Application Guide: Power Coating
BACKGROUND Industrial powder coatings are 100% solid coatings that are based on formulations composed of thermoset resins, curing agents, fillers, pigments, and other additives. Fillers reduce sag, provide reinforcement, reduce UV degradation, and improve moisture and corrosion resistance. Both decorative and functional powder coatings can successfully utilize functional fillers.
PRODUCTS FOR SELECTION   Features   Benefits   A.   Wollastonite      High dry brightness and  whiteness      Need le - like shape      Choices of particle sizes      Low specific gravity  (2.9)      Low moisture (< 0.2%)      Moh’s hardness (4  -   5)      Improved color      Improved film strength      Gloss control      Reproducible wrinkle finish      Improved surface  appearance      Increased coverage vs.  barium sulfat e      Corrosion resistance      Improved impact strength     B.   Muscovite mica      Natural mineral with  high purity      Platy shape      Favorable price      Color and surface  appearance      Improved processability vs.  glass flake      Reinforcement      Abrasion resistance      Weather and UV resistant      Co st effective vs. glass flake SUGGESTED LOADINGS Product   Weight %   Wollastonite 800 or 905   15  -   30   Muscovite Mica   10  -   20
EXPECTED OBSERVATIONS Wollastonite with low to moderate aspect ratio (5:1 to 9:1) provides superior appearance with very good flow properties. Gloss control is generally the first observation.
Wollastonite can be used to substitute for part of the hardener to create flattening. Wollastonite is not recommended in high gloss applications. Wollastonite can be used to create special effects and in some cases surface treatment chemistries can be advantageous. COMMENTARY Resins and formulations can vary. An important factor is intended use of the powder, for functional or decorative applications. Contact Fibertec for specific grades, surface treatments, and technical assistance.
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Final determination of the suitability of the material for the use contemplated is the sole  responsibility of the user. No warranty is expressed or implied, and the manufacturer’s  only obligation shall be to rep lace such quantity of the product proven to be defective.
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35 Scotland Boulevard Bridgewater, MA 02324  Phone 508.697.5100 Fax 506.697.7140
Application Guide: Power Coating
BACKGROUND Industrial powder coatings are 100% solid coatings that are based on formulations composed of thermoset resins, curing agents, fillers, pigments, and other additives. Fillers reduce sag, provide reinforcement, reduce UV degradation, and improve moisture and corrosion resistance. Both decorative and functional powder coatings can successfully utilize functional fillers.
PRODUCTS FOR SELECTION   Features   Benefits   A.   Wollastonite      High dry brightness and  whiteness      Need le - like shape      Choices of particle sizes      Low specific gravity  (2.9)      Low moisture (< 0.2%)      Moh’s hardness (4  -   5)      Improved color      Improved film strength      Gloss control      Reproducible wrinkle finish      Improved surface  appearance      Increased coverage vs.  barium sulfat e      Corrosion resistance      Improved impact strength     B.   Muscovite mica      Natural mineral with  high purity      Platy shape      Favorable price      Color and surface  appearance      Improved processability vs.  glass flake      Reinforcement      Abrasion resistance      Weather and UV resistant      Co st effective vs. glass flake SUGGESTED LOADINGS Product   Weight %   Wollastonite 800 or 905   15  -   30   Muscovite Mica   10  -   20
EXPECTED OBSERVATIONS Wollastonite with low to moderate aspect ratio (5:1 to 9:1) provides superior appearance with very good flow properties. Gloss control is generally the first observation.
Wollastonite can be used to substitute for part of the hardener to create flattening. Wollastonite is not recommended in high gloss applications. Wollastonite can be used to create special effects and in some cases surface treatment chemistries can be advantageous. COMMENTARY Resins and formulations can vary. An important factor is intended use of the powder, for functional or decorative applications. Contact Fibertec for specific grades, surface treatments, and technical assistance.
Call Us:  (508) 697-5100
Power Coatings
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Technical / Sales Support: contact Bill Simons for application bulletins, samples, or technical assistance.
Final determination of the suitability of the material for the use contemplated is the sole  responsibility of the user. No warranty is expressed or implied, and the manufacturer’s  only obligation shall be to rep lace such quantity of the product proven to be defective.
   Since 1986
Mica Microglass Microwool Wollastonite
© Copyright 2015 Fibertec, Inc. All Rights Reserved
35 Scotland Boulevard Bridgewater, MA 02324  Phone 508.697.5100 Fax 506.697.7140