Quaker Chemical has launched its RapidShield UV-curable floor coating system in the UK.
The RapidShield system is common in automotive and heavy equipment manufacturing plants, aerospace and food factories, and distribution warehouses throughout the USA. It is designed for use on any new or existing concrete floor.
Quaker says that once applied it is cured instantly by a portable unit that emits UV-light, turning the coating into a solid film which creates a strong bond to the substrate. This fast cure means that within minutes, the floor can be used again – vital where lengthy shutdowns or interrupted production cannot be tolerated.
RapidShield produces a durable, non-slip, gloss finish with good chemical resistance. This can be modified to produce a matt finish and/or enhanced skid resistance. It can be used on floors exposed to direct sunlight without the loss of gloss and fading associated with epoxies. It is also durable, meaning that a floor does not have to be recoated as frequently.
RapidShield is available as clear and in a range of standard colours so can be used to create safety stripes, warning signs or simply coordinate a floor with other building colours.