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Axalta Announces Global Launch of Alesta® Anti-graffiti Powder Coatings

Published on 2016-04-01. Author : SpecialChem

Axalta Coating Systems, one of the leading global manufacturers of liquid and powder coatings, announces the global launch of its Alesta® Anti-graffiti powder coatings product line after significant success in introducing anti-graffiti powder coatings throughout Europe.

Fig. 1: Axalta Announces Global Launch of Alesta®
Anti-graffiti Powder Coatings

Alesta Anti-Graffiti powder coatings protect against graffiti and reduce the time, effort and costs associated with repairing the damage caused by spray-painting vandals. The coatings are ideal for sound barriers along motorways and railway lines, marker boards, lockers, restrooms, information signs, indoor and outdoor recreation equipment, community facilities, and transportation terminals. Superior abrasion resistant properties make it an ideal anti-graffiti coating for metallic surfaces. In addition, the anti-graffiti product line offers good durability due to excellent chemical resistance, very good UV weathering properties, and outstanding film hardness.

Noise barriers along highways and railways are popular among graffiti sprayers. Forster Metallbau GmbH is the first manufacturer who offers anti-graffiti noise barriers in Europe by using Alesta Anti-Graffiti powder coatings. Before that, there was no economical and efficient GSB-certified anti-graffiti powder coatings that were available on the market.

“Graffiti is a global problem not only because it is unattractive but also because it the clean-up poses financial burdens on property owners,” explained Michael Cash, President of Industrial Coatings at Axalta. “Underlying paintwork is often damaged or destroyed by the cleaning process, incurring costs in manpower and repainting that can be needed to return the surface to its original appearance. Our Anti-Graffiti powder coatings can prevent this, saving time and money.”

Pure polyester Alesta powder coatings meet the requirements of GSB, Qualicoat and the AAMA. The products are also compatible with the typical polyester composites and additional coatings of the same product can be applied. They are available in all RAL and NCS color shades including metallic.

About Axalta Coating Systems

Axalta is one of the leading global companies focused solely on coatings and providing customers with innovative, colorful, beautiful and sustainable solutions. From light OEM vehicles, commercial vehicles and refinish applications to electric motors, buildings and pipelines, its coatings are designed to prevent corrosion, increase productivity and enable the materials it coat to last longer. With 150 years of experience in the coatings industry, the over 12,800 people of Axalta continue to find ways to serve its more than 100,000 customers in 130 countries better every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology.



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