Waterborne polyurethane coatings have evolved over the past three decades to meet stringent regulations and increased demand for reduced volatile organic compound (VOC) content. The floor coating selected for the EIC met these tougher limits with solvent levels of less than 50 grams per liter of co-solvent, an important consideration for the building’s LEED Platinum certification aspirations.
Steven Reinstadtler, market manager, Construction Coatings, Coatings, Adhesives & Specialties, Covestro LLC, presented the case study “Decorative yet functional floor coating at the Energy Innovation Center,” at 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 19 during SSPC 2016 in San Antonio.
The presentation covered the challenges of repairing the damaged 20,000-square-foot floor and how it affected the application of protective and decorative coatings. Through the use of waterborne coating technology, the EIC was able to create a space that features a neo-industrial look while meeting LEED requirements.