Leverkusen, Germany -- The Multitec Flex polyurethane spray system from BaySystems, the PU business of Bayer MaterialScience, is being used as a coating to protect stage structures and sculptures from mechanical damage at the famous La Scala opera house in Milan, Italy.
The system's flexibility gives it the ability to "adapt to the shape of any substrate" and form a strong, permanent bond, a 26 Nov company statement said. The PU system, BaySystems said, creates a hard, abrasion-resistant surface that is resistant to both weathering and chemicals, can be painted and does not require the use of moulds.
The coating is completed by Mauri & C. Snc in Paina di Giussano, Italy before the parts are delivered to the opera house in their finished state. "The polyurethane system is the fastest and most cost-effective way to coat the sculptures. It also has advantages over the use of textile fabric webs or epoxy coatings," said company owner Carlo Mauri, adding that Mauri has used the PU system to coat 200-sq.m in a single operation. (RD)