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Students get hands on experience spraying polyurea

May 13, 2019

As the final lab exercise on the Surface Properties course, our materials engineering students last week visited Teknos’ industrial testing facility in Helsinki. Chemist Sami Kivi instructed us on the science and engineering behind paints and coatings, then took us to their spraying building where everyone had the opportunity to spray polyurea coating. It is a waterproof polymer coating that cures rapidly, and due to its toughness and elasticity is a highly resistive coating typically applied to roofs and contained surfaces.