Powder coating has transformed the metal finishing world and made the use of metal, in all forms of construction, increasingly exciting for architects. Whilst high impact colour statements enhance many townscapes, the beauty of metal itself is making a resurgence as an impressive design feature. Recent trends are towards naturally weathered metals and Powdertech Corby has responded with its own flagship collection, Evolution™, a range of powder coatings offering the organic, natural look of metal patination.
The name ‘Evolution™’ reflects the changes in appearance that occur as metals evolve, in their natural state, when exposed to the atmosphere. The colours and textures caused by rust on iron, blue-green verdigris oxidation on copper, and other metal patinas are all visually attractive and recognised for their natural beauty. Of course, metal in this state is not fit for purpose – it is decaying and losing its integrity. Evolution™ powder coatings offer the best of both worlds; the desired appearance of weathered metal together with high level protection against weathering for your metal.
The powders used for Evolution™ are all of architectural specification, meeting all necessary Qualicoat and British/European standards. Customers expect the highest possible quality and all products used are rigorously tested for durability, corrosion protection and colour stability. Our unique process, carried out under controlled conditions, results in a finish that is suitable for internal and external architectural applications with a natural and authentic variation in appearance that will be unique to every customer. Evolution™ takes patination into new realms with seventy-two different shades currently. Continuing with an evolution theme, these shades are grouped into five ranges – Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age and Steam Age to Modern Day.
With Evolution ™, designers and architects can employ the strength and versatility of metal and celebrate its beauty by protecting it with a coating that not only ensures longevity but reflects how its appearance would evolve over time, in the natural environment. Specifiers and manufacturers can select the powders with full confidence in their suitability and performance, confirmed by Powdertech’s twenty-five-year guarantee.
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