TMI Coatings has completed numerous projects at rendering facilities. Because of the highly abrasive, greasy, and hot environment walls, ceilings, floors, and tanks need to be coated to increase their longevity. One such projects was in the Cook Rooms of a rendering facility in Wisconsin. TMI prepared and coated the walls up to 7’ high with FIBERLIFE because it is a highly durable, chemically-resistant wall coating. FIBERLIFE is a fiberglass reinforced coating that is created by embedding layers of fiberglass mat into chemically-resistant resin. Edges of the fiberglass mat are overlapped to ensure that the entire area is fully glassed out. Additionally, a top coat of polyester resin was applied in this application to create a UV-resistant finish.
To ensure the longevity of the FIBERLIFE coating, surface preparation is key. Starting with a cleaned, grease-free substrate TMI prepared the surface by abrading areas to create an anchor pattern for the new coating adhesion. Also included in this project was restoring areas of the wall before applying the FIBERLIFE coating. TMI used a cement-based mortar mixture specifically designed for vertical surfaces to restore areas to the surrounding plane. Not only are the walls more aesthetically pleasing but the substrate is protected thanks to this FIBERLIFE coating.