The difference between products is partly in the ‘unseen’. The same applies to metal coatings. A metal coating consists of a binder that, together with the added metal, shows the visible features. However, in order to enjoy the end-result in the long-term, the following ‘unseen’ features are important.
One of the most important components, the binder, ensures a perfectly homogeneous liquid mass, so the final applied metal layer meets the quality characteristics to function properly in the long-term.
Important points for attention include shrinkage efficiency of the final product. UV resistance, even distribution of the metal in the mix are important for a long-term good adhesion, processability, and of course fire resistance.
The shelf life of the basic product is also important. For example, how long can an opened can be kept? If this period is too short, it will cost money in the long run and cause frustration. Good to think about this in advance.
Because the binder is such a fundamental element in the process, knowledge about it is also very relevant. The in-house product development and in-house recipe are continuously monitored by in-house R&D to maintain product certainty. Allowing guarantees to develop that will continue to meet the wishes of the ever-developing market.
And finally, what it’s all about in the end, is the end-result. Does the end result really give you the ultimate real metal feel? Then the question immediately arises; how long will the surface retain its beauty?
The quality of the product and correctly processing it has a direct influence on the end-result. It is important that the manufacturer properly manages and controls both parts of the process.
In tests you see that VeroMetal® scores high in areas such as durability, fire resistance, hardness and wear resistance. These test results are an independent and important indicator of quality. The test results are easy to obtain.
A simple look to the past is also a good gauge for judging the overall quality of a product. How long has a brand been around and is it being used successfully? Are users satisfied? What projects have been completed with the product?