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Industry: Facility Maintenance - Property

3M,Scothckote,Thortex,Corro-Tech GP,high performan

Balcony Protection - Steel - Case Study

This galvanised steel balcony had been suffering from severe rusting as well as leakage through several substantial holes.
The holes were sealed by bonding steel plates to the balcony. The heavily rusted areas were then coated with 3M Scotchkote Epoxy Primer GP 120, our high performance anti-corrosive coating. One coat of 3M Scotchkote Epoxy Primer MC 145 was then applied to the whole surface. A finish consisting of two coats of 3M Scotchkote Floor-Tech PU 858 was used.

3M,Scotchkote,Thortex,Floor-Tech RS, Seal-Tech CC,

Concrete Joint Repair - Case Study

Epoxy Screed RS 820 and Urethane Elastomer SS 441 were used to repair a movement joint between a building and the external concrete hardstanding.

3M,Scotchkote,Thortex,Grano-Tech, Grano-Tech Prime

Concrete Stairway Repair - Case Study

A complete repair of this Recreation Area's stairway was required. Thorough cleaning and roughening of the surface of the repair area was carried out before the application of a tack coat of 3M Scotchkote Grano Tech Primer 080. The damaged areas were then rebuilt using 3M Scotchkote Epoxy Concrete Reapir 474 which is our three component, solvent-free, heavy duty epoxy repair mortar. The entire surface of the concrete stairway was then coated with 3M Scotchkote Urethane Floor Coating FB 857.

3M,Scotchkote,Thortex,Corro-Tech GP corrosion pipe

External Pipe Protection - Case Study

This pipeline had been in place for many years and corrosion had occurred with regard to the supporting steelwork and the actual pipeline.
After water blasting, all steelwork and areas of pipeline were protected with one coat of 3M Scotchkote Epoxy Primer GP 120, the material being applied by brush.

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Extreme Concrete Repair - Case Study

Epoxy Concrete Repair PR 415 was used to repair extensive areas of an Airport taxiway at one of the busiest airports in the world. The areas for repair were only available for 7 hours throughout the night and all repairs had to be cured to a compressive strength of 12,000 psi. The repairs proved a complete success with the regular flow of aircraft using the taxiway the following morning.

3M,Scotchkote,Thortex,Corro-Tech GP Primer, Uni_te

Fire Escape Stairway - Case Study

The fire escape external staircase in this hospital was very badly corroded. After the surface had been manually prepared, one coat of 3M Scotchkote Epoxy Primer GP 120 and two coats of 3M Scotchkote Urethane Coating UV 840 in blue were applied. This has both protected the fire escape and improved its overall appearance.

3M,Scotchkote,Thortex,Floor-Tech HB, Uni-Tech GP P

High Build Floor Protection - Case Study

A heavy duty floor protection system suitable for concrete floors operating in an aggressive industrial environment was required. The 3M Scotchkote Epoxy Floor Coating HB 850 was chosen for this application over other coating systems based on its ceramic enhancement. The dense concrete floor, totalling 3,090 sq. feet, was prepared by captive-shot blasting, and primed with 3M Scotchkote GP Primer. The primed substrate was then coated with our two component, solvent-free, ceramic-enhanced, high build epoxy coating 3M Scotchkote Epoxy Floor Coating HB 850 which offers optimum levels of adhesion, abrasion, impact, and chemical resistance.

3M,Scotchkote,Thortex,Grano-Tech Primer, Grano-Tec

Incinerator Chute Refurbishment - Case Study

The concrete chute is used to collect the waste deposited by the garbage trucks at an incineration plant. It had been subjected to extremely heavy wear and was in very bad condition.
A heavy duty repair system, which could be used to repair the chute in stages in order to minimize plant downtime was sought due to the aggressive industrial environment.
The concrete surface was suitably prepared to ensure the substrate was clean, dry, and free of contamination, and treated with 3M Scotchkote Grano Tech Primer 080" to obtain maximum penetration and adhesion. The concrete was then repaired using 3,968 lbs of 3M Scotchkote Epoxy Concrete Repair 474. 3M Scotchkote Epoxy Concrete Repair 474 is a three component, solvent-free, heavy duty repair mortar that offers high levels of abrasion, impact, and chemical resistance. It is ideal for the repair of damaged concrete, ramps, walkways, loading bays, and steps.

