PPA 571 thermoplastic coating has been chosen to provide
corrosion protection for new telephone boxes along one of the
most famous beaches in the world - Bondi Beach.
Australia's leading telecommunications provider, has recently
installed the newly designed boxes and the long term evidence
of PPA 571's performance in the filed, has played no small part
in this decision.
was the industry's first thermoplastic polymer alloy coating
to provide a long-lasting tough coating for exterior applications.
PPA 571 has over the years, proved beyond doubt its capability
to withstand the harsh effects of coastal salt, intensive UV
rays, 100% humidity, dessert winds and rapid temperature fluctuations
- key requirements for Telstra's beach-front installations.
key feature of PPA 571 critical in such an environment is a
coating's ability to offer some protection against graffiti.
Telephone boxes have for years been a target. Graffiti paints
can easily be removed from the coated surface using either a
plain cloth or common solvents.
pipes - 11 year test
long term field test monitored by the Swedish Corrosion Institute
has resulted in remarkable findings for functionalised polyolefin
alloys such as PPA 571.
11 years of being buried in the salty clay soils around Gothenburg
six water pipes coated with thermoplastic polyolefin alloys
were dug up for examination and were found to be in outstanding
pipes showed absolutely no rusting, cracking or flaking. In
fact all of the test pieces were deliberately damaged before
they were laid and the spread of these defects such as scratching,
holes and blow marks were also found to be nil.
Swedish Corrosion Institute has indicated that water pipes in
similar conditions, coated with Plascoat PPA 571 would have
alifetime of over 200 years.
571 has been used for water pipes all over the world from snow
making in Switzerland to the seaport in the US city of Seattle.
It has a wide range of water approvals including NSF61 and conforms
to the requirements of FDA food contact.
571 is available for both fluidised bed and electrostatic spraying. see
further information vist: Plascoat PPA 571 Chemical