Sherwin-Williams Launches Fast Throughput Polyurethane Pipe Coatings and Linings

Poly-Cote™ polyurethanes provide chemical resistance and smooth finish

CLEVELAND (August 7, 2014) – Sherwin-Williams Protective and Marine Coatings has introduced a line of fast drying, high build, solvent-free polyurethanes for corrosion protection for the water conveyance piping market. The chemical and abrasion-resistant Poly-Cote™ 110 Fast Set, Poly-Cote™ 110 Rapid Set, Poly-Cote™ 115 and Poly-Cote™ 115FR provide a smooth, glossy finish and offer the hydrophobic properties of an epoxy while maintaining the durability, flexibility and fast cure times of a urethane. All products are NSF certified up to 250 mils.

The performance characteristics of the Poly-Cote line exceed the minimum requirements of AWWA C222-08, Polyurethane Coatings for the Interior and Exterior of Steel Water Pipe and Fittings. They provide optimal film build and aesthetic properties, and have a wide range of acceptable dry film thicknesses (DFT). Epoxy DFT ranges are commonly 16-50 mils, whereas the Poly-Cote products are 20-500 mils DFT for non-potable water applications and 20-250 mils DFT for potable water applications.

"The Poly-Cote line of products is engineered for production applications where fast cure times and excellent application characteristics are crucial," said Kevin Morris, water and wastewater market director, Sherwin-Williams Protective and Marine Coatings. "Required coating thickness can be achieved in one coat – even on seams, welds and rivets – allowing the asset to quickly return to service."

Poly-Cote 110 Fast Set is a polyurethane coating formulated for exterior diameter pipe applications, and has an industry-leading dry-to-handle time of 5-10 minutes. It can be applied via plural-component proportioning equipment with direct impingement mixing. Poly-Cote 110 Rapid Set is designed for interior diameter pipe applications, and provides a dry-to-handle time of 20-25 minutes. Its smooth finish is engineered for pipes to achieve better water transfer.

Poly-Cote 115 is a flexible polyurethane coating developed for small fittings, elbows, valves and other tight work spaces, and provides a 24-hour recoat window. Convenient for the field, Poly-Cote 115FR comes in an easy-to-use kit for coating welds and damage repairs. It can be applied by hand to both exterior coating and interior lining systems.

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 4,000 locations worldwide. From alkyds to zincs, 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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