Steel bridges benefit from field proven polyaspartic coatings

Covestro to present at 2018 National Bridge Preservation Partnership Conference

Pittsburgh, April 4, 2018 — Two-coat polyaspartic urethane coatings have been used to protect steel bridges from corrosion for well over a decade. In fact, studies have shown that the application of these fast throughput systems can save Departments of Transportation up to 20 percent in field repainting costs while also reducing the time needed to paint a structure by up to 30 percent.

Ahren Olson, market manager of protective coatings, Covestro LLC and Mark Hudson, project development manager, Sherwin-Williams, will present “Polyaspartic Coatings for Reducing Bridge Maintenance Painting Costs, a Case Study in Virginia” at the 2018 National Bridge Preservation Partnership Conference. Their presentation will take place as part of the Protective Coatings for Bridge Preservation session beginning at 1 p.m. on Monday, April 9.

Polyaspartic coating systems are proven performers: they have been used by more than a dozen DOTs over the last 10 years. Virginia, in particular, has fully embraced the use of two-coat polyaspartic urethane systems for field repainting. More than 150 steel bridges in Virginia have been repainted with this technology. During the presentation, Olson and Hudson will cover several topics including the advantages and disadvantages of polyaspartic coatings. They also will discuss field inspections and present a case history of the earliest steel bridges in Virginia painted with this technology.

The 2018 National Bridge Preservation Partnership Conference takes place in Baltimore, April 8-12.

About Covestro LLC:

Covestro LLC is one of the leading producers of high-performance polymers in North America and is part of the global Covestro business, which is among the world’s largest polymer companies with 2017 sales of EUR 14.1 billion. Business activities are focused on the manufacture of high-tech polymer materials and the development of innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, construction, wood processing and furniture, electrical and electronics and medical industries. Other sectors include sports and leisure, cosmetics and the chemical industry itself. Covestro has 30 production sites worldwide and employed approximately 16,200 people at the end of 2017.

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