Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - A presentation at the recent 2008 Paint and Coatings Expo in Los Angeles by Chak Wong of Bayer Technology Services in the US highlighted the advantages of new aliphatic polyurethane coatings in protecting structural steel from corrosion.
These benefits include "very fast cure, good adhesion, good gloss, good color retention and cost effectiveness," according to Wong.
The Bayer MaterialScience llc researcher compared the use of weathering steels, hot-dip galvanising and coating systems (epoxies, traditional urethanes and new fast-cured aliphatic urethanes) to protect structural steel from corrosion in a chemical plant.
"Polyurethane coatings incorporating raw materials from BMS have a long, successful track record standing up to harsh environments," said Wong. "This case study will offer PACE attendees a real-world example of the benefits of utilizing polyurethane coatings incorporating Bayer technologies."
In-Situ Performance of Galvanized and Zinc Rich Coating Systems for Structural Steel in a Chemical Plant Environment was also authored by Carl Angeloff, P.E., head - NAFTA Business Development and Manager - BD Corrosion, BMS, and Kurt Best, senior scientist, BMS.