Why Epoxy Coatings are Eco-Friendly

May 17, 2021

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Facility managers searching for eco-friendly ways to manage and maintain their building properties turn to epoxy coating when it comes to protective coating projects. Epoxy coating is one of the most environmentally-friendly methods of protective coating because it comes from organic plant sources, it is manufactured in a way that releases no bio-hazards to the environment, and when applied as protective coating, it has no contaminants that could endanger the safety of humans and the environment.

Is epoxy resin eco-friendly? Epoxy coating is a product of natural and organic eco-friendly resin, which comes from coniferous trees and plants abundant in the environment. This environmentally friendly resin is valuable because of its unique ability to combine with varied compounds and produce useful products like varnish, adhesives, perfumes, and, of course, epoxy coating, among others. As a result, epoxy is an eco-friendly way to coat and protect surfaces.

Epoxy resin is carefully manufactured through the process of polymerization, wherein resin is combined with the right amount of catalyzing agents, fillers, and pigments to turn into dry epoxy powder. The dry powder, when heated at the right temperature, has the ability to melt and react with surface substrates like steel bars, forming complex cross-linked polymers. After a proper amount of time spent on curing and drying, epoxy coating provides strong, UV-resistant, and permanent protection to any steel material it was applied to. Because of its natural origins, epoxy’s environmental impact is much lower than other types of coatings.


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