By Cameron Chai
Physical Security has collaborated with the marine and protective coatings business of PPG Industries for the application of MIL-TOUGH BR polyurea coating that helps customers satisfy the demands of Anti-Terrorism Force Protection’s (ATFP) the Interagency Security Committee Physical Security and the U.S. Department of Defense Unified Facilities Criteria.
According to Shirley Stern, PPG’s manager of government sales, the government solutions team from PPG has worked for growth of this market and the team is delighted to partner with Physical Security. PPG has an established reputation especially because of its experience in hardening the exterior walls of the Pentagon and offering glazing systems for the American embassies in Berlin, Kabul and Moscow, she stated.
She added that many groups of PPG work with Physical Security for bringing the polyurea technology of PPG to the ATFP market. The science and technology group, the business of automotive OEM coatings and the government solutions group are working together with Physical Security and PPG-PMC in order to provide this solution that brings improvement in costs and key performance for the United States government, according to her.
Stern stated that the Mil-Tough BR coating system is formulated based on spray-on polyurea which provides blast advancement in buildings and supplies a fast and commercial alternative to the normal concrete or structural steel systems. As the Mil-Tough BR coating is sprayed on-site, it can lessen the time for construction related to hardening the wall, and is specifically suitable to retrofit the previous structures, according to her.
Physical Security’s vice president preconstruction, Ken Hays stated that this coating system has shown a technical innovation in blast-resistant coatings. Unique levels of blast resistance are reached while handling application and ecological constraints that are industrially challenging. This new commercial coating solution provides a good option to the usual approaches of wall-hardening, according to Ken.