ArcelorMittal produces a number of coatings and enamelling solutions for steels used in large and small domestic appliances.
Estetic® for electronics
Our Estetic® High Tech and Estetic® Conductive paints are particularly suited for electronic appliances. The Estetic® range of organic coatings are also environmentally friendly and can be applied to cold rolled steel, electro-galvanised and hot dip galvanised steel substrates Estetic® High Tech is typically used on the exterior of appliances, while the clear Estetic® Conductive coating is applied on the interior.
ArcelorMittal’s Ready-to-Paint coating allows direct painting on cold rolled steel without any surface treatment. It offers excellent paint adherence and corrosion resistance, resulting in significant savings.
Stainless steel finish
xcellook® has an attractive finish which resembles stainless steel and is ideal for applications where aesthetics are key. As well as being resistant to fingerprints and easy to clean, the finish of this product provides good resistance to scratches and stains.
Ready-to-Enamel simplifies enamelling
For appliances where an enamelled coating is required, ArcelorMittal has developed a new range of cold rolled steels called Ready-to-Enamel. Ready-to-Enamel offers much better formability than other enamelling steels and does not require re-oiling.
The steel is specifically designed to accelerate the bonding reaction between the enamel and the steel, enabling a 20 to 30°C drop in firing temperature and reducing firing time by between 15 and 25%. Productivity is increased while less energy is consumed. Lower temperatures also mean less deformation of the enamelled parts during firing, improving yield.
Ready-to-Enamel can be used with both the Ground and two-coat, one-firing (2C/1F) enamelling processes. ArcelorMittal is also working with enamel suppliers to optimise their formulas. While tests have shown that existing coatings work with Ready-to-Enamel, development of new enamels should lead to reductions in the cost of ground enamels.