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Protection for Steel

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Dulux Powder Coatings are an ideal choice for the long term protection of mild steel items for your next project, and provide assurance through the issue of Steel Shield™ Warranties.


Protected substrates

The Steel Shield™ warranty will only be issued on the following substrates: mild steel, bright/semi bright steel, black/blue steel. All other steel types including galvanised coated steel are not warranted under the Steel Shield™ Warranty Program.

 

WARRANTY STEEL (MILD) BRIGHT / SEMI BRIGHT BLACK STEEL BLUE STEEL
Steel Shield · · · ·

 

Warranted Performance

The Steel Shield™ Warranty is made up of two key components, a colour warranty (for fade and chalking) and a corrosion warranty.

 

Colour Warranty Corrosion Warranty
Steel Shield Colour Warranty The Steel Shield™ Colour Warranty is your assurance that the colour integrity will be maintained.
It is made up of two components:

  • Fade1
  • Chalk2
Steel Shield Durability Warranty The Steel Shield™ Corrosion Warranty is your assurance that the substrate will not corrode.
The powder coating will not corrode for the warranty period from the date the product is applied to the metal.
Colour Warranty
Steel Shield Colour Warranty The Steel Shield™ Colour Warranty is your assurance that the colour integrity will be maintained.
It is made up of two components:

  • Fade1
  • Chalk2
Corrosion Warranty
Steel Shield Durability Warranty The Steel Shield™ Corrosion Warranty is your assurance that the substrate will not corrode.
The powder coating will not corrode for the warranty period from the date the product is applied to the metal.

 

Terms and conditions apply

  • Dulux Steel Shield™ Colour Warranties are your assurance that the coating will not:
    • 1Fade (colour) – Colour fade testing will give a delta E (Hunter) laboratory reading less than five units from the original colour. In accordance with ASTM D2244.
    • 2Chalk – Not exceed a rating of 2 for whites & pastels and a rating of 3 for deep colours as assessed in accordance with AS1580.481.1.11 test method
  • The Steel Shield™ corrosion warranty is your assurance that the coating system will not corrode more 5% in accordance with the degree of corrosion as a percentage contained in AS/NZS:2312.1.2014
  • Warranties are only valid when applied by a Dulux Accredited Powder Coater to the warranty specification on recommended project types and conditions and maintained within our recommended Care and maintenance guidelines. For more information visit the Tech Advice page here

 

All Dulux premium powder coat products are backed by product specific Steel Shield™ warranties. Below is an overview of the warranty periods by product available from Dulux.

Alumi Shield Warranty Table

*Excluding Intensity – 10 Years

 

Project Suitability

It is important to define your project correctly to ensure the correct product is specified and the performance and warranty is able to be gained for your project.

Both project type and the environment (conditions) will impact on the exposure of the powdercoat to elements such as UV, dirt and salt. For instance, marine and coastal environments are exposed to winds and sea salts, which have a long-term impact on the performance of coating systems due to erosion and weathering, and commercial projects will be exposed to greater environmental impacts, whether they be the usage of the environment or the height of the building.

 

To ensure products are fit for these environments Dulux recommends suitable products based on the AAMA testing standards. These standards provide a benchmark of product quality that are an assurance that your asset will be protected by a product fit for purpose. For complete details relating to these standards visit aamanet.org

 

To define projects we utilise three key sources:

1. The building classifications under the Building code of Australia (BCA)
2. Industry standards for powder coatings – Primarily AAMA
3. Environmental condition utilising AS4312 and ISO12944 Atmospheric corrosivity zones in Australia as a guide.

 

The following tables allow you to identify your project, to look at the appropriate products for the environment, whether it be interior or exterior, the care and maintenance required, and details on our Dulux Accredited Powder Coaters, as only Dulux Accredited Powder coaters are able to issue our Dulux Steel Shield™ warranties.


Use the following table to help you identify your project and the appropriate standard a product should meet for that environment.

 

 

Definitions:

  • Non-Habitable projects are those that are not dwelling types. Examples can be furniture, bus shelters, signage etc.
  • Residential properties are typically easy to maintain, given their height and access.
  • High-rise projects are less sheltered from neighbouring buildings, raising their exposure and reducing their ease of maintenance.
  • Monumental projects attract the most attention and have the highest standards required to uphold the reputation expected from landmark sites
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