Duremax GPE is a two-pack, high performance general purpose epoxy. Duremax GPE is a high performance coating for the protection of structures exposed to severe environments such as chemical plants, offshore platforms, refineries, shiploaders, coal wash plants etc.

Features

  • Wide range of colours available from the Colorfast® tint system
  • Fast Cure hardener and Quickturn hardener available
  • Good abrasion resistance
  • Excellent primer/finish on all internal steel

Benefits

  • Compatible over most types of properly applied & tightly adhering coatings
  • Potable water approval
  • Ease of application - Spray, Brush, Roller

Product code: 780


Uses

Intermediate coat for barrier protection against corrosion. Typically used on: chemical plants, coal wash plants, fresh water immersion, saltwater immersion, offshore structures, oil refineries, ship loaders.

Surface preparation

Round off all rough welds and sharp edges, and remove weld spatter. Degrease by detergent wash according to AS1627.1. For all structural and decorative steel, abrasive blast clean to a minimum AS1627.4 Class 2.5. Remove all dust. Apply first coat before surface deterioration occurs.

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Surfaces
Steel, Galvanised steel, Concrete, Aluminium
Type
Intermediate
Area
Structural steel, Potable water tank lining
Range
Duremax
Interior or Exterior
Exterior, Interior
New or Repaint
New, Repaint
Application Method
Roller, Brush, Airless spray, Conventional Spray
Weatherability
Epoxy coatings may yellow with time. On exterior exposure some chalking may also occur. This will not detract from the protective properties of the coating. Use a weatherable topcoat if required for appearance.
Heat Resistance
Up to 120°C dry heat.
Water Resistance
Excellent resistance to fresh and salt water. Factory packaged colours (excluding those containing aluminium) are suitable for immersion.
Abrasion Resistance
Good when fully cured.
Solvent Resistance
Resists splash and spillage of most hydrocarbon solvents, refined petroleum products and most common alcohols.
Acid Resistance
Suitable for splash and spillage of mild acids. Aluminium containing colours are not suitable for acidic conditions.
Alkaline Resistance
Suitable for splash and spillage of strong alkali.
Salt Resistance
Excellent resistance to neutral and alkaline salt solutions.

Specifications

New Steel: Abrasive blast clean AS1627.4 Class 2.5. Typical System: 1 x Zincanode 402 @ 75 microns + 1 x Duremax GPE @ 200 microns + 1 x Weathermax HBR @100 microns.

Health Safety

Clean Up
Clean all equipment with Dulux Epoxy Thinner (920-08925) or Duthin 450 (920-81942) immediately after use.