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Covestro Highlights Raw Materials for Waterborne PU Floor Coatings at AIA 2017

Published on 2017-04-28. Author : SpecialChem

PITTSBURGH -- Architects, contractors and engineers aim to create buildings that are sustainable, aesthetically pleasing and durable. To accomplish this, they often turn to high-performance materials.

High-performance Materials from Covestro

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Covestro Highlights Raw Materials for Waterborne
PU Floor Coatings at AIA 2017

During the AIA Conference on Architecture 2017, April 27-29, in Orlando, Florida, Covestro is showcasing its broad portfolio of polycarbonates, polyurethanes and raw materials for coatings at booth #3751. Show attendees will have the opportunity to learn about these high-performance materials and see first-hand a variety of applications incorporating them. Here is a peek at what Covestro will have on display at AIA.

Raw Materials for High-Performance Floor Coatings


  • Covestro’s raw materials help formulate a variety of floor coatings. Among these are polyaspartic floor coatings, which provide excellent abrasion resistance, thereby extending service life and reducing maintenance cost
  • In addition, these coatings offer high film build and fast curing
  • Polyaspartic floor coatings are ideal for decorative chip systems, as a clearcoat over decorative stained concrete, or for sanded anti-slip finishes

Covestro’s materials are also used to create waterborne polyurethane floor coatings. With superior abrasion and chemical resistance, along with a very low volatile organic compound (VOC) and odor when compared to solventborne polyurethane and epoxy, these two component aliphatic urethane coatings work well as an exterior brick paver sealer, decorative concrete topcoats or industrial floor finishes.

Expert Talks


During the event, Covestro experts is presenting on a variety of topics at the Covestro Learning Lounge (#3281LL).

High-Performing Cavity Wall Assemblies That Meet NFPA 285: On Thursday, April 27, 10:45-11:45 a.m., and Friday, April 28, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Gary Gardner, industrial marketing, Covestro LLC, will discuss how polyiso board and spray foam can meet the NFPA 285 flame propagation requirements for wall assemblies.

Polycarbonate Sheets for High-Performance Architectural Glazing: On Thursday, April 27, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Friday, April 28, 10:45-11:45 a.m., and Saturday, April 29, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Thomas Niziolek, architectural segment manager, Polycarbonate Sheet, Covestro LLC, will present on the benefits of polycarbonate sheet products for a variety of uses, including architectural glazing systems.

High-Performance Coatings for Industrial and Decorative Floors: On Thursday, April 27, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Friday, April 28, 2:00-3:00 p.m., and Saturday, April 29, 9:15-10:15 a.m., Steven Reinstadtler, market manager, Construction Coatings, Coatings, Adhesives & Specialties, Covestro LLC, will discuss how to use high-performance floor coatings to preserve, adapt, or retask new or existing spaces as a seamless alternative to ceramic or vinyl tile or sheet flooring.

About Covestro

Covestro is one of the leading producers of high-performance polymers in North America and is part of the global Covestro business with 2016 sales of EUR 11.9 billion. Covestro manufactures high-tech polymer materials and develops innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, electrical and electronics, construction, medical and sports and leisure industries.

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