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Aliphatic advantage


 

There are 2 different type of urethane binder used with poured-in-place surfacing.

 

The first and most popular is aromatic urethane. This urethane bonds well to rubber particles but tends to “yellow” the pad. After a few months this “yellowing” will go away but the fading will continue. Aromatic urethane is honey colored to begin with and will darken most colors considerably as it is not truly UV resistant and light stable. The main advantage to this urethane is that it is very inexpensive so your safety surface unit price is much lower.

 

The second type of urethane is Aliphatic Urethane. This is by far the best urethane for the poured-in-place industry. It is clear in color, UV resistant and truly light stable meaning that the color you have installed is the color your pad will stay for years to come. The bond it makes with each rubber particle is also much stronger than aromatic urethane so your pad will not show the effects of aging as rapidly. The main draw back to this urethane is that it is very expensive in comparison with aromatic urethane. This means your unit price for an aliphatic system will be much more expensive however the pad will last longer and retain its color longer.

 

Have more questions about urethane? Give us a call at 602-954-0000




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There are 2 different type of urethane binder used with poured-in-place surfacing.

 

The first and most popular is aromatic urethane. This urethane bonds well to rubber particles but tends to “yellow” the pad. After a few months this “yellowing” will go away but the fading will continue. Aromatic urethane is honey colored to begin with and will darken most colors considerably as it is not truly UV resistant and light stable. The main advantage to this urethane is that it is very inexpensive so your safety surface unit price is much lower.

 

The second type of urethane is Aliphatic Urethane. This is by far the best urethane for the poured-in-place industry. It is clear in color, UV resistant and truly light stable meaning that the color you have installed is the color your pad will stay for years to come. The bond it makes with each rubber particle is also much stronger than aromatic urethane so your pad will not show the effects of aging as rapidly. The main draw back to this urethane is that it is very expensive in comparison with aromatic urethane. This means your unit price for an aliphatic system will be much more expensive however the pad will last longer and retain its color longer.

 

Have more questions about urethane? Give us a call at 602-954-0000