Raw materials from Bayer help rapid-curing polyaspartic coatings increase productivity, offer high performance

Lake Buena Vista, Fla., February 12, 2014 — Building and construction professionals want coatings that protect substrates such as metal and concrete without a time-consuming drying process that delays fabrication schedules. Rapid-curing polyaspartic coatings using Bayer MaterialScience LLC raw materials provide increased productivity while maintaining high performance and offering long-lasting durability.

Todd Williams, corrosion manager, Coatings, Adhesives & Specialties (CAS), Bayer MaterialScience LLC, will present “High productivity and performance polyaspartic direct-to-metal and two-coat systems” at 8:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 13 during the SSPC conference in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. He will share the results of one-coat direct-to-metal and two-coat polyaspartic coatings on three industrial maintenance applications, including a museum, exterior hopper railcars and bridges.

In each example, the rapid curing time of polyaspartic coatings increased productivity and maintained high performance. In one illustration, approximately 50 railroad cars were coated using a one-coat direct-to-metal polyaspartic formulation at 8 dry mils. Compared with a traditional coating, the polyaspartic coating formulation increased productivity and contributed to cost savings during the application. The polyaspartic coating also exhibited excellent corrosion resistance and weathering performance even after 11 years in the field.

These applications demonstrate the benefits of polyaspartic coatings, including:

  • Excellent ultraviolet, chemical, and abrasion resistance
  • Low volatile organic compounds (VOC)
  • Color stability

“Polyaspartic coating technology provides contractors with premium, yet cost-effective, formulations that offer rapid cure and quick return to service that can enhance productivity and help reduce labor costs,” said Williams.

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, 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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