Aluminum coatings improve metal characteristics and provide new functionalities. The hygroscopic coating developed by Italcoat R&D Dept. facilitates energy recovery.
Aluminium is a material that finds application in many industrial sectors and every final product needs its specific coating for the highest performance.
Therefore at Italcoat supplying aluminium means not only to produce but also to constantly research treatments that can improve the properties of the material.
One of the many sectors that during the years has involved Italcoat R&D Dept. has been the rotors industry. Italcoat has developed a hygroscopic coating for aluminium, able to absorb and release air moisture. Hence, this kind of lacquered aluminium is perfect for the production of energy recovery rotors.
The coating produced by Italcoat, applied on degreased and pretreated aluminium, is made of a hygroscopic component in a spongy polymeric mold.
One of the main advantages of the hygroscopic coating is a better corrosion resistance of the rotor, e.g. in marine environment.
Moreover, by specific antibacterial and fungicide products, the rotor itself limits the bacteria formation and growth. Several tests has given excellent results confirming the product capacity to decrease the bacterial level.