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Polyurea Coatings

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Polyurea coatings technology has been in use for around 30 years now, recently the technology has become far more advanced giving polyurea coatings many advantages over traditional protective coatings such as epoxy, polyurethane, bitumen, fiberglass, paints, lead paints, vinyl esters and so on.

Advantages of Polyurea Coatings

100 % Polyurea has advantages which make it stand out from other protective coatings such as:

  • Very fast setting (5-20 seconds)
  • Rapid return to service enabled
  • Can be applied in sub-zero temperatures
  • Can be built up to any thickness (mm) in one hit
  • Very high abrasion resistance
  • Waterproof
  • Very high corrosion protection
  • Very high chemical resistance
  • No atmospheric or environmental resistance
  • Comes in most colours for structural enhancement

Typical Uses of Polyurea Coatings

Polyurea coatings come in liquid form and can be hot or cold spray applied. They form a very good bond to most structures and materials including:

Typical Uses in water sector

  • Water reservoirs
  • Water tanks
  • Filtration systems
  • Pipeline coating
  • Wastewater infrastructures including inlet chambers

Read our latest article here on how Polyurea protective coating can be used on wastewater systems to protect against the effects of hydrogen sulphide degradation. 

Typical Uses in power sector

  • CW cooling systems including: drum screens, water boxes, puddle pipes and culverts
  • Steel storage tanks
  • Concrete bunds
  • Pipeline coating
  • Internal and external pipe-work

Application of Polyurea Coatings

A good protective coating application always comes down to preparation of the substrate or material it is applied to. Preparation is normally in the form of shot blasting or ultra-high water blasting depending on where the application is to take place and the material it is to be applied to. Application is achieved with the use of our Graco Reactor Hot Spray System. There are cold applied formulas which can be applied using brush, roller or squeegee.

CSC Services' Graco Reactor Hot Spray System
CSC Services’ Graco Reactor Hot Spray System

CSC Services has a range of 100% polyurea coatings which have been formulated for different desired physical properties such as:

  • High Elongation
  • High Tensile Strength
  • Hard /Soft Compound
  • Varying Levels of Chemical Resistance.

Our team can come to site to evaluate your polyurea coating needs and give advice on the correct product for the job.

Compliance

We currently have WRAS approval of our products. Polyurea is pending DWI approval.

Our teams all have CSCS cards, EUSR Water cards, DOMS, Confined Space Certificates and are BSVR (baseline security vetting register) and CTC (counter terrorism check) vetted as a minimum.

CSC Services provide refurbishment services and protective coatings to structures across the UK water sector, in nuclear power stations, public sector buildings such as hospitals and prison buildings, and across UK infrastructure including bridges, tunnels, culverts and sewers. Call us on 0191 410 3444 today for help or advice.