Thermoplastic coating ABCITE X 1060 was first introduced more than 40 years ago. This coating is used in the Gulf Region since 1978 with great success, especially on pipes for drinking water, seawater, chemicals, desalinated water, sewage, etc.
ABCITE X 1060 is a tough, chip-resistant, thermoplastic powder coating that provides excellent corrosion and UV protection without the need of a primer. It is applied by dipping into a fluidized bed.
The main advantage of thermoplastic powder coating in comparison to wet paint is that thermoplastics are more flexible and generally produce thicker coating in one single process.
Thermoplastic coatings are factory applied. The metal surface needs to be properly cleaned and adequately heated before coating to obtain the best possible adhesion and consequently long-term life of the protective coating, even in very corrosive environments.