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Interpon Textura® completes Tait’s award-winning outdoor lounge range

There’s no doubt Australian’s love the outdoors, with the climate often hailed as one of our country’s best features. However, as always the good must come with the bad; with the sunny summer days and mild winter months coming hand in hand with some of the most extreme weather events in the world. Not that […]

Interpon D Flame Propagation Testing – AS/NZS 1530.3 – 1999 Part 3 – Spread of Flame

Due to the scope of architectural components on a building that are typically powder coated, we have undertaken independent testing assessment in accordance with AS/NZS 1530.3 – 1999 Part 3. This determines the fire ratings and suitability of specific coating systems for aluminium coated cladding, extrusions, fixings and components.   Based on the independent test […]

2017 Color of the Year is Denim Drift

Get ready to dig out your blue jeans because our color experts have selected a shade of blue called Denim Drift as the Color of the Year for 2017. Announced during the launch of the 14th annual ColourFutures™ trends forecast, Denim Drift is the foundation for an inspirational palette of colors centered on the expected […]

Interpon D2015 Sablé CoreTen now available as a stock item

Due to popular demand, Interpon D2015 Sablé™ CoreTen (YX350A) is now available as a stock item. Exclusive to Interpon Powder Coatings, the tactile finish of Sablé CoreTen mimics the textured, rustic and distinctive appearance of corten steel. Performance warranty available when applied by Interpon Approved Applicators 20 year film integrity 15 year color retention Download […]

AkzoNobel partners with The Ocean Cleanup for largest clean-up in history

The complete removal of plastic from the world’s oceans has moved a step closer after AkzoNobel joined forces with The Ocean Cleanup to help turn the tide on marine pollution. The partnership involves AkzoNobel providing advanced, biocide-free coatings technology for all the devices and equipment used by The Ocean Cleanup for the next five years. […]

AkzoNobel confirmed as exclusive coatings supplier of Volvo Ocean Race

AkzoNobel has been confirmed as the official Boatyard supplier for the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race. All the boats competing in the next edition will be coated with the company’s International® and Awlgrip range of products. The competing yachts – including team AkzoNobel’s brand new Volvo Ocean 65 – have already been through an extensive refit […]

AkzoNobel introduces new free Design iPad App

  We are delighted to launch the free AkzoNobel Design app for iPad, created especially for professionals who want the latest information about colors and properties of coatings, predominantly in the Building and Construction sector. AkzoNobel’s Design app allows you to better understand the use of powder and liquid coatings applied to metal in built […]

What is the difference between powder coating and liquid paint?

While liquid paint is still the most widely implemented architectural finish in Australia, there is another that has enjoyed steady progression in popularity since its introduction in the late 1950s. There are a number of factors leading to the increasing uptake of powder coating for architectural elements, but this can be mostly attributed to the […]

Case Study: Interpon Adds Final Touches to Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH)

In April 2017, the Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH) will open its doors to the public. Large-scale healthcare projects like SCUH bring forth a whole host of challenges for building professionals, from budget constraints to facilitating developments in the health care sector. In projects like SCUH, it is vital that the product specified meets warranty […]

White Paper: Demystifying Powder Coating Warranties

There’s a widespread knowledge gap in the Australian architecture and construction industry surrounding powder coating warranties and this has been detrimental for all stakeholders. A clear understanding of what is and isn’t covered by powder coating product warranties is vital to selecting the correct product for the job at hand. Download this free whitepaper to understand how […]

Case Study: Colour coatings key for award-winning Monash University Student Accommodation

Monash University’s Clayton campus was recently awarded three major architecture awards by the Australian Institute of Architects for the second year running. The precinct consists of four new residential buildings with associated retail and informal learning spaces, with each of the buildings having its own individual architectural style. The project includes designs from four different […]

3 steps to specifying powder coating for coastal and marine environments

Understanding the risks of specifying powder coatings in marine and coastal environments can ensure your project and reputation stand the test of time. Harsh marine and coastal environments expose projects to winds and chemicals such as sea salts, which can have a long term impact on the performance of most finishing systems. “Understanding the project […]

Interpon partners with architectural market supplier giants to create award-winning showroom

