Watersafe industrial Water-Based Coatings

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Cameleon Coatings manufactures a high-tech water based range of industrial coatings specifically formulated for use on metals, with each coating in the range designed around features that already exist in solvent based products. Replicating a full range of options currently available in Solvent based coatings.

The first product manufactured was Ceramiflex in 1994, developed especially for the Kalgoorlie pipeline reconditioning project. Ceramiflex was engineered to meet the unique demands of the project – a set of specific conditions and safety issues relating to the open environment and the site application. The pipeline reconditioning program for the pipeline continues today.

Water-based technology spotlights our commitment to ecological responsibility, as well as the health and safety of the manufacturing process, our customers, applicators and the environment at large.

Cameleon have developed primers, intermediates, direct-to-substrates and top coats in the Watersafe range, for use in all standard methods of application, from airless spray to flood coating.

The formulation of the water-based range is designed to overcome problems caused by solvents. Compared to solvent-based products, water-based paints are:

  • safer for applicators
  • safer for the environment
  • less expensive to thin, clean, transport and store
  • designed to make a better finished product

Camcrylic DTS 745


Over the years, one of the most successful products in the Watersafe range is Camcrylic DTS 745, developed in 1999. It is a direct to substrate topcoat product – designed to be applied directly to prepared metal surfaces without the need for a primer. It contains flash rust inhibitors and provides long term corrosion protection in non-marine situations. Camcrylic DTS 745 was first developed and supplied to Gemco Rail in 1999, to eliminate the problems associated with spraying solvent based products, and is still used today in a variety of colours.

It has excellent adhesion qualities, outstanding colour and gloss retention and contains flash rust inhibitor and anticorrosive pigment for long term protection. It is available in a variety of colours and dry’s to enable stacking of items the same day.

Another industry where Camcrylic DTS 745 is extensively used is scaffolding. As Camcrylic is water based it can be applied in open areas by airless spray and requires no priming. Stackable the same day. Similarly Waste Bin companies have replaced solvent based product with Camcrylic DTS 745.