There are many types of aluminium coatings, born from the needs of customers and market trends. By surface coating, in fact, we do not mean the mere industrial process that involves the application of a coating on an aluminum laminate; rather, we refer to the type of coating that is applied to the surface. Starting from this information, we can therefore state that a particular type of coating is usually preferred for two main reasons: to protect the material being coated, to improve its aesthetic and functional characteristics. Based on this, the types of coating vary according to the final objective and the field of application.
Types of aluminium coating
Italcoat produces multiple types of coatings to be applied on aluminum surfaces for different sectors. In particular, the market for which it develops a greater number of coatings is HVAC-R (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration). In fact, the company produces coated aluminum with lacquer:
- epoxy based;
- nano-tech based
In addition to improving the aesthetic impact of the finished product in the case of visible installation; these coatings have the aim of increasing the corrosion resistance of aluminum, limiting the formation of condensation and avoiding the proliferation of bacteria.
The latest type of coating made by Italcoat is Blufin: an innovative aluminium coating with hydrophilic characteristics, designed to supply manufacturers of aluminIum fins for heat exchangers. The nature of the paint can be acrylic or epoxy. Furthermore, Blufin can be supplied with antimicrobial performance upon request.