Using a secondary containment coating such as an elastomeric polyurea has many advantages. The chemical resistant properties of polyurea paired with fast cure times as well as high tensile strength and elongation makes it the ideal solution for many industrial applications where a protective barrier is needed. Secondary containment coatings not only protect the surrounding environment from chemical spills and toxic contamination, they also form a protective, impenetrable barrier that can help to extend the service life of tanks and machinery. Many of our polyureas serve multiple purposes.
Not only are secondary containment coatings designed to be chemically resistant, they are also excellent at protecting surfaces from abrasive, destructive forces and corrosive substances. In the mining industry where equipment frequently comes into contact with caustic materials, polyurea coatings form an excellent protective sheath, encapsulating equipment parts and tools to prevent damage. Additionally, polyurea coatings can be applied to mining extraction and transportation equipment to form a resilient, impervious barrier, protecting the metal of the vehicles from impact, damage and corrosion, while at the same time, preventing the loss of valuable minerals and raw materials during transport.