Silicone-modified Polyester Coating Is Designed for Aluminum

AkzoNobel's CERAM-A-STAR aluminum coatingAkzoNobel's CERAM-A-STAR aluminum coating

AkzoNobel's CERAM-A-STAR aluminum coating

AkzoNobel’s CERAM-A-STAR aluminum coating

AkzoNobel, a global paints and coatings company and a producer of specialty chemicals, has announced the availability of a new silicone-modified polyester coating solution for aluminum.

Designed for spray application to aluminum, CERAM-A-STAR E is a new solution with proven durability and ease of application that meets American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) 2604 specifications. Designed for the high-end residential, storefront and monumental interiors market, this product offers a lower-cost alternative to 50 percent PVDF and super durable polyester powders. Further, as compared to anodized solutions, it offers better quality, more consistent color control and options, chemical resistance and field repairability.

Building on the exceptional performance of the CERAM-A-STAR family of silicone-modified polyester (SMP) coil coatings, this new product has been adapted to serve the unique needs of the aluminum extrusion industry.

CERAM-A-STAR E was developed from a proven coil coating product with millions of square feet already installed in the field. The modifications for spray application preserve these well-established performance characteristics. The product was developed in response to the market need for a universal aluminum coating system.

CERAM-A-STAR E’s proprietary resin formulation is the pillar for this revolutionary SMP system. Combined with premium ceramic and inorganic pigments, it offers superior color stability, chalk resistance, fade resistance and gloss retention for the most durable AAMA 2604 finish available.

Although this product is just being launched at-large for the fenestration market, the product was recently tested in the Middle East with extremely favorable results. Multiple colors and finish options were evaluated, and all met the level of durability that is called for in AAMA 2604. In addition to its proven durability, CERAM-A-STAR E has a number of other benefits that customers will find very appealing.

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