Selecting the Right Powder Product

Interior Applications: 1000, 2000, 3000, 4000, 6000, 7000

Exterior Applications: 2000, 3000, 4000, 5000, 8000, 9000, 10000, 11000

Property   1000     2000     3000     4000     5000     6000     7000     8000     9000     10000     11000  
Hardness E E G VG-E VG VG E G VG VG VG
Flexibility E P G VG E E E E E E E
Overbake Stability P E E VG E VG P G E VG VG
Exterior Durability P-E P-E P-E P-E E P P E E S HP
Corrosion Protection E VG G E VG VG E VG E E E
Chemical Resistance E E G VG VG VG E G VG VG VG
Application Properties VG G G VG VG E E G E VG VG

P=Poor  |  G=Good  |  VG=Very Good  |  E=Excellent  |  S=Superior (AAMA 2604)  |  HP=Highest Performance (AAMA 2605)


TCI Product Series

1000 Series Low Cure Systems
Formulated for heat sensitive substrates, these products were developed to cure at 250°F. Lower temperatures are also possible. Powder can be applied with or without minimal substrate preheating. Products in this series will rapidly lose gloss and chalk with exterior exposure and are best suited for interior applications. These products feature excellent physical and chemical resistance properties. Typical uses include medium density fiberbourd (MDF), fiber reinfoced plastic (FRP), and sheet molding compounds (SMC). Each customer's substrate and application technology must be evaluated before ordering powder.

2000 Series Acrylic Systems
These products have a broad formulating range and are capable of meeting many decorative application requirements. Products in this series can have increased hardness, chemical resistance, overbake resistance, and weatherability when compared to standard systems. Products can be formulated for interior or exterior applications. Contact a TCI sales representative or chemist to determine suitability of this technology.

3000 Series High Temperature Systems
Formulated to provide coating stability in elevated temperature applications, these products are suitable for different levels of continuous or intermittent temperature exposure. Contact a TCI chemist to initiate a product design for high temperature applications.

4000 Series Specialty Systems
With a broad formulating range, these products are utilized to meet unusually demanding requirements of decorative and functional applications. This series is recommended when conventional formulas will not meet a customer's performance specifications. Contact a TCI chemist to initiate a product design for challenging applications.

5000 Series Alternative Cure Polyester Systems
Formulated to meet many decorative requirements for gloss, smoothness, color, and weatherability, these products can provide solutions where TGIC or urethane polyesters are not approved. Typical uses include interior and exterior furniture, sports equipment, and machinery.

6000 Series Epoxy/Polyester Hybrid Systems
These products have a broad formulating range that can meet many decorative and functional application requirements. Yet, they can rapidly lose gloss and begin to chalk when exposed to sunlight, making them best suited for interior applications. This series has a good balance of physical properties and excellent application characteristics. Typical uses include automotive accessories, exercise equipment, power tools, and display racks.

7000 Series Epoxy Systems
Products in this series are also best suited for interior applications as they can rapidly lose gloss and begin to chalk when exposed to sunlight. Epoxy systems can be formulated to have excellent chemical resistance and physical properties. Typical uses include automotive underbody, corrosion resistant primers, and material handling components.

8000 Series Urethane Systems
These products meet many decorative requirements for gloss, smoothness, color, and weatherability. They are formulated for use in interior and exterior thin film applications. Most products in this series are not suitable for high film build. Typical applications include lighting fixtures, automotive trim, interior auto components, and interior/exterior furniture.

9000 Series TGIC Polyester Systems
These products have the broadest formulating range in color and gloss and many will meet or exceed AAMA 2603 performance requirements. Typical uses include aluminum extrusions, playground equipment, agricultural equipment, and machinery.

10000 Series Superior Exterior TGIC Polyester Systems
Products within this series are formulated to meet AAMA 2604 specifications and are available in a wide selection of colors in a medium gloss range. Applications may include windows, doors, playground equipments, cladding components, park furniture, fences and railings, light fixtures and poles, stadium seating, and sports equipment.

11000 Series Highest Exterior Organic Systems
Formulated to meet AAMA 2605 specifications, products in this series have a medium gloss range and are available in many colors. Proper amorphous chromium phosphate or amorphous chromate pretreatment is critical to ensure product performance. A TCI tecnical representative must audit each application system to ensure products will meet the 2605 specification.


Product Formulation

First Number = Resin Type   Fourth Number = Surface Appearance
Example: 9801-1000   Example: 9801-1000
1 = Low Cure 7 = Epoxy   0 = Smooth 4 = Vein
2 = Acrylic 8 = Urethane   1 = Metallic 5 = Hammertone
3 = High Temperature 9 = TGIC   2 = Sand 6 = Multi-Color
4 = Specialty 10 = AAMA 2604   3 = Orange Peel 7 = Wrinkle
5 = Alt. Cure 11 = AAMA 2605      
6 = Hybrids        
Second Number = 60° Gloss Reading   Last Series corresponds to RAL Color System
Example: 9801-1000   Example: 9801-1000
0 = 0-9 5 = 50-59   0000 = Clears & Metallics 5000 = Blues
1 = 10-19 6 = 60-69   1000 = Yellows & Beiges 6000 = Greens
2 = 20-29 7 = 70-79   2000 = Oranges 7000 = Grays
3 = 30-39 8 = 80-89   3000 = Red 8000 = Browns
4 = 40-49 9 = 90+   4000 = Violets 9000 = Blacks & Whites
Third Number = Cure Response    
Example: 9801-1000    
0 = 12 min. at 400° F 5 = 10 min. at 300° F      
1 = 10 min. at 400° F 6 = 10 min. at 275° F      
2 = 10 min. at 375° F 7 = 10 min. at 250° F      
3 = 10 min. at 350° F 8 = Fast Cure: See TDS for recommended cure temperature and time.      
4 = 10 min. at 325° F