metal coatings

UV/EB coatings are used to provide corrosion protection, abrasion resistance and decorative appearance to metals in new emerging markets such as automotive refinishing and housing for electronic devices. Use of UV technology in metal coatings ensures, in combination with advantages typical of the technology itself, minimal footprint, excellent abrasion resistance, flexibility and thermal stability. These characteristics allow the use of this technology in magnet wires used in engines, coils, transformers, generators, alternators and other electrical components. UV/EB coatings are expanding also in the automotive coating providing higher gloss finish with scratch resistance and greater weather ability for longer life. Cationic systems provide advantages such as low shrinkage and superior adhesion to metal. IGM offers both cationic oligomers as well as cationic photoinitiators.