooth, durable, and sustainable, PureClad powders deliver a stronger, safer, better finish for alternate substrates like wood, MDF, and fiberglass. This trailblazing new technology cures in only three minutes at 265°F, delivering exceptional flow, flexibility, and performance properties.
“Extensive R&D investment in materials technology, along with recent advances in application and cure systems, have yielded robust solutions to past challenges associated with heat sensitive substrates,” says Chris Reding, IFS Coatings director alternate substrates. “IFS PureClad makes powder an extremely exciting and accessible finishing proposition beyond metal.”
As well as world class technical performance, the PureClad range includes a myriad of options for customization, including finishes with anti-microbial properties, outdoor durability, smooth and textured effects, all in a virtually unlimited range of colors.
PureClad powder coatings are also 100% VOC free and deliver substantial benefits to both manufacturers and coaters.
“The entire process of coating and curing can be completed quickly — typically, within 7-10 minutes for single layer finishes — and the powders are easy to apply with excellent flow properties to deliver consistent, beautiful finishes,” Reding continues. “This fast, low-temperature cure process not only means improvements to throughput, but also a relatively small footprint for the coating line due to the shorter oven lengths needed.”