Standard Design Criteria for Resin Based Systems

Glass Flake R8 consists of synthetic components, including high performance resins and Glass Flake, to provide excellent bond resistance to penetration, abrasion, chemical attack, corrosion and navigational wear.

The design of the system ensures excellent bond strength prevents undercutting, de-lamination and peeling. The co-efficient of expansion is closely matched to that of the substrate, whether steel or concrete, which ensures that the bond is unaffected over a wide range of temperatures.


Properties of Glass Flake 

High specification chemical-resistant glass flakes are used as a reinforcing composite in our coatings to provide superior permeability resistance. The glass flakes have a very low deviation in platelet thickness, which overlap in the coating making it over 15 times more impermeable than resin alone.

Glass flake filled resin allows the coating to move with the substrate during temperature variations, as well as, creating superior abrasion resistance to the substrate.

Glass Flake improves internal film strength and extends the life of the coating by preventing cracking and peeling in addition to adding hardness and impact resistance.


Benefits of Resin Based Glass Flake Lining Systems

Outstanding chemical and temperature resistance improved resistance to permutation.

Excellent resistance to: Undercutting, abrasion, erosion and impact.

Profile Restoration - can be used as filler.

Ability to follow contours.

Flexible up to the deformation point of steel.

Easy to repair.

Can be used with cathodic protection.


Long life, low cost.

Rapid cure.


Typical Scope of Work for Impellers, Cones and Guide Vains

  1. Grit blast to S.A. 2.5.  Blast profile of 50 – 75 microns.
  2. Refurbish lost surface areas.
  3. Apply Glass Flake in two (2) applications to the surface to the specified wet film thickness (WFT) of ± 200 microns.