CPC Industrial OEM Specialty Paint Division

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT 

CRU-TECH Paint Research and Development

Our Teams’ Research and Development is focused on solving problems in the real world of paint lines and government regulations. The typical corporate approach of trying to influence the paint customer to use an existing paint or paint system is no longer an adequate solution for many companies.

Most of Continental Products’ paints are custom-designed to fit the exact requirements of our customers’ specifications and paint lines. That’s because we keep our avenue of research as open as possible by not imposing strict limits on their raw material choices.

This open-ended approach, along with the creativity of our chemists, has yielded breakthrough paint technologies that will fit your demanding production requirements.

CRU-TECH CORE TECHNOLOGIES 

 
2KU Acrylic Urethane
Two Component Urethane
This high build, two-component urethane system features the highest levels of gloss and color retention, maximum corrosion resistance (surpasses 2,000 in salt spray) excellent adhesion, outstanding resistance to chemicals, abrasion and thermal shock. Quick Dry, low VOC.

2K ACRYLIC URETHANE 

TWO COMPONENT URETHANES

Two-component urethanes with outstanding corrosion
resistance (1,000 hours in salt spray), excellent
adhesion, gloss and color retention. Outstanding
resistance to chemicals and abrasion. Ultra
quick dry and low VOC.
CPC Acrylic Blend Enamels and Primers
CPC Alkyd Blend Enamels and Primers

ALKYD BLEND ENAMELS AND PRIMERS

ACRYLIC BLEND ENAMEL & PRIMERS

CPC Epoxy Enamels and Primers
CPC Custom OEM Specialty Paint

EPOXY ENAMELS & PRIMERS

PRODUCT TESTING AND EVALUATION 

Customer Designed Coatings, Your Product will be Determined by your Specific Requirements such as:

  • Emissions

  • Color & Gloss

  • Dry Time

  • Substrate

  • Paint Line Parameters

  • Corrosion Resistance

  • Surface Characteristics

  • Surface Hardness

  • UV Resistance

  • VOC

A Complete Range of Primers and/or Topcoats Formulated in:

  • Waterborne (solutions and emulsions)

    • air dry/bake

  • High Solids - air dry/bake

  • Urethanes - 2K/Low VOC/Water-reducible

 

 Regular Testing, Evaluation & Development of our Paints for:
 

  • Salt Spray

  • Humidity

  • Stone Chip Resistance

  • Adhesion

  • Impact

  • Bend

  • Fluid Immersion

  • Heat Resistance

  • Hardness

  • UV Resistance

 

All our paints are tested to meet varying levels of performance based on customer specifications With a whole range of gloss and pencil hardness characteristics.

Paints Formulated for Use over a Wide Range of Substrates including:

  • Bare Steel

  • Iron and Zinc Phosphated Steel

  • Aluminum

  • Brass

  • Primed Surfaces

  • Plastic

Applications include:
  • Conventional Spray
  • Electrostatic Spray
  • Dip
  • Flow Coat
As well as adaptations to your
particular application method.

WE ARE PROBLEM SOLVERS 

Our customers depend on Continental Products to diagnose and find solutions to their Industrial Paint needs and problems whether those needs entail compliance challenges, application issues, production line difficulties or field performance deficiencies.

Continental's customer-driven approach (P.A.I.N.T.S) has yielded flexible paint solutions for its clients with paint formulations that are adapted to meet specific and often complex coating requirements.

When designing a paint for a customer, it is standard for our chemists to create a series of formulation ladders to determine performance and cost parameters.

CPC Salt Spray Corossion Test
EXAMPLE #1: SALT SPRAY TESTING

Above is a salt spray/corrosion test series of "scribed" metal panels using the same backbone paint chemistry, but with different modifications in order to determine the best formulation for the customer.
Salt Spray Corrosion Test
EXAMPLE #2: WATERBORNE TECHNOLOGY 

This is a waterborne coating we developed for an automotive customer who switched to this custom formulated coating after seeing the incredible 1000 hour salt spray results.

Note the scribe line and the extraordinary performance achieved with our waterborne technology.

Salt Spray Corrosion Test

EXAMPLE #3 REAL WORLD TESTING 

Here we have an example of a formulation being developed for a customer tested over scribed cast iron panels. These panels were subjected to 504 hours salt spray

Salt Spray Corrosion Test
Salt Spray Corrosion

EXAMPLE #4 SALT SPRAY VERSUS COMPETITION 

Here is a cyclic salt spray at 360 hours; 2 CPC formulations tested.

Here is an example of competitor's paint enduring the same 360 hour cyclic salt spray over the same part as our formulations in the photo left of this photo.

With high performance results, the customer switched to CPC Products.