Paintseal Europe Limited was founded in 2006 on the principle of providing 'Next Generation' advanced technology products, GEN-3 (short for Generation 3 ) Ceramic technology to enhance both the dealer and consumer experience, providing real value for money with a product that really delivers.

We have developed a range of own label products with many car manufacturers (OEM’s) and financial institutions. Our approach is customer focused and provides OEM's with the market intelligence required for them to successfully launch consumer offers into their Dealer Parts and Accessory supply programs.

Our OEM Partners include Renault UK, Renault SA (France), Hyundai Motor UK, Kia UK, Mobis Europe, Suzuki GB/ SIE Europe, Dacia, SSangyong, FIAT, Alfa, Chrysler, Jeep, Lotus and Koenigsegg. We also supply to Toyota Motors Europe (TME), Lexus, Subaru Europe, Honda Europe and VAG France.


COMPANY PHILOSOPHY

After the rapid improvements in paint technology developed by Car Manufacturers, it became obvious to us that consumers buying expensive paint protection packages from their dealers, were getting poor value for money. Certainly, the paintwork looks glossy at first, however the protective finish rapidly deteriorates and many need replenishing by using a conserver or resin polish. Our search for a solution finally ended with the discovery of Liquid glass ceramic technology. It’s amazing durability and the fact that it is impervious to aggressive chemical cleaners, means that consumers are now able to purchase a real value for money product. Vehicles can now keep their showroom shine and are easy to clean due to the amazing hydrophobic properties of GEN-3 Glasscoat (including alloy wheels).

Our philosophy is based on quality and value for money. 

Our GEN-3 Glasscoat is the only product available that delivers all of these important core values for the consumer.

 

 


PRODUCT TECHNICAL INFORMATION

GEN-3 Glasscoat exhibits superior cohesion and superior adhesion over waxes and polymer sealants currently on the market. The significant performance advantages over the other products are twofold:

 

 

COHESION

The Polysilazane (liquid glass) chemistry of GEN-3 Glasscoat reacts out to 6-9H pencil hardness, whereas waxes, reactive silicones and acrylic polymers achieve the hardness of rubber cement. Reactive polymer chains exhibit low crosslink density- they do not readily bond to the paint surface, and this is one of the reasons that polymer based products sacrificial coatings require such intensive maintenance programs and conservers, whereas GEN-3 Glasscoat does not. The molecules of GEN-3 Glasscoat are shorter than typical polymer chains, and each possesses multiple reactive sites. When fully reacted, GEN-3 Glasscoat contains hundreds to thousands of times more neighbor-to-neighbor chemical bonding than you see with polymer-to-polymer bonding. While the individual polymer strands don’t break, the low crosslink density means that they’ll separate, which causes polymer type coatings to lose their structural integrity. GEN-3 Glasscoat’s high crosslink density ensures excellent integrity to the paint coating, protecting against wear and degradation from the elements.

 

 

ADHESION

Like reactive polymer sealants, GEN-3 Glasscoat chemically reacts with hydroxyl (oxygen-hydrogen) groups. Such groups are present on other GEN-3 Glasscoat molecules (giving cohesion), but are also abundant on the surface of the paint/clear coat system. GEN-3 Glasscoat’s high crosslink density enables it to “find” more hydroxyl groups to anchor to than is possible for a low crosslink density system, such as waxes and reactive polymers. Water vapor contributes hydroxyl groups, which makes them ubiquitous on all surfaces exposed to humidity. Proof of GEN-3 Glasscoat’s superior Cohesion and Adhesion: Organic solvent strips waxes and polymer paint sealants from any surface in a single swipe. Solvent molecules separate and undercut the polymers. GEN-3 Glasscoat, by contrast, is impervious to such solvents as mineral spirits, xylene, benzene, toluene, VM&P Naphtha, and acetone. Such resistance strikingly demonstrates the cohesive and adhesive nature of our GEN-3 Glasscoat, and helps to explain the product's superior durability and solvent resistance performance in independent laboratory controlled testing.

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

We would also wish it to be known that our expertise within the Liquid Glass Ceramic coating sector has been gained over 8 years of experience and from working with this type of product. Indeed we are the pioneers of this technology being the first to launch this type of coating into Automotive sector, also as a result of SMI testing in the USA our GEN-3 Glasscoat has gained Boeing approval so is now applied to planes.