The resin in resin-based coatings is what actually acts like the adhesive or the binder that keeps all of the elements in a paint formulation together. The resin that is chosen for the coating is the backbone of that coating and is the primary source that determines the durability and physical properties of that coating. When selecting the right resin-based coating for your application, it is critical to know some of the key resin features.
Resin-Based Coatings with UV Resistance
The most well-known resins with the ability to resist damage from UV rays are fluoropolymer resins which also are known for having non stick properties. Resin-based coatings are often used in coil coating applications for products that require exceptional durability. Resin-based coatings are more likely to maintain their original gloss for years over other types of resin-based coatings.
Failures in Resin-Based Coatings
The risk of color fading is one of the most common causes of failures in resin-based coatings. Custom coatings can be developed that will withstand exposure to UV wavelengths that can be combined with inorganic, durable pigments, create a coating system that prevents fading of colors. Resin-based coatings can be designed to resist extreme temperatures and exposure to oxygen, water, and humidity.
This is especially beneficial for building and construction products such as laminated construction panels treated with exterior coatings that are located near salt water. Structures near the ocean will experience quicker wear and signs of corrosion if not treated with a coating that can withstand this extreme environment.
Custom Resin-Based Coatings that Retain Color
Some resin-based coatings are more likely to retain their color when compared to other types of coatings, such as silicon-modified polyester coatings or polyester coatings. Resin-based custom coatings can provide added strength with bonds that are nearly unbreakable in even the most extreme weather conditions.
Buildings that are renovated with durable coatings and new building construction with panels coated with custom coatings can remain durable and vibrant for several years.
UNICHEM Is A Custom Coatings Manufacturer
Universal Chemicals & Coatings, UNICHEM, is a custom manufacturer of exterior coatings and industrial adhesives. We offer innovative research and development, certified quality assurance testing, and rapid manufacturing to deliver the highest quality adhesives and coatings available in the market.
UNICHEM offers more than 50 years of experience in providing high-quality coatings produced with the finest of raw materials and tested to meet our customers’ process demands. We conduct extensive testing and real-world simulations in our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities. Our dedicated teams offer a keen understanding of our customer expectations with market and technology specializations to provide improvements to our customers’ product quality and process efficiency.
UNICHEM is recognized as a leading supplier of high-quality, custom-developed exterior coatings and industrial adhesives. We offer solutions to coil coaters and manufacturers utilizing coil coating processes to improve quality and efficiency. Contact us to learn more and to improve your coating application with high-quality, customized coating solutions.