10 Year Durability Guarantee For Steel-Tec Doors

Cromadex Extra Life Paint Coating System

10 Year Durability Guarantee For Steel-Tec Doors

MDM are now able to offer, as an optional extra, the Extra Life paint coating system for doors fitted in locations where a long-term durability guarantee is paramount. This system involves a unique two pack powder coat technology. This process was developed in conjunction with AkzoNobel, the world’s largest paint manufacturer. MDM will guarantee the integrity of the finish on steel doors undergoing the process for a minimum of 10 years. The process provides the reassurance that doors will not need to be repainted within a 10 year period from the date of manufacture, providing the finish has been maintained and has not been subjected to external damage.

Industrial coatings are no different to the paint on your car – they need cleaning and maintaining. Accumulated dirt may affect the design life of the system, and any mechanical damage almost certainly will. Therefore regular inspections should take place and minor damage must be touched up. The finish requires periodic cleaning with a damp cloth. The guarantee covers all urban and industrial environments (95% of UK) excluding coastal areas with high salinity. In these situations please contact us directly for further information.

The Extra Life paint coating system system has been developed to protect against a wide range of environments, from the interiors of heated buildings to much more aggressive external situations, such as urban, industrial and coastal areas. The system for powder coating incorporates the latest powder primer technologies.

Such Coating systems are only as effective as the surface to which they are applied. MDM ensure the correct preparation is employed to ensure the system achieves its’ design life.

At the end of the design life, major maintenance must be carried out. This includes spot priming where necessary, and as a minimum, rubbing down and applying a full topcoat of a suitable Cromadex wet paint system.

Extra Life paint coating system offers peace of mind because it has been extensively benchmarked against the ISO12944: 1998* standard, which is the worldwide standard for the corrosion protection of steel structures by protective paint systems.

Extra Life paint coating system powder coating systems have an extensive track record throughout the world. Therefore, it is not just laboratory tests that prove up to 10 years protection, but practical experience as well.

*ISO12944: 1998 “Corrosion Protection of Steel Structures by Protective Paint Systems”

Posted by Mick Marshall

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