July 29, 2003

Rapid cure epoxy
New from Sherwin-Williams Industrial and Marine Coatings is Fast Clad® Edge Retentive (ER) Epoxy, an ultra high solids epoxy Bisphenol A amine coating. Developed at the request of the U.S. Navy, this rapid cure coating enables immersion service in 24 hours for seawater ballast tanks and fuel/seawater ballast tanks, while providing superior protection compared to conventional epoxies.

The low odor, low-VOC coating allows rapid return to service and offers greater than 70% edge build retention for improved corrosion resistance. When applied at 20.0 mils wet at 50% relative humidity, the 98% solids tank lining is dry to touch in one hour and can be walked on within four hours. Designed for plural-component application equipment, Fast Clad ER Epoxy is recommended for use over prepared steel surfaces..