Epoxy coatings are very versatile, used for commercial, industrial and residential, inside, outside, marine applications, secondary-containment-type situations, garage-floor coatings, warehouse coatings. They provides light reflectivity as they are usually bright colors. Epoxies come in an array of colors but the epoxy itself is referred to as a copolymer and it’s formed from chemicals that are commonly referred to as a resin “A”for the compound and “B” for the hardener or the activator. There’s a chemical reaction.
Epoxies are referred to as many of different things but, for simplistic purposes. A homeowner might just ask for an epoxy coating in there garage floor but the versatility of these particular products is almost limitless. They can even be used for a heavy duty repairs like reinforced with carbon fiber just as if you would reinforce concrete with a 6 fixed rebar. Some other Polyesters type of epoxies have thermal setting resins that are also used for glass reinforcements and plastics and this chemistry applied to floors. Most epoxies have excellent adhesion resistance, chemical and heat resistance.
Diversity and Functionality
Epoxies have excellent mechanical properties as well, insulating-type properties for use for air plane hangers that require electrostatic-dissipative situations where static electricity is an issue. You can broadcast non-skid aggregates into epoxy to provide a slip resistant surface. Example on an aircraft landing deck, they use aluminum oxide and for real rough surfaces to provide a real good non-skid surface and the epoxy in that case is just used as a binder. In a maintenance-and-repair-type situation, coatings are used to protect the substrate. They’re put over the concrete as a protective element to keep from inherently pulling in or saturating in oils, Skydrols, fluids, and other penetrating chemicals. They’re are used extensively as well as a protective coating. They’re also used in industrial tooling applications on floors, they provide good chemical resistance, light reflectivity and serve that protect your barrier over concrete substrates both protective and decretive.