Polyurea high-build, fast-set, spray-applied elastomers provide significant protection to various metal/steel, wood, concrete, fiberglass, plastic, rubber, urethane foam, and many other substrates.
- Abrasion Resistance
- Corrosion Protection
- Chemical, Environment, or Atmospheric Resistance
- Structural Enhancement
Common Protective Coating Applications
Pipe / Pipeline Coatings & Linings
Polyurea Coatings and linings are increasingly being used to protect steel pipes from corrosion. Polyurea has demonstrated its ability to last longer than paint and maintenance services, and costs are reduced. Polyurea is a great protective coating system for pipes that are insulated with polyurethane foam. Polyureas are also being used to line the inside of water and sewer pipes for infrastructure rehabilitation work.
Polyurea’s ability to outlast paint and fight off corrosion is a major reason these systems are being specified for bridge deck and structure coating by State DOT’s around the nation. The most common applications of polyurea coatings on bridges are over steel and concrete.
Polyurea coatings protect steel tanks from corrosion, chemicals, and other natural weather elements, extending the life of tanks and offering limited structural characteristics. These systems can be applied during primary construction or in a retrofit environment. Their fast cure times are ideal for retrofit since downtime is significantly minimized compared to some competing materials.
Above the waterline and below, Polyurea can be very effective in protecting steel, aluminum, and fiberglass in various water sport and commercial marine applications. Polyureas are used in many abrasion, chemical, and corrosion-resistant marine applications, from sound attenuation for fishing canoes to fish hold liners to hull protection and bilge liners.
Manhole & Sewer Linings
Polyurea manhole lining is a rapidly growing market due to Polyurea’s ability to solve many current issues with groundwater infiltration and installation speed. Many municipal and private water systems are in great need of lining and structural repair. With proper surface preparation and substrate conditions, primers and Polyurea can be applied fast to return the cavity to service faster than most competitive systems. Polyurea’s ability to form a monolithic, durable liner protects the cavity from sediment and groundwater infiltration into municipal wastewater systems.