Traditional applications of thermoplastic coatings require that the target surface be heated to a very high temperature, which is impossible in some cases due to the inability to heat large field structures to temperatures necessary for bonding thermoplastics. New “snap-cure” technology—patented by KCC—allows for a chemical bond to both steel and concrete substrates. Thermoplastics applied using this technology offer bond strengths that exceed that of traditional thermosetting materials and a coating that is absolutely pinhole free, the company reported.
“This new snap-cure technology is ideally suited for plant construction and other infrastructure projects by achieving shorter elapsed construction schedules and eliminating the intrusive scheduling normally required for coating applications,” said Thomas Priest, CEO of the KCC Group of Companies. “Benefits of this new advanced thermoplastics technology include instant curing, reduced surface preparation, easy repair and the absence of solvents or other VOC materials.”