April 2008

 

Volume 3, Issue 2 

 

 

 

Editor's Note

Chinese New Year has come and gone and Malaysia has just gotten over its election.

In our February issue, we featured 2 articles on buildings that we feel are rather unique and have specified Colourcoil high performance pre-painted steel for their metal roofing and/or wall cladding.

Recently, one of our readers have asked us a question as to whether we have supplied our material to any larger sized projects. Well here it is! In this April issue, we are featuring an article on the Port Klang Free Zone where a very large quantity of Colourcoil high performance pre-painted steel material comprising of various grades were supplied to the metal roof fabricator for this project.  

We have also included in an article to clarify some of the issues with regards to warranty on colour fading.

Thank you.

Jim
Team leader & Editor
Editor@colourcoil.com
www.colourcoil.com
 

 

 

Previous e-Newsletter

Vol 2, Issue 4 Aug 2007
Vol 2, Issue 5 Oct 2007
Vol 2, Issue 6 Dec 2007

Vol 3. Issue 1 Feb 2008

Click on Articles of interest

a) Various coating systems offered
     in the market that can affect the
    performance of your metal roof

b) Why should you specify the
     material grade for your metal roof

c) Find out which pre-painted steel
    substrates are suitable for end 
    products that will be exposed
    outdoors and why EG  substrates
    may not be suitable for roller
    shutters.

d) Retrofitting (concrete) flat roofs
    to solve leakage problems

e) Why is Colourcoil State-of-the
    -art Infra-Red curing system more
    superior then conventional curing
    systems
.

f) Architectural Standing-Seam
     metal roofs basics - how is it
     fabricated & installed

g) Kynar 500  PVDF coatings

h) Special featured article with
     fantastic  pictures:
     (1) Private Bungalow - metal roof
          & wall cladding
     (2) Hypermall Dome - special
           coating system

i) View gallery of beautiful metal
    roofs for inspiration
   

 
 

"Colours that last"


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  • up to 20 yrs warranty against colour fading, chalking & delamination
     
  • 25 yrs warranty against corrosion
     
  • Completely lead-free
 

 

Contacts

Main Office & Factory

Mr. Peter Wong
Commercial Manager
Hf: +60 (0)198813211
email: pwsv@colourcoil.com

Km 25, Off Jalan Tuaran, Telipok
P.O. Box 21918, 88777 Luyang
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Tel:  +60 88 496222
Fax: +60 88 499918
 

Marketing & Sales Office

Miss Kan Wai Hing,
Marketing & Sales Executive
Hf: +60 (0)133882468
email: waihing@colourcoil.com

Miss Mashita bt. Ismail
Marketing & Sales Executive

Hf: +60 (0)133504388
email: Mashita@colourcoil.com

19A-20-3, 20th floor, Business Suite
UOA Center, No. 19 Jalan Pinang
50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel:  +60 3 2166 9657
Fax: +60 3 2166 9659

Note:
Colourcoil's Kuala Lumpur marketing and sales office telephone & fax numbers have recently been changed to the above numbers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


Website
www.colourcoil.com
General email: info@colourcoil.com

 

Articles
Beautiful metal roofs - Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ)

Is  your warranty against colour fading quantifiable?
Quantifying colour difference.......Delta-E
Have you seen Colourcoil's colour charts?

KL office new telephone & fax numbers  


Beautiful Metal Roofs.........Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ)
For the month of April, we would like to feature a short article on PKFZ where COLOURCOIL high performance pre-painted steel were specified and used for the metal roofs on the buildings.

PKFZ

Port Klang Free Zone or PKFZ is an integrated 1,000-acre Free Commercial and Industrial Zone providing facilities for international cargo distribution and consolidation centre. PKFZ is situated in Port Klang, adjacent to the port, which was ranked world’s 16th port in 2006 in terms of throughput volume.

The project is a mixed development comprising manufacturing activities complemented by amenities designed to facilitate the growth of regional distribution centres or international procurement centres. PKFZ has been designed to promote entreport trade and manufacturing industries involved in producing goods primarily for export. Gazetted as a Free Zone, PKFZ incorporates both commercial and manufacturing activities that are further supported by quality and value-added services.

Colourcoil Industries would like to take this opportunity to thank BTA Architects and the developer's technical staff for giving us an opportunity to supply our high performance pre-painted steel products to this project. In this project, various grades of pre-painted steel and customized colors were selected and specified. Total quantity of colour coated material supplied by Colourcoil Industries to this project exceeded 2500 metric ton.

Building & Material Description Photos
512 units light industrial warehouses
Profile: Trapezoidal profile Metal roof & wall cladding
Material: COLOURCOIL  ELITE SeriesTM



Designer: BTA Architects
Roof & Wall Fabricator: Aspac Industries (KL) Sdn. Bhd. JV with City Top Enterprise Sdn. Bhd.
High performance pre-painted steel: Colourcoil Industries Sdn. Bhd.

Exhibition Centre
Profile: Standing Seam Metal Roof
Material: COLOURCOIL  PVF2 SeriesTM

 


Designer: BTA Architects
Roof fabricator & Installer: Aspac Industries (KL) Sdn. Bhd. JV with City Top Enterprise Sdn. Bhd.
High performance pre-painted steel: Colourcoil Industries Sdn. Bhd.

