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3M™ Scotchkote™ Abrasion Resistant Epoxy Coatings (AREC) 328

3M™ Scotchkote™ Abrasion Resistant Epoxy Coatings (AREC) 328

Introducing 3M™ Scotchkote™ Abrasion Resistant Epoxy Coating (AREC) 328, a patent-pending new technology for the protection of steel pipelines from the harsh effects of corrosion. Combining a traditional liquid epoxy with enhanced abrasion resistance, flexibility, and impact resistance, an AREC coating can be used in place of a conventional Abrasion Resistant Overcoat (ARO) or as a primary corrosion protection coating.

What is an AREC?

3M™ Scotchkote™ Abrasion Resistant Epoxy Coating (AREC) 328 is a 100% solids, two-part epoxy system designed for directional drilling, rocky terrain, or other applications that require a rugged coating. Combining a traditional liquid epoxy with patent pending technology that enables enhanced impact resistance, gouge resistance, and flexibility, an AREC coating can be used in place of a conventional field applied Abrasion Resistant Overcoat (ARO). With strong adhesion to both metal and FBE, it is effective for use as a primary corrosion protection coating for applications which require high flexibility after cure, in which long-term adhesion is critical, or where a rugged coating is required.

AREC Product Features:

More Rugged than Traditional Epoxy Coatings

  • Increased Abrasion Resistance, Impact Resistance, Gouge Resistance and Flexibility
  • Provides rugged protection at 20-30 mil instead   of 40-70 mil
Improved Performance Over Traditional Liquid Epoxies
  • Improved adhesion to steel and FBE
  • Improved Cathodic Disbondment Resistance

Easier to Apply than some Abrasion Resistant Overcoat (ARO) products

  • Applied by plural component spray equipment, brush or roller
  • High build up to 45 mils / 1150 microns in one pass
  • Lower viscosity = easier to work with
  • Can be applied to substrate at temperatures down to 41°F/5°C


Applications for 3M Scotchkote AREC 328

Scotchkote AREC 328 as an Abrasion Resistant Coating over FBE or Steel

3M™ Scotchkote™ Abrasion Resistant Epoxy Coating (AREC) 328 is applied with the same ease as traditional two part epoxy coatings. This makes it an easier way to protect factory-applied FBE coatings for directional drilling, thrust boring, river crossings, or similar applications. Scotchkote coating 328 is also ideal for the protection of field joints on pipe coated with 3M™ Scotchkote™ Fusion Bonded Epoxy Dual Coating System 6352.

 

Primary Benefits:
• Easy to apply
• Lower viscosity than many AROs
• High build up to 45 mils / 1150 microns in one pass

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