Innovative New Epoxy Topcoat from CFI Resists Yellowing

Coatings for Industry has introduced an innovative new high-performance floor topcoat that resists yellowing over the long term, solving a problem that has long plagued conventional epoxy coatings.

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Coatings for Industry’s new Wearcoat 481HP topcoat is fade- and yellowing-resistant, while delivering all the decorative benefits of its predecessor.

Ideal for settings subject to damaging sunlight, the new Wearcoat 481HP was formulated from inception to be both anti-yellowing and fade-resistant. This new epoxy is designed as an upgrade from CFI’s long-proven Wearcoat 440 for applications where the floor has exposure to the sun or high-intensity lighting. While all epoxies will eventually yellow, it will take twice the exposure for the 481HP to change noticeably while also improving wear resistance by 30 percent over conventional epoxy flooring. Developed as the go-to option for indoor/outdoor applications, the epoxy coating has been tested extensively and has demonstrated that it should prove ideal for areas exposed to UV rays.

“The 481HP has been in development for some time, and we’re excited to make it available,” said Kevin Klotz, president of CFI. “Anti-fade, anti-yellow has been one of the holy grails in epoxies. Both accelerated exposure testing in our lab and field results leave us confident this will be a game changer.”

CFI offers several systems so contractors can meet a variety of customer needs. The new fade-resistant Wearcoat 481HP topcoat is especially effective in providing a seamless floor with good resistance to an array of hazards, even those encountered in aircraft hangars, or emergency and medical facilities. Additionally, this system is ideal for application at facilities that are in-service because it has zero VOCs and extremely low odor. All of the decorative options including flakes, quartz and metallics available for Wearcoat 440 are also available for the new Wearcoat 481HP.

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