ICA Group's range of pigmented water-based paints for glass allows customers to choose from three different sample books (ICA, RAL and NCS) that collectively encompass more than 2,300 colors, all of which can be faithfully reproduced thanks to the ICA Color tintometric system. This system allows ICA's sales infrastructure to provide a service that is unbeatable not only in terms of its short lead times but also in terms of the consistent quality of the paints, the perfect reliability of the colors and their replicability over time.
ICA Group also produces sample colors at the client's request and conducts color checks using spectrophotometry.
ICA Group's water-based paints can be applied by brushing, by spraying (manually, with an automatic sprayer or electrostatically), by curtain-coating or by rolling.
Cold paints can be dried at room temperature (or in rapid-drying ovens), whereas the thermosetting paints can be dried in ovens at temperatures of up to 200°C for. After drying, the painted glass can be worked on directly, undergoing operations such as cutting, grinding, sealing and gluing.
ICA Group's water-based paints pass all of the most important adhesion and chemical/physical resistance tests.
To verify the resistance of ICA Group paints on certain types of hollow glass, various chemical and mechanical stress tests are conducted based on the standard specifications for the homewares and profumery market. In addition, hollow glass coated with ICA Group products successfully passed the dishwasher safety test.
The substantial experience accumulated by ICA Group's Research & Development laboratories in the formulation of water-based coating products has led to the creation of a specific range for the painting of glass, both flat and hollow.
ICA Group's glass range is composed of transparent, colored, lacquered and metallic monocomponent and bicomponent water-based paints that make it possible to achieve high-quality aesthetic results with an unrivaled array of effects and colors, as well as excellent adhesion and chemical/physical resistance.
The products are non-flammable, making them easy to store, and dilutable in water, so they are simple to prepare and use. Moreover, due to their low levels of volatile organic compounds, they allow for compliance with the regulations on the limitations of solvent emissions into the atmosphere.
ICA Group's range of high-quality coatings, which over the years has been geared more and more towards a reduction in environmental impact, has enabled the company to be recognized as one of the most technologically advanced players in the market, both in Italy and internationally.