SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – September 24, 2019 – During ABRAFATI 2019, Sun Chemical Performance Pigments will feature its new Benda Lutz® COMPAL PC, a highly concentrated aluminum preparation for powder coatings that comes in a groundbreaking pelletized form and virtually eliminates dusting to minimize housekeeping, simplifies equipment clean-up and improves worker exposure.
COMPAL PC takes an innovative approach to shipping, storing, handling and incorporating aluminum pigments into powder coatings. Unlike most aluminum pigments, it is extremely easy to handle and store and can be added at almost any point after the extruder in the powder paint manufacturing process.
Designed for TGIC and TGIC-free polyester chemistries, the broadly compatible pellets can be dry blended or bonded to deliver excellent appearance and performance. Since the aluminum flakes are fully wet-out, improvements in reflectivity and gloss can be achieved.
The pellet form is not classified as hazardous for shipping and storage in the European Union, United States, China and other regions. It is also not classified as hazardous by the International Air Transportation Association and International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code. It is shipped in compact bag-in-box packaging that is eco-friendly and recyclable.
During the show, Sun Chemical’s Vitor Brito, an account manager at Sun Chemical Performance Pigments, will deliver a presentation at ABRAFATI about COMPAL PC entitled “Versatile Pelletized Aluminum for Powder Coatings” in the “Pigment Auditorium” on October 2nd from 10:45 a.m. to 11:25 p.m.
“Our new Benda-Lutz COMPAL PC aluminum preparation is a major innovation for the aluminum powder coatings market,” said Michael Venturini, Marketing Director, Coatings, Sun Chemical. “In the 1980s, we pioneered the bonding process that revolutionized the way metallics and effect pigments work together with powder coatings and now we’re excited to launch a product that we believe will propel aluminum powder coatings forward into the next generation of innovation. It is a testament to Sun Chemical’s ongoing leadership and advancement in metallic pigments.”
To learn more about Benda-Lutz COMPAL PC, visit Sun Chemical’s booth located in Aisle 4, Stand 2 at ABRAFATI 2019 in São Paulo, Brazil on October 1-3, 2019.
About Sun Chemical
Sun Chemical, a member of the DIC group, is a leading producer of printing inks, coatings and supplies, pigments, polymers, liquid compounds, solid compounds, and application materials. Together with DIC, Sun Chemical has annual sales of more than $7.5 billion and over 20,000 employees supporting customers around the world.
Sun Chemical Corporation is a subsidiary of Sun Chemical Group Coöperatief U.A., the Netherlands, and is headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S.A. For more information, please visit our Web site at sunchemical.com.