June 2008


Volume 3, Issue 3 




Editor's Note

Over the last two months, we have been receiving comments from our readers regarding the content in our newsletter. One question from our reader, "What is the difference between regular polyester coating and the super-durable polyester used for Elite Series?"

In this issue we will try to answer the above question as best we can and hopefully, our readers will understand the difference.

On a separate issue, we would just like to take this opportunity to announce that Colourcoil Industries will be participating in the following exhibition:

Location: KL Convention Centre, Date: 3 -6 July 2008.

You are all invited to to our booth. See you there.

Thank you.

Team leader & Editor



Previous e-Newsletter

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

Vol 3. Issue 1 Feb 2008
Vol3. Issue 2 Apr 2008

Click on Articles of interest

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

b) 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

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

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

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

f) Kynar 500  PVDF coatings

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

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

i) Is your warranty against colour
   fading quantifiable?

j) View colour charts.


"Colours that last"

Click here

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



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 Branch 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

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








General email: info@colourcoil.com


Exhibition - Archidex08
Beautiful metal roofs - Johor State new Admin Office, Nusajaya
Regular polyester versus COLOURCOIL
ELITE Series
Technical Presentation at JKR Penang

Updated Website - "New" Flash Intro

Click here to find out more

Exhibition - Archidex08
From July 3 - 6, Colourcoil Industries will be participating in ARCHIDEX08 held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center. We hope to see you there as you will have the opportunity to see some of our high performance pre-painted steel products used by downstream manufacturers for metal roofing and other building applications. We will also be featuring a "New Product" that we think designers out there will find interesting.

Visitors to our booth will be able to find out what we mean by "brilliant smooth finishes" in new and exciting colours. Our dedicated team of marketing staff will be there to answer any questions you may have. We are located at

Booth number:  6721 - 6724, Grandball Room, Level 3

See you there!

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Beautiful Metal Roofs......Johor State new Admin Office, Nusajaya
A key driver of the Iskandar Development Region (IDR), Nusajaya with its 24,000 acres of contiguous development-ready land, is one of the largest property development in South East Asia. Nusajaya is strategically located at the south-western tip of Peninsular Malaysia. It is poised to be the premier and largest fully integrated urban development in South East Asia offering significant investment, financial and business opportunities for local, regional and international entrepreneurs and investors.

Nusajaya comprises seven signature developments - the Johor State New Administrative Centre (JSNAC), the Southern Industrial and Logistics Clusters (SiLC), Puteri Harbour Waterfront Development, EduCity, Medical City, International Destination Resort and Nusajaya Residences, all within a city that sets the benchmark for integrated developments across the globe.

Colourcoil Industries is proud to be the supplier of high quality pre-painted steel material to a metal roofing project undertaken by Tri-Arch Sdn. Bhd. for the Johor State new Administrative Office in Nusajaya. Material supplied is COLOURCOIL PVF2 SeriesTM (20/25 yr warranty). The roof was completed not so long ago, with the building now almost completed.

Roof Fabricator:
Roof Profile:
Pre-painted Steel Material:

Imaar Architect Sdn. Bhd.
Tri-Arch Sdn. Bhd.
Standing Seam
(20/25yr warranty)

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Regular Polyester Vs ELITE SeriesTM......the difference?
Regular polyester or normal polyester are generally used in commercial quality (CQ), low quality colour coated steel. In the case of COLOURCOIL ELITE SeriesTM, the coating is a super-durable polyester coating whereby colour and gloss levels remains for a much more longer period when compared to CQ products exposed outdoors.

The following are some answers to FAQ's:

  1. What is the difference between normal polyester versus Super-durable polyester binder?

    The drop in the level of gloss over a period of time from its original gloss level determines a good/bad polyester (PE). High gloss retention (gloss doesn’t drop a lot) means super-durable PE. The faster the gloss drops, indicates faster chalking rate and film erosion. Basically, as the PE film gets attacked by UV over time, it degrades and chalks with the film build getting thinner. This is call chalking or film erosion process. As the film goes thinner, the gloss goes lower. Unfortunately, there isn’t any standard available to specify the gloss retention of a good/bad PE. Just a relative term...

