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IGL Coatings Launches Graphene Reinforced Dual System Ceramic Coating

Published on 2021-01-22. Edited By : SpecialChem

TAGS:  Smart Coatings   

IGL-Ceramic-coatingIGL Coatings has launched graphene reinforced product, Ecocoat Quartz+. The new and improved Ecocoat Quartz+ is a hybrid 9H rated dual system ceramic coating that combines two ceramic coatings with different attributes to provide the ultimate layer of protection and an excellent finish for almost all types of paint surfaces.

Ecocoat Quartz+ with Upgraded Hydrophobicity and Chemical Resistance

Similar to the highly successful soft-launch of graphene reinforced Ecocoat Kenzo, the improved formula of Ecocoat Quartz+ is reinforced with graphene nanoplatelets for enhanced durability of up to 4 years, upgraded hydrophobicity, increased water spot & chemical resistance, improved slip for efficient cleaning, and superb clarity & gloss.

IGL Coatings invests extensively in sustainable, eco-friendly innovation. The new graphene reinforced Ecocoat Quartz+ is no different; going through countless hours of intensive research, experiments, and real-world tests. The introduction of graphene nanoplatelets enhances water spot and chemical resistance, hydrophobicity, and oleophobicity without compromising 9H hardness or clarity & gloss.

The response to our soft launch of graphene reinforced Ecocoat Kenzo in December blew us away! In North America, the demand for “K2” has been simply amazing and has received overwhelmingly positive response from all over the world. We are incredibly grateful for the support from our detailers,” shared Keong Chun Chieh, CEO of IGL Coatings.

Using Graphene Nanoplatelets for Optimal Enhancements

“Ecocoat Kenzo is reserved for our certified detailers,” explained Keong. “However, we wanted all our detailers to be able to use a graphene reinforced coating and so we worked to introduce the new Ecocoat Quartz+ resulting in improved barrier properties, lubrication and smoothness, and increased hydrophobicity,” he continued.

The original formulation of Ecocoat Quartz+ had a durability rating of 3 years. Reinforced with graphene, its durability rating is now 4 years whilst maintaining 90% active ingredients.

Thanks to the team’s dedication and perseverance, we managed to create an improved Quartz+ by using graphene nanoplatelets,” Keong said. When asked about the origin of graphene nanoplatelets, he explained, “We were inspired by the concept of platelets in our bodies. Graphene nanoplatelets are composed of multiple layers of graphene sheets in a “platelet” morphology. This creates a unique shape with a large surface area allowing us to use fewer graphene nanoplatelets to produce optimal enhancements to the existing formulation.”

The new formulation has an improved durability rating for up to 4 years due to the improvement in scrub resistance by 15%. We are big fans of high solids formulations, so naturally, we followed the same concept where the graphene nanoplatelets are stacked to give us the required enhancements.”

Graphene reinforced Ecocoat Quartz+ is compliant with import regulations TSCA (USA), AICS (Australia), ECHA (EU), and KECL (South Korea).

Source: IGL Coatings
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