The coatings industry has come a long way from brushes and buckets. Over the past three decades, chemical engineers have formulated innovative polymer resins that have a range of modulus (from high to low), better fire retardancy, low VOCs and faster reaction times. Modern coatings, like Polyurea, are among the most advanced resins developed. Polyurea, more than any other polymer coating, stand out in their versatility, strength and longevity. They are the stars of the coatings revolution.
Simultaneously, advancement in coatings technology has led to the emergence of spray, injection and roto-cast application equipment that also improves the performance of Polyurea. In particular, plural component equipment technology has been improved to make spray application easier, more uniform in coverage, applicable at lower pressures (as low as 1,000 psi) and generating less overspray or fogging.
Let us take you through a brief presentation on the technical fundamentals of Polyurea, its properties, benefits and applications, Dorf’s role in bringing this technology to India and commercializing it. This Presentation, though with a focus on Bedliners, is equally applicable for non-automotive applications, especially in the Civil Engineering sector wherever protective linings and corrosion protection needs are identified.
As a coating material, Polyurea is unique on account of its snap curing ability. Ten seconds being the drying time for sprayed Polyurea Bedliners, applicator shops in the US have flourished, as the vehicle bed or sprayed surface downtime is so low. Essentially, it translates into substantial cost savings for the customer. Polyurea linings provide a lifetime solution for truck bed corrosion, as against other anti-corrosion linings that require periodic repair/replacement.
Dorf Ketal has brought Polyurea coating technology to India and are looking to popularize the concept not only within the country, but also overseas. The company is targeting not only the high-potential truck liner market segment, but also the specific anti-corrosion needs of the civil and industrial sectors.
Dorf promotes its Polyurea Coating under the brand name D-FEND.
D-FEND is a superior grade Polyurea that displays extremely fast cure times, with excellent adhesion to a variety of substrates. Click here for data sheet.
Dorf also seeks to appoint D-FEND franchises within India and abroad. The requirements to run a Polyurea coating operation are fairly simple, with basic investments in machinery, raw material and labour. Please click here for video to view Polyurea spraying on a truck bed.
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