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Epoxy resin is a unique thermoset plastic that is made by liquid materials reacting with each other and irreversibly forming an inert highly crosslinked solid polymer (plastic) structure. The system is able to meet many different requirements, from improving the aesthetics to enhancing the safety of a work area.
However, some drawbacks of epoxy are its poor scratch and UV resistance. It tends to discolor (amber) rapidly upon exposure to UV and even with indoor applications, epoxy still ambers over time; the degree to which it will discolor depends on the specific formulations and ingredients used.
Epoxy is very resistant to wear, cracking, peeling, corrosion, and damage from chemical and environmental degradation. Once cured, epoxy is moisture resistant. Epoxy is not, on its own, UV resistant. Some epoxies have a UV-resistant additive added to them that works moderately well. ProArmour Concrete Coatings provides UV-resistant additive added epoxy flooring services, in Dallas-Fort Worth.
There has been great advancement in stabilizing epoxy coating in recent years. One approach is using a combination of UV absorber with HLAS (Hindered Amine Light Stabilizer). This combination is very effective in delaying the damaging effect of UV on epoxy coatings, but unfortunately, it is not permanent.
Eventually in outdoor applications, the UV stabilizers would be full or washed away and no longer effective. Nevertheless, the UV stabilizer approach is sufficient to enhance the color stability of epoxy in indoor applications, especially when the sun’s lighting is strong from large windows.
How long these UV stabilizers are effective is hard to tell, it could take from a few months to a year to amber. Hence, epoxy can be made to be UV resistant for a few months or even year, but never for the long term.
ProArmour Concrete Coatings is a leading figure in the floor coatings industry. We are committed to helping our customers build top-quality, safe, versatile, and elegant epoxy and polyaspartic floors that meet their needs. Call us today at 855-768-2299 or contact us in Grand Prairie, Lake Worth, Marshall Creek, New Hope, North Richland Hills, and other parts of our service area.