December 2006

Volume 1, Issue 5 




Editor's Note

In November, the committee decided  to give Colourcoil e-news readers a break, hence no publication. However due to the up and coming festive season, the committee felt it would be appropriate to come out with a December issue. Just for this December issue, we have re-designed our title block to try to put our readers in a festive mood.  

On behalf of Colourcoil Industries, the committee members and I would like to wish our readers,

 "Merry Christmas
 Happy New Year

For those who have to drive long distances during the holidays, take good care and drive safely. Last but not least, avoid consuming any alcohol if you plan to drive.

Thank you.  

Team leader & Editor 


Previous e-Newsletter

Vol1 Issue1, July 2006
Vol1 Issue2, August 2006
Vol1 Issue3, September 2006
Vol1 Issue4, October 2006


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News Articles

Colour Metal Roofs - Pre-painted steel material
Before we purchase a car, most of us would want to examine the engine and other components specifications. Hence, the same would apply, when we intend to purchase or specify a metal roof or wall cladding. 

During the selection of a suitable roof profile, It is of utmost importance that a study be made into the type of pre-painted steel material required for your metal roofing project. Failure to properly specify the actual pre-painted steel material used for the downstream manufacturing of metal roofing or wall cladding will affect the long term colour performance of the metal roof.   

For a true "investment-grade" metal roofing or wall cladding, specify COLOURCOIL high performance pre-painted steel. Our high performance colour coated steel cured with our state-of-the-art infra-red technology, comes in new and exciting colours with warranties of up to 20 years against colour fading, chalking and delamination and and 25 years against corrosion. Not only that, they are completely lead-free.

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Did You Know..........?
Colour fading affects all painted surfaces when exposed outdoors. UV light decomposes paint pigments, making them permanently lighter. The degree of colour loss depends on the amount of UV exposure, the type of pigment, the type of resin, and the colour. Hence on pre-painted metal,  colour should be measured only after removing the dirt and chalk. The exact procedures are given in ASTM D2244 and ASTM E308.

Colour can be described by three factors: the lightness, the hue and the chroma. The lightness value indicates the degree of the lightness or darkness of the colour. The hue is what colour it is. The chroma is how intense the colour is. The colour is commonly measured using a  colour meter with three values: L, a and b. The change in the overall colour,  described mathematically, is ΔE (i.e. delta-E):

ΔE = [(ΔL)2 + (Δa)2 + (Δb)2]1/2

L -
a -

b -
The lightness on a scale of 100=white, 0=black
Negative values are green, positive values are red. Intensity increases as the value furthers from 0.
Negative values are blue, positive values are yellow. Intensity increases as the value furthers from 0.

ΔE values are the units described in Colourcoil's warranties as colour difference. For example, a colour change of 2 in L, 4 in a, and 4 in b would have ΔE=6. Most people can see colour differences of ΔE=1 to 2, if the colours are placed side by side. Colour differences of ΔE=3 to 5 are more obvious and can be remembered.

So, if you are concern about the colour performance of your next metal roofing project, check out COLOURCOIL high performance pre-painted steel that comes with full product specifications.

Newspaper Article - tightening loose specifications
Here is a clipping from part of a news article featured in Daily Express (Sabah, Malaysia) with regards to tightening of loose specifications.

When it comes down to specifying an end-user product such as metal roofing, it certainly makes sense to specify not only the profile, but the material as well. By specifying the proper grade of pre-painted steel required for your metal roofing project, you will avoid any misunderstanding which may result in the supply and installation of inferior quality products.


COLOURCOIL - high performance pre-painted steel
COLOURCOIL high performance pre-painted steel for the downstream manufacturing of metal roofing and wall cladding are available in new and exciting colours with the following grades:

High Performance pre-painted steel  products

Warranty* against colour fading, chalking and delamination Warranty* against corrosion
COLOURCOIL  ELITE SeriesTM 10 yrs 25 yrs
COLOURCOIL  PVF2 SeriesTM 20 yrs 25 yrs
COLOURCOIL  METALLIC PVF2 SeriesTM 20 yrs 25 yrs
*Warranty terms & conditions apply

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Need help?                                                               
Whether you are an architect, engineer, developer, house owner or a metal roofing manufacturer, our marketing team will most delighted to discuss with you on your specific product requirements. Complete specifications and colour charts are available. For those who wish to contact our marketing staff, please call the nearest office or email us at .

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