Created using solventborne technology, Tufcote LV HG series acrylic alkyd, Tufcote 2.8 HG series acrylic alkyd, and Tufcote 2.8 HG series VT alkyd products will "complement the existing line of Tufcote finishes that serve the industrial segment," according to Digital Marketing and Communications Coordinator Mariam Ottun.
“The new Tufcote series of acrylic alkyd and VT alkyd products will be yet another cost-effective solution that adds value for our customers who require an economy industrial coating," said John Corry, Axalta Product Director, Industrial North America.
Tufcote LV HG series acrylic alkyd topcoats and primers deliver high quality and long-term protection for a wide variety of surfaces for machines, buildings, construction equipment, drilling rigs, oil field equipment and pipelines, per Ottun.
The durable enamel of the economy topcoats is formulated from premium quality, acrylic modified, alkyd resin, Ottun said.
Tufcote LV HG high gloss and Tufcote LV ST satin gloss acrylic alkyd topcoats are intended for use on areas subjected to hard use and where dry and recoat times are flexible, according to Axalta.
These environmentally responsible topcoats meet the strict requirements of the SCAQMD Rule 1113 at volatile organic compound (VOC) level of 0.8 lbs/gal (100 g/l), Ottun said.
According to Ottun, Tufcote 2.8 HG series acrylic alkyd are extremely high gloss topcoats that are designed to deliver exceptional performance and weather protection capabilities for maintenance applications on farm and construction equipment and interior high traffic areas such as door frames, trim, and cabinets.
Available in 20 popular industrial colors, the coating is formulated at a VOC level of 2.8 lbs/gal (340 g/l) to "provide a smooth and long-lasting finish," Ottun said.
The abrasion-resistant VT alkyd topcoat of the Tufcote 2.8 HG series is intended for use by engineers and manufacturers of diverse products, according to Axalta.
By using aliphatic solvents, the paint is formulated to dry fast to help improve the efficiency of high production painting and makes it well suited for indoor industrial and other manufacturing applications, the company said.
Available in a wide array of high gloss colors at 2.8 lbs/gal (340 g/l) VOC, this economy segment topcoat may be used on electrical enclosures, switch boxes, storage, barricades, and oil production tools, per Ottun.
All the Tufcote acrylic alkyd and VT alkyd topcoats are recommended for use over Tufcote LV PR acrylic alkyd primers, Axalta said.
These flat gloss primers, with a VOC level of 0.8 lbs/gal (100g/l), are designed with rust-inhibitive characteristics to provide good bonding as well as excellent hiding and coverage for an economy coating, added Ottun.
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