Direct To Metal (DTM) term identifies families of enamels that combine the adhesion and protection characteristics of the substrate, typical of a primer, with the aesthetics, color and brilliance of a topcoat. Present on the market since some years, these products have great success and are now widely used in many sectors. They are DTM characterized by very low VOC emissions into the atmosphere, therefore eco-friendly and suitable for safeguarding the work environment and the end user. They are easy to apply products, with technical and aesthetic characteristics absolutely in line with the more common solventborne version.
Applicable on many both metal and plastic substrates, up to glass, they are also distinguished by their versatility and ease of use. In production processes they are economically advantageous, considering that with a single application the substrate is complete with sealer and topcoat. They can be monocomponent or bicomponent, depending on the final use and the desired resistance to atmospheric agents.