Dur-A-Flex launches new UV-resistant urethane topcoat

July 17, 2012

Dur-A-Flex, Inc., a manufacturer of commercial, industrial and institutional seamless, resinous flooring, has added Poly-Crete Color-Fast topcoat to its line of cementitious urethane flooring systems. Formulated to retain its color throughout the life of the floor, this UV-resistant topcoat is a critical component in the Poly-Crete flooring system, found most notably in food, beverage, pharmaceutical and chemical industries.

“A topcoat with this level of durability is a must have in the markets it is used in,” said Ron Phillips, product manager at Dur-A-Flex. “It provides an excellent wear surface, excels in color stability and its unique texture helps to greatly reduce the risk of slip and fall incidents in both wet and dry environments."

In food environments, wide temperature swings occurring in a short period of time such as during hot water discharges from boilers, kitchen equipment or steam cleaning can have an adverse effect on the adhesion of synthetic flooring materials. By having a coefficient of thermal expansion similar to concrete substrates, Poly-Crete systems virtually eliminate the risks the company said. And the Poly-Crete system helps facility owners avoid the risk of floor failure that’s typically caused by surface erosion from chemicals, lactic acids and food-borne bacteria, commonly found in food environments.

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