Sherwin-Williams Introduces FasTop™ 12S

Urethane concrete floor system has longer working time without compromising quick return to service

CLEVELAND (February 2, 2010) – Sherwin-Williams introduces FasTop 12S, an easy handling three-component water-based urethane concrete that meets the needs of flooring contractors wanting a longer working time to coat concrete, wood and steel floors in food processing facilities, restaurants and commercial kitchens, and other constantly wet areas.  

“FasTop 12S is truly the next generation of urethane concrete,” said Brad Rossetto, Vice President Marketing, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings.  “Our product developers outdid themselves in delivering a product that affords applicators the ease of more working time without compromising the FasTop line’s signature attribute of quick return to service.” 

FasTop 12S, 100% solids and self leveling, offers USDA-inspected facilities the same attributes as other products in the FasTop line, including resistance to impact, thermal shock, chemicals, hot oils and steam cleaning. 

Sherwin-Williams pioneered urethane concrete technology to protect the unique assets of the food and beverage market.  Some resinous flooring can expand at 10 times the rate of concrete; if the system fails it will result in blistering and disbondment.  To minimize the detrimental effects of this phenomenon, flooring systems should be at least ¼ inch thick.  A urethane concrete flooring system with a coefficient of linear thermal expansion closer to that of the concrete will provide a life expectancy that far exceeds traditional epoxies in similar environments, Rossetto said. 

Sherwin-Williams’ FasTop Flooring Systems line was the response to that market need for seamless, low-odor and easy-to-clean coverage that is resistant to thermal shock, moisture and impact.  FasTop is engineered for installation within a matter of hours, quick return to service and long-term performance.  FasTop 12S joins a product line that is available via the coatings industry’s broadest distribution system and consists of FasTop S, FasTop M, FasTop S-U1, FasTop Cove Base, FasTop Plus, with AgION antimicrobial technology.

Sherwin-Williams is a global protective and marine coatings company that delivers smarter asset protection and unmatched service and specification support to its customers from more than 5,500 locations worldwide. The company offers a complete line of time-tested, high performance coatings and systems to combat corrosion, supported by the largest group of NACE-certified coatings inspectors in the industry. With more than 140 years in business and a culture of product innovation, Sherwin-Williams today is the single source of supply for coatings solutions made to your specifications and delivered on time, every time.

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