ICA Group Introduces Urban Matter Material-Like Coatings
Posted: 10/02/2013 12:39PM
CIVITANOVA MARCHE, ITALY
CIVITANOVA MARCHE, ITALY--The world of ICA Group is continually evolving, with an unerring focus on the latest design trends and on the requirements flagged up by designers and architects. For this reason, the R&D laboratory has dedicated its energies to the development of wood coatings with a distinctly metropolitan flavor.
The Urban Matter range – composed of high-impact, material-like effects – embodies a style that's at once contemporary, refined, realistic and "imperfect" (due to the deliberate unevenness of the coated surface). It's a style that's very much inspired by the everyday. Using this range, it is possible to produce surfaces with Cement and Corten effects, retaining the rough appearance of the material being simulated while also offering the warmth to the touch that only wood can provide. The Urban Matter range can be deployed for a plethora of creative uses, giving the imagination free rein, with the potential to come up with an infinite variety of ever-changing and unique effects.
An industrial look and “powdery” colors characterize the cement-effect finish. The range encompasses three gray tones, which are the fruit of ICA Group's research into the latest trends in contemporary interior design.
The effect is produced through a coating cycle (on MDF panels or melamine paper) that combines the use of the water-based base coat, mixed using a spatula, with the special effect Vellumatt, in three different shades.
Spray and spatula application.
• An effect that – in tactile and aesthetic terms - is comparable to cement.
• Unique effects can be achieved by mixing the water-based base coat with a spatula.
• Very smooth to the touch.
• Good chemical/physical resistance.
This effect embodies a contemporary style that is even more "lived-in", with an uneven surface characterized by light and dark nuances that reproduce the deep coloration of natural Corten steel.
The effect is produced through a coating cycle, on MDF panels or melamine paper, that combines the matt black base coat with water-based aging agents, flower yellow and oxide red, with the color movement being generated by means of a jet of compressed air on the coated surface.
• An effect that - in tactile and aesthetic terms - is comparable to Corten steel.
• Creation of unique effects by adjusting the following variables: compressed-air jet, color tone of the polyurethane matt base and of the aging agents.