Why invest in a polyurethane application machine?
Why become a polyurethane applicator?
If you are an established business, you may choose to add rubberising to your current product range. Over the past few years we have worked with and tested a number of different spray machines and chemicals and believe that we currently have a system that works efficiently, simply and cost effectively.
We understand that there are always improvements with the advances in technology so we continuously research and develop better processes as well as obtain access to improved products and machinery.
Poly-Tec continues to spend time testing and researching all possibilities of application to ensure that we are up to date with technology, spraying systems and quality standards.
What do we offer?
Poly-Tec has extensive experience in the application of polyurethane linings ranging from small khoi dams, trucks, trailers etc. to garage floors, roofs, decks and much more.
We also provide back up on any related problems you might have during the course of your normal working day; we ensure that you are always up to date with any new developments that take place.
Poly-Tec has an excellent relationship with our suppliers, existing applicators and customers. We believe that through good relations and honest business we are all working towards the same goal...to build a business worthy of your lifestyle.
Starting Up as a “Stand Alone” or “Add On” business:
A few questions might come to mind in the process of making a decision to become a rubberising applicator.
- Do I have what it takes to become a applicator?
- How much capital do I need initially?
- Will I be able to capitalise on my investment?
- What is the potential of such a business in my area?
- What do I need to do to get started?
Qualities of a successful polyurethane applicator
- Have a basic technical background or are in a position to employ people who do
- Strong motivation for success and have a strong desire to succeed in what they do
- Not afraid of hands-on work
- Are determined to build a thriving business – one that they are proud of
- Are teachable and willing to learn
- Enjoy what they do and don’t go in half heartedly
- Are customer focused creating a customer base that really raves about them.
- Are prepared for success but also for times when things don’t go quite as planned.
- Know what lifestyle they’re looking for and have set personal goals that give their work purpose
Since Poly-Tec is not a franchise, you don’t have to pay us a percentage of your profits. We supply you the equipment and training for a fixed amount.
Your raw chemicals can be ordered directly from our preferred supplier or any supplier that you choose saving you money.
Your capital investment will depend on whether you are starting your rubberising business from scratch or whether you have an existing business to which you wish to add a further income stream.
Capitalising on your investment
The profit margins differ depending on the application of the product. Although there are various applications for polyurethane linings – we have used a standard Ute tray lining as an example since they are the most time consuming.
- Recommended retail price for a LWB LDV is R2 800.00 (Varies throughout South Africa)
- Cost of raw materials and sundries would be approx. R900.00
In many cases your gross profit margins could be even higher.
Of course, you choose what price you charge in your area although we can provide you with pricing guidelines based on our experience in the market, remembering that rural or remote areas need to absorb greater freight costs. We also train you how to save on costs without compromising on your high standard of workmanship.
Potential in your area
There is potential in all areas for Polyurethane spray-on linings. The product is extremely versatile and can be used in many different industries such as: Commercial, Industrial, Marine, Automotive, Landscaping, Mining…..the list goes on.
You’ll also find that just about every person you speak to will come up with new ideas for areas in which the product can be used. The market is virtually limitless.
What Do You Need To Get Started
Premises You have the freedom to select your own premises and we can provide you with guidelines of what you would require.
Going Mobile If you choose to be a mobile operation then all you’ll need is a trailer to transport your equipment and products, a place to store your products and equipment safely and awareness that when you are applying product at other business sites / premises that you consider there may be over-spray depending on weather conditions.
Equipment and Products
In order to best assess what equipment and products you need to get started, we have included the standard package that are available to new applicators. We do however suggest that you call us to discuss options that may suit you better.
How we can protect your surfaces
Rubberising, in most people's minds, is synonymous with the lining of bakkies but that is just a drop in the ocean when it comes to the versatility of polyurethane. In fact nearly anything under the sun you want waterproofed or protected can be coated with polyurethane.
