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How to Speak Vebro: Part 5, Seal Coats & Self Smoothing

This week on the How to Speak Vebro Series is SC for Seal Coat and SL for Self Levelling / Smoothing!

At Vebro HQ, we’ve taken every care to simplify our product and system naming structure, but just in case, we’ve put together a short glossary of our abbreviations and acronyms and popped it all into a handy one-page download.

In this How to Speak Vebro series, we’re delving into each of these acronyms and what they mean.

PU: Polyurethane

Polyurethane is a plastic material, which exists in various forms. It can be tailored to be either rigid or flexible and is the material of choice for a broad range of end-user applications including for flooring use as coating specific formulated and manufactured products.

A polyurethane coating is a layer of polyurethane (a type of polymer) that is applied to a material’s surface in order to protect it. A polyurethane coating can protect the base material from corrosion, weathering, abrasion, temperature and other processes or levels of attack that would degrade the material over time.

SC: Seal Coat (FeRFA Type 1)

According to FeRFA, seal coats (like Vebro’s vebrores EP SC) are generally solvent or water-borne and applied in 2 or more coats.

They’re usually up to 150 µm applied and are intended for light duty areas with a lifespan usually somewhere between the 1 and 2 year mark (assuming decent application on a well prepared, solid substrate and usage that doesn’t involve an 18 wheeler truck passing over every 10 minutes!).

SL: Self Smoothing (FeRFA Type 5)

Self smoothing resin floors are also referred to as self levelling or flow applied. FeRFA Type 5 floors exhibit good resistance to impact, wear and chemicals, making them well suited to medium to heavy duty environments.

The anti-slip properties of self smoothing floors can often be customised to meet service requirements. The slip resistance profile of vebrores EP SL, for example, can be adjusted by changing the ratio of vebro EP Universal to sand or by changing the type of sand incorporated into the resin mix.

Want to know more?

Our technical experts are on hand to help with your questions on technical@vebropolymers.com or check out the rest of the How to Speak Vebro series.

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