Liquid protective coating launch

Spraylat International has introduced Photocure, a UV instant cure protective coating to be applied during the manufacture of glass and window frames.

The coating will protect during manufacture, storage, transportation, throughout installation and construction.

Photocure is part of Spraylat’s Protectapeel product range. It is a liquid applied peelable coating that can be used to protect glass and window frames on the production line. Once Photocure is exposed to UV light, the coating instantly cures.

Once cured, Photocure provides a barrier that will protect from many different elements during storage, transportation and throughout installation and construction. Photocure’s low tack finish means that that items can be stacked in the warehouse until ready to ship.

On a factory line, Photocure can be applied by automated spray or roller-coater and cured in seconds under UV lamp on a conveyor. Photocure removes the need for applying and cutting film by hand.

The coating lasts for up to 12 months both internally and externally, meaning no reapplication of temporary protection for the manufacturer or customer.

Photocure protects against dirt, dust, abrasions, paint, mortar, and weathering, and when removed, Photocure does not leave a residue.

Spraylat International has manufactured and supplied Protectapeel, a liquid applied peelable coating, for more than 26 years in the UK. This is the first factory-applied coating Spraylat has developed for protecting shaped surfaces.

Technical director Henry Spurr said: “We have made some advances in our UV curable technology and we are excited to now unveil this product. We already have some interest in Photocure in the UK and around the world. Our aim is to show manufacturers there is a better way of protecting surfaces that can ultimately save them money and increase productivity.”