Sprayed-on polyurethane bonds directly onto the surface to form a permanent, water- and airtight protection against rust and corrosion. It outperforms all plastic drop-in liners, rubber mats and paint like coatings. Polyurethane adheres perfectly to several types of surfaces such as steel, wood, aluminum, fiberglass, concrete, cardboard and even polystyrene to name a few.
Owing to its elasticity and its excellent strength polyurethane can permanently fill the cracks in the sub layer and by the same token prevent any penetration of moulds and hostile substances. Exposure to weather conditions has a minimal effect on polyurethane linings, thanks to its excellent qualities.
- Quick and easy to apply
- Gels in seconds
- Workable within an hour
- Durable and UV stable
- Variety of colours
- Chemical and abrasive resistant
- Variety of spray-on techniques
- Prevents rust and corrosion
- Tolerant of extreme temperature variations
- Non skid surface keeps load in place
- No problem with corners and angles
- Adheres to virtually any surface
Polyurethane can be applied to
- Box gutters
- Koi ponds
- Cooler boxes
- Horse trailers
- Water tanks
- Workshop benches
- Soundproofing of vehicles
- Cattle feeding troughs
- Industrial flooring
- And many more
What is polyurethane
Polyurethane is an incredibly resilient, flexible, and durable manufactured material that can take the place of paint, cotton, rubber, metal, and wood in thousands of applications across all fields. Polyurethane might be hard, like fiberglass, squishy like upholstery foam, protective like varnish, bouncy like rubber wheels, or sticky like glue. Since its invention in the 40s, polyurethane has been used in everything from baby toys to airplane wings, and continues to be adapted for contemporary technology.
Polyurethane is a substance categorized as a polymer based on its chemical structure. One manufacturers polyurethane by combining a diisocyanate and a diol, two monomers, through a chemical reaction. This makes a basic material whose variations can be stretched, smashed, or scratched, and remain fairly indestructible. Depending on the different diisocyanates and diol or polyol constituents, the resulting polyurethane might take a liquid, foam, or solid form, each with advantages and limitations.
Some polyurethane is categorized as an elastomer. It has elastic properties while maintaining some rigidity, such as in the wheels of a dolly that absorb shock but don't compress too much. It can be extremely flexible when used as a foam insulator in construction or a foam cushion in upholstery. It can be deformed over and over and still maintain its original shape; in other words, it has a structural memory. Elastomers have made our home and work environments warm and comfortable.
Other polyurethane is a thermoplastic that resembles other kinds of plastic, metal, or fiberglass. Thermoplastics are rigid and smooth with a sealed surface impermeable to water. These are used when strength and durability are important, such as in seats at an airport terminal or packaging crates on a truck. Some polymer thermoplastics are difficult to recycle, but they can be reused.
We can find polyurethane in every room of our house and practically everywhere we go. Since this material's popularity grew during World War II, the polymer has protected, reinvented, joined, or transported countless items. It seals surfaces like wood, metal, and paint to protect them from rot, corrosion, or fading. As an adhesive, polyurethane resists moisture and heat, so it's ideal for use in the sun or ocean. It insulates walls, temperature-controlled vehicles, and consumer coolers.
Features & Benefits
Polyurethane features & benefits
Polyurethane is essentially one of the most durable and tough products ever invented. When mixed and sprayed, the two components, (Iso and Resin) react chemically to form an elastomer which vigorously adheres to most surfaces.
With elastic capabilities of between 400 and 900 percent the end result is a pliable, strong and seamless protective coating which is impervious to water, and extremely resistant to abrasion, cutting and gouging. (Perfect for high traffic or hardwearing surfaces.)
It is UV stable and tolerant to a wide range of temperatures and climatic conditions. It is also resistant to many corrosion-causing chemicals; oils, fuels, acids and solvents.
Polyurethane Linings can be sprayed from one millimetre to several centimetres thick in just one operation and is cured to full strength within 24 hours. Although not a paint, a variety of colours are available.
A variety of colours are available to match the application for which Polyshield is being used. Some of the lighter colours however may fade if exposed to UV.
Since the product is UV Stable, exposure to light does not compromise the strength or elasticity.
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