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Awlcraft 2000

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Awlgrip 545
Awlgrip High Build

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Griptex Non-Skid

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Corona

Awlgrip Marine Coatings

Awlgrip Paint

Awlgrip manufactures two different types of urethane topcoats; Awlgrip, based on a polyester urethane resin, and Awlcraft 2000, based on a acrylic urethane resin. So, what is the difference between the two resins?

Well, put simply, the difference between the two is molecular size.  Polyester molecules are much smaller than acrylic molecules. So, for a given volume of polyester resin, there are many more molecules than the same volume of acrylic resin. Thus the polyester has more reaction sites than the acrylic. When both are fully crosslinked the polyester forms a tighter, tougher film. The more dense crosslinking provides a harder, more abrasion resistant film, with better chemical resistance than the acrylic film. High crosslink density also yields a rigid film.

While not cross-linking as densely as polyesters, acrylics do have key advantages of their own. They are easy to apply and are fast drying, therefore reducing dust entrapment in the film.  In today's marketplace there is a need for both acrylic and polyester urethane technology. Both resins will resist staining and provide long lasting gloss. Application characteristics, chemical and stain resistance, repairability and cure times, all need to be considered when choosing a urethane.

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