tecni-form have been involved in the development of a technique which is unique in the UK, which ensures you can get the precise finish you want on polyethylene parts
Painting polyethylene components
You can now have any of the following paint schemes on polyethylene and polypropylene rotomouldings:
- High gloss solid colour, pearlescent or metallic finish applied to smooth surfaced mouldings
- Textured satin finish applied to smooth surfaced mouldings
- Soft touch satin finish applied to smooth surfaced mouldings
- High gloss solid colour, pearlescent or metallic finish applied to textured mouldings.
Adding surface colour to polyethylene
Polyethylene is by far the most common material used in rotational moulding, but it has traditionally suffered from the disadvantage that it cannot be reliably painted. The same difficulty applied to polypropylene. Although these polymers can be coloured using a tinted raw material, good control of final appearance has been impossible, precluding their use in very many applications. Now tecni-form have solved the problem.
tecni-form’s unique process
tecni-form have been involved in the development of a technique which is unique in the UK, which ensures you can get the precise finish you want on polyethylene parts. The substrate is treated after initial manufacture with specialist primers so that the component can be sprayed in the normal way, either by tecni-form or in your usual paint shop.
This process has proved particularly popular with the automotive industry and manufacturers of cleaning machines. It is now possible to have polyethylene components with shiny coloured, scratch-resistant surfaces that blend in with the rest of the completed product.
If you think that your current polyethylene mouldings could be improved by painting, it is worth noting that this can be done without the cost of removing textured surfaces from existing moulds.
If you would like more information on painting rotationally moulded plastic components, please see their Design Library.