Radcoat from Procoat is an aliphatic UV-curable waterborne urethane designed for heavy commercial applications where down time is limited or non-existent. Site-applied, it provides almost instant drying and curing (conventional coatings have seven- to 30-day curing times) and provides scuff, scratch, and abrasion resistance. Typical applications include hospitals, casinos, factories, restaurants, correctional facilities, shopping centers, nursing homes, and other environments where immediate use of a floor is needed. It has a mild odor and low emissions, and is extremely durable. With new polymerization technology, Radcoat has a high chemical resistance. procoatinc.com
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