The different types of Industrial Coatings
- Moisture cure urethane
Epoxy as coating for concrete floors
Epoxy when used as floor coating for concrete floors provides the benefits of high gloss, high wearing and extremely durable surface. Epoxy floor coatings are ideal for industries that include food and beverage preparation, pharmaceuticals and packaging plants because the floors can be easily cleaned from dirt, dust and debris. Epoxy coating can be used for high traffic areas because they can create non-slip, chemically-resistant and high performance surfaces. It is a cost effective solution that is not only safe but environmentally friendly.
Polyurethane as a coating solution
Polyurethane coating can be applied to different materials that include wood, metals, plastics and almost all types of flooring surfaces. Its versatility is one of the reasons why it is a very popular coating solution in the market. When polyurethane coating is applied on a surface, it creates a highly impermeable barrier between different elements and the surface it protects. The coating is highly resistant to humidity, oxidation, corrosion and moisture including the added benefit of noise reduction. Polyurethane is also environmentally friendly because it does not emit any volatile organic compounds that can be harmful to humans, animals and the environment.
Fluoropolymer coating – why is there a high demand?
It is very likely that you have never heard of fluoropolymer coating but you are familiar with the trade name Teflon. Fluoropolymer is highly in demand as Industrial Coatings because of its desirable qualities and non-stick properties. Teflon is used as a non-stick coating for cookware as well as carpets, home furnishings and fabrics. Fluoropolymer coatings can withstand very high temperatures, can act as insulation because it does not conduct electricity and can reduce both friction and corrosion. The biggest demand for fluoropolymer coatings comes from the automotive industry because it is very useful in coating parts like ball bearings and gears to increase their resistance against wear and tear.
Moisture cured urethane for floor coating
Moisture cured urethane is an oil-free and clear liquid coating that can be used on concrete floors. It has a natural glossy finish with light reflective properties. The coating is resistant to chemicals, abrasion, grease and oil which make it a good option for floor surfaces with moderate chemical exposure like laboratories, manufacturing facilities, production floors, packaging areas and many more. Surface preparation is essential prior to the application of the coating to ensure successful adhesion. When used in its clear form, moisture cured urethane does not require any mixing although it can also be used with color additives.