What is Polyaspartic Polyurea?
Vikon’s Polyaspartic Polyurea Chemistry
A polyaspartic polyurea coating/elastomer is that derived from the reaction product of an isocyanate component and a resin blend component. The isocyanate can be aromatic or aliphatic in nature. It can be monomer, polymer, or any variant reaction of isocyanates, quasi-prepolymer or a prepolymer. The prepolymer or quasi-prepolymer can be made of an amine-terminated polymer resin or a hydroxyl-terminated polymer resin.
The resin blend must be made up of amine-terminated polymer resins, and/or amine-terminated chain extenders. The amine-terminated polymer resins will not have any intentional hydroxyl moieties. Any hydroxyls are the result of incomplete conversion to the amine-terminated resins. The resin blend may also contain additives or non-primary components. These additives may contain hydroxyls, such as pre-dispersed pigments in a polyol carrier. Normally, the resin blend will not contain a catalyst(s). So there is the technical definition!
A more practical definition of Vikon polyaspartic polyurea coatings is that it is the highest performing resinous coating on the market with the added features of zero solvents, zero VOCs, no odor or off gassing, higher abrasion resistance, UV resistance, chemical resistance and many other attributes. The need to use solvent borne epoxies and polyurethanes no longer exists due to the superior performance of eco-friendly Vikon Coatings polyaspartic polyurea.