Paint

Paint is a coating material based on organic binders and, depending on the composition of the binding agent, can contain organic solvents and/or water. The organic or inorganic pigments that are finely dispersed in the binder give the paint its color. In general, paint is composed of binders, solvents, fillers, pigments and additives. For the most part, the binder is colorless and cross-links the respective substrate with the pigment, which gives the painted surface the desired color quality. After the paint has been applied, the solvent evaporates and the color solidifies and dries.

The additives serve, for example, as preservatives, in film formation, in reaching a certain elasticity or suppleness or even in setting a particular viscosity. Surfaces of metal, wood, minerals or synthetic material can serve as coating substrates. Paint is not just for decorative purposes. It is used as a protective coating against the effects of weather, chemical and mechanical loads, for example in the automotive, construction, mechanical engineering and shipbuilding industries.


Coil Coating

Coil coating is a process for coating one or both sides of flat steel or aluminum tape. Paint or plastic film is the usual coating material. The result of this process is a composite material made up of a metallic carrier material and an organic coating.

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Automotive Paint

Modern automotive paint must withstand rain, hail, ice and snow, heat and cold as well as years of cleaning with car-wash brushes. It is also exposed to gravel and crushed stones on unpaved roads, desert sand, salt on icy roads or the UV rays of the sun.

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Cathodic Dip Coating

Cathodic dip coating is an electrochemical process that is well-suited for painting complicated structures and large quantities, since the work piece is coated in a dipping bath.

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Fillers

As the second functional layer in automotive paint, the filler optically covers the cathodic dip base coat. As the name implies, fillers have the task of evening out rough spots and must be grindable in case their surface has to be smoothed.

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Top Coat

A top coat is understood to be the topmost layer of a paint system. The top coat determines the color and luster of the finish and guarantees the mechanical and chemical stability.

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Clear Coat

As the topmost layer of a paint system, the clear coat protects the layers beneath it from mechanical damage, the effects of weather or industrial chemicals and natural biological effects (bird droppings on cars for example).

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Road Marking Paint

Road marking paint in Germany is usually white or yellow and serves in routing traffic, designating traffic zones and as traffic signs. Naturally the paint must adhere very well to asphalt, stone or concrete and be resistant to all effects of traffic and the environment.

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Construction Paint

The term construction paint is a collective name mostly used for alkyd resin or acrylic emulsion based paints. These are used for coating wood and metal, for example for windows, doors, radiators and floors.

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Dispersion Paint

Emulsion paint can be colored or colorless, in the form of paint or glaze, for interiors or exteriors and for almost all surfaces. Its name comes from the fact that in emulsion paint the binding agent is dispersed (finely distributed) in water.

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Wood Paint / Varnish

Modern wood paint and varnish forms such a hard surface that the wood beneath it is optimally protected – from high heels and children's toys as well as from moisture or the effects of cleaning products.

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Marine Paint

In the maritime sector all materials are under extreme stress, especially those underwater. Consequently, protecting ships from corrosion places particular demands on the coating systems.

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