MacDermid UV-Curing System Offers Expanded Metallic Coating Colors

Originally titled 'UV-Curing System Offers Expanded Metallic Coating Colors'

MacDermid’s Electrolac UV coating system has enabled the company to expand its Fashion Finishes line to include colored metallic coatings that can be used on heat-sensitive substrates such as plastics, zinc die cast and aluminum.

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MacDermid’s Electrolac UV coating system has enabled the company to expand its Fashion Finishes line to include colored metallic coatings that can be used on heat-sensitive substrates such as plastics, zinc die cast and aluminum. The system applies colored, UV-curable electrophoretic lacquer over nickel and chrome electroplated coatings.

Electrolac UV features low-temperature operation and curing, and can be used to achieve high-gloss or satin finishes with improved corrosion and wear properties. 

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