  2. Regular polyester versus ELITE SeriesTM. Why is ELITE SeriesTM able to outlast CQ polyester products in terms of color fading?

    First of all, polyester (PE) resin contributes to adhesion, hardness, flexibility and gloss retention (chalking/less UV durable) predominantly. Color fading however is mainly contributed by the pigments selection (organic vs inorganic/ceramic). Good or bad PE can be measured by the level of gloss retention (lower gloss retention means faster rate of chalking). If the best pigments (i.e. inorganic/ceramic) were used in CQ PE resin, the chalking effect outperforms the color durability of the good pigment because CQ PE film erodes together with the pigments. In summary, do not use the best pigments for CQ PE. Both do not match up. By similar reasoning, there is also no point in using low quality  (organic) pigments with high quality PE resin. Colour fading will occur quickly even though chalking resistant is good. (Take note, pure PE resin is transparent)

  3. What are organic and inorganic pigments?
    Organic – synthetic/man-made pigments, bright/vibrant colors, but poor
                    UV/color durability, poor heat stability but environmental
    Inorganic – 2 types; iron oxides pigments and ceramic pigments (high
                     temperature manufacturing process). Both are UV/color
                     durable and heat stable. Ceramic pigments available in
                     variety of blue, green and yellow shade (from bright to dull)
                     but very expensive. Iron oxides only limited to earth tone but
                     very cheap.
    CQ polyester pre-painted steel - consist of mixture of organic and inorganic (only iron oxides; too expensive to use ceramic) pigments. Couple with usage of low quality polyester binder, the performance of this paint coating is poor in the areas of colour and chalking durability.
    ELITE SeriesTM  - only 100% inorganic pigments (inclusive of ceramic pigments) are used together with high quality polyester binder. Hence superior performance in terms of colour retention, chalking and peeling.

COLOURCOIL ELITE SeriesTM is no ordinary polyester. Unlike the commercial quality (CQ) pre-painted steel used for metal roofing, ELITE SeriesTM comes with a 10 year warranty against colour fading, chalking and delamination as well as a 25 year warranty against corrosion. Not only that, our warranties are quantifiable.

View specifications for ELITE SeriesTM.

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Technical Presentation at JKR Penang
Colourcoil Industries was recently invited on the 18th March by JKR (Jabatan Kerja Raya, i.e. Public Works) Penang to give a technical presentation on our high performance pre-painted steel for metal roofing and wall cladding. The seminar was attended by some 60 people comprising of technical staff from different departments such as quantity surveyors as well as architects. Representing Colourcoil Industries were Peter Wong - commercial manager as well as our Colourcoil marketing staff, Mashita and Wai Hing. Mashita presented the first half while Wai Hing presented the second half. For most of the participants, the seminar proved to be interesting with plenty of relevant questions with regards to pre-painted steel for metal roofing. Overall, It was a good seminar for both JKR staff and our marketing staff.

Special thanks to Mr. Sivarajah a/l Muniandy (Ketua Penolong Pengarah) from Bahagian Pengurusan Korporat and Mr. Abd. Gaffar Bin Abu (Ketua Penolong Pengarah) from Bahagian Arkitek and Cik Adibah from Bahagian Pengurusan Korporat for giving us the opportunity to present our products.

JKR Penang participants

Wai Hing presenting

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Updated Website......New Flash Intro
The IT department has recently decided to do a new flash intro for our website. We hope that efforts from our IT department will help strengthen our brand. Click here to view intro.

Colourcoil Industries has also recently revamped its brochure and flyers for 2008. They will be distributed during the ARCHIDEX08 exhibition.

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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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