Depending on the operation, one window or door is subjected to more stress than others. Resistant surfaces ensure that aesthetics and function are permanently maintained. With the right coating, fittings remain corrosion-resistant and smooth-running in the long term.
MACO, with its seven surface processes, currently offers the widest range of in-house production in the industry: These include the premium surface Tricoat, powder coating, anodising, wet painting, vacuum vapourising and plastic coating. A new generation in surface technology is heralded by our standard finish Silverlook-Evo and the premium surface Tricoat-Evo, which are based on the "Evo effect" which is totally unique in the industry. Available exclusively from MACO!
The MACO Evo effect
Evolution in surface technology
A surface with self-healing power? This is the MACO Evo effect. Just like human skin, which heals injuries by itself, nanocapsules incorporated into the surface act as a container for lubricants and anti-corrosion substances.
If the surface is damaged during hardware assembly (e.g. damaged by a cordless screwdriver), the substances contained in the nanocapsules leak out and fill up the scratches, preventing the development of rust. They also lubricate the surface when it’s under mechanical stress. This is totally unique in the industry – and a further competitive advantage for your products!
Optimum corrosion protection
Maximum rust protection for shutter hardware
The PREMIUM-PLUS surface finish offers maximum rust protection for our RUSTICO shutter hardware, as verified by external testing. The finely textured surface combines all mechanical properties in one. It is rust-resistant, scratch-proof and water and stain resistant. Even years of sunshine cannot damage the surface. That's why we offer a 10-year guarantee on the PREMIUM-PLUS surface.
PREMIUM-PLUS is generally applied to all MACO shutter hardware, and completed by specially coated screws. It is available in deep black (RAL 9005), signal grey (RAL 7004) and traffic white (RAL 9016), as well as moss green (RAL 6005) and chocolate brown (RAL 8017) for commission-based orders.
Four-fold corrosion protection for door locks
There is a new form of corrosion protection for the use of door locks in acidic woods. So-called VCI protective covers are inserted over the lock cases and release their anti-corrosive agents, which cover the metal surface like a molecular protective coating. This prevents direct contact between the metal and moisture, and protects the lock from extreme conditions or acidic woods such as Oak or Accoya®.
With this VCI technology for lock cases, we supplement our high-quality surface protection for visible parts such as faceplates, traction rods and locking elements. 4safecoating is the unbeatable total package for functional life over many years and protects the lock cases down to the last corner.
Questions and Answers
What is corrosion?
Corrosion is a process in which metallic materials are attacked and destroyed by chemical or electrochemical reactions. This means that the hardware would rust without corrosion protection. It is triggered by substances in the environment, for example in salty sea air, in oak wood containing tannic acid, in aggressive cleaning agents and even in builder's dust.
Materials processed by MACO
We use steel, Zamak, aluminium and PVC in the production of hardware. The final surface treatment defines the appearance of the hardware components in terms of colour and surface texture. The hardware is reliably protected against corrosion.
Surface processing technologies
In our in-house production we use seven different surface processing technologies: powder coating, anodizing, wet varnishing, vacuum deposition, PVC coating, Tricoat and Silverlook-Evo (electro-plating).
Why do I need surface protection?
The coating protects the base material against environmental impacts and signs of wear, offers decorative design options and improves technical properties such as slip and wear characteristics.