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Fewer layers, faster curing

Cost-effective and flexible coating with polyaspartic coatings

For use in corrosion protection and construction applications / PASQUICK becomes new umbrella brand for polyaspartic technology from MaterialScience
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Polyaspartic coatings based on the PASQUICK technology from Bayer MaterialScience are ideal for particularly cost-effective coating of a range of different substrates. In contrast to conventional systems, this technology often requires fewer coating layers and curing takes place quickly. Desmodur® E 2863 XP, a new hardener with very low viscosity, can be used to produce flexible, solvent-free floor coatings. These are suitable for outdoor applications as well as interior applications such as odorless comfort flooring and sports flooring.

Nuremberg, April 22, 2015 – Polyaspartic coatings are ideal for particularly cost-effective coating of a range of different substrates. In contrast to conventional systems, this technology often requires fewer coating layers and curing takes place quickly. Bayer MaterialScience has now opened the door to other promising possibilities. The company will be unveiling PASQUICK, the new umbrella brand for its polyaspartic technology, at the European Coatings Show from April 21 to 23, 2015. This delivers innovative solutions for coatings in corrosion protection and construction applications.

The number of coating steps can be reduced, ensuring savings in time and labor costs during application. Contractors gain greater flexibility, can meet tight completion deadlines and are able to handle a larger number of projects in the same time.

The improved efficiency enables coating manufacturers to sell larger quantities of polyaspartic coatings and also harness these highly efficient systems to position themselves on the market. PASQUICK technology is thus an excellent example of customer-oriented developments, true to the slogan „Inventing for you“ of the Coatings, Adhesives, Specialties Business Unit of Bayer MaterialScience.

New hardener for flexible floor coatings
To meet all these requirements, Bayer MaterialScience has developed and submitted a patent application for Desmodur® E 2863 XP, a new hardener with very low viscosity. Among other things, this hardener can be used to produce flexible, solvent-free floor coatings. These are suitable for outdoor applications as well as interior applications such as odorless comfort flooring and sports flooring.

Thanks to the rapid curing process, several layers of such polyaspartic coatings can be applied in a single day using standard equipment. Pot life has been extended compared to previous polyaspartic systems, with application taking place under less time pressure. The coating is easily applied at room temperature, and the surface can be walked on after just a few hours. This minimizes downtime on construction sites and saves money.

Increased productivity in corrosion protection
PASQUICK polyaspartic systems enable a cut in curing time from between 18 and 24 hours for conventional coatings to just 6 to 8 hours, thus boosting productivity two- to threefold. Compared to the three coats required in the past, the coating structure is now limited to a primer and topcoat. Total coating thickness is unchanged, ensuring excellent corrosion protection.

Customers also benefit from the lower costs, achieving savings of around five to ten percent for the complete coating process. Polyaspartic anti-corrosion coatings meet all the requirements of ISO 12944.

Many years of experience with polyaspartics
For 15 years, polyaspartic coatings based on Bayer raw materials have proved their usefulness in protecting wind turbines, bridges, industrial plants, and agricultural and construction machinery against corrosion, and have also served as floor coatings. Leading coating manufacturers include the systems in their portfolios and trust in the expertise of MaterialScience. Their increasing popularity has now resulted in the development of industry standards for this technology.

There is still some work to be done in terms of application and cost-effectiveness when it comes to the use of this technology for floor coatings, however. The new polyaspartic raw materials expand the range of available options and boast unique properties that offer numerous advantages over other systems.

About Bayer MaterialScience:
With 2014 sales of EUR 11.7 billion, Bayer MaterialScience is among the world’s largest polymer companies. Business activities are focused on the manufacture of high-tech polymer materials and the development of innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, electrical and electronics, construction and the sports and leisure industries. At the end of 2014 Bayer MaterialScience had 30 production sites and employed approximately 14,200 people around the globe. Bayer MaterialScience is a Bayer Group company.

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