What is fluorocarbon paint? What does it do? Today, we will introduce the relevant knowledge points of fluorocarbon coating.
With the development of metal material surface treatment technology and the improvement of curtain wall material grade, fluorocarbon coating is selected in more and more curtain wall material surface treatment. However, due to the lack of understanding of fluorocarbon coatings and their processing technology, there are many relevant personnel in the application process, and the requirements for fluorocarbon coatings for curtain wall materials are often based on imagination, thinking that the thicker the coating, the better, and the higher the resin content, the better. Therefore, in the current situation, it is of great significance to have an in-depth understanding of the properties of various fluorocarbon coatings and their painting methods, and to select the painting methods and coating thickness of fluorocarbon materials scientifically and rationally.
Roll coating process of Fluorocarbon Resin
The production process of fluorocarbon roller coating is different from spraying, which is baked at the same time. Commonly used is three smears, three baked or two baked. In general, the thickness of three coating and three baking coating is 40 μ m ±4 μ m, and the thickness of second coating and second baking coating is ≥ 25 μ m ±4 μ m. Limited by the material characteristics of the mechanical roll bending equipment and the substrate itself, the thickness of the roll coating material is limited to a certain extent, and the aluminum coil is generally within 2.5mm. In addition, due to the directionality of roll coating, the refraction effect of its products in the sun will be different, so we should pay attention to the consistency of the use direction when using.
Fluorocarbon roll coating material for curtain wall there are mainly two types of fluorocarbon roll coated metal plate, one is the pre-coated plate for composite aluminum plate surface layer, the thickness is not less than 0.5mm. The other is the pre-coated aluminum veneer with 2mm thickness or above, which is used after secondary forming.
Performance requirements of fluorocarbon resin coating for curtain wall
1. At present, there are clear regulations on the quality and performance of fluorocarbon spraying of aluminum profiles and aluminum plates for building curtain walls, and for fluorocarbon roller coatings of composite aluminum plates for exterior walls. the quality and performance of the two coatings are compared as shown in the table.
As can be seen from the above table, the requirements for fluorocarbon spray coatings are more specific and more detailed than those for roll coatings, which may be caused by the introduction of the standard. It can be seen that the coatings of the two different processing processes have exactly the same performance. for the fluorocarbon roller-coated aluminum veneer for the exterior wall, the requirements of the fluorocarbon coating are acceptable in accordance with the quality standards of fluorocarbon spraying. .
2. Fluorocarbon resin coating for curtain wall there are two types of curtain wall materials with fluorocarbon resin coating, one is metal plate, usually aluminum veneer with spraying process and aluminum coil for aluminum veneer and aluminum-plastic composite board with roll coating process. The other is aluminum profiles with spraying process.
Selection of Fluorocarbon spraying Coatings
Fluorocarbon sprayed aluminum veneer: fluorocarbon sprayed aluminum veneer is the most common application, usually after the plate forming for surface spraying treatment. The following aspects should be considered in the selection of fluorocarbon sprayed coatings:
Paint, coating thickness, texture of other requirements, such as the need to increase the effect of metal powder. The selection of fluorocarbon paint also means color, different color paint system, different process, the choice of spray gun is also different, the painting process control is also different. The coating process control varies according to different coating suppliers. However, the thickness of the coating is related to its weather resistance. The thicker the coating is, the better the weather resistance will be. According to a large number of engineering experience and exposure tests, the second coating system can be used for curtain wall components under general climatic conditions, and the coating thickness should be more than 25 μ m. For the special climatic environment, such as the marine climate with high salt fog or high pollution areas, the three-coating system with added varnish can be used because of the relatively high content of fluorocarbon resin in the varnish. it can further improve the weather resistance, wear resistance and pollution resistance of the whole coating. Metal glitter paint is widely used because of its bright luster. If the paint uses large particles of metal pigments, because the metal particles are easily oxidized and UV isolation is not complete, it is also necessary to increase the finish varnish. In addition, when you need to add an isolation coating on top of the primer or try to improve the weather resistance of the primer, you can also use a three-coating or four-coating system with a coating thickness greater than 40 μ m. If you want to achieve a similar metal flash effect, you can also use the second coating of weather-resistant phosphomica pigment coating, in order to reduce material costs and processing costs.
Fluorocarbon sprayed aluminum profile: the thickness of fluorocarbon spraying coating is required to be ≥ 40 μ m. In other words, it needs to be treated with three smears, which is a bit too absolute. The use of aluminum profiles in curtain walls is mostly used indoors, and its decoration performance requirements are more than the requirements of weather resistance. If the coating with metal flash effect is not used, the second coating of the indoor part can meet the requirements, but the outdoor part should use the second coating or the third coating according to the need.
Selection of Fluorocarbon Roller coating
The application of fluorocarbon roller coating, according to its production process, is mainly used for the outer layer of aluminum coil of composite aluminum plate for exterior wall and the original board of aluminum veneer for aluminum curtain wall. At present, in the relevant domestic specifications, there are only coating requirements for composite aluminum plates for exterior walls, and the coating thickness is only ≥ 25 μ m. At present, there is no specification for roll-coated aluminum veneer in China, but as a product for exterior wall, its requirements can be selected with reference to spray coating.
The above is an overview of the fluorocarbon coating process for building curtain walls. if you want to know more about glass curtain walls, please feel free to contact us.
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Post time: Apr-21-2022