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Chromadek is a product of Mittal Steel. It is South Africa’s trade name for a range of colour coated sheet products.

It is the result of coating sheets on a sophisticated production line, where steel surfaces are cleaned, and a priming coat is applied.

The process allows accurate control and measurement of the coatings applied from its treatment and paint application to curing conditions.

Over and above its aesthetic attributes, chromadek paint coatings are designed to provide superior corrosion protection under conditions where the performance of unpainted galvanised sheeting may prove inadequate.

The Chromadek market in South Africa has grown tremendously in recent years and Chromadek is well known for its flexibility as well as related strength and durability.

Chromadek is however only suitable for use at a distance of 5 km from the sea front and it is not advisable to use Chromadek for heavy industrial exposure.

Chromadek is sold as either coils or cut to length. Coils range from 1 ton up to 6 tons.

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Chromadek has multiple uses.

It is used in interiors for diverse options such as Ceiling strips and cold rooms and light fittings.

Chromadek is also used in appliances such as geysers, air conditioning units and Fridge and freezers.

For the external application use Chromadek is used for signage, roofing and cladding as well as garage doors.

The use of chromadek in so many applications is due to its durability and flexibility. It is lighter then steel and as such is being used more extensively.

CHROMADEK® is produced in a range of 14 standard colours

Fish Eagle White

White Lion

Gemsbok Sand

Sandstone Beige

Kalahari Red

Buffalo Brown

Traffic Green

Aloe Green

Umhlanga Wave

Azure Blue

Kingfisher Blue

Dove Grey

Dark Dolphin

Charcoal Grey

This allows for versatility of use for Architects to design accordingly. In the signage industry Chromadek is primary sold as a dove grey base to which vinyl is applicated on. Signage companies with UV printers are able to print directly onto the Chromadek.

 

Chromadek also comes in the following thicknesses

Nominal Thickness (mm)              Nominal Width (mm)

0.47                                                        925, 1225

0.50                                                        925, 1225

0.53                                                        925, 1225

0.58                                                       925, 1225

0.80                                                        925, 1225

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Chromadek technical specifications.

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Chromadek® is available in a range of 14 standard colours based on a resin paint system consisting of Polyester/Polyurethane blends in specialised pigments ensuring corrosion resistance, durability and response to formability.

Coating configuration: Chromadek® is available as either Chromadek® Standard or Chromadek® Ultim designed for exposure and use in different atmospheric conditions:

Chromadek comes in these Standard colours

Standard colours

Name Colour % Gloss at 60°
(± 5 %)
Mittal Steel SA Reference number
Fish Eagle White White 30 N14128
White Lion White 30 N15010
Gemsbok Sand Dark Beige 30 N15366
Sandstone Beige Beige 30 N15365
Kalahari Red Red-Brown 30 N06541
Buffalo Brown Brown 30 N09412
Traffic Green Green 30 N03002
Aloe Green Light Green 30 N03283
Umhlanga Wave Turquoise 30 N02103
Azure Blue Blue 30 N01109
Kingfisher Blue Light Blue 30 N01029
Dove Grey Light Grey 30 N13639
Dark Dolphin Dark Grey 30 N13030
Charcoal Grey Dark Grey 30 N13012

Chromadek Paint system properties

Property
Test conditions
Method
Typical values
Chromadek
Chromadek Plus
Resistance to colour change QUV-B ASTM G154
ISO 7724/1/2/3 + ISO 3668

After 500 hrs:

DE < 5

After 1000 hrs:

DE < 6

Resistance to chalking QUV-B ASTM G154
ISO 4628-6
After 500 hrs:
Rating 1 – 2
After 1000 hrs:
Rating 1 – 2
Resistance to corrosion:
– Edge creep
– Blister size
Salt Spray

ISO 7253

ASTM D1654
ISO 4628/2

After 500 hrs:

5mm max
2-S2

After 1000 hrs:

5mm max
2-S2

Flexibility:
T-bend test
  ASTM D4145 3T
No adhesion loss
2T
No adhesion loss
Flexibility:
Reverse impact
  ISO 6272 No cracks
No adhesion loss
No cracks
No adhesion loss
Pencil Hardness   ISO 15184 F – H F – H
Scratch Hardness   ISO 1518 25 – 40 N 25 – 40 N
Dry Film Thickness   ISO 2808, 5B 22 µm minimum inclusive of primer 38 µm minimum inclusive of primer
Specular Gloss at 60° At time of coating ISO 2813 25 – 35% 25 – 35%

 

 

The nominal thickness includes the zinc coating, but excludes the paint system: The nominal thickness will be branded on the coils.

CHROMADEK® paint coatings are designed to provide superior corrosion protection under conditions where the performance of unpainted galvanised sheeting may prove inadequate. Furthermore, the coatings exhibit excellent formability and elasticity to facilitate roll profiling and bending operations without damage to the paint coating.

