Pflaumer Unveils Teraspartic 230® Amine-functional Resin for Polyurea Polyaspartic Coatings
- Jan 19, 2012
Pflaumer Brothers, Inc. of Ewing, NJ announced the availability of a new amine-functional
resin for polyurea polyaspartic coatings used on concrete, metal, plastic composites, wood,
and other substrates.
The polyaspartic amine, designated Teraspartic 230®, is characterized by low viscosity,
high reactivity, and fast gellation that are ideal for specialty applications such as patching
compounds, sealants, gel coats, caulks, pore fillers, and puttys. The product can also be
used in combination with other polyaspartic amines, or together with other amine functional
resins or hydroxy-functional acrylic resins to formulate fast-setting clear and pigmented
coatings without solvent for highly productive one-coat systems.
Together with Teraspartic® 230, Pflaumer also offers Teraspartic® 277 and Teraspartic®
292, which are stearically hindered aliphatic amines that react with polyisocyanates to
form high-gloss, weather-resistant coatings with good film build and rapid cure rates.
Polyaspartic coatings are used in high-performance applications requiring fast cure, low
VOC, and low odor. These coatings exhibit a combination of strength, flexibility and impact
resistance, ideal for industrial coatings such as on agricultural and construction machinery,
for OEM coatings requiring corrosion protection, plastic composites such as wind turbines,
and for use on resurfacing concrete floors. They can be formulated with no VOC's, no
odor, and with a tack-free time of as little as a few seconds.
Polyaspartic coatings are particularly useful for application on concrete floors in food
processing plants to meet USDA regulations and the requirements of UL for the ANSI-NSF
61 Standard. Not limited to temperature extremes in application, polyaspartics can handle
rigorous cleaning with chemicals, detergents, and steam to provide seamless, flexible
protection for concrete floors.
Polyaspartic coatings dry efficiently at room temperature, a distinct advantage for the
applicator. In addition, the applicator can apply polyaspartic coatings as thick films in one
coat rather than two or more, again with the added productivity of fast-cure. These
qualities allow for use in direct-to-metal application in paint shops, for putty and patching
compounds with rapid dry sandability, and for gel coats.
"Pflaumer also offers 34 colors for polyaspartics, including those for use on-site as color
packs," said Craig McNair, Pflaumer's Chief Operating Officer. "We also developed a new deaerator and flow-control additive for polyaspartic coatings, designated Tallicin® 4040,
which we think is the most effective bubble-release agent on the market for polyaspartic
coatings." McNair said.
Founded in 1934, Pflaumer is a private and independent organization dedicated to innovative technology. Pflaumer's strategic purpose is to develop unique, proprietary products and technology by emphasizing research, development, and process technology in the field of surface chemistry.
Major areas of application include paints and coatings, printing inks, metalworking fluids, synthetic lubricants, plastics, electronics, wood treatments, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, cosmetics and personal care. Their technology involves wetting, dispersing and stabilizing pigments and nano-particles; surface tension reduction; surface friction reduction; rust prevention; microbiological protection; rheology; and the surface treatment of particles. Their core chemistry includes specialty acrylic polymers, polymerized phosphate esters, surface-active polymers, and polyglycerol-esters. They also create synergistic combinations of a variety of materials.
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