Three of the biggest players in Architectural Aluminium, Coatings and Glass markets are now providing expert advice for architects and specifiers under one roof. Interpon Powder Coatings recently partnered with Capral Aluminium and Viridian Glass to create the cutting edge Capral Aluminium Showroom. The first of its kind in Australia, the showroom was developed to […]

Interpon releases ‘Living Colors’ Colour Chart for residential and general trade coaters

Interpon Powder Coatings today released the latest addition to their powder coatings offer the ‘Living Colors’ colour chart for residential and general trade coaters. Showcasing the most popular colors from Interpon’s nationally stocked range, the new ‘Living Colors’ colour chart combines the previous ‘D1000’ and the ‘Coatings for Industrial Design‘ colour charts. The ‘Living Colors’ […]

Technical Bulletin: Perforated Panels

Interpon Powder Coatings recommends the use of a barrier coat epoxy powder primer (MetaPrep™ Grey EL286A) as an undercoat for all perforated aluminium panels where a commercial Interpon D warranty is required specific to the Environmental Classifications of AS4312. A higher etch rate does not provide sufficient protection to counter long term issues when components […]

Case study: Powder coating expanded metal mesh on The Icon St Kilda

A bold and significant new development has emerged in St Kilda as a ‘liveable lego tower’, rising in tiered rainbow cubes that appear to balance like building blocks. Aptly named The Icon, the distinctive new building is wrapped in expanded aluminium mesh that changes colour as sunlight moves. The inspiration of artist Matthew Johnson, who […]

AkzoNobel goes for gold as Color of the Year 2016

AkzoNobel‘s influential annual global study of color trends has been launched, with a shade of gold being unveiled as Color of the Year for 2016. An appropriate color for an Olympic year, it was chosen by a specially invited panel of independent design and color experts to spearhead the company’s ColorFutures™ 2016 color trend guide. […]

5 common mistakes when specifying powder coating

Specifiers draw on their comprehensive understanding of architectural processes to ensure multiple jobs run smoothly. When specifying a powder coating, however, if it fails to perform for its specific application, it can lead to costly mistakes and imperfect finishes – which can upset your client and injure your reputation. Not all powder coating products are […]

ARM’s vision for the Shrine of Remembrance redevelopment project

A significant Melbourne landmark, Victoria’s Shrine of Remembrance has undergone a major redevelopment by local firm ARM Architecture. Completed in late 2014, the redesign accommodates new requirements of the memorial that have evolved in recent years, while respecting the original design by Hudson and Wardrop, thus ensuring the memorial’s use by future generations. Built between […]

AkzoNobel retains top spot on DJSI list

AkzoNobel has been ranked in the number one position on the influential Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for the second year running. Heading the newly named Materials industry group (previously the Chemicals supersector), the latest listing underlines the company’s commitment to continuous improvement and represents the eighth consecutive year of top three rankings. “We can […]

AkzoNobel unveils new color trends and announces 2015 Color of the Year

AkzoNobel has launched the latest edition of its annual global study of color trends, providing added impetus for the company’s recently launched Human Cities initiative, which has color as one of its main pillars. Unveiled in Amsterdam, “Colour Futures 2015” is spearheaded by the Color of the Year, Copper Orange, which was selected by an […]

Interpon Powder Coatings announces next generation warranties

August 2014 – Interpon Powder Coatings a global brand of AkzoNobel and the world’s leading supplier of powder coatings, today officially launched Metaplex and Metaplex Commercial warranties, further expanding their portfolio of protection warranty systems. Security with a guarantee Interpon continues to provide highly efficient coating systems that utilises all the benefits of powder coatings […]

Interpon releases standardised curing schedules for Interpon D1000 and Interpon TC ranges

March 2014 – Interpon Powder Coatings announces the standardization of cure schedules across their class leading ranges. Our Interpon TC range and our Interpon D1000 range can now be cured using the same cure schedule, giving you peace of mind with improved productivity and reduced energy costs without compromising on price or durability. Darin Kirkwood, […]

Interpon releases D3020 Fluoromax® powder Coatings Colour Chart

March 2014 – Interpon Powder Coatings today released the newest addition to their architectural powder coating offer with the launch of their hyper durable Commercial Architectural D3020 Fluoromax® Colour Chart. The Interpon D3020 Fluoromax® colour chart demonstrates an indicative and unique color range available for project requirements on a made to order basis and represents […]

Interpon D1000 – take the risk out of curing!