Chromadek is applied onto a galvanised coated substrate, which has been produced by the addition of Antimony and Aluminium to the molten zinc in the bath, to improve the formability and adherence of the zinc coating.

Excellent paint adhesion is achieved and corrosion resistance enhanced by careful preparation of the steel surface prior to paint application. Rigid quality control testing is carried out on each coil to ensure conformance to specification.

The atmospheric conditions to which the CHROMADEK® sheeting will be subjected, will determine which of the following paint systems should be specified:

Standard CHROMADEK® is intended for use under rural, mildly chemically polluted or moderate marine conditions, and is composed of Z275 hot-dip galvanised substrate pre-primed with an epoxy/chrome free primer (dry film thickness (DFT) of 4-6 microns) and finished with a final paint coat (DFT 18-22 microns) on the top surface. A single backing coat (DFT 8 microns) is normally applied to the reverse side of the sheet.

CHROMADEK® PLUS is intended for heavy industrial or marine conditions, and is composed of Z275 hot-dip galvanised substrate, pre-primed with a primer with DFT of 20-25 microns (4-times thicker than the standard CHROMADEK® primer coat) and finished with a final coat (DFT 18-22 microns) on the top surface, giving a total coating thickness of 38-47 microns.
The bottom surface can either be coated with the CHROMADEK® top surface paint system i.e. 4-6 microns primer and 18-22 micron topcoat, or the CHROMADEK® PLUS top surface paint system.

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Chromadek used as Signage.

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Chromadek signage is the most common type of outdoor billboard signage. Chromadek signage is more hard-wearing and will withstand the elements for longer than other forms of large format signage. For long term and hard-wearing signage, Chromadek boards are the best option.

Chromadek signs can be made to any size and specification. For extra outdoor protection, some signage companies offer an additional UV coating on the Chromadek boards.

 

Chromadek signs are a cost effective branding method, that is hardy and virtually maintenance free.It is often used as an economical branding substrate by small businesses.These kinds of signage can be utilised for shop signs, offices, schools, churches, Complexes, Estates, Clinic signs (Outdoor and Indoor), Disclaimer signs, Safety signs, Road signs, Construction signs, mobile shop and Trailer Branding including portable displays such as A-Frames or Kiosk branded stands, but not limited to the former.

Chromadek is one of the most popular choices when it comes to custom signages because it is ideal for both indoor and outdoor use. The manufacturing process of chromadek creates a flat adherent surface that is perfect to stick vinyl onto its surface. This provides more customizability than other available options. It’s epoxy coated galvanized steel sheeting gives it more durability in the different weather conditions.

Chromadek comes in various sizes and thicknesses from a

0.5mm

0.6mm

0.8mm

1mm and up.

For signage, the 0.5mm and 0.6mm are the most popular choices.

For more information and supply of Chromadek refer to the www.zinchro.co.za and speak to the Zinchro SA team.

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Chromadek used in Kitchen appliances

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CHROMADEK® for Domestic Appliances is available as Electro-galvanised substrate that has been coated with a high gloss coating with excellent decorative purposes for household appliances.

Chromadek can be used in Fridges, geysers as well as other domestic appliances. Chromadek used in domestic appliances are normally referred to as polar white or appliance white.

The glossy finish seen in refrigeration is from the chromadek finish.

Steel substrate CHROMADEK® for Domestic Appliances is available in Electro-galvanised steel substrate with a zinc coating mass of 36g/m2 per side.

For Chromadek used in refrigerated panels, two pieces of Chromadek are then used with inner insulation inbetween.  These are used in cold rooms, or refrigerated trailers, or refrigerated truck bodies, where the insulation is required to maintain the ambient temperature.

Roll-forming rather than press braking is recommended for the forming of sections and components from pre-painted steel sheet, since there is less chance of damaging the paint coating.

A multitude of sections can be roll-formed provided the necessary adjustments are made in roll clearances.

Bend diameters should be larger than the bend to which the material was subjected during Quality Control Testing.

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Chromadek used in Trucking

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CHROMADEK® is used widely in the trucking industry.

Truck manufacturers prefer to use Chromadek as it has a combination of strength, durability and is lighter in weight then other metals.

The fact that chromadek is lighter in weight then other metals also plays a role in the overall weight of the truck where fuel efficiency is required. The lighter the truck the less fuel it will use.

Furthermore if the  truck is lighter it means less wear and tear on the other parts of the Truck, this means a long term saving in the maintenance of the truck.

The durability of Chromadek also makes it ideal in Trucking. Furthermore the colouring is bright and gives off an appealing aesthetic impression.

Chromadek colours used in trucking include Frost white, Polar white and fish eagle white.

Dependant on the type of truck built the side panels are made from either 1mm fish eagle white chromadek or 0,8mm polar white chromadek. A lesser thickness is used for the roof where the truck roof can be built from 0,58 mm chromadek or even 0,5mm chromadek.

For more information and supply of Chromadek refer to the www.zinchro.co.za and speak to the Zinchro SA team.

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