Sherwin-Williams Provides Flooring Applicators Fast Return to Service with Slower-Set Polyaspartic Coating
General Polymers® GP4850 floor coating offers extended open time to meet the needs of any size project
CLEVELAND, OHIO (Jan 17, 2017) – Giving flooring applicators greater flexibility with an extended open time, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings introduces its General Polymers® GP4850 Polyaspartic Floor Coating SS. The product is specifically designed to meet the needs of those looking for a coating that dries fast for quick return to service, but that also has a longer working time and recoat window for increased application ease and flexibility.
With a working time of 15 to 20 minutes, GP4850 coating allows applicators to specify the product for their larger flooring projects without concern that the coating will set too quickly on the substrate.
GP4850 coating will expand the Sherwin-Williams General Polymers polyaspartic coatings line, which currently includes the faster-set GP4844 – one of the first polyaspartic floor coatings released to the market.
“With the addition of GP4850, Sherwin-Williams is fulfilling a market need for a high-solids polyaspartic floor coating with a longer working time,” said Casey Ball, Regional Marketing Director – Flooring, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings. “Sherwin-Williams now offers a complete line of polyaspartic coatings that will cover any size flooring job and create an attractive, level appearance – even on larger floors.”
The new product also offers improved flow and leveling characteristics to further minimize the potential for roller marks, enabling its applicators to create a uniform, smooth finish. It offers good chemical resistance, mechanical strength, and low-temperature cure, along with excellent UV stability and chemical resistance.
Unique to Sherwin-Williams, GP4850 coating has a broad recoat window of six to 36 hours, which also allows for more scheduling flexibility as applicators can apply a second coat up to two days after application began.
Despite its slower-set characteristics, this polyaspartic coating still enables a faster return to service than typical urethane or epoxy flooring systems, as it can handle foot traffic within six hours of application. Intended for use as both a solid or decorative finish, GP4850 coating can be squeegee- or roll-applied directly to concrete substrates and is available in clear and standard packaged colors.
“Along with its excellent performance characteristics, GP4850 has greater than 90% volume solids and has less than 10 g/l VOC,” said Danica Zeise, Product Manager, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings. “GP4850 provides a beautiful, high-gloss finish and is anticipated to become a go-to flooring product for many markets and customers.”
GP4850 is recommended for use in a wide variety of markets and applications, including areas experiencing impacts and abrasions. Recommended usage includes food and beverage and pharmaceutical processing areas, cold storage areas, restrooms, locker rooms, and hallways/corridors. It is acceptable for use in USDA-inspected and Canadian food processing facilities.
It is also recommended for use in the healthcare market, as well as the general industrial and commercial infrastructure markets for use in warehouses, showrooms, aircraft hangars, and more.
Sherwin-Williams is a global protective and marine coatings company that delivers smarter asset protection and unmatched service and specification support to its customers from over 4,000 locations worldwide. From alkyds to zincs, the company offers a complete line of time-tested, high-performance coatings and systems to combat corrosion, supported by the largest group of NACE-certified coatings inspectors in the industry. With more than 150 years in business and a culture of product innovation, Sherwin-Williams today is the single source of supply for coatings solutions made to your specifications and delivered on time, every time.