Plascoat has been extensively tested in a number of laboratories and has been used and monitored for many years in applications from the Tropics to the Arctic. Plascoat PPA 571 outlasts most, if not all traditional coating powders in terms of UV, salt-spray and pollution resistance, flexibility, resistance to sand abrasion and cold temperature properties.
Plascoat PPA 571 has been specifically designed to provide a long lasting, tough coating for exterior applications to mild steel, galvanised steel and aluminium. It is based on an alloy of acid modified polyolefins. Therefore it is halogen free and the combustion fumes are low in smoke and have a very low toxicity index.
Plascoat PPA 571 is resistant to stress cracking, adverse weather conditions, detergents, salt spray and typical airborne pollutants. The coating maintains excellent adhesion to the metal substrate without the need for a separate primer. The material also provides a good degree of electrical insulation, abrasion and impact resistance.
PPA 571 is normally applied by the fluidised bed process, but it can also be applied by flock-spray or flame spray techniques. Whilst PPA 571 is suitable for flame spraying. The flame spray method uses extremely high temperatures and therefore care should be taken to avoid degradation of the powder during application.
Fence posts, fencing panels, sign posts, street furniture, balustrading, stadium seating, pipes including potable water, cable tray and ducting. Garden furniture, gutter brackets, battery boxes, hand rails, fan guards and wirework.
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