Aluminium lacquering is a treatment used to protect metal surfaces with a layer of liquid paint that requires a solvent. This superficial treatment is intended to protect aluminium from external agents and corrosion. In addition, a coating makes the material more aesthetically pleasing and perfect to be used in building and interior design industry.
Aluminium lacquering and market applications
Lacquering treatment includes the use of different coatings in accordance with customer’s requests and market applications. Hydrophilic lacquer can be used in HVAC-R sector to increase corrosion resistance and to limit condensation. In addition, nanotech-based lacquer can be used in HVAC-R sector too: it makes surface oleophobic because residues of lubricant are easily removed, and hydrophobic because aluminium repel water and droplets are observed to slide off the surface.
Italcoat supplies coated aluminium with both lacquers. In addition, it can provide lacquered aluminium with hygroscopic lacquer, ideal for the manufacture of energy recovery rotors. This type of lacquer limits the bacteria formation and the source of the bed smell.