Corten Steel Effect Finish - WMS 2013 Booth #5508

ICA North America introduces its Urban Matter range composed of high-impact, material-like effects producing a style that is contemporary, refined, realistic, and imperfect, says the company, due to the unevenness of the coated surface. The Corten Effect, one of the Urban Matter offerings, features 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, says ICA, on MDF panels.  The coating cycle combines matt black base coat with water-based aging agents, flower yellow and oxide red, with the color movement generated by a jet of compressed air on the coated surface. Creation of the effects is adjusted by the variables of the compressed-air jet and the color tone of the polyurethane matt base and of the aging agents, adds ICA.  Features include excellent resistance to light and stability of the effect. The Cement Effect is another Urban Matter option, offering an industrial look and powdery colors.

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About ICA North America

Founded in 1971 by Claudio Paniccia and his family, ICA is now the leading producer of specialized high end coatings for wood in Italy. Today ICA is still owned and run by Claudio and his sons who have invested heavily in the very latest research, manufacturing and informatics systems - as evidenced by ICA 3 which was formally opened March 2003. The Export department was founded in 1989, and ICA 2 was opened in 1991, in Civitanova Alta. ICA 3, comprising both new production and laboratory facilities opened in 1993, whilst ICA North America opened in Canada in 2001. ICA expanded further, acquiring BASF wood coatings/Salchi in 2004 and opening a German subsidiary in 2005. The new state of the art warehouse opened in August of 2006 and ICA North America opened their new offices in January 2007.

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