Polyurea Coating Solutions for a Variety of Applications
Polyurea coating is a unique, exceptionally high-tech joint and coating technology. It’s being utilized successfully for a variety of applications both in the private sector and in the government. Polyurea coating and coatings are usually applied over steel and concrete for protection against abrasion and corrosion. The polyurea coating can also be applied on ships to protect from the elements and to improve visibility. And of course, polyurea coating has been used in protecting and improving the looks of homes, and even buildings themselves, for decades.
With polyurea coating, you can expect a variety of different results depending on how it will be applied. There are coatings that resist moisture, heat, cold and humidity and can be cured at low temperatures or high temperatures. They are also available in various curing speeds and cure rates and offer a wide range of solutions for a number of different joint and sealing needs. Another option available for coating is the polyurea plating solution. This is much like applying an aluminum foil to an uneven or dirty surface, which then seals it from the inside out. It works great in humid environments because humidity tends to expand, while polyurea stays flat and dense in these conditions.
Polyurea coating and cures make excellent choices for exterior concrete, flooring and moldings because of their exceptional wear characteristics, including strength, flexibility, impact resistance and naturalization. For example, because polyurea coating and cures have very high compression strength, they can seal the concrete effectively, withstanding contraction due to temperature changes. Plus, because this coating and cures are water-resistant, they are designed to prevent growth of mold, mildew and algae. Because of these unique properties, polyurea coating and cures are often used on structures with a high degree of structural integrity.
Polyurea coating and cures come in a variety of different formulations including liquid polyurea, paste polyurea, dry polyurea, premium grade polyurea, and premium grade acrylic polyurea. Each type of polyurea coating and cure has its own specific advantages and disadvantages. Most polyurea coating systems are fairly straightforward and are the result of surface preparation, which involves applications with either a sprayer or a roller and application of the coating directly to the surface being protected. However, there are a few types of polyurea coating that require more detailed surface preparation before application. These systems tend to be more durable and better performing, but can also take longer to apply and cure. The most popular types of surface preparation polyurea coating systems involve either surface prep sanding with medium grit abrasions or scouring with ultra fine grit diamond sandpaper.
Another type of polyurea coating is a hybrid product, which consists of both polyurea and resin. A hybrid product is designed specifically to meet the unique requirements of a specific application and the coating provides a more durable solution than either polyurea or resin alone. Examples of this type of coating include hybrid polyurea coating systems for structures such as housing, industrial, and automotive applications. In addition to providing more durable solutions than either polyurea or resin alone, a hybrid system can also provide added impact resistance, moisture resistance, chemical resistance, and UV stabilization. This type of coating also provides an advantage in cost savings and can improve plant productivity and output.
One particular polyurea coating that is often used in conjunction with resin is a thermosetting polyurea coating system. This system combines heat and moisture resistance, high impact resistance, and chemical resistance with the flexibility of a textured polymer. This thermosetting polyurea coating system comes in two forms – one with a silicone injection and the other with a silicone-based premix. In the polyurea-based premix system, thermosetting agents are combined with premixed polyureas. The thermosetting polyurea coating is injected into a heavy-duty steel frame, after which the frame is formed into the desired form.