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Pasquick®: Fewer coats, rapid curing, high productivity
With Pasquick® technology, floors can be sealed more easily and quickly, primarily because it reduces the number of coats required and significantly shortens curing time. A current application example is the parking garage of the intu Merry Hill Shopping Center in England. Two indoor parking garage levels with a total floor space of 18,000 square meters have been renovated using this technology
Parking garages have to withstand a lot of wear and tear, particularly the floors, which bear the weight of the many cars going in and out day after day. In addition, the floors often are exposed to chemicals and temperature fluctuations. They therefore need resurfacing from time to time. The Merry Hill multi-story parking garage in the West Midlands was at this point after years of use. Serving one of the most successful shopping malls in Great Britain, the parking garage now looks like new since its refurbishment.
Shopping Centre owner intu Merry Hill wanted a durable, aesthetic and above all fast-curing floor coating so that the parking garage could be re-opened as soon as possible. The contractor, USL StructureCare, therefore chose a fast-curing surface coating based on Pasquick® technology from Covestro as a component of its DeckProtect + Rapidflex system.
Floor coating – simple and fast
With Pasquick® technology, floors can be sealed more easily and quickly, primarily because it reduces the number of coats required and significantly shortens curing time.
The floor coatings are long-lasting and robust, but also flexible. They are also easy to clean and highly resistant to chemicals and mechanical influences.
The Merry Hill multi-story parking garage provides a total of 1,000 parking spaces for visitors to the shopping center. Two indoor parking garage levels, each with 9,000 square meters of floor space, have now been renovated. One of them with 350 spaces had been closed for several years due to continual and excessive water leakage through the roof.
Because only little sunlight reaches inside the parking garages, it was important to USL StructureCare to have a bright and colorful design. A high-contrast surface coating in green, gray and blue provided the desired visual effect, giving visitors a sense of comfort and security. In recognition of the project, USL StructureCare won the 2016 British Parking Award in the category “Best Car Park Refurbishment.”
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With 2016 sales of EUR 11.9 billion, Covestro is among the world’s largest polymer companies. Business activities are focused on the manufacture of high-tech polymer materials and the development of innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, electrical and electronics, construction and the sports and leisure industries. Covestro, formerly Bayer MaterialScience, has 30 production sites around the globe and employs approximately 15,600 people (full-time equivalents) as of the end of 2016.
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