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Protecting Concrete from Exposure to Aggressive Chemicals

Containment areas surrounding chemical process equipment such as tanks, pipes, and valves are often constructed of concrete. This concrete has to be protected from exposure to aggressive chemical environments. Four major factors affect lining or coating product selection: chemical exposure, compatibility with the substrate, application conditions, and type of exposure. Also, the nature of concrete, the frequent requirement for traffic-bearing surfaces, and the aggressiveness of the chemical environment make thick film coatings and linings the best choice. Read more

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