• Chemical resistance

    Coatings can be subject to chemical attack and must be stable in their operating environment. Information about substances that can come in contact with the coating is important for the accurate definition of the coating specifications.

  • Decorative properties

    Our coatings are available in a wide range of colors (solid and metallic colors) with different gloss levels.

  • Easy-to-clean coating

    Easy-to-clean coatings are formulated to allow the coated surface to be cleaned without much effort. This keeps the surfaces clean longer and helps them retain their high value.

    This type of coating is used in kitchen components and machinery and plant construction and in architecture.

  • Release

    Release coatings prevent materials that come in contact with a surface from adhering to it. This protects the surface from tenacious soiling.

    This type of coating is primarily used on frying pans and in baking pans, and it is referred to as non-stick effect. In the technical area, release coatings are mainly based on fluoropolymers, silicones or sol-gel chemistry – here it is known as “residue-free release.”

  • Insulating coatings

    Electrically insulating coatings prevent electrical charges from propagating along a surface. The surfaces – and the user – are protected from voltage flashovers.

    This type of coating is used in numerous sectors, including in the automotive, medical, and electrical and electronics industries, for example. They can be produced with different binders, pigments or additives, in order to meet various requirements. For example, to achieve an improved coefficient of friction or additional decorative properties, or better temperature stability.

    Through the addition of certain additives, we can also offer you electrically conductive paints.

  • Corrosion resistance

    Corrosion-resistant coatings protect surfaces from attack by salt water, acids and bases. This extends the service life of the coated components considerably. Corrosion protection can also be combined with other properties such as low friction characteristics and wear resistance.

    This type of coating is used for screws and nuts in offshore applications and in the automotive industry, as well as in industry in general.

  • Layer thicknesses

    The layer thickness of the dried coating film is an important specification of a coating. It must be optimally tailored to each application, in order to be able to achieve the best possible performance with a given paint application process. Typical layer thicknesses range from 15 µm for one-layer systems to 60 µm for multi-layer systems.

  • Temperature resistance

    Certain applications exposure to high temperatures. For a coating to be able to continue to perform its function, it must have a certain temperature resistance. ILAG coatings based on organic compounds can withstand temperatures of up to approx. 300°C. Sol-gel-based coatings can withstand far higher temperatures.

  • Tribology (sliding, wear and abrasion)

    Low friction coatings should provide extremely low coefficients of friction but also be very wear-resistant. Different systems are used, depending on which property is more important.

    This type of coating is used in the machinery and automotive industries.

  • UV resistance

    Coatings for outdoor applications require a particularly good resistance against UV radiation. The paint must not blister and the coating must not chalk. These properties are provided by silicone, K2 and sol-gel systems.

    This type of coating is used primarily for building sidings.

  • VOCs

    VOCs (volatile organic compounds) is a collective term for organic – i.e. carbon-containing – substances that vaporize easily, thereby entering the surrounding air. Solvents and solvent-containing paints contain VOCs and therefore contribute to ozone pollution. In order to reduce emissions of these harmful gases, Switzerland introduced the Steering tax (also known as the “Ecological incentive tax”) starting from January 1, 2000.

    For every kg of VOC sold, a tax of three CHF is levied. The tax is collected upon importation of goods into Switzerland and when goods are manufactured domestically.

    The tax on VOCs benefits the population, because its reimbursement is paid back to every Swiss citizen through health insurance premiums.
    As a market economy-based instrument for environmental protection, it creates the financial incentive to reduce VOC emissions further.