ICA Group’s water-based paints for container glass offer outstanding performance levels as well as benefits in terms of ease of application and aesthetic superiority. An unlimited range of colors for a suite of products which allows for extreme flexibility and ample customization opportunities. The huge variety of effects achievable with these paints has had a game-changing effect on the sector.
The glass range is made up from mono and bicomponent paints (transparent and pigmented) which, with their low levels of volatile organic compounds, are fully compliant with regulatory restrictions on solvent emissions into the atmosphere.
To verify the resistance of ICA paints on certain types of hallow glass, various chemical and mechanical stress tests are conducted based on the standard specifications for the homeware and profumery market. In addition, container glass coated with ICA products successfully passed the dishwasher-safety and food-contact test.
• Overall migration
• PB specific migration
• Resistance to dishwasher use
• Resistance to alkalis
• Resistance to G1 spray test
• Resistance to G1 immersion
• Resistance to H₂O immersion
• Temperature changes
ICA Group's water-based paints can be applied by brushing and by spraying (manually, with an automatic sprayer or electrostatically).
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.
ICA Group’s paints for container glass are compatible with UV screen-printing and thermosetting inks, ensuring perfect adhesion and chemical/physical resistance.
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.