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This particular project was for Jetcrete, Australia’s largest specialised shotcrete contractor for the mining and construction industry. The company was looking for a long-term durable solution that prevented both wear and concrete hang up.
Concrete chute slides are used to effectively control the flow of concrete from cement truck bowls to the location where the concrete is to be deposited. However, due to the sliding abrasiveness of wet concrete, hang up is always an issue and can often contribute to onsite project delays.
To complete the project each chute was primed with RhinoPrime 251 in preparation for the application of RhinoChem 2170 a spray applied, seamless chemical and abrasion resistant polyurethane protective coating.
As wear was an issue with the chute slides a tinted wear coat was required, RhinoChem was applied in two different colours. The first coating (coloured pink), was applied at a thickness of 3mm, its primary purpose is to serve as a wear indicator. A final 3mm (cream tinted) coating was used to produce a low coefficient of friction reducing hang up, sticking or carryback of the concrete.
RhinoChem 2170 is a monolithic, seamless lining which conforms to any shape or size, it is especially suitable for applications that require a fast turnaround and an extended life cycle.
Work completed by: Australian Resin Coatings
Posted in: Rhino Linings Blog at 16 July 18