Press Release Summary:
Providing steel structures with protection against corrosion, abrasion, impact, and chemicals, polyurea coatings are formulated with zero VOCs and cure to touch within few seconds. Cut-resistant solutions, supporting direct to metal application or use with Chemline Primers, let OEMs applyÂ thick protective plastic membrane around steel structures via pressurized, heated, dual-component, spray application unit. Colors are available.
Original Press Release:
Chemline's 100% Solids, Fast-Set, Steel Coatings Offer OEMS Superior Option to Conventional Films
St. Louis, MO — Chemline offers high-build, fast-set polyurea coatings for steel that provide exceptional protection against corrosion, abrasion, impact and chemical attack. Chemline’s coatings greatly outperform conventional coating materials (such as paint films) in terms of durability because they can be layered up to 150 mils, allowing OEMs to apply a thick protective plastic membrane around virtually any steel structure. Chemline coatings are also fast set, curing to the touch within just a few seconds – essentially instantly – enabling OEMs to speed production and shipment. Additionally, Chemline coatings are 100% solids with zero VOCs for environmental friendliness. Applications include: above/below-ground steel tanks, pipelines, subsea cables, truck-bed liners, and automotive components among many others.
Chemline coatings are generally applied in thicknesses from 25 mils to 150 mils (or thicker for certain applications). Most often the desired thickness is approximately 60 mils or 1/16th of an inch. Most paint films are applied in much lower thicknesses (1 to 4 mils), because solvents need to evaporate in order for the paint to dry. Polyurea contains no solvents, so it can be built to the applicator’s preferred thickness.
Chemline’s polyurea coatings are also fast set. Other coatings, including paints, are solvented or water-based, requiring significant time to evaporate/dry. Polyurea cures quickly – forming a thick plastic film through the chemical reaction of two components. Coatings are then spray applied via a pressurized, heated, dual-component, spray application unit, such as a Graco ReactorTM.
Summary of benefits for Chemline steel coatings:
• 100% Solids, Zero VOCs
• Direct to metal application or with Chemline Primers
• Impact, abrasion, chemical and cut-resistant
• Fast cure times (without heat)
• UL 1746, Part I II and IV or NSF 61 and UL 2215
• Colors available
Founded in 1997, Chemline is an industry leader in fast-set polyurethane and polyurea coatings. The company’s 100% solids, spray-applied products are used by OEMs and applicators around the world as protective coatings for metal, wood, concrete, foam and other materials. Chemline operates a 180,000 sq. ft. plant at its headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, with additional facilities in California, Florida, Minnesota and the UK. For more information, please visit www.chemline.net or call 314.664.2230.