IFS Standard Polyester

There are two types of IFS standard polyester; standard polyester TGIC and standard polyester TGIC-free.

IFS Standard Polyester TGIC

IFS standard polyester TGIC powders are an excellent, all purpose coating designed to decorate and protect the end product. IFS standard polyester TGIC powders can be used for interior and exterior applications, and when used on exterior applications offer what is often referred to as standard durability.  Standard polyesters also form the backbone of some architectural powder coatings that meet and exceed the performance requirements of AAMA 2603.shutterstock 146167136 300x300

Standard polyester TGIC-based systems offer the following advantages:

  • good exterior durability  
  • good chemical resistance
  • highly impact resistant and flexibility
  • can be formulated over a broad range of color, gloss and special effects 
  • interior and exterior applications
  • good overbake resistance to yellowing
  • cost effective

Disadvantages for standard polyester TGICs include:

  • Inferior chemical resistance when compared to epoxies
  • Less clarity and smoothness than GMA Acrylics when used as clear coat
  • Limited exterior durability

Standard polyester powder coatings are used on a vast range of applications including architectural profiles, retail interiors, furniture, fixtures and fittings fencing, kitchen appliances, playground and recreation equipment, lighting fixtures, wire cloth, vending machines, automotive parts and decorative pieces.

Standard Polyester TGIC Free

TGIC stands for triglycidyl isocyanurate (now you see why we use the abbreviation!). TGIC free polyesters are used in applications where TGIC is not desired (TGIC is considered hazardous in Europe).

IFS standard polyester TGIC free offers all the same advantages as a TGIC product as well as:

  • no TGIC
  • higher first pass transfer efficiency

TGIC free polyester disadvantages

  • more sensitive to excess film thickness
  • restricted cure and gloss range
  • less overbake than TGICs
  • more prone to corrosion issues with poor pre-treatment
  • Limited exterior durability

Find IFS standard polyesters here.

IFS standard polyesters can be custom formulated to exhibit additional functionality if required. Just let us know what you need.

Please note that these represent general guidelines. Talk to the IFS lab or representative for a more detailed explanation and specific uses.