The protective coatings industry has traditionally had only two product types â€“ HARD and FLEXIBLE coatings. The main difference between the two are their physical properties. The harder the coating the more brittle it is, and the more flexible the coating the softer it becomes. A great example of this is an epoxy coating, it tends to be very hard but cracks with even the smallest movement.
In most real life applications you are looking for a coating to be both hard and flexible, and at the same time TOUGH â€“ say an undercarriage of a car experiences high vibration (requires flexibility) and is constantly being bombarded by small road projectiles (has to be hard and tough). KBS has found an ingenious solution to this problem a special formulation combined with high solid content that has all the links in the right places within the coating. This effect is called CROSS LINKING.
KBS coatings are highly cross linked, much more so than regular coatings. This allows KBS Coatings to be super tough and at the same time remain flexible without breaking their bond to the material.