The coating performance factor for LC418 is 405.
To calculate the area covered in square metres, you can divide the factor by the required coating. For thickness in microns per 1 kg LC418, e.g. 1 kg of LC418 concentrate shall cover with a thickness of 10 microns.
405/10 = 40.5 square metres of space can be covered with 1 kg LC418. Keep in mind that when the mattifying agent REOKOL and certain colourants are included, the coating performance will decrease.
Contact Galtek Galvano Technical Department for details.
Transparent coating: the baking programme is 160°C for metal temperature for 20 minutes.
Normal coating thickness range: 10-25 microns depending on the application.
Pencil hardness (ASTM D3363): 5-6H at 3 Newtons (groove method).
Adhesion: ISO2409 classification 1 max can be applied to surfaces of normal thickness.
Scratch resistance (Erichsen 318): 2.5 Newtons/mar, 15 Newtons for hollow.
Acetone rubbing test for curing: 1000 times double rubbing.
Salt water corrosion (e.g. ASTM B117): The fully cured LC418 layer acts as a corrosion inhibitor with a barrier effect. The final resistance depends on the substrate metal type, pre-treatment and LC418 coating thickness. Qualified testing with valid specifications for the compatibility of any system is recommended.
Ultraviolet light (ISO11507) UVA340: 1250kJ/m², without significant loss in its decorative appearance. 5mg/dm2 with less mass loss.
Note: You can only apply to Galtek Galvano Technical Administration for transparent resin systems and coloured systems.
For hardware and fittings items applications the LC418 has excellent resistance to regular household cleaning products. It is resistant to personal care, kitchen products and many commonly used industrial chemicals. In the list below you can see some special and generic materials that have no effect on LC418 after 24 hours. The contact time on the basis of hours was applied by baking for 30 minutes at a product temperature of 170°C.
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Nitric acid 10%
Household bleach 100%
Hydrochloric acid 10%
Sulfuric acid 10%
“Old Spice” aftershave
Phosphoric acid 10%
“Vosene” hair shampoo
Acetic acid 10%
“Betadine” iodized skin cleanser
Lactic acid 10%
Formic acid 10%
Sodium hydroxide 10%
Hydrogen peroxide 6%