Flex LP

Flex LP

Globally Available

■ Superior Flexibility and Dry Heat Resistance

■ Improved Adhesion and Toughness

■ Economic Supply Programs

■ Custom Formulations available

■ Long Term International Commercial and Industrial experience

System Overview

Flex LP coil coating system manufactured and distributed globally by Continental Coatings Inc. and Yung Chi Paint and Varnish Manufacturing Company Ltd., is a High Flexibility Linear Polyester coil coating system engineered for interior and exterior applications that require extreme flexibility and formability with good economics. Flex LP system can be applied single coat or as a two coat system depending on end use requirements and is formulated with a proprietary polyester resin polymer which is economical, U.V., moisture, and weather resistant, and has primer like adhesion performance. Unlike many other flexible polyester products Flex LP maintains excellent coating surface hardness and toughness, which greatly improves transit and packaging abrasion resistance.

Application Parameters

Flex LP system is designed for trouble free high line speed coil coating line application and has been run worldwide under a very wide range of application parameters and substrate conditions. Standard topcoat DFT is .60-.70 mils, however, custom low film and High Film products are available for specific and challenging applications. Flex LP was formulated to provide very good stain, scratch,mar and scuff resistance, and zero-T bend performance on heavy and light gauge applications.

Commercial Uses

Flex LP system can be formulated in standard, medium, textured, and low gloss / low sheen finishes and supplied in a very wide range of colors and effects including textures and metallics. This economic coating does carry limited exterior warranties and can be applied to a variety of adequately cleaned and treated metal substrates including: Colled Rolled Steel, Hot Dipped Galvanized, ZnAl, Galfan®,ZAM®, Aluminum, and Stainless Steels. Flex LP is formulated with an exceptional balance of flexibility and hardness and can also be custom modified for specific applications that require significantly improved property performance.

Flex LP is ideal for many high flex Zero-T bend applications like screen and door frames, closet hardware, muntin bar, Ceiling grid T-bar, consumer electronics, and specialty appliances.

Flex LP Coil Coating System





Application Method

Reverse Roll Coat


Singlecoat, or PU11 HMW PU , PU30 High Build PU


Aluminum, CRS, HDG, Galvalume® , ZAM®


Standard clean and treat

Chrome or non-Chrome

ASTM D 4138

Dry Film Thickness

Top coat: 0.5 to 0.8 mils

Primer: 0.0 to 0.3 mils

Total system: 0.5 to 1.1 mils

ASTM D 4212

Viscosity (No. 4 Zahn cup)

25 to 35 seconds

ASTM D 1475

Weight per Gallon

9.0 to 12.0 Pounds Per Gallon

ASTM D 2697

Solids per Volume

43 to 50%

ASTM D 2369

Solids per Weight

50 to 70%

Reducing Thinner

Reducing Solvent


ASTM D 3960

VOC (Theoretical)

3.0 to 4.0 Pounds Per Gallon

Clean-up Solvent


Coating Mileage

862 to 1379 sq.ft. / gallon

Peak Metal Temperature

420 F to 465 F





ASTM D 523

Specular Glass at 60

6 to 85

ASTM D 3363

Pencil Hardness


ASTM D 4145


0T to 1T with no loss of adhesion

ASTM D 5402

Solvent Resistance (MEK Rubs)

100 +

ASTM D 3359

Cross Hatch Adhesion

No loss of adhesion

ASTM D 2794

Reverse Impact

Galvalume or HDG: 3x metal thickness inch-pounds, no loss of adhesion

Aluminum: 1.5x metal thickness inch-pounds, no loss of adhesion

ASTM B 117

Salt Spray Resistance 1,000 hrs. Salt Spray Resistance 2,000 hrs.

Galvalume or HDG: Creep from scribe < 1/8 inch (3mm), none or few #8 blisters

Aluminum: Creep from scribe < Creep from scribe

< 1/8 inch (3mm), few #8 blisters

ASTM D 2244

ASTM D 659

South Florida Exposure

Color: No more than 5 (E) Hunter units at 90 vertical angle and 7 (E) units non vertical Chalk: Rating no less that 8 at 90 angle

and 6 at non vertical angle

Film Integrity: 15 years, no blisters, peeling or cracking

ASTM D 870

Water Immersion 100 F 168 hrs.

No Field blisters with minimal color change


Flame Spread Classification

Class I or A