This increased chemical resistance of the glass composition, protects the coated substrate from harsh chemicals, making it an ideal material for use in markets such as chemical processing, as well as food and beverage manufacture. Glassflake coatings can be used to improve chemical resistance of a number of materials, from the internals of processing tanks to concrete floor coatings.
The requirements for chemical resistance extend away from purely industrial arenas, glassflake is used to enhance the chemical resistance of domestic paint products. The glassflake provides protection from aesthetic deterioration when treated with household cleaning products. This chemical penetration is also beneficial in providing stain resistance against liquids such as coffee and red wine.