These hybrids represent a compromise between the performance of epoxies and polyesters. They are formed by blending these two polymer types in different ratios depending on the end-use requirements. Hybrid performance can be summarized as follows:
- enhanced overbake resistance vs. epoxy
- good Faraday Cage penetration (easier to penetrate recesses found in the part to be coated)
- full range of gloss (10-95+)
- ultra smooth, thin films (0.8-1.2 mils)
Disadvantages for these hybrids are as follows:
- poor outdoor weatherability
Hybrid powder coatings are generally found in office furniture, metal cabinets, shelving, interior light fixtures, power tools, automotive underbody/underhood parts.
IFS Acrylic Hybrids
Acrylic hybrids are a blend of either polyester and acrylic or epoxy and acrylic. These formulations are primarily used in very low gloss (<10 @ 600) but can also be formulated to provide cross functional properties to polyesters or epoxies.
Please note that these represent general guidelines. Talk to the IFS lab or representative for a more detailed explanation and specific uses.