22 March 2019

A world-renowned high-performance
coating supplied by a.b.e. Construction Chemicals was used to waterproof and
protect several sections of a new Chloride Batteries factory in Botswana.

Noel Abendroth, a.b.e. National Sales
Manager: VIP High Performance Coatings, says a.b.e.-approved applicators,
Diamond Linings, applied VIP pure Polyurea Quickspray Industrial coating to a
total surface area of over 2400-m2 to waterproof the new factory in
Phakalane, an industrial area near Gaborone, the Botswanan capital.

Areas where VIP purePolyurea Quickspray was applied to were:

New factory floor in assembly area;

Holding and waste underground tanks;

Bund walls;

Loading bay; and

Storage area floors.  

a.b.e. Construction Chemicals – part of
the Chryso Southern Africa Group – holds the exclusive Southern African
distribution rights for the full range of protective coatings and joint fillers
produced by VIP (Voelkel Industrie Produkte) in Germany.

“VIP pure Polyurea Quickspray Industrial
is a fast setting, 100% solid coating/elastomer with an intricate pore density
that provides excellent corrosion protection to all substrates. The product
reacts within seconds and once cured, leaves a flexible, durable and rough
surface. It is suitable as protective coating for virtually any surface including
concrete, steel, wood, polystyrene, fibre glass, and plastic.

“It is also not affected by moisture and
fluctuations of temperature and has high elongation and superior tensile
strength. This means there is little or no downtime during repairs or while applying
the coatings – even outdoors under adverse weather conditions,” Abendroth

Renowned for durability, protection,
ease of application, and turnaround times, VIP’s innovative, two-part polymers
cure in seconds to form a seamless, rubber-like skin that is not only
waterproof but also highly resistant to impact, punctures, corrosion, chemical
attack, and abrasion.

 “As VIP High Performance coatings contain no
VOCs and are solvent-free, they are now increasingly popular as
environmental-friendly sealants,” Abendroth adds.

Further info: Elrene Smuts tel
011 306 9000/

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