Arsonsisi: special liquid coatings for top-of-the-range alloy wheels


arsonsisiArsonsisi produces and markets a wide range of industrial coatings, while Fondmetal owes its fame to the production of aluminium wheels both for the OEM or original spare part market of well-known car manufacturers, and for the Tuning sector (aftermarket).

Both companies have known how to progress and develop also through brave acquisitions, in their search for 100% made in Italy excellence. Arsonsisi is today the largest supplier of Fondmetal liquid coatings for alloy wheels: metallic solvent and water base-coats in various types of silver, coarse or fine grain, anthracite and black – shiny or matt acrylic liquid clear coating, applied on a solvent or water base-coat. Arsonsisi coatings are appreciated by wheel producers above all for their application versatility and durability on automated systems and with all application types.

Coating cycles for standard wheels are studied to reach the maximum aesthetic quality without faults and obtain high resistance. After applying a powder primer, a liquid base-coat is added that gives the colour and metallic effect, to finish off with a liquid or powder acrilic clearcoat with a shiny or matt effect.

In case of diamond wheels, the base-coat applied to the powder primer is “cured” to allow the following mechanical process, and, after passing again through the pretreatment tunnel, it is over-coated with a polyester powder clearcoat or liquid urea-epoxy coating. These latter clearcoats are functional and their only purpose is to get the final acrylic clearcoat to stick to the part of the wheel where the diamond-grinding has removed the coating. Alloy wheel liquid coatings are produced in the Berlingo (BS) plant, where Arsonsisi is specialized in the production of solvent and water coatings for metals and plastics, established in various highly specialized industrial sectors.