Toronto, Ontario — An industry-first architectural powder coating that can be cured at temperatures as low as 150 Celsius has been launched by AkzoNobel.
According to a recent press release, the product—called Interpon D1036 Low-E—is a Qualicoat class one certified product that aims to help the automotive industry cut energy consumption by as much as 20 percent because it can cure at temperatures 30 Celsius lower than traditional powder coatings.
In the press release, AkzoNobel reports how Interpon D1036 Low-E can also cure 25 percent faster than conventional powders, allowing for more products to be coated in less time.
The product’s sustainability credentials are backed up by an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD—an independently verified assessment of a product’s environmental impact across its whole lifespan.
“At a time when every business is looking to play its part in reducing energy and accelerating sustainability, Interpon D1036 Low-E will support our customers in reducing their carbon emissions –as well as helping us to achieve our own target of a 50% carbon reduction across the value chain by 2030,” explains Jeff Jirak, director of the company’s powder coatings business.”
“We’re proud to be innovating solutions that are helping to tackle some of the shared issues around sustainability and energy conservation that coaters, applicators and our own business are facing.”
Moreover, according to the press release, this new range of Interpon D1036 Low-E is suited to many areas of the built environment.
“As we progress on the journey towards our net zero carbon ambitions, we’ll continue to work closely with our customers to understand their needs and give them the products they require so we can build a more sustainable future together,” says Jirak.
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