Pre-finished steel Colorcoat Prisma®

Colorcoat Prisma®

Aesthetics that last

Colorcoat Prisma® is backed by even more testing and real world data to combine outstanding aesthetics with long lasting performance.

Following consultations with architects and our supply chain, we have developed a contemporary colour palette for Colorcoat Prisma® which includes solids, metallics and natural matt shades.

Inspire your imagination
Designed to withstand the rigours of the external environment, versatile, lightweight and strong, Colorcoat Prisma® pre-finished steel is the ideal choice for your building envelope for contemporary, long lasting colour.

Whatever your type of building from warehouses to offices, or schools to houses, Colorcoat Prisma® offers you a range of attributes that enables you to create beautiful, modern and durable roofs and walls, Confidex® guaranteed for up to 30 years in Zone 1 and Zone 2 areas.

Colorcoat Prisma® has been proven to provide superior solar-thermal absorption capability and excellent durability when used as a collector for active solar air heating solutions such as Colorcoat Renew SC® by Tata Steel.

  • Contemporary colour range with an optically smooth finish for modern designs.
  • All colours surpass requirements of Ruv4 and RC5 as per EN 10169:2010 proving outstanding colour retention and corrosion resistance.
  • Optimised Galvalloy® metallic coating for ultimate corrosion resistance and cut edge protection.
  • Confidex® Guarantee for up to 30 years in Zone 1 and Zone 2 areas for the weatherside of industrial and commercial buildings with no inspection or maintenance to maintain its validity. 
  • Reverse side branding making traceability easy, so you can rest assured that your building is protected with the highest quality from Tata Steel.
  • Standard sizes are available on short production lead times.
  • Robust and durable topcoat for easier handling and processing.
  • Made in the UK for a lower carbon footprint and certified to BES 6001 Responsible Sourcing standard.
  • Informed colour choice based on availability, feasibility and level of guarantee via Colorcoat® Compass digital colour matching system.
  • Available from a range of Colorcoat® supply chain partners.
Properties  Test Standard
Nominal organic
coating thickness
(μm)* 50 EN 13523-1
Specular gloss (60°):
Non-matt colours
(%) 30 - 40 EN 13523-2
Specular gloss (60°):
Matt colours
(%) <5 EN 13523-2
Scratch resistance:
Non-matt colours
(g) >3500 EN 13523-12
Scratch resistance:
Matt colours
(g) >3000 EN 13523-12
Abrasion resistance
(Taber, 250 rv, 1 kg):
Non-matt colours
(mg) <20 EN 13523-16
Abrasion resistance
(Taber, 250 rv, 1 kg):
Matt colours
(mg) <25 EN 13523-16
Flexibility:
Minimum bend radius

(T)

0.5T@16°C
EN 13523-7
Flexibility:
Reverse impact
(J) ≥18 EN 13523-5
Flexibility:
Adhesion (Cross hatch)
(%) 100 EN 13523-6
Flexibility:
Pencil hardness
  H EN 13523-4
Maximum continuous
operating temperature
(°C) 90  
Corrosion resistance:
Salt spray
(h) 1000 EN 13523-8
Corrosion resistance:
Humidity
(h) 1500 EN 13523-26
Corrosion resistance
category
  RC5 EN 10169:2010
UV resistance
category
  Ruv4 EN 10169:2010

*μm = micron

Notes
1.  The figures contained in this table are typical properties and do not constitute a specification. Tested in accordance with EN 13523.
2.  For health and safety datasheets contact the Colorcoat Connection® helpline.

Galvalloy®

Colorcoat Prisma® uses the unique and proven Galvalloy® metallic coating by Tata Steel. Galvalloy® is made with a special mix of 95% Zinc (Zn) and 5% Aluminium (Al) that conforms to EN 10346:2015. The carefully developed proportions of Zinc and Aluminium in Galvalloy® offers a combination of increased barrier and sacrificial protection when compared with conventional Hot Dip Galv (HDG) coatings and provides unrivalled corrosion protection, even at the cut edges.

FIRE PERFORMANCE

Reaction to fire

Colorcoat Prisma® is classified in accordance with EN 13501-1:2002 as Class A1.

Resistance to fire

For products covered by EN 14782:2005 Colorcoat Prisma® is deemed to satisfy, without the need for further testing, the requirements for external fire performance of roof covering product in accordance with Commission Decision 2000/553/EC.

UV Resistance

All colours surpass requirements of Ruv4 as per EN 10169:2010 proving outstanding colour retention.

Corrosion resistance

All solid and metallic colours surpass requirements of RC5 as per EN 10169:2010 proving outstanding corrosion resistance for external building cladding systems.

Natural weathering

Natural weathering testing is an essential part of testing the corrosion resistance of a pre-finished steel product. Colorcoat Prisma® has undergone a comprehensive programme of testing in key weathering climates around the world.

Exposure sites were chosen in order to provide the full spectrum of weathering zones from equatorial and tropical climates to urban, rural, industrial and coastal locations.

Colour consistency
If tonal consistency is critical, all cladding for a single elevation should come from the same production batch. All metallic shades exhibit a degree of directionality.  

Matching components
If accessories made from other materials are to be colour-matched to the roof or wall cladding, the best reference is the actual profiles or panels delivered to site, or material from the same batch.

Metal hand samples
Metal hand samples are available for all colours. For a truer representation of colour and effect, please obtain metal hand samples.

