A new line of powder coatings from Protech Powder Coatings, Montreal, is designed for in-mold painting of SMC. Clonecoat powders reportedly exhibit excellent hardness (4H) and chemical, stain, and UV resistance as a primer or topcoat. The coating is applied manually or robotically at 3- to 6-mil thickness. It replicates the tool surface sufficiently to impart a smooth or textured surface. When the powder cures in the mold, it chemically reacts with the SMC and seals the pores. Commercial applications include mass-transit seating and tactile tiles. Clonecoat is also being considered as a primer for painted auto body panels. Tel: (514) 745-0200 . www.protechpowder.com
Protech Chemicals Ltd.
7600 Henri-Bourassa St. Laurent, H4S 1W3, Quebec, Canada
Phone (514) 745-0200 Fax (514) 745-5774