a.b.e. Polyurea coatings applied to several new projects

10 June 2015

a.b.e. Construction Chemicals’ VIP Polyurea coating has been applied as lining for several new concrete and steel surfaces throughout South Africa.

a.b.e., which is part of the Chryso Southern Africa Group, holds an exclusive agreement with VIP (Voelkel Industrie Produkte) in Germany for the local sale and distribution of the German company’s respected range of protective coatings and joint fillers.

Produced in Munich, VIP Polyurea coatings have been internationally hailed as a “new revolution in coating technology” and have set new benchmarks in terms of durability, protection, ease of application, and turnaround times.

Noel Abendroth, a.b.e. Polyurea Performance Coatings Division manager, said VIP Polyurea Quick Spray Industrial coating was recently applied to:
•A new children’s water park at The Kingdom timeshare development in Pilanesberg
•Biofuel tanks and silos for Bosch Projects in Bapsfontein
•Concrete walkways at Ashburn apartments in Cape Town
•Launder and clarifier tanks at a major chemical plant at Secunda

“For all these projects, VIP Polyurea Quick Spray Industrial, hot spray, two-part coating was applied as protective lining. VIP Polyurea Quick Spray Industrial is a fast-setting, 100% solids coating/elastomer which has 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. The coating is applied using high-pressure, heated plural-component spray equipment and can be applied at any thickness and in various colours,” Abendroth stated.

For the new water park at The Kingdom, a.b.e supplied the coating in a blue colour to applicators, Diamond Linings, which has a fully equipped mobile unit and extensive Polyurea experience in the waterproofing, mining, marine, civil, and flooring sectors. A total surface area of about 800 m2 was coated.

The completed water park, already in operation, was developed by Rocky Waters, Durban-based specialists in customised water parks and slides, garden features and ponds, as well as rock pools. VIP Polyurea Quick Spray Industrial has also been chosen as lining for two further water parks to be developed in North West Province by Rocky Waters.

The product was applied to line new silos designed by Assentoft Silo, a Danish specialist manufacturer of silos and tanks for farming and industrial purposes. The silos were built by Bosch Projects at Boskop, near Bapsfontein. “For this project, a.b.e. again supplied the Polyurea product, this time in a grey colour, to Diamond Linings.

The silos are used for the conversion of cattle manure and waste foodstuff into biofuels. At the same venue, Diamond Linings applied VIP Polyurea Quick Spray to seal the seams of galvanised metal tanks that contain high-concentrate chemicals. A total of about 400 m2 of the coating was required,” Abendroth said.

a.b.e.-approved Cape Town applicator, Thermoseal, applied VIP Polyurea Quick Spray Industrial to about 1,000 m2 of concrete passages at the Ashburn residential apartment block in Claremont, Cape Town. “The coating, specified as part of the refurbishment of the six-storey apartment block, not only protects the concrete surfaces but also ensures that the walkways, leading to the front door of the various flats, are not slippery,” he explained.

Finally, VIP Polyurea Quick Spray Industrial was supplied to Hindle Mason Projects, Randburg-based concrete repair and rehabilitation specialists, to replace the rubber linings and provide chemical and abrasion resistance to 18-m-diameter water-retaining concrete launder tanks, and 24-m-diameter steel clarifier tanks, at the gas production plant at Secunda.

More information from Elrene Smuts, Tel: +27(0)11 306 9000 /

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