Has it ever happened to you that you had to glaze curved or rimless pieces and the glaze has come off or formed a drop, spoiling our work?
Is that why you have not designed parts or accepted parts for glazing with these characteristics?
We present our solution: CATALYZERS TIXOS.
The epoxy resin is a bicomponent product, it needs a catalyst for its polymerization or drying.
Depending on this catalyst, we can enamel pieces of different morphology: flat, with edge, without edge, curved, semi-curved, etc. Therefore, it is very important to know how to choose the right catalyst. Consult our Catalytic converter range. There will be no piece that will resist you!
When we want to glaze pieces that have no edge, that are semi-curved or totally curved, we need a catalyst with a higher thixotropy (i.e. thicker and that “holds” the glaze once applied).
Two types of catalysts with these characteristics are available: CATALYZER-TIXOMED and CATALYZER-TIXOCAT. Both allow us to glaze in thicknesses of up to 200 microns, without sagging or dripping.
For parts without edge or with a small curvature, we will use the CATALYZER-TIXOMED. This catalyst is liquid-gel, it is denser than our usual catalysts for flat piece glazing, which makes it ideal for the glazing of this type of pieces.
If what we need is to glaze a piece with a lot of curvature or totally round, we will use the TIXOCAT CATALYZER. This catalyst has the consistency of almost gel, which makes the ESMALTEX thicker and prevents it from falling off once applied on the part.
The application method is very agile and simple, you have to add the corresponding part of Catalyst to the Esmaltex (Epoxy Resin), stir slowly but uniformly, with enveloping movements, so that the two components are well mixed and cause the least possible bubbles, since this type of catalysts, having a high viscosity is more difficult to evacuate the internal air. However, different accessories are available to minimize this effect.
We offer Training courses with theoretical and practical classes, so that from the beginning you can use the product correctly, avoiding having to repeat the enameling of pieces and so you can make your work profitable. You will only have to worry about how to design your piece, the shape of it will no longer be an inconvenience to glaze it.
We have a range of machinery and Enameling Accessories We have a range of machinery and accessories to ensure that the application method is cost effective and at the same time guarantee that the final finish of the enameled piece is shiny, rigid, with its characteristic high resistance to scratching.
Trust in our 30 years of experience developing and perfecting in our R&D laboratories the ESMALTES Epoxy Resin and its CATALYZERS. All the batches we manufacture are subjected to exhaustive quality controls, which allows us to guarantee a CONSTANT QUALITY.
Ah! And remember that our ESMALTEX is the only epoxy resin on the market totally free of Bisphenol A, which makes it 100% safe for health and the environment.
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