Talk of the town: Residential garage floor with polyaspartic coating has neighbors talking

Case study demonstrates durable, aesthetically pleasing floor finishes with ultra-low VOCs, minimal downtime and faster return to service

Philadelphia, November 20, 2013 — Polyaspartic coatings can make a functional garage the talk of the neighborhood. While the neighbors’ rubbernecking eventually subsides, the high performance and durability of polyaspartic coatings remain.

To demonstrate the practical benefits of polyaspartic coatings, Bayer MaterialScience LLC monitored the application of a two-part polyaspartic coating on an approximately 700-square-foot residential garage.

The application shows the benefits of polyaspartic coatings, including excellent ultraviolet- (UV), chemical-, and abrasion-resistance; ultra-low volatile organic compounds (VOCs); color stability; and, cleanability.

In addition to these benefits, compared with traditional coatings polyaspartic coating technology also provides contractors with premium, yet cost-effective formulations that offer fast cure/quick return to service and can reduce labor costs due to enhanced productivity. Coatings made with polyaspartic esters can be applied at temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit as well as in high-humidity environments, which extends the application season for commercial and residential projects.

Professional application is required for these coatings, which can be applied by a simple brush and roller and do not require special equipment. Typical polyaspartic coatings can be applied from start (base coat) to finish (top coat) in an eight-hour work day.

“Architects and building and construction professionals know all too well the pressure to accomplish excellent work cost effectively in a limited timeframe,” said Steven Reinstadtler, marketing manager of Coatings – Construction Group and Sustainability, Coatings, Adhesives & Specialties (CAS), Bayer MaterialScience LLC. “Whether for residential garage floors, game rooms and basements or commercial applications such as hotel lobbies, cafeterias or retail space, polyaspartic coatings from Bayer provide durable, aesthetically pleasing floor finishes with minimal downtime and faster return to service.”

Attendees at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo can visit Bayer’s booth (#2407) to learn more about the benefits of polyaspartic coatings for sustainable construction. As a global leader in the development and manufacture of advanced materials for industry, Bayer demonstrates leadership through advancement of health, safety and environmental awareness initiatives, and through development and adoption of best practices for the transportation, storage, handling and disposal of these materials.

About Bayer MaterialScience LLC:

Bayer MaterialScience LLC is one of the leading producers of high-performance plastics in North America and is part of the global Bayer MaterialScience business with approximately 14,500 employees at 30 production sites around the world and 2012 sales of 11.5 billion euros. The company manufactures high-tech polymer materials and develops innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, electrical and electronics, construction, medical, security, and sports and leisure industries. Sustainability is central to Bayer MaterialScience LLC’s business and is based around the key areas of innovation, product stewardship, social responsibility and respect for the environment.

For more information about Bayer MaterialScience LLC’s coatings and adhesives technologies, call 412-777-3983 or visit www.bmsnafta.com.

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