3M, Scotchkote, Thortex, Metal-Tech Pipe Repair, L

Leaking Pipe Repair - Case Study

On News Year’s Day, this drain commission had a bad leak on a 3 inch “T” and did not have any replacement parts they could use. Fortunately, they had ordered an Unconventional Solutions Ultimate Pipe Repair Kit 4 months earlier. They used 3M Scotchkote Urethane Pipe Repair PR 504 and were able to make an online repair at 80 psi without shutting down the line. They intended on this being a short term repair, but it has been in service well over 20 months.

3M,Scotchkote,Thortex, Floor-Tech SP Primer, Ceram

Office Floor Refurbishment - Case Study

A client had moved into a new office complex. The floor was not protected and therefore unsuitable for their environment. A complete floor refurbishment was carried out using 3M Scotchkote Epoxy Sealer SP 810 and 3M Scotchkote Epoxy Floor Coating HB 850.

3M,Scotchkote,Thortex, Floor-Tech HB, Grip-Tech, F

Paper Mill Floor Protection - Case Study

A paper plant in Oregon was experiencing paper roll damage due to the deterioration of the floor surface in front of three paper machines.
All previous coatings and spalled areas were cleaned and repaired. The substrate was primed with 3M Scotchkote Epoxy Sealer SP 810 and then coated with 3M Scotchkote Epoxy Floor Coating HB 850. A yellow safety line was then created though the application of 3M Scotchkote Epoxy Slip Deterrent 445 in yellow. 3M Scotchkote Epoxy Floor Coating HB 850 is a high build, ceramic-reinforced, heavy duty epoxy coating designed for the long-term protection of floors in high wear & tear environments. It offers optimum levels of adhesion, abrasion, and impact resistance.

3M,Scotchkote,Thortex,Floor-Tech FB, Floor-Tech PB

Parking Garage - Case Study

The asphalt floor of this parking garage had become badly damaged due to the high level of use. In addition, the existing coating had cracked badly due to its rigidity.
The surface was first prepared by cleaning and scabbling. An asphalt system was then applied to ensure an even floor surface. 3M Scotchkote Urethane Primer FB 586 was then applied to the asphalt to ensure good adhesion. This was then overcoated with 3M Scotchkote Urethane Primer FB 586 which has provided the required impact and abrasion resistance with the flexibility that keeps it from cracking because of the slight movement of the asphalt.

3M,Scotchkote,Thortex, Wall-Tech WB, Floor-Tech WB

Shower Block-Wall and Floor Repair - Case Study

This shower block had deteriorated enormously due to the high level of usage. Over the years several tiles had been replaced and many more now needed replacing again. The grout lines had become very badly contaminated with mold, and the entire shower block was in need of refurbishment.
3M Scotchkote products are ideal for this type of refurbishment since they are able to completely upgrade this type of application. The 3M Scotchkote Wall-Tech WB system was chosen for the walls and the Floor Tech WB system was chosen for the floors. This has now provided a totally seamless environment which is easy to clean and maintain, and removes the problems that were being experienced before.

3M,Scotchkote,Thortex,Grano-Tech, high performance

Stairway Repair - Case Study

The staircase in this building, protected by the state as a unique architectural construction, had deteriorated badly and needed to be returned it to its original appearance. The damaged areas were rebuilt with Epoxy Concrete Repair 474, a high performance concrete repair product.

3M,Scotchkote,Thortex, Poly-Nox, single component,

Steelwork and Concrete Encapsulation - Case Study

The contract for protection of the steelwork below the road of this bridge involved the application of the single component, water-based, anti-corrosive acrylic coating 3M Scotchkote Encapsulation Coating Polynox 136. The system, which was applied by airless spray, comprised one coat of Encapsulation Coating Polynox 136 followed by a stripe coat on sharp edges (by brush), and finally a second full coat of Encapsulation Coating Polynox 136.
Encapsulation Coating Polynox 136 offers superior elastomeric and adhesion properties as well as optimum levels of UV and corrosion resistance. It is simple, easy to use, and can be applied as a high build encapsulation system to coated steelwork and concrete.

3M,Scotchkote,Thortex,Grano-Tech Primer, Wall-Tech

Tunnel Wall Repair - Case Study

This tunnel which carries cables to a large hypermarket was suffering problems with regards to water ingress and high humidity.
The badly affected areas were treated with 3M Scotchkote Epoxy Concrete Mortar LW 405 where water penetration was occurring. All joints were primed and filled with a mixture of 3M Scotchkote Grano Tech Primer 080 and aggregate. In total, almost 750 feet of tunnel length were treated and the application has been a complete success.

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