In partnership with Stewart & Stevenson defense contractors, Industrial Polymers was consulted to formulate a high build synthetic rubber coating to repair corroded floor panels of the worldwide FMTV tactical vehicle fleet. The vehicle cabs were originally constructed with a baked-on epoxy coating(e-coat) to protect the metal cab floors from rusting. In field use the epoxy coating was quickly scratched away from sand and debris underfoot of vehicle occupants causing the carbon steel floors to rapidly rust away.
Industrial Polymers formulated a fast gelation, high viscosity, high build, solvent free, low odor, abrasion resistant flexible rubber coating, to repair these vehicles in theater around the world. A second fast cure coating with similar properties was developed for application on the manufacturing line to all new FMTV cab assemblies. Since 2000 Industrial Polymers has been the exclusive provider of elastomeric urethane coatings for anti abrasion and acoustics on the United States family of medm tactical vehicles (FMTV) contract.