Australia’s leading brand Interpon D1000 provides outstanding application characteristics featuring superior mileage, optimised curing and increased toughness – without compromising on product performance! Today’s production environment requires flexibility, quick response to color change and technology specifications and speed to market. Constantly changing oven temperatures and cure schedules can be risky not to mention costly in […]

Interpon D3020 Fluoromax awarded Certificate of Material Excellence

AkzoNobel Powder Coatings has announced that it’s Interpon D3020 Fluoromax coatings series (now branded in Australia as D3020 Fluoromax) for architecture have been awarded a Certificate of Material Excellence by Material ConneXion and accepted into Material ConneXion’s library of innovative materials. The Materials Library is the largest collection of advanced, innovative and sustainable materials and […]

Warranty press release

August 2013 – Interpon Powder Coatings announces the new Interpon D Global Warranty offer. Interpon D architectural powder coatings are performance guaranteed with a full global warranty when applied to aluminium by an Interpon D Approved Applicator. The range includes a number of coating technologies designed to meet the requirements of the global AAMA standards. […]

Anodic Precis press release

INTERPON RELEASES THEIR NEXT GENERATION ANODISING ALTERNATIVE – ANODIC PRÉCIS™ POWDER COATINGS August, 2013 – Interpon Powder Coatings today released the newest addition to their architectural powder coating offer, providing even greater coating flexibility and color freedom without compromise. Interpon Anodic Précis™ reflects the evolution in architectural color and finish trends. The Anodic PrécisTM range […]

Creating a Rainbow

Which is the hardest color to make? Lime green, maybe, or turquoise? Surprisingly, it’s that universal symbol of purity: white. Because there isn’t one shade of white. “There are hundreds of shades – blue-white, yellow-white, grey-white, depending on the undertones,” explains Katie Smithson, Color and Design Team Leader. “Our eyes are very sensitive to different shades […]

Ahead of the pack

On 31st October 2011, the world hit a major milestone: the 7 billionth person was born. Twelve years before, the global population stood at 6 billion, and 100 years before that, it was 1.6 billion. It doesn’t take a genius to work out that we are growing, and growing faster. But what this means for […]

Interpon F Trend Range 2013 launched

Interpon Powder Coatings has launched the new Interpon F 2013 trend range, featuring colors chosen specifically for indoor and outdoor furniture. Based around the five trends that experts believe are shaping our world today, the new Interpon F trend range provides the trend colors that will be seen in 2013 in the furniture industry. The […]

Interpon D2000 exceeds expectations more than two decades after application

November 2012 – 21 years after application, Interpon D2000 coatings – the technology series which incorporates the Interpon D2015 Ultriva range, are still exceeding all performance expectations, even in tough climates. Tests carried out on the Mission Hospital building in California this summer show that both color change and gloss level significantly exceed the products’ […]

AkzoNobel Hosts Key Sustainability Discussion

The Swedish Ambassador and a former Prime Minister of the Netherlands were among the guests at a major business seminar hosted at AkzoNobel’s headquarters in Amsterdam. “Sustainability, the new competitive edge for Europe” was organized by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and highlighted the increasing importance that businesses, consumers and stakeholders are placing on Corporate […]

Interpon ACE range launched globally

AkzoNobel Powder Coatings is proud to launch the new global Interpon ACE range of powder coatings for Agricultural, Construction and Earthmoving equipment. Previously available in the United States and Western Europe, the Interpon ACE range has now been launched on a global scale. Our widespread operations and production facilities guarantee consistent product color, quality and […]

Interpon launches a new Australian website

The new Interpon Powder Coatings website, www.interpon.com.au went live today, offering visitors a whole new, interactive online experience. The new website boasts a fresh new design, making it easy for users to find the information they’re looking for. In addition to features offered by the previous website, the new Interpon site introduces an Expertise Center, where […]

Interpon shines at the Shard inauguration

AkzoNobel are proud to showcase Interpon powder coatings on the newly inaugurated Shard tower in London. The Shard, a new development in the London Bridge quarter already dominating the London skyline, is now the tallest building in Western Europe. It boasts coating protection from eight different Interpon products applied by approved applicators Josef Gartner and […]