Fieldays 50th Anniversary 2018

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Fieldays is the Southern Hemisphere’s largest agricultural event and the ultimate launch platform for cutting-edge technology and innovation. This year is the 50th anniversary for Fieldays and Altex Coatings are pleased to be returning as an exhibitor in June!

This iconic kiwi event is the Southern Hemisphere’s largest annual agribusiness expo.

If you’re planning on attending,Make sure you pop by our stand in the Mystery Creek Pavilion and chat to our local team about how to repair, restore and maintain your farm assets with our range of protective coatings. Whether it’s a rusty tractor, trailer or bridge – we have the solution.

Our flooring experts will also be on site to offer free technical advice on antimicrobial resin floor coatings and the cost-benefits of applying them in your cowshed or milk processing facility.

Find us at Site PE10-PE12 – near the food court

13/06/2018 – 16/06/2018
Mystery Creek Events Centre, Hamilton, Waikato, NZ

Find out more.

Introducing Sea~Barrier Altra – Self Polishing, High Performance Antifouling

Altex Coatings Ltd, manufacturers of a comprehensive range of high performance marine coatings proudly introduce the latest in antifouling technology – now available for your fleet.

New patented technology, high performance self polishing antifouling that has been proven in the most severe marine environments.

Sea~Barrier Altra® uses NEW Patented Silyl Acrylate Polymer Technology. This polymer enables state of the art antifouling paints to be designed that release biocides over the life of the paint film at a consistent and predictable rate. This ensures effective antifouling performance over a long period, that you can rely on to provide optimum protection of your hull irrespective of water temperatures, vessel type, cruising speed or frequency of use.

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NEW Epoxy Spot Filler 1:1 Mix Ratio & 2 Litre Pack Size Now Available!

EPOXY SPOT FILLER 1:1

We are pleased to announce the release of our Epoxy Spot Filler 1:1 mix ratio.
For some time our customers have been asking for a more simple, user friendly and economical Epoxy Spot Filler.

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Altex Epoxy Spot Filler 1:1 is the latest introduction from Altex Yacht and Boat designed to simplify the repairing and repainting of your yacht or launch. Epoxy Spot Filler 1:1 has been formulated in an easy to measure one to one mix ratio, and therefore reduces the risk of a mixing error. Both experienced and amateur painters will find Spot Filler easy to measure, mix and apply.

EPOXY SPOT FILLER PRODUCT INFO

PRODUCT FEATURES
1 : 1 mix ratio
Easy to open and re-seal lids
Lightweight once cured
Easy sanding properties
Smooth and creamy texture – makes trowelling / blading easy
Excellent hold up on vertical surfaces
Approved for above and below waterline use
Compatible with a wide range of epoxy primers and build coats, and suitable for application direct to suitably prepared bare wood, fibreglass, gelcoat and GRP
100% solids – no solvent smells and no shrinkage

PRODUCT USES
Use Over:
Altex Epoxy Primer
Altex Epoxy Barrier Undercoat
Altex Epoxy High Build Surfacer
Suitably degreased and abraded aged epoxy and polyurethane coatings
Suitably degreased and abraded Fibreglass, GRP, Gelcoat, Epoxy Fairing Compound

FOR FURTHER PRODUCT INFO, DATA SHEETS AND DISTRIBUTOR INFO CLICK HERE

2 PACK OR NOT 2 PACK..THAT IS THE QUESTION!

Understanding 2 Pack Products

Many DIY painters are a bit nervous about using two pack products – this is usually as a result of not understanding a few simple “rules”. So before you settle for the simple (but less durable, long lasting) single can of paint, we have outlined a few key points to remember, armed yourself with these key points and your painting experience is sure to be a resounding success:

MIX RATIO
The mix ratio is the ratio of Part A (the base portion) that is mixed with the Part B (the converter or catalyst). Mix ratios are set to an optimum rate so that the paint cures well, and performs at its best. Users are encouraged to measure the volumes of the two parts carefully and accurately. Make sure the two separate components are well mixed before you decant any as it is important that each component is a smooth, homogenous blend before measuring / decanting.

INDUCTION TIME
Induction time is the period of time, after mixing the components together, but before thinning when the paint is allowed to rest and start the catalysing process. Induction has a number of benefits and is highly recommended, especially in cooler temperatures.

POT LIFE
The “Pot Life” is the amount of time available (based on warm, 24°C conditions) to apply the product before it is too far along the cure process to still be useable. Always mix smaller amounts than will be needed in the course of the day. Even though a product may still be liquid, once the pot life has expired, discard the balance as partially catalysed product will not adhere and perform well.

THINNERS
Thinning is usually required for most products (but not always, so check the data sheet). Thinning helps to achieve a nice even finish, without lots of brush marks, and it helps to control how much paint is applied. Thick coats are often the cause of problems.

DRY TIMES
Dry times are based on the prevailing temperature at the time, the thickness of the coating applied and ventilation. Applying the next coat of paint before the previous one is cured (hard dry) is not advised, as generally this will slow down the cure of both layers, and can lead to solvent entrapment – a condition where the solvents just cannot get out of the film, and this results in premature failure of the coating system.

REMEMBER IF IN DOUBT PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL THE ALTEX BOAT PAINT TECHNICAL LINE FOR YOUR AREA (during working hours only).
Australia Support:
1800 738 383 or support@altexboatpaint.com.au
New Zealand:
0800 429 527 or support@altexboatpaint.co.nz.