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CORROSION PROTECTION 101: Coat surfaces with polyurea to stop corrosion before it starts. 

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CORROSION PROTECTION 101: Coat surfaces with polyurea to stop corrosion before it starts. 

Corrosion. It’s the bane of countless and diverse industries. Left unchecked, corrosion can reduce equipment performance and efficiency, impair product and equipment integrity, weaken load-bearing structures, and potentially jeopardize operator safety. Corrosive agents can dissolve metals, pit concrete, erode piping, oxidize surfaces, and create electro-magnetic reactions (galvanic) that lead to even greater degrees of corrosion—and damage. Even factors like pressure, tension and stress can create opportunities for corrosion to form on expensive equipment.

Plus, there’s the exorbitant and ongoing maintenance costs required once corrosion gets a foothold.

The best way to fight corrosion is to prevent its formation in the first place. An anti-corrosive coating, applied to surfaces that are regularly exposed to moisture, abrasion, impacts, heat, salt, and chemicals, can reliably protect those surfaces against corrosion and its high costs and deleterious effects for years.

The key, however, is to apply the coating before your equipment and machinery are placed into service. And, of course, you need the right coating, too.

Enter polyurea from Ultimate Linings, an impermeable, anti-corrosive coating that’s spray-applied, cures in seconds, and provides superior protection when compared to paints, polyurethanes, and powder coatings. Polyurea really is the Ultimate solution for protecting equipment, vehicles, machinery, infrastructure and other assets against corrosion.

How You Can Prevent Corrosion With UL Coatings

Polyurea is a compound created from combining synthetic resin and reactive isocyanate materials. Altering the chemistry of resins and isocyanates produces different formulations with varying characteristics, resulting in a durable, flexible compound that can prevent corrosion, resist wear and tear, shield against impact damage, and provide exceptional waterproofing qualities.

Polyurea is the chemical version of a Swiss Army knife. It can be used to prevent corrosion in a multitude of applications, including:

  • Flooring
  • Roofing
  • Tools and Equipment
  • Trailers and Truck Beds
  • Tanks and Pipes
  • Boats
  • Decks
  • Foundations
  • Concrete
  • Mines
  • Bridges
  • Stairways and Ladders
  • Waste Management and Recycling
  • And more

Because a polyurea coating dries in seconds, you can put your assets back into service fast, reducing downtime and boosting productivity. Polyurea is also formulated with no volatile organic compounds, so it provides an environmental competitive edge compared to traditional coating systems, like polyurethane and some paints.

Implementing preventive or corrective anti-corrosion maintenance is imperative to increasing the durability of corrosion-prone assets—and preventing corrosion in the first place. Coating your products, equipment and machinery with polyurea from Ultimate Linings is Corrosion Protection 101.

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Top 5 reasons to make Ultimate Linings part of your Corrosion Protection strategy:

  • Access to a world of manufacturing excellence, chemical innovation, and proprietary technical service and support that are unmatched in the industry
  • New, state-of-the-art, 302,000 sq. ft. manufacturing and development complex with massive production capacity
  • Across-the-board certifications, including ISO 17025, which certifies that all testing conducted by our innovative R&D laboratory has been validated and requires no additional testing by customers or third-party organizations
  • Industry-premier field technical support for 24/7 application service and on-site troubleshooting, so any downtime you may experience is kept to a strict minimum
  • Wide range of polyurea formulations: UV-stable, thin-film coatings; robust, thick-film polyurea for protection against high levels of abrasion and chemical spills; fire-resistant options; topcoats and primers; and aromatic and aliphatic formulations that are flexible, resilient and waterproof

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