From Ilva Evermatt, for wood surfaces not polishing with very high matt level
The wood coatings have always been a dual function of protection and decoration: they protect wood from superficial damages and perform an aesthetic function, whether they are pigmented and matt, and that enhances the natural beauty of the wood. Designers, architects and end users require a wider range of aesthetic effects, and IVM Chemicals company provides solutions for every need. Ilva company has the aim of formulating a finish that ould guarantee aesthetic enhancement and protection of wood essences, with a high level of opacity and maximum resistance to polishing. Evermatt Ilva is a transparent two-component polyurethane finish with very high opacity level (5 gloss), that can be used in transparent and pigmented coating cycles. It is born after a very attentive analysis of multiple combinations of resins and matting agents in order to find the best aesthetic performance of opacity and resistance. Furthermore nanotechnologies have made possible the formation of special hybrid polymer-matting meshed network, specifically formulated to stabilise the final opacity even in case of high pressures on the surface. TESTS RESULTS The tests performed on surfaces coated with Evermatt Ilva product showed excellent chemical and mechanical resistance much higher stress than those that would mark a surface treated with traditional polyurethane matt paints. In particular, the results of Erichsen test indicate up to 4/5 times greater resistance performance. The final aesthetic effect, in line with the high quality standards level of Ilva paints, is characterised by high uniformity and stability of the matt effect, which perfectly resists polishing. Evermatt Ilva can be used for all flat surfaces subjected to higher stresses for closed pore cycles. WHY IS IT SO HARD TO HAVE A FINISH WITH AN AESTAETHICAL MATT EFFECT THAT LASTS? In order to have coating with a very matt effect with gloss level less than 10 it is a very difficult process: high concentrations of matting agents require a homogenous dispersion, to prevent coatings instability (sedimentation, flocculation). Moreover, it is easy, with even slight scratches create glossy areas on the surface. The aesthetic effect is not long-lasting: in a short time the surface loses its aesthetic characteristics, revealing areas of different opacity, even if the mechanical integrity and protective performance remain the same.
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