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Acrylic Coatings

Acrylics can either be lacquers or reactive systems. They have excellent clarity, UV resistance, and have hard finishes. They are either air-dry or baked systems.

Wurdack coating and paints Specializing in the manufacturing of acrylic coatings & paints for substrates ranging from plastics of all types to glass to wood to all metals, both primed & un-primed. Features include UV resistance, hardness & excellent clarity. Offer both air dry & baked systems. Applications include music, sport, aircraft, cosmetic & leisure industries

Lacquers using acrylic resin, a synthetic polymer, were developed in the 1950s. Acrylic resin is colourless, transparent thermoplastic, obtained by the polymerization of derivatives of acrylic acid. Acrylic is also used in enamels, which have the advantage of not needing to be buffed to obtain a shine. Enamels, however, are slow drying. The advantage of acrylic lacquers, which was recognized by General Motors, is an exceptionally fast drying time. The use of lacquers in automobile finishes was discontinued when tougher, more durable, weather- and chemical-resistant two-component polyurethane coatings were developed. The system usually consists of a primer, colour coat and clear topcoat, commonly known as clear coat finishes. It is extensively used for wooden finishing.