22 Dec 2021

OPACI-COAT-300® Glass Fallout Resistance – ICD High Performance Coatings + Chemistries

ICD High Performance Coatings + Chemistries

This video shows ICD High Performance Coatings + Chemistries flagship glass coating product OPACI-COAT-300® applied at 13 mil Wet Film Thickness (WFT) onto 6mm tempered glass, showing both a pierced scenario, and a ball drop scenario. Notice how this water-based silicone opacifier holds the glass together in both examples, proof of fallout resistance.

Here is the series of samples tested:

  1. The 6mm tempered glass is pierced and fractures into a typical small-piece break pattern. The OPACI-COAT-300® holds the glass pieces together naturally because of its elastomeric silicone, rubber-like coating properties.
  2. 1.18# pound steel ball dropped from 11.5' feet. Note: Uncoated clear tempered glass breaks at about 4' feet. Not only does the silicone opacifier hold the glass together, but adds strength too!

For more scientific documentation related to OPACI-COAT-300® not weakening glass, and ceramic frit weakening glass, click this link to read a white paper on the subject: 

https://www.icdcoatings.com/silicone-opacifiers-for-risk-mitigation-in-thermal-stresses

ICD formulates and manufactures water-based coatings, resins, and chemicals in the US Pacific Northwest. We believe the world is a better place when innovative, green, sustainable products are specified and utilized. To support this, we offer education that explores why product performance and material selection matter. We are seen as experts in silicone coating technology and provide sustainable solutions where none previously existed. Topics include ultra-low VOC’s, the difference between solvent-based and water-based formulations, how coatings can be developed for improved energy reduction in the fabrication process, how ideal performance characteristics are achieved and more. ICD High Performance Coatings and Chemistries - We develop products to solve problems for our planet with clean chemistry.

Thank you for watching!
Contact ICD with questions:
icd@icdcoatings.com
360-546-2286

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