Sherwin-Williams Adds Top Coating to Its Signature FasTop Line

FasTop 12 TC Offers 4-5 Times Better Abrasion Resistance Than Standard Alternatives

CLEVELAND (October 19, 2011) – For the first time, Sherwin-Williams’ signature coating system for USDA-inspected food and beverage facilities, FasTop, includes a topcoat with uniform chemistry and performance. General Polymers’ FasTop 12 TC joins a product line that is available via the coatings industry’s broadest distribution system and consists of FasTop 12S, FasTop S, FasTop M, FasTop S-U1, FasTop Cove Base and FasTop Plus with AgION antimicrobial technology.  

“With FasTop 12 TC, we are pleased to offer a complete FasTop solution for food and beverage facilities that withstands abrasion at four to five times the norm,” said Narsi Bodapati, Vice President Marketing, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings. “Because FasTop 12 TC only needs six hours to allow light foot traffic and 12 hours for full return to service, facilities will realize meaningful reductions in downtime compared to the typical epoxy or urethane top coatings used in these applications. This cuts downtime in half, if not more, compared to other standard top coatings.” 

Flooring contractors will appreciate the chemistry consistency between the topcoat and the underlying system, knowing that they are delivering the most cohesive system available, Bodapati said. Contractors who rely on FasTop’s seamless, low-odor and easy-to-clean coverage and its resistance to thermal shock, moisture and impact can now find a cost-effective solution with a matte finish alternative. FasTop 12 TC provides a safe, non-slip surface to hide any wear patterns compared to its glossy counterparts.

FasTop 12 TC provides the same extreme abrasion and chemical resistance and thermal shock protection expected in the FasTop line of products and is easily applied to concrete and steel floors in food processing facilities, restaurants and commercial kitchens, and other constantly wet areas. 

In addition, FasTop 12 TC is an easily applied maintenance solution. As facilities’ flooring systems age, the floor coating may lose its non-skid properties, requiring maintenance to ensure employee safety. FasTop 12 TC can address this issue, Bodapati said – again with minimal downtime.

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