Aura Bridge – Caloundra South, QLD

Date posted: November 7, 2016

The Aura Boulevarde Bridge forms a stunning entrance into the new Aura – City of Colour, set to become a vibrant new community on the beautiful Sunshine Coast. The Aura Boulevarde Bridge is the first major piece of infrastructure for this new community and A&I Coatings were pleased to be included as the protective coatings supplier for this iconic bridge.

The bridge is constructed of concrete and has 39 steel embellishments bolted to one side of the bridge which form a unique colourful wave effect.

The steel embellishments were coated in Vitrezinc 586 epoxy zinc, Vitreset 416 epoxy intermediate, and Vitreflon 790 fluoropolymer topcoat. The fluoropolymer technology utilised on this project will ensure the colours will remain vibrant and glossy for years to come.








Convention Center, Cairns QLD

Date posted: August 31, 2016

This $13 million refurbishment of the Cairns Convention Center roof was awarded to Paynter Dixon, hence engaging 100 local workers.

Renowned for their quality of work, Quick Strip Dustless Blasting (QSDB) is carrying out the painting works.
The system that is being used are Anti-Corrosive primers E2100 Micaceous Iron Oxide (MIOX)  &  E2300,  with Enviroflon 8480 as the final coat.
This system is remarkably resilient and will ensure that this leading International Venue is looking great for years to come.

Extra large knuckle lifts were needed to paint the                  Birdseye view of some of the structural steelwork.
entire length of the roof.

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New Perth Sculpture ‘Spanda’

Date posted: May 8, 2016

SPANDA SCULPTURE IN PERTH IS A BIG TALKING POINT.. Not just among Perth City goers but Architecturally inspired people alike. The main sculpture stands eight stories high and is again professionally finished in Vitreflon 700, applied by Mouldcam in QLD.
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Spectacular Bouverie Street Facade Utilises Fluoropolymer.

Date posted: February 3, 2016

A and I Coatings were chosen for the supply of Vitreflon FEVE Coatings for the Bouverie Street aluminium composite panel facade.

This is another unique design with the cascade waterfall facade displaying a scene of tranquility and diversity.

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Protective Coatings for Gas Tanks

Date posted: December 10, 2015

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Non-Slip Steel Protective Coating – Vitreflon 790

Date posted: October 30, 2015

Rokeby Pierce of Pierce Metal Cladding Repairs shows he has what it takes to achieve an even, non-slip finish using high performance fluoropolymer coatings and non-slip grit.

This month, Kingspan approached Rokeby with the challenge who took it to task with zest!

These custom designed checker plate shipping container ramps needed to be finished to “Kingspan Blue” using a protective coating system to prevent rust and corrosion. A non-slip finish was also required for added safety to pedestrian traffic.

A&I Coatings submitted a product specification (Spec 3301) for Rokeby to follow. As the ramps will be used in a corrosive environment on the coast, a three coat system was specified for durability.

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The “Go-To” people for Innovative Coating Solutions

Date posted: August 31, 2015

Research and development is the key to keeping up with technological advances within the protective coatings industry. A&I Coatings technical department consists of a team of chemists who have a wealth of knowledge developed through their experience, education and study in this field. A&I Coatings was founded in 1981 by Graham Gillies, who originally worked as an industrial chemist for Balm Paints (now Dulux, Taubmans, and Industrial Metal Protectives (now Jotun). Some Grahams achievements include the introduction of polyurethane coatings to the Australian market, and some formulas developed by Graham still exist in Jotuns’ product range today.

According to the Asia-Pacific “Protective Coatings Industry Report- 2015″, the protective coatings market is growing at a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 10.22% from 2014 to 2019. With the ever growing market, new challenges and opportunities are presented to the A&I Coatings R&D for analysing, testing and developing.

A&I Coatings new developments with protective coatings include the addition of fire and smoke retardants, moisture and chemical repellents, weather and corrosion resistance, anti-bacterial coatings and the fluoropolymer technology. All this development is analysed and implemented in various coatings formulae,

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Taking the stress out of estimating

Date posted: May 5, 2015

 When calculating the quantity of paint required for a project, many factors need to be considered:

Surface area to be painted

Specified dry film thickness (in mils or microns)

Conversion factors (imperial to metric etc.)

Non-volatile content of the paint at application viscosity

Wastage factor (very low for brush/roller application, very high for spray application on complicated structural members)

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Fluoropolymer Coatings… a MUST for Facade Panelling

Date posted: April 27, 2015

Pathwest-Fluoropolymer-CoatingsFaçade panelling is by far the most common choice for cladding architectural and commercial building projects. Facades cater to vast expression, offered in a variety of colours, designs, and textures that give the designer a world of choices for turning their project into something unique. Graphic printed facades are now a popular choice, with pictures and patterns designed by a graphic artist, and the manufacturer digitally prints high quality imagery onto the panels using up to date technology. The PathWest Laboratory building is an excellent example of creativity and design using a printed façade.

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Slip Resistant Floor Coatings – Industry

Date posted: March 30, 2015

Non-Sip-CoatingsIn this update we thought to provide some further user friendly information on the seemingly inexhaustible subject of Slip Resistant Floor Surfaces especially in industry areas.
The important reference point in this regard is the Australian Standard Handbook 198:2014 – Guide to the Specification and Testing of Slip Resistance of Pedestrian Surfaces. Before looking at some industrial applications we should understand that slip resistance is influenced by the following factors:

1. The inherent abrasion or ‘slipperiness’ of the floor surfaces,
2. The nature of the likely pedestrian and vehicular activity,
3. The type of footwear and wheel treads,
4. The angle or slope of the floors, and
5. The likelihood and nature of contamination.

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