Our hand samples can assist in colour selection and finalising product specification. Metal hand samples are available for all colours. For a truer representation of colour and effect, please obtain metal hand samples.

Order samples online for Colorcoat Prisma®
Please select your chosen Colorcoat Prisma® colour to request samples. Or order samples by contacting the Colorcoat Connection® helpline +44 (0) 1244 892434.

For over 20 years the Confidex® Guarantee from Tata Steel has remained best in class. Confidex® is the product performance guarantee for Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra® and Colorcoat Prisma®, when used in an external conventional building envelope application namely roof and wall cladding using single skin, built-up or composite panel construction in industrial and commercial buildings. Confidex® offers the longest and most comprehensive guarantee for pre-finished steel in Europe.

Key features

The Confidex® Guarantee is clear and simple and unlike many other guarantees, offers full remedial action in the unlikely event of coating failure. Key features include:

  • Extended guarantee cover for up to 40 years on Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra® and up to 30 years on Colorcoat Prisma®.
  • Cut edges covered for the entirety of the guarantee period.
  • No requirement for any inspections or maintenance to validate the guarantee.
  • Backed by years of worldwide product testing.
  • Provides cover for roof pitches down to 1° and no distinction between different roof pitches above that.
  • Offered directly to the building owner and provides a contractual relationship between Tata Steel and the building owner.
  • Is fully transferable should building ownership change.
  • Helps reduce the level of risk for each part of the supply chain.
  • Quick and simple online registration form.

The Confidex® Guarantee is transferable, so should the building owner change it is simply a case of filling in the form on the back of the guarantee certificate and posting back to Tata Steel.

The scope of Confidex®

Confidex® is the product performance guarantee for Colorcoat Prisma® and Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra®, when used in a conventional building envelope application namely roof and wall cladding using single skin, built-up or composite panel construction.

The Confidex® Guarantee is project specific and upon registration provides a direct guarantee from Tata Steel to the client for projects in typically the Industrial, Commercial and Leisure sectors, within the defined geographic limits of Zone 1 and 2.

It should be noted that the Confidex® Guarantee is not necessarily applicable to the use of Colorcoat Prisma® and Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra® in other construction related applications where design considerations and operating conditions create more demanding performance requirements. This includes individual residential applications, rain water goods, transpired solar collectors, portable / residential accommodation, sectional and roller shutter doors, flashings and fabrications, soffits, canopies, rainscreens, and general engineering applications.

However, we have developed associated guarantee offerings specific to some of these applications which can be provided directly by our supply chain partners. Please contact the Colorcoat Connection® helpline for further information.

Traditionally guarantees have always been restricted to the weathering performance of the external cladding, but we have recognised the growing emergence of demanding internal environment projects, such as energy from waste projects, and have developed a range of double sided products.
Please contact the Colorcoat Connection® helpline for guarantees associated with such applications.

The benefits of a Confidex® registered building

Registering the Confidex® Guarantee provides you with a direct link to Tata Steel.

In the unlikely event of a coating failure during the guarantee period, many years down the line, we can be contacted directly independently of the contractual chain. Not only does this save time, but also it can avoid unnecessary legal involvement and the associated costs. In the ‘worst-case scenario’, elements of the contractual chain may no longer even exist, making a complaint difficult, or even impossible, to pursue without the direct link to Tata Steel.


 

Tata Steel also offers Confidex Sustain®, a combined guarantee that covers the durability of the Colorcoat® pre-finished steel product and makes the pre-finished steel building envelope CarbonNeutral - the first in the world. For more information click here

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Please complete the online form to register the Confidex® Guarantee for Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra® and Colorcoat Prisma®.

This form can be used to register the Confidex® Guarantee for Zone 1 and Zone 2.

Transferring the Confidex® Guarantee
A registered Confidex® Guarantee is transferable in the event of sale or transfer of owner or tenant of a building. Please contact the Colorcoat Connection® helpline.

Note: Confidex® must be registered within 3 months of the building completion date for the guarantee to be valid.

At Tata Steel we are committed to making the products society needs and to making them in the most responsible way. Our commitment to sustainability also means we actively manage our impacts and contribution throughout the full life of our products - with our suppliers, within our own operations, through the supply chains we serve and by taking responsibility for recycling steel. Colorcoat Prisma® has achieved BES 6001 responsible sourcing certificate which reinforces our commitment to sustainability.

Life Cycle Assessment
We constantly strive to ensure that the manufacturing processes and materials used to manufacture Colorcoat Prisma® are the most sustainable available. Moreover, the enhanced robustness and durability of Colorcoat Prisma® mean that it significantly outperforms other pre-finished steel in terms of environmental impacts over the full life cycle. To demonstrate the environmental impacts, Tata Steel have published an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for each of the Colorcoat® assessed cladding systems, based on an initial Life Cycle Analysis.

System environmental assessment
In the UK all roof and wall systems using pre-finished steel achieve a Green Guide A+ rating. Manufacture and processing of Colorcoat Prisma® into building envelope products, through our approved supply chain, can meet the responsible sourcing criteria for BREEAM. Our manufacturing site has an environmental management system which has been certified to ISO 14001.

Recycling
Colorcoat Prisma® is truly recyclable without any loss of quality, time after time. There is a well established and very efficient steel recycling infrastructure which ensures that all steel collected at end of life goes back into steel manufacture. Through this efficient recycling of steel, the environmental investment in steel-making is never wasted, making steel the most sustainable construction material.


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