Prolam introduced a new hot-melt polyurethane reactive (PuR) coating for the underside of laminated trailer floors designed to eliminate the challenges of traditional water-based paint coatings. The undercoating, called P•u•R, has superior moisture resistance and outperforms traditional water-based coatings, the company said.
In climates with extreme weather conditions, water-based paint systems currently used to protect the underside of trailer floors can break down when subjected to intense water spray and road debris. Specific areas, like trailer wheel locations, are more prone to this degradation. Once water-based paint breaks down, the wood absorbs moisture, causing warping, swelling and deterioration of glue bonds.
The P•u•R coating provides protection for wood trailer floors that standard water-based paint coating cannot offer, the company said. The coating provides a superior moisture barrier, which increases durability and reduces floor maintenance costs.
The company said P•u•R surpasses water-based coatings in industry-standardized tests for elongation, abrasion, adhesion, and water absorption, and can be applied to the underside of laminated trailer floors in several possible configurations.
For more information, visit http://www.prolamfloors.com/.