It’s very important to select the correct material when looking to carry out a resin floor repair to ensure hygiene standards are met. Often, following an audit or inspection, areas of flooring are identified as being traps for dirt and bacteria and need to be repaired.
While selecting a contractor or industrial flooring company with relevant experience is critical, it is also important to look at the type of resin being used in the repair.
We’ll take a look at the different types of resin available on the market today and which is best for industrial floor repairs.
How Resin Floor Repairs Work
Both Epoxy and PU are types of resin from the Thermoset family of plastics. To find out more about how different types of resin vary in cure time click here.
Thermoset plastics only cure once so each layer is struck to the dried layer below, mechanically bonding between them – like layers of paint.
This leaves bond lines which when exposed by a crack or impact damage, can delaminate. When repaired, the damaged area is cut out, new flooring is installed and joints are left around the patch.
Very much like a pot-hole repair in the road, these joints will eventually open allowing for water and dirt to penetrate the floor. The result of this is delamination starts again and a larger patch of floor is now required to repair.
Unfortunately, we speak to many customers who have got into a maintenance routine of regularly patching and re-patching their floors, often causing them a lot of time and hassle.
It not only means you have to disrupt business each time a new repair is required, but it’s also costing you money time and time again.
Having joints makes for an ideal breeding ground for bacteria. This must be avoided, especially in food and beverage factories.
Revolutionising Industrial Resin Floor Repairs
MMA (methyl-methacrylate) and Acrylicon are from the Thermoplastic family of resins. These resins can cure and un-cure- being reactivated by uncured resin.
So, when one layer is cured, applying un-cured resin on top will cause a chemical reaction at the layer interface and the two layers fuse together. This is called a chemical bond and cannot be undone.
With MMA and Acrylicon there is no risk on delamination as there are no cold joints. Resulting in no joints for bacteria to proliferate, making for a much more hygienic industrial floor.
The only downside of MMA is the compressive strength is very low at 35-35N/mm.sq. when compared to Epoxy and PU, therefore it isn’t as easy to clean or durable.
Acrylicon floors combine the strength of PU and Epoxy with the cure time of MMA and are the perfect solution to repairing your resin floor.
Their unique chemical construction helps people to save time, money and hassle whilst delivering an industrial floor that meets your requirements.
Acrylicon can perform floor repairs at weekends and out of hours to ensure minimal disruption to your business.
To arrange a free no-obligation floor survey from one of our local experts, get in touch.
Acrylicon, the go-to industrial flooring company, has been implemented by Unilever, Walkers, McCain, Network Rail and many more companies that understand the cost implications of shutting down.
Their fast cure combined with the immense compressive strength saves you time, money and hassle when it comes to your industrial flooring. They can work at weekends or in business downtime to ensure minimal disruption to your daily processes.
With a life expectancy of up to 4-8 times longer than traditional resins, Acrylicon’s unique chemical composition ensures you get better value for money than from any other resin floor available.
All new flooring comes with a 10-year performance warranty for complete peace of mind. Every installation is carried out by trained and certified regional installers so there are no split warranties.