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What is Luxacote®?

Luxacote® is a new high-performance coating technology specially developed for metal architectural products. The revolutionary breakthroughs represented by the technology, as well as the unique three-layered system and the three-coat/three-bake continuous coil coating process create a powerful coating system that provides more protection and adds more value to building products.

Why Luxacote®?

 Stable Color and Gloss Create Long-lasting Aesthetics 
Various tests for color and gloss stability have proved the strength of Luxacote®, qualifying it for the highest category in accordance with the EN 1396 Standard. The color and gloss stability of metal architectural products has always been a challenge in the industry. The Luxacote® system provides an almost perfect solution to the problem by creating long-lasting aesthetics.

 Unusual Surface Texture Gives a Unique Experience
The slightly textured surface of the topcoat creates a special visual and tactile effect for the Luxacote® system, which can vividly simulate the natural textures of wood and bamboo, thus providing extensive design freedom for architects by going beyond the inherent characteristics of metal materials.

 High Scratch Resistance Offers both Beauty and Strength 
The slightly textured topcoat surface of Luxacote® masks minor damages, including those incurred during installation, and keeps the exterior application looking beautiful. Scratch resistance, which most coating systems do not have, is of great practical value and can be used on the exterior/interior walls, columns and removable ceilings, which have frequent contact with people. Severe wind and sand easily take their toll on metal materials, but Luxacote® can make a difference.

 Great Corrosion Resistance Provides Strong Protection against Challenges 
Metal materials face corrosive challenges in complicated environments, but the three-layered Luxacote® system offers excellent and long-lasting protection for them. Luxacote® meets the requirements for the highest category for corrosion, within the EN 1396 tested according to EN 13523-19. Building materials coated with Luxacote® give outstanding performance - even in the most difficult conditions in coastal and polluted areas, as well as crowded places like transportation facilities, business and public buildings - leaving other coating systems far behind.

Technical Specifications of Luxacote®

Characteristic Standard Specification
Coating thickness EN 13523-1,ISO 2360 24-32 microns
Gloss EN 13523-2,ISO 2813 28±5 units
Gloss variation within 1 delivery EN 13523-2,ISO 2813 ±3 units
Color difference compared to standard EN 13523-3,ISO 7724 △E<2 units
Color variation within 1 delivery EN 13523-3,ISO 7724 △E<0.7
Flexibility EN 13523-7,ISO 1519 Depends on chosen aluminum and required profile
Adhesion EN 13523-5,ISO 6272 Cross-cut test: Class 0
EN 13523-7,ISO 1519
ISO 2409
Pencil hardness EN 13523-4 ≥HB
ASTM D 3363
Durability EN 1396,EN 13523-19 Highest category
Corrosion resistance EN 1396,EN 13523-19 Highest category
Salt acetic acid spray test EN 13523-9,ISO 4628/2 1000 hours. Undercreep and blistering max. S2 or S3
Salt spray test ISO 7253 Test too mild for aluminum