AkzoNobel’s Powder Coatings launches Interpon Align, an innovative two-coat, one-bake powder coating system. Traditional two-coat powder coating solutions require a cure after the primer and another cure after the top coat. This product has been designed to eliminate the primer curing process, as the two coating layers are cured simultaneously, resulting in significant energy and cost savings.
Utilizing dry-on-dry coatings technology, the powder coating is said to deliver superior edge coverage and corrosion performance, while eliminating one full cure cycle. The result is a shortened coating cycle leading to improved productivity and, in some cases, reduced capital investment.
According to the company, it consistently increases efficiency and output as much as 30 percent during commercial use.
The new technology can be tailored to meet exact color and performance requirements, resulting in a wide range of end-use products, including thick and heavy mass metal parts that meet the most demanding OEM specifications for protection and appearance, the company says.