IFS Coatings recently launched Pureflex Fastcure, a fusion bonded epoxy powder coating for rebar that cures more quickly than standard formulations or at lower temperatures. According to the company, 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.
IFS Coatings reports the 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 resistance to cobwebbing, and all the benefits associated with an expanded application window for preheat and gun settings.
Rob Phillippi, IFS Coatings Pureflex Director, said, “Pureflex Fastcure has been manufactured for coaters looking for the protection and functionality that Pureflex FBE delivers and significant improvements in throughput. 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.”
IFS Pureflex FBE provides the corrosion protection, excellent flexibility and adhesion properties required to extend the service life of steel reinforcement bars, dowel bars and related accessories.
To learn more, visit www.ifscoatings.com.