Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings has launched Dura-Plate 6100, a 100 percent solids high build, high physical performance, amine-cured epoxy designed for corrosion protection of concrete and steel in municipal and industrial wastewater treatment facilities. The product helps to extend the design life of a coated structure. It offers quick dry-to-touch times that reduce the potential for outgassing on buried concrete structures and, the company says, rapid return-to-service times of 12 hours, to prevent downtime and increase productivity. At 77 deg. F, the coating is dry to touch in only 30 minutes and it cures for immersion in 12 hours. It can be applied in temperatures as low as 50 deg. F. “This product offers the greatest physical strengths of any epoxy in our line today,” said Kevin Morris, water and wastewater market director, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings. “It is the premium product in the Dura-Plate family of linings.” The material is an ultra-low VOC, spray-applied, resinous coating capable of film builds of 125+ mils in a single coat. With multiple passes of the gun, it provides an end user with structural enhancement of the host substrate through semi-structural properties and lower permeability. It reduces the potential for pinhole formation due to the rapid dry-to-touch times. “Dura-Plate 6100 shall be the product of choice for the proven solution-seeking customer because of its competitive performance results, fast dry and return-to-service times, as well as Sherwin-Williams’ application support for severe wastewater service,” said Morris. Available in off-white, the coating increases visibility and offers improved light reflectance value, allowing for inspection without entry. Its excellent chemical resistance supports life cycle improvement, and because it contains no solvent, spark hazards in confined spaces are eliminated. It provides a high-strength lining for severe wastewater and sewer collection structures and is designed for manholes, basins, wet wells, clarifiers, lift stations, influent channels, trenches, pipes, sumps, and digesters. It is suitable for power generation facilities, mining, food and beverage facilities, the pulp and paper industry, secondary containment, and industrial wastewater treatment.