Aluminium Coating is a process very similar to others painting process. Usually the aluminium foil is stretched to eliminate wrinkles and the lacquer is rolled on by a machine. Aluminum lacquers can be powder or liquid according to the final use. Painting aluminium increases its aesthetic, makes it stronger, prolongs its life with a hard-wearing top coat of lacquer that can stand up to harsh weather and soaring temperatures.
Main applications of painted aluminium
Aluminium is widely used in several industrial applications. But in particular, lacquered aluminium is most commonly used in building or in food packaging. On the hand, building structures as façades, cladding and roofing and ceiling system are realised with painted aluminium because the coating protects it from wear and corrosion. On the other hand, in food packaging, lacquered aluminium is used to improve aesthetic appearance, to contain long shelf life products and to sustenance high-salt of acid foods.
Different type of coatings
Aluminum can be coated with a variety of substances and original lacquers. Italcoat can supply hydrophilic, hygroscopic and nanotech lacquers. This last can resist one minute at 300°C without any discoloration thanks to its inorganic composition. Hydrophilic coating can resist two hours at 200°C without any problem and the hygroscopic one limits the bacteria formation. Are you interested in our products? For more info, don’t hesitate to contact us!