Taking their place alongside the transparent and hiding shades are the brand-new fluorescent, fotoluminescent and thermochromic coatings.
ICA Group's water-based paints pass all of the most important adhesion and chemical/physical resistance tests, including: cross-hatching (UNI EN ISO 2409), wet adhesion (internal method), resistance to light (UNI EN 15187), resistance to changes in temperature (UNI 9429), resistance to high humidity 50°C and 95% R.H. (internal method), resistance to scratching (internal method - Penna Erichsen).
To verify the resistance of ICA Group paints on certain types of hollow glass, various chemical and mechanical stress tests.
ICA Group's water-based paints can be applied by brushing, by spraying (manually, with an automatic sprayer or electrostatically), by curtain-coating or by rolling.
Cold paints can be dried at room temperature (or in rapid-drying ovens), whereas the thermosetting paints can be dried in ovens at temperatures of up to 200°C for. After drying, the painted glass can be worked on directly, undergoing operations such as cutting, grinding, sealing and gluing.
The products are non-flammable, making them easy to store, and dilutable in water, so they are simple to prepare and use. Moreover, due to their low levels of volatile organic substances, they allow for compliance with the regulations on the limitations of solvent emissions into the atmosphere.
ICA Group's range of high-quality coatings, which over the years has been geared more and more towards a reduction in environmental impact, has enabled the company to be recognized as one of the most technologically advanced players in the market, both in Italy and internationally.