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EPS Hard Coating and Polystyrene Hard Coating are the same product that create a ultra hard coating, imstant set plastic shell.

Some even call Polystrene "Whie Bead Board". The Polystyrene is cut using a Hot Knife either by hand or CNC hot knife machines and cut anything in a shape limited only to your imagination. Being a soft product however is where the SoyThane EPS or Polystyrene Hard Coating comes to play creating a instant set plastic ultra hard shell.

EPS Hard Coating – A new generation of a plural component, instant set plastic skin for application over polystyrene. Theme Parks often use polyurea as a protective coatinging over foam, EPS and other structures to create ornamental building fascia, themed characters, artificial rocks, pools and environments., Haunted Houses, Sign Makers or where ever an ultra tough waterproof skin is needed.

To date EPS Hard Coating is the only plastic skin hard coat to offer both an E-84 Class 1 rating and act as a microcellular polymer. Instead of slight shrinkage as in the case of most hard coats EPS Hard Coating actually goes through a mini expansion process which helps to reduce to eliminate pinholes in even the lower density Polystyrenes, this also offers you higher dry mills for your money.

Due to the very high physical properties of EPS Hard Coaingt it cures to a very sand able, workable skin.

SoyThaneLDU ESP HardCoating PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Fire Rating ASTM E84 Class 1
Flex Modulus ASTM C203 *48000 psi
Compressive Strength ASTM D1623 *2500 psi
Tensile Strength ASTM D1623 *1800 psi
Shear Strength ASTM C273 *2000 psi
Shear Modulus ASTM C273 *20000 psi
Water Vapor Transmission ASTM E96
Water Absorption (24 hr) ASTM C272
Dimensional Stability ASTM D2126
Closed Cell Content ASTM D2856 >*97%

TECHNICAL APPLICATION DATA

EPS HardCoating is a two component 100% solids spray formulation which does not contain VOCs. All surfaces must be clean and free of contaminates. Application temperature ranges from 20°F to 120°F. Gel Time is 8-10 sec at 75°F with full cure in 24 hours. Use standard 1:1 high pressure plural component spray machine or buy in factory pre-filled cartridges for use with the SoyThane FastKick Gun. Functional operation temperature ranges from -40°F to 300°F. Application spray thickness may be continuous build. Foam coverage at 60 mils thickness is 33 sq. ft./ mixed gal.