In coastal areas of Australia higher demands are placed on the markilux powder coating finish due to the constant exposure to a highly corrosive environment. Markilux have developed an extra corrosion resistance (ECR) finish which assures the highest possible adhesion of the powder coating finish to the awning components thanks to a pre-treatment process for all aluminium and steel surfaces. The ECR finish considerably improves the prevention of hairline cracks and crazed corrosion of the powder coating finish.
To maximise the life of your markilux awning in highly corrosive environments it is strongly recommended to undergo the ECR treatment. As a general rule, it is recommended that all markilux awnings within 1km of salty coastal environments should be subjected to ECR treatment.