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New Primers for Use With Thermal Insulating Coatings

Thermal insulating and sound damping coatings provider Mascoat announced two new primers for use in conjunction with the company’s line of industrial coatings. 

Mascoat has supplied insulating coatings throughout the world since 1995, with applications still in service needing little-to-no maintenance. The addition of these primers to its existing technology will allow Mascoat to better serve its customers with a single source for coating systems that protect equipment from corrosion  for many years, according to the company. 

In addition, the complete system solution aims to simultaneously provide energy retention, radiant heat gain protection, and a personnel shield from burns.  

Mascoat 250P Epoxy
According to the company, this high-solids epoxy mastic primer provides strong corrosion protection over marginally prepared substrates up to 250 ˚F (121 ˚C). The two-part coating, with a useful pot life, is formulated to perform under the company’s insulating coatings. It can be topcoated with epoxies, polyurethanes, and polysiloxanes. 

The technology will be predominantly used on structural steel surfaces, such as steel tanks, barges, refineries, petrochemical plants, power plants, railcars, pulp and paper mills, and more.  

Mascoat 400DFP
Meanwhile, this dry fall modified copolymer primer is designed for heated substrates up to 400 ˚F (200 ˚C). After application, the single pack technology will dry to a powder within 10-20 feet (3.0 to 6.1 m). Importantly, it can be safely used in areas where overspray damage to nearby cars and equipment would be a concern. 

According to the company, this primer assures maximum adhesion and corrosion protection — even in limited surface preparation areas. Moreover, it does not require a heat cure. Engineered specifically for heavy industrial equipment, M-400 DFP may be used on any service area ranging from ambient to 400 ˚F (200 ˚C). 

“Our water-based insulating coatings require a primer when applied to ferrous substrates, and these primers allow us to fully service a client’s needs for an application,” said Robert Browning, vice president of sales. “Customers will have a single source for materials needed for an insulating coatings application. Whether they are trying to save energy costs, protect workers from burns on hot substrates, or reduce solar loading, they can be confident that their assets will be fully protected for years to come.”

For more information, contact: Mascoat, (713) 465-0304, www.mascomcoat