UV Cured Coatings have until recently been restricted to fixed line manufacturing where precise control of coating weights, line speeds and cure conditions could be maintained. During the mid 2000’s, advances in equipment, lamp and raw material technologies allowed uv cure systems to move from fix line to field applied applications. Since 2010, Illawarra Coatings has been undertaking extensive Research and Development in Field Applied UV Cured Coatings. The result of this research is the introduction of the EcoLux range of products.
Each of the products in their respective series are available in a range of gloss levels and are referenced by the series letter followed by a two digit number indicating the approximate gloss level, eg EcoLux® T90 is a timber coating with a 60 degree gloss reading of approximately 90 (i.e full gloss). Other gloss levels available are X55 (semi gloss) and X30 (low sheen).
EcoLux R are a series of one component, UVA LED cured automotive refinish products requiring only 90-120 seconds of curing, offering the customer a reduction in preparation and process time within the shop.
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EcoLux TF is a range of 100% solids, UV curable coatings designed as topcoats for natural and synthetic timber floors. This system is based on aliphatic urethanes for enhanced yellowing resistance. Functionalised nanoparticles in the coatings provide exceptional scratch resistance to the point where floors coated with EcoLux TF topcoats can be cleaned with steel wool.
EcoLux SS is an easy to sand sealer designed to be applied to bare or stained interior timber
surfaces prior to finishing. Provides an easily sanded film to fill grain prior to application of
EcoLux TF Series topcoats.
EcoLux® V Series are single component waterborne UV curable coating designed for vinyl substrates. EcoLux® V Series products display excellent resistance to a range of common household and industrial chemicals including nail polish remover, alcohol, mineral turps, beetroot, coffee and machine oil.
EcoLux® V Series products have been tested in accordance with AS4586:2013 Appendix A to meet the recommendations in HB 197:1999 – An introductory guide to the slip resistance of pedestrian surface materials.
EcoLux WB Primer is a waterborne, uv curable, polyurethane dispersion designed to prime surfaces before the application of EcoLux topcoats. EcoLux WB Primer dries to a tack free finish in around 30 minutes. EcoLux clear topcoats can the be applied and the composite system cured in one pass, reducing labour time and speeding return to surface.