Epoxy coatings are used on concrete and steel surfaces, including pipelines, to create a resistant barrier against the damaging effects of water, acidic and alkaline substances, chemicals, and solvents.
Fire, heat, and abrasion resistance are also key considerations when selecting an industrial coating. Most fusion bonded epoxy coatings consist of two distinct components, which are mixed prior to application:
- An epoxy resin, such as bisphenol A, bisphenol F, or phenolic novolac
- Hardening and/or co-reactant agents
The various resins, co-reactants, and hardening agents used in FBE coatings display a wide range of features and are chosen based on the finished product's performance demands. Epoxy formulations are selected through careful evaluation of the materials being coated and the environmental conditions they will face during use.