You choose to paint aluminum for different reasons; first of all to give it greater aesthetic appeal, secondly to increase its properties. So, painting is a surface treatment that is chosen for specific causes and that can vary according to the sector and the final application of the finished product. One of the markets in which aluminum is painted the most is that of HVAC-R (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration). The use of this material in this field allows the creation of exchangers, radiators and condensers with a high level of energy efficiency and resistance to humidity and corrosion. The addition of lacquers can, in particular, perform different functions, among all, limiting the formation of condensation and avoiding the proliferation of mold and bacteria.
Paint the aluminum with a hydrophilic lacquer
Italcoat has created different solutions for painting aluminum to be used in the HVAC-R sector. In particular, it has developed a new hydrophilic lacquer – Blufin – to supply manufacturers of aluminium fins for heat exchangers. The paint is available with acrylic or epoxy / acrylic lacquer, is suitable for indirect food contact and, upon request, can be supplied with antimicrobial additives. So why paint aluminum with the Blufin coating? What are the advantages for the finished product?
- Excellent mechanical properties in the deep drawing process
- High hydrophilic behaviour preserved even after ageing
- Corrosion Resistance
- UV Rays Resistance
In addition to hydrophilic lacquer, Italcoat has produced numerous other paints to be applied on aluminum, each with different properties.