AkzoNobel’s Powder Coatings business has launched an innovative two-coat, one-bake powder coating system which offers customers significant productivity and energy efficiency improvements and can also result in lower capital investment.
Utilizing dry-on-dry coatings technology, Interpon Align delivers superior edge coverage and corrosion performance, while eliminating one full cure cycle. The result is a shortened coating cycle leading to improved productivity and, in some cases, reduced capital investment.
“As the global market leader in powder coatings we are constantly looking to innovate and focus more sharply on the needs of our customers,” said John Wolff, Managing Director AkzoNobel Powder Coatings. “Interpon Align is a perfect example of our sustainable innovation, having already been proven to consistently increase efficiency and output by up to 30 percent during commercial use.”
Added Global Implementation Manager, Dan Hrkalovich: “Traditional two-coat powder coating solutions require a cure after the primer and another cure after the top coat. Interpon Align has been designed to eliminate the primer curing process, as the two coating layers are cured simultaneously. This results in significantly improved productivity, as well as energy and cost savings.”
The new technology can be tailored to meet exact color and performance requirements, resulting in a wide range of end-use products, including thick and heavy mass metal parts that meet the most demanding OEM specifications for protection and appearance.
AkzoNobel is the largest global manufacturer of powder coatings and a world leader in powder coatings technology, operating 31 manufacturing sites. Powder coatings are used on everything from window frames, to pipes and cars, metal furniture, radiators and even wood and plastic. They contain no solvents and have application efficiency levels as high as 99 percent.