Bayer MaterialScience to Highlight Polyaspartic Coatings for Steel Construction

Mike Jeffries, strategic technology manager for aliphatic polyaspartics and isocyanates at Bayer MaterialScience has offered a presentation on “Polyaspartic Coatings: Next-Generation of Durable Shop- and Site-Applied Finishes” at the North American Industrial Coatings exhibition, held at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio from October 4 to 6. He has highlighted the advantages of polyaspartic coating technology for steel construction.

Existing coatings for steel construction need extended drying and handling times, which can lead to delay in construction or damage during erection, set up and shipment. Hence, architects, engineers and building professionals look for coating technologies with advanced features that reduce damage during construction and cut down handling times.

At the North American Event, Mike Jeffries has described the details of the polyaspartic coating chemistry and its various characteristics, including high durability, rapid cure at low and ambient temperatures, enhanced shop and field throughput by minimizing handling time. In addition, he underscored the results of the separate ambient and cold temperature trials that compare handling times of the next-generation polyaspartic coatings with standard coating technologies. Preliminary ambient test proves that polyaspartic coatings provide better resistance to dust or abrasive as well as compression damage and the cold temperature test indicated that polyaspartic coatings offer excellent resistance to dust or abrasive pickup, contact point damage and compression damage than the current coating technologies.


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