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STANDART® PCU
Ultra-high performance non-leafing aluminum pigments for powder coating

PCU (=Powder Coating Ultra-High Performance) is a new generation of non-leafing aluminum pigments with an extremely high level of chemical resistance.

The PCU aluminum pigments consists of a platelet core of high purity aluminum, which is embedded in an inorganic matrix of silicon dioxide using a sol-gel process and subsequently encapsulated with a special organic acrylate layer in a second pigment coating stage. This unique inorganic-organic double provides the PCU aluminum pigments an exceptional resistance regarding corrosion and chemical resistance. Therefore, the PCU pigments open up a new application fields for metallic powder coatings where improved chemical resistance is required.

The key advantages of PCU aluminum pigments are:

  • extraordinary chemical resistance
  • excellent rub resistance in single-layer powder coating applications
  • good pigment wetting
  • pronounced non-leafing properties
  • good shear stability - and therefore particularly suitable for processing in bonding technique
  • good electrical charging
  • very good processability (in dry-blended as well as in bonded powder coating systems)

The typical pigmentation level of PCU aluminium pigments varies between 0.5 % and 5.0 %.

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