Office Blocks
Profile: Trapezoidal Metal Roof
Material: COLOURCOIL  ELITE SeriesTM

 


Designer: BTA Architects
Roof Fabricator: Aspac Industries (KL) Sdn. Bhd. JV with City Top Enterprise Sdn. Bhd.
High performance pre-painted steel: Colourcoil Industries Sdn. Bhd.

Hotel
Profile: Trapezoidal Metal Roof
Material: COLOURCOIL  ELITE SeriesTM





Designer: BTA Architects
Roof Fabricator: Aspac Industries (KL) Sdn. Bhd. JV with City Top Enterprise Sdn. Bhd.
High performance pre-painted steel: Colourcoil Industries Sdn. Bhd.

 
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Is your warranty against colour fading quantifiable?
COLOURCOIL high performance pre-painted steel comes with warranties of up to 20 years against colour fading, chalking and delamination.

In this article we will be focusing on the "colour fading" warranty issue. What do we mean when we provide a warranty against colour fading? Are we saying that the colour will absolutely not fade within 10 years?

Surely this can't be it, as all colours fade when exposed to outdoor weathering elements. So, the real question is to what degree or rather, how much has the colour faded? We need a method of evaluation that provides us with numerical data along with a process to quantify that data.

Enter the color ruler; a spectrophotometer, and our color interpretation method; Delta-E.

At Colourcoil Industries, a handheld devise with built-in software enables us to tell the colour difference between two samples. The bigger the numerical value, the bigger the difference. A Delta-E value of 2 is barely noticeable to the untrained eye.

Quantifiable Warranty

Warranties against colour fading, issued by Colourcoil Industries are all quantifiable with the figure Delta-E. These figures have been determined using a combination of accelerated weathering tests as well as continued outdoor testing carried out in some of the harshest environments around the world.

To view what the Delta-E limits with regards to our warranty against colour fading, these figures maybe seen in our specifications or technical data sheets for each of our high performance pre-painted steel products.

The next time you specify the colour coated steel material for your metal roofing project or ask for a warranty, make sure that you know what the warranty is about and if the warranty is against colour fading, make sure it is quantifiable. For more information on Delta-E, please look at the article below.

See for various products' specifications for colour fading Delta-E limits

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Quantifying Colour Difference......Delta-E
Since the day we could reproduce color, graphic arts professionals have been evaluating color. Certainly we can all visually evaluate color to determine its accuracy, but the statement, “It looked OK to me,” is tough to sell to a customer. We need a method of evaluation that provides us with numerical data along with a process to quantify that data.

Enter the color ruler; a spectrophotometer, and our color interpretation method; Delta-E.

The Tools

A spectrophotometer is a device that measures color and can give the results of the measurements in a format known as L*a*b* or, more simply, Lab.  L*a*b* is a three-dimensional color space where L* is the luminance or black-to-white component of the sample, and a* and b* are the color components of the sample. If a* and b* are both zero, we have a neutral color.

Now, if you take two colors, measure them with your densitometer and plug the L*a*b* values into the following formula:

ΔE = [(L1 - L2)2 + (a1 - a2)2 + (b1 - b2)2]1/2

The resulting number is referred to as Delta-E, (often replaced with the symbol ΔE) or the color difference.

There is no need to calculate the formula manually, as most devises can calculate can report Delta-E differences.

There are no hard and fast rules for Delta-E accuracy requirements in the printing process, but there are some simple guidelines. A Delta-E value of 2.0 is assumed to be barely perceptible to most people.

Therefore at Colourcoil Industries, all produced pre-painted coils are colour checked with a spectrophotometer against the master sample to ensure that the Delta-E value is less than 2. Any readings exceeding such value, will then require a check with the eyes to see if there are any visible difference in colour. And if there is a visible difference, the pre-painted coil will be treated as reject.

Valuable Help

Delta-E is a valuable tool that can be used to determine color accuracy in the manufacturing of pre-painted steel as it assist us in our quality assurance process as well as our purchasing practice.


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Have you seen Colourcoil's colour charts?
Colourcoil's colour charts were earlier featured in the previous article. In case you had missed it, here it is again. Just click on the pictures below to view the pictures below to view the colour palettes.

We are also able to assist designers/metal roofing manufacturers in the developement and customization of special colours and coating systems to suit performance requirements.

High Performance pre-painted steel
grades for metal roofing

Warranty* against colour fading, chalking and delamination Warranty* against corrosion Click on Pics to view colour palette
COLOURCOIL  ELITE SeriesTM 10 yrs 25 yrs
click here
COLOURCOIL  PVF2 SeriesTM 20 yrs 25 yrs
click here
COLOURCOIL  METALLIC PVF2 SeriesTM 20 yrs 25 yrs
click here

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KL office new telephone & fax numbers
We would like to take this opportunity to inform you that our Kuala Lumpur (KL) marketing and sales office have just recently changed their telephone and fax numbers to the following:

  Tel: +03 2166 9657
Fax: +03 2166 9659

The address for our KL office remains the same.

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Need more info?
Whether you are an architect, engineer, developer, house owner or a metal roofing manufacturer, our marketing team will be most delighted to discuss with you on your specific product requirements.

If you wish to obtain a free brochure or complete specifications and colour charts, please contact our courteous and friendly marketing staff by calling the nearest office or just drop us an email at  info@colourcoil.com.

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