By John S Primus
While Alabama Industrial Floor Coatings are not confined to industrial use only, they play a large role in protecting the majority of industries including: industrial and commercial buildings, civil applications for tunnels and bridges, private and public garages, chemical and food processing plants, warehouses, monolithic flooring for civil industrial and military engineering, marine and aeronautic applications, industrial equipment for dairy and liquid fertilizer processing plants and delivery systems and protective coatings inside industrial and commercial pipes.
Industrial Floor Coatings, considered a specialized type of paint, are necessary for protecting substrates such as steel and concrete and are used by most industries. The process of application starts with a top coat to ensure corrosion protection with additional coatings that can be applied to avoid rust and create shimmer for a pleasant visual appeal. By coating the floor of an airport hangar or industrial warehouse it becomes much easier to keep clean from dust and debris, but the main goal is to avoid steel and concrete corrosion.
Although these coatings have been in use for several decades, they have recently been under scrutiny as their primary ingredient is polyurethane, which contains toxic isocyanates. Polyurethane is prevalent in just about every corner of your house and car and is typically classified into four market segments as listed below:
1. C.A.S.E. (Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants and Elastomers)
2. Thermoplastics (highly elastic, flexible and abrasion resistant polyurethane)
3. Rigid Foam (used as packaging material, building insulation, etc.)
4. Flexible Foam (in bedding, furniture, car interiors, and running shoes)
Industrial floor coatings can be found in the C.A.S.E. market as mentioned above and several studies have now identified several negative side effects of working with polyurethane such as dizziness, headaches and vomiting. As a result regulatory authorities like the Environmental Protection Agency have recently stepped up demands for businesses to begin using alternatives to polyurethane for industrial coatings.
John Primus is an industrial chemist from Southern California who advocates using industrial floor coatings from Green Companies like Hybrid Coating Technologies a Northern California high tech coatings company.Article Source: https://EzineArticles.com/expert/John_S_Primus/1272751Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/7074870
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Nick Dixon, Jr.
Nick Dixon is the owner of Lifetime Epoxy Floors of Boaz, Alabama.