Using ArmorThane’s Polyurea for Blast Protection

Polyurea Review recently conducted a study in which two identical concrete structures were built, one left uncoated and one coated with polyurea. Both structures contained a military office setting complete with dummy equipment. A bomb the equivalent of 250 lbs. made up of TNT and 10 lbs. of C4 was detonated 20 feet from the structure.
The results produced stark differences between the two structures. The dummy in the polyurea protected room was unscathed. Lots of dust kicked up, the walls flexed and pounded, but everything held up remarkably well. We at Polyurea Reviews are very impressed with the way the polyurea protected room held up.
Our testing employed multiple special blast mitigation coating products, designed for protection in explosive environments. For this article, we will discuss the results of our top-performing product. In this case, it was ArmorBlast, produced by ArmorThane.
When it comes to blast-resistance, the structural integrity of a building’s design is the most important factor in blast protection. Still, the next thing is the protective coating around that structure. The wall panels are essential, but our blast testing revealed that the polyurea sprayed areas could withstand tremendous blasts.
When the structure itself has redundancies built into the walls and roof, like the wall studs’ close spacing, the outer coating won’t have any bearing on structural integrity.
There is no doubt polyurea affects blast-resistance. This shows the significance of selecting a good polyurea when blast proofing any structure.
To sum up, one can only conclude that polyurea protects structures when applied correctly to any structure.
To learn more about ArmorThane’s blast testing, click here.

Blast Mitigation Attributes
• Material deflects energy of blasts while keeping structures intact

• Sprayed lining creates a monolithic seamless barrier

• High flexibility of material eliminates or reduces shrapnel and other collateral damage

• Adheres to a variety of surfaces including concrete, steel, aluminum, fiberglass, and more

• Adjustable thickness depending on level of protection required

• Conforms to any shape


For years many companies and governments worldwide have adjudicated to develop better ways to protect human lives and physical property from blast threats.

The damage caused by blasts and the resulting energy shock waves can cause disastrous losses. Modern chemistry and the innovative R&D team at ArmorThane have produced several solutions to help blast protection and combat these catastrophic events.


Protecting the protectors

 ArmorThane’s UltraBlast high strength Polyurea coatings provide superior blast mitigation and ballistic protection to military and civilian entities globally.

ArmorThane originally developed these groundbreaking polymer coatings with the United States military in mind. After years of R&D and constant development of the technology, ArmorThane is proud to offer industry, cutting-edge, blast resistance solutions that help save human lives and protect property.

Contact them today to learn more about how ArmorThane’s advanced Polyurea coatings provide superior blast and ballistic protection.