Four Things You Should Know About Polyurea
1. What exactly is Polyurea?
Polyurea is an elastomer material that is derived by a polymerization procedure that has been studied extensively that involves the mixing of a synthesized resin with isocyanate reactive materials.
Polyurethane is an hybrid product, similar to polyurea however, it’s priced lower due to its lower quality.
2. What are the distinctive characteristics of Polyurea
Let’s list some of them:
- Very rapid set (curing time typically 2 to 5 minutes) dependent on the formulation
- Very good abrasion as well as scratch resistance
- Very durable resistance to environmental and weather conditions.
- Elongation benefits are extremely beneficial.
- It is possible to be applied in a variety of temperatures even at high humidity
- Stable temperature resistance that can reach 130°C (266degF) and a short-term ratings in the range of 220degC (430degF)
- The thickness of coating can be precisely controlled
- Highly effective bonding on properly made surfaces of wood and cement concrete and even metals
- Excellent chemical resistance
- Possibility of low viscosity which allows mixing as well as spraying at temperatures that are appropriate
- It can be designed to have a extremely powerful tensile strength up to 4350 psi.
3. What is the difference between Polyurea and Epoxy as well as Polyurethane?
In comparison against epoxy coatings, polyurea is far superior in terms of moisture resistance as well as resistance to UV resistance, abrasion resistance, chemical resistance and temperature resistance and strength. It also has a faster cure time.
Comparatively against polyurethane, polyurea is more durable, chemical resistance, and water resistance.
4. What are some good applications of Polyurea?
Some of the most well-known applications that are used around the world include:
- The roof
- Water Containment
- Brand Reimage
- Pipe/Pipeline Coating
- and the Fuel Storage Containment