International Coatings Launches Covering For Solar Factory Floors


International Coatings, a supplier of protective wall and floor coatings for industrial and commercial applications, has released a new electro-static dissipative polyurethane floor coating.

ICO Ure Guard ESD was designed for use where the buildup of electric charge on the floor can be a safety hazard or injurious to the product. The company says the coating is suitable for solar cell manufacturing plants, as well as other locations.

The coating system features a newer technology of conductive microscopic particles dispersed uniformly throughout the coating to carry electrical charges away from the surface. Unlike conventional carbon-fiber-filled ESD coatings, the technology yields a consistent conductivity reading of 1 million to 1 billion ohms, the company says.

ICO Ure Guard ESD is a two-part, water-based aliphatic polyurethane coating normally applied between 10 and 12 mils wet. The finished coating dries to a semi-gloss finish, with excellent UV resistance and color stability, International Coatings adds.

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