Duratec are a range of warranty grade advanced super durable polyester thermosetting powder coating technology that utilise high performance pigments for colour production.

Duratec is available in the following ranges:
Duratec Elements - distinctive, mar-resistant textured finishes
Duratec Zeus - subtle and neutral solid colours
Duratec Eternity - beautiful decorative pearlescent colours
Duratec Intensity - fun, bright solid colours for a big impact

It is ideal for use:

  • On pre-treated architectural grade aluminium
  • On mild steel, bright/semi bright steel, black steel and blue steel
  • In mild, severe and tropical exterior conditions
  • In general and moderate interior conditions
  • In environments greater than 10m from the high tide mark

Features

  • Super Durable Polyester Thermosetting Powder Coating
  • Alumi Shield™ warranty: 25 Year Aluminium Durability warranty and 20* Year Aluminium Colour warranty
  • Steel Shield™ warranty: Up to 10 Year Steel Corrosion warranty and 20* Year Steel Colour warranty
  • Extensive range of pearlescent finishes
  • Formulated to meet: AS 3715, AAMA 2603 and AAMA 2604

Benefits

  • Guaranteed performance on appropriately pre-treated aluminium and steel**
  • Excellent colour retention
  • Super durable hard wearing finish
  • * Intensity is 15 Years

Product code: 900


Uses

Developed primarily for use on extruded aluminium, including window and door joinery, and extruded aluminium panel work on class 1 & 10 residential buildings and on class 2-9 commercial buildings under the Australian Building Code and class. Duratec is also suitable for use over a variety of substrates, including mild steel and aluminium.

Surface preparation

Surfaces should be prepared according to appropriate standards such as AAMA 2603, AAMA 2604, AS/NZS4506 or AS3715 (available from Standards Australia or Standards New Zealand offices).

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Coverage
8 - 10m2/kg corresponds to 80 microns
Surfaces
Galvanised Steel, Stainless Steel, Steel (mild), Zincalume, Non ferrous metals, Aluminium
Type
Powder Coating
Range
Duratec Powdercoat Range
Interior or Exterior
Interior, Exterior
Film Build
Minimum 50 microns, Maximum 110 microns
Application Method
Electrostatic Spray

Performance Guide

Green Star
Dulux ® Powder Coatings are a prime consideration for projects where air quality standards have been set, such as 4, 5 & 6 Green Star Rating Projects.
VOC Level
Virtually zero (please consult Dulux for details)
Weatherability
Excellent resistance to weathering.
Salt Resistance
Excellent salt spray resistance over pre-treated aluminium (3000 hours ASTM B117)

Cure Schedule

Metal Temperature
210° : 4 mins (Gloss and Satin Products) minimum 210° : 8 mins (Matt Products) minimum
200° : 5 mins (Gloss and Satin Products) minimum 200° : 10 mins (Matt Products) minimum
180° : 8 mins (Gloss and Satin Products) minimum 180° : 15 mins (Matt Products) minimum

Specifications

How to Specify Aluminium
Example – (Dulux Duratec® Zeus® Dark Grey Matt 90051275) to meet AAMA 2604. Product must be applied by a Dulux Registered Aluminium Applicator and must offer 25 year durability warranty.

How to Specify Steel
Example – Powder Coating of (Components to be coated) (Atmospheric Classification) (Substrate) with (Dulux Duratec® Zeus® Dark Grey Matt 90051275) to meet AS4506. Compliance to this standard must be demonstrated through provision of a certificate from the coating applicator outlining the relevant, “atmospheric classification, substrate and method of chemical or mechanical surface preparation”.

Care and Maintenance

Refer to AAMA 609 and 610

As a general rule, cleaning of externally located powder coating surfaces must take place every six months. Where salts/pollutants are more prevalent such as seaside, industrial and geothermal areas, a cleaning program should be carried out more frequently.

THREE STEPS TO CLEANING POWDER COATED SURFACES

  1. Remove loose deposits with a wet sponge (avoid scratching the surface by dry dusting).
  2. Using a soft clean cloth and a mild detergent in warm water, clean the powder coating to remove dust, salt or other deposits.
  3. Always rinse after cleaning with fresh water to remove any remaining detergent.

WARNING

In some cases, strong solvents recommended for thinning various types of paints and also for cleaning up mastics/sealants are harmful to the extended life of the powder coated surface. These solvents should not be used for cleaning purposes and will render the warranty void if used. If paint splashes or sealants/mastics need to be removed then the following solvents can be used safely: Methylated Spirits, Ethyl Alcohol, Isopropanol.

Warranty

Warranty Information

Warranty* performance on alumnium:

  • 25 year durability warranty
  • 20 year chalk and colour fade warranty (Zeus and Eternity)
  • 15 year chalk and colour fade warranty (Intensity)

On pre-treated architectural aluminium when applied by a Dulux Registered Applicators

Warranty* performance on steel:

  • Up to 10 years durability warranty
  • 20 year chalk and colour fade warranty (Zeus and Eternity)
  • 15 year chalk and colour fade warranty (Intensity)

As part of the steel shield warranty system when applied by a Dulux Registered Applicators