New Dura-Plate 6000 Reinforced Epoxy Lining Provides Long-term Life Expectancy Due to Low Permeability and Chemical Resistance

Press Release Summary:

  • Provides high film build features and properties to deliver cost-effective installations
  • Material can be applied more than 125 mils thick in a single spray, reducing the need for additional coats
  • Applied over prepared steel and concrete surfaces in these and other environments to deliver long-term service

Original Press Release:

Sherwin-Williams Launches High-build, High-strength Reinforced Epoxy Lining for Severe Wastewater Service Environments

Dura-Plate® 6000 Reinforced Epoxy Lining Enables Faster Applications, Enhanced Productivity and Cost Reductions

Cleveland, Ohio (April 4, 2019) – Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings has launched Dura-Plate® 6000, a new 100% solids, high-build, high-strength, reinforced epoxy lining for concrete and steel in severe wastewater service environments. The durable lining material offers asset owners and applicators a variety of time and cost efficiencies due to its fast return-to-service times and the option for single-leg application. In addition, it provides long-term life expectancy due to its extremely low permeability and excellent chemical resistance.

Dura-Plate 6000 reinforced epoxy lining provides high film build characteristics and a variety of other properties to deliver easier, more cost-effective installations compared to other fiber or microfiber filled products. Reinforced with glass flakes, the material can be applied more than 125 mils thick in a single spray, potentially reducing the need for additional coats. The product’s ability to be sprayed using a single leg application eliminates the expenses of renting a generator and using a plural pump operator. Providing additional cost savings potential, Dura-Plate 6000 has a long pot life, helping applicators reduce waste material, as well as a 21-day extended recoat window, which helps applicators reduce missed recoats. In addition, the lining does not require a glaze coat like other reinforced products.

“Dura-Plate 6000 answers our customers’ needs for a 100% solids reinforced epoxy lining system that eliminates the application challenges associated with other fiber or microfiber filled products, which tend to sag at higher film builds and require additional steps,” said Kevin Morris, Global Market Director – Infrastructure for Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings. “By focusing on ease of use and more flexible application characteristics with this product, we are enabling applicators to perform faster lining installations and increase production rates, while realizing significant cost savings potential.”

The reinforced epoxy lining material is rated for immersion service in a variety of severe environments, including headworks and primary treatment plants for wastewater operations, as well as manholes, wet wells and pump stations for sewer collection. It can be applied over properly prepared steel and concrete surfaces in these and other environments to deliver long-term service.

Sherwin-Williams Protective line of time-tested, high-performance coatings and systems to combat corrosion, supported by the largest group of NACE-certified coating inspectors in the industry. Our world-class product portfolio is backed by premier technology and innovation platforms, and includes a growing line of Global Core products available at the same quality and performance standard anywhere in the world, and delivered from over 4,600 company-owned North America locations across our rapidly growing international distribution footprint. The Protective & Marine Division is part of the Sherwin-Williams Performance Coatings Group, which supplies a broad range of highly-engineered solutions for construction, industrial, packaging and transportation markets in more than 110 countries in the world. Founded in 1866, The Sherwin-Williams Company is a global leader in the manufacture, development, distribution and sale of paints, coatings and related products to professional, industrial, commercial and retail customers. For more information, visit Marine Coatings delivers smart asset protection and unmatched commercial, technical and specification service to customers in a wide array of markets, including Oil & Gas, Water & Wastewater, Bridge & Highway, Steel Fabrication, Flooring, Food & Beverage, Mining, Rail, Marine, Power Generation and Fire Protection. From alkyds to zincs, Sherwin-Williams offers a complete


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