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Why Is My Urethane Rubber Mold Expanding?

Why Is My Urethane Rubber Mold Expanding? Liquid urethane rubber molds shrink from low temperatures, but problems also arise if they are used in warm... Read More

Understanding the Properties of Liquid Urethane Rubber

Understanding the Properties of Liquid Urethane Rubber It is always essential to look at the properties of liquid urethane rubber when choosing a material for... Read More

What Is Shore Hardness & Why Does It Matter?

What is Shore Hardness & Why Does It Matter? Shore hardness is a property that determines how hard a material is, or rather, its resistance…

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How to Seal Styrofoam for Outdoor Use

How to Seal Styrofoam for Outdoor Use There are several ways to seal styrofoam for outdoor use. You should prioritize weather-resistant materials to seal the... Read More

How to Use a Form Coat Epoxy

How to Use a Form Coat Epoxy Learning how to use a form coat epoxy is important for generating multiple quality castings when using abrasive... Read More

Volatile Free, Inc. Releases Form Coat Epoxy for the Protection of Precast Forms

Volatile Free, Inc. Releases Form Coat Epoxy for the Protection of Precast Forms Brookfield, Wisconsin – (May 16, 2024) – Volatile Free, Inc. announced the... Read More

Fire Tested Foam Hard Coat for Indoor and Outdoor Use

Fire Tested Foam Hard Coat for Indoor and Outdoor Use Fire tested foam hard coats are designed to protect and harden foam sculptures, parts, and... Read More

What Is a Brushable Hard Coat for Foam?

What Is a Brushable Hard Coat for Foam? A brushable hard coat for foam is a coating formulated to be applied by brush or trowel... Read More

VFI Styrofoam Hard Coating to Protect Against Elements

VFI Styrofoam Hard Coating to Protect Against Elements Volatile Free, Inc. has been manufacturing styrofoam hard coatings since the start of the company almost 30... Read More

Why is UV Stability Important for Spray-in Bed Liner?

Why Is UV Stability Important for Spray-in Bed liner? UV stability is important to prevent your spray-in bed liner from deteriorating. Spray-in bed liners provide... Read More

How to Repair Spray-in Truck Bedliner

How to Repair Spray-in Truck Bedliner Spray-in truck bedliner is a useful accessory for protecting pickup truck beds, work trucks, and recreational vehicles from damage... Read More

Differences Between Spray-on Bedliners

Differences Between Spray-on Bedliners Understanding the differences between spray-on bed liners is important to determine the best protection for your truck. No matter the type,... Read More

VFI Is More Than Just Spray in Truck Bedliner

VFI Is More Than Just Spray in Truck Bedliner Volatile Free, Inc. has been manufacturing polyurea hybrid spray in truck bedliner since our beginning—which was... Read More

Volatile Free, Inc. Releases New Polyurethane Rubber Line with Best-In-Class Release Characteristics

Volatile Free, Inc. Releases New Polyurethane Rubber Line with Best-In-Class Release Characteristics Brookfield, Wisconsin–(Newsfile Corp. – January 18, 2024) – Volatile Free, Inc. today announced…

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Vacuum Degassing vs Pressure Potting: Are They Necessary?

Vacuum Degassing vs Pressure Potting: Are They Necessary? Vacuum degassing and pressure potting are techniques professionals use to get clear, bubble-free molds and castings. Either... Read More

Why Is My Urethane Rubber Mold Shrinking?

Why Is My Urethane Rubber Mold Shrinking? Urethane rubber is often called an elastomer because it comes with elastic properties. These properties can be very... Read More

What Is Polyurethane?

What Is Polyurethane? Since the 1930s, polyurethane has become a popular material used in a handful of applications. Polyurethane is chains of urethane linkages called... Read More

What Is Polyurea?

What Is Polyurea? Polyurea is a two-component polymer produced through a process known as step-growth polymerization. This process is the chemical reaction between an isocyanate... Read More

Spray-On vs Drop-In Bedliner: Which is Better?

Spray-on vs Drop-in Bedliner: Which Is Better? Spray-on and drop-in bedliners offer truck beds extra protection from daily use and abuse. Whether you’re using your... Read More

What Can You Spray on Styrofoam to Make It Hard?

What Can You Spray on Styrofoam to Make It Hard? There are plenty of sprayable materials you can use to harden Styrofoam. Styrofoam is a... Read More

How to Use the Qwik Spray System (W/ Pictures)

How to Use the Qwik Spray System (W/ Pictures) The Qwik Spray System is VFI’s exclusive applicator gun and cartridge system used to help businesses... Read More

Is Polyurethane Rubber or Plastic?

Is Polyurethane Rubber or Plastic? While there has been some confusion on the matter, polyurethane is neither rubber nor plastic. It often looks and feels... Read More

Polyurea vs Polyurea Hybrid: How to Tell the Difference

Polyurea vs Polyurea Hybrid: How to Tell the Difference Polyurea and polyurea hybrids are used for a similar purpose, as they are both sprayable coatings... Read More

Thermoset vs Thermoplastic: Which is Better?

Thermoset vs Thermoplastic: Which is Better? When looking at thermoset vs thermoplastic, choosing the best material for your project will highly depend on the application,... Read More

The Benefits of a Reusable Concrete Formliner

The Benefits of a Reusable Concrete Formliner Learning more about reusable concrete formliner materials may help you decide if your project can benefit from using... Read More

Why Polyurethane Formliners Are the Best for Concrete Projects

Why Polyurethane Formliners Are the Best for Concrete Projects Unlike traditional materials such as plastic or foam, polyurethane formliners offer a unique blend of qualities... Read More

Six Benefits of Precast Concrete Products

Six Benefits of Precast Concrete Products

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Determining Shore Hardness of Rubbers & Plastics

Shore Hardness is the resistance a material has to indentation. Determining a materials Shore Hardness requires the use of a durometer, which is a device…

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Different Types of Concrete Stamps Require Different Materials

Concrete stamps can take a basic concrete project and bring it to the next level. These stamps are used to enhance a surface and make…

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The Global Precast Concrete Market is Projected to Grow at a CAGR of 5% Through 2025

A recent study conducted by Transparency Market Research shows the global precast concrete market growing at a healthy CAGR of 5% through 2025. Two major…

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New Fire-Retardant Hard Coat System

Volatile Free, Inc. formulated the industry’s first polyurethane hard coat cartridge system with fire retardant qualities. The hard coat was designed for long-lasting protection of…

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VFI is Celebrating 25 Years!

We are excited to announce that Volatile Free is celebrating our 25th anniversary in 2020. To honor the milestone, we are unveiling a refreshed logo…

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Acrylic/Silicone Hybrid System

The Acrylic/Silicone Hybrid System from Volatile Free, Inc. combines the best performance characteristics of their proven acrylic and silicone liquid applied roof coating lines. VFI-640-1…

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What Is Silicone Roof Coating?

Silicone can be used as a liquid applied roof coating to provide waterproof characteristics and UV stability. Roof substrates of all kinds break down over…

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Commercial Roof Coatings: Silicone vs. Acrylic

Commercial Roof Coatings: Silicone vs. Acrylic What type of commercial roof coating should you choose for your property? The biggest debate for many facility owners... Read More

How Long Does Silicone Roof Coating Last?

How Long Does Silicone Roof Coating Last? When contemplating whether you should get a silicone roof coating for your commercial property, one of the biggest... Read More

Is a Silicone Roof Coating Worth It?

Is a Silicone Roof Coating Worth It? Do you have a commercial property that needs a new roof? Having a roof that can last for... Read More