Chemline announces new polyurea coating for fragile foam
St. Louis, Missouri - Spray-applied polyurethane manufacturer, Chemiline Inc. has developed a new two-component (1:1 mix ratio) spray-applied polyurea coating, Chemthane 7050/7050FR, for protecting fragile foam and expanded polystyrene (EPS) substrates, the company recently announced.
Chemline said the coating forms a hard impact and moisture resistant shell with the coated foam part safe to handle within seconds of the coating process.
"With polyurea technology, you can protect architectural foam shapes in a thin layer of polymer coating. Traditional EIFS (exterior insulation and finishing systems) or moulded polyestser fibreglass is time-consuming and require multiple, slow drying layers of materials," said Chemline spokesperson, John Henningsen.
He added, "with Chemthane 7050, in the time it takes us to produce 20 feet (6 meters) of ornate trim with the EIFS method, concrete of wood, a foam production company can spray over 200 feet (61 meters) of foam."
The company also added that Chemthane 7050 adds almost no extra weight to the substrate, is 100 percent solids and contains no VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds).