IFS Coatings launched Pureflex Fastcure, a Fusion Bonded Epoxy powder coating for rebar that the company said cures more quickly than standard formulations or at lower temperatures.
IFS Pureflex Fastcure is a flexible, corrosion-resistant, single coat, thermosetting FBE powder with built-in rapid reactivity, which allows coaters to enjoy increased line speeds or the energy savings from lower oven temperatures.
This new FBE powder will gel in 2-3 seconds and cure in only 12-15 seconds, depending on the temperature of the incoming bar.
This rapid cure is achieved while attaining all of the technical excellence of Pureflex powder as well as incredible resistance to cobwebbing, as well as all the benefits associated with an expanded application window for preheating and gun settings.
“Pureflex Fastcure has been manufactured for coaters looking for the protection and functionality that Pureflex FBE delivers and significant improvements in throughput,” said Rob Phillippi, IFS Coatings Pureflex director. “Tested to ensure excellent corrosion resistance, flexibility and chemical resistance, Pureflex Fastcure also delivers outstanding durability and flow for film consistency. The Fastcure mechanism means coaters will enjoy exceptional efficiencies – we have seen application temperatures as low as 400°F while maintaining an excellent appearance, and most importantly, the physical properties of the coating.”
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