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Revive and Protect EPDM Rubber Surfaces

A prominent Arizona resort features a beautiful heated pool as one of it’s premier attractions. On the pool deck is a soft, blue Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) rubber floor. Over several years the floor has faded due to UV oxidation.

Oxidation is the process where UV light breaks down the organic compounds in any surface and exposes it to oxygen. As this occurs the surface becomes rougher, referred to as chalking. Light refraction is scattered with a rough surface, and it makes the rubber appear faded.

Coval’s single component nanotechnology reverses this change by chemically (covalently) bonding to the rubber and creating a new integrated surface when easily spray-applied. This new surface is substantially more resilient than the original rubber and the thinness of the coating means that it will not detract from the feeling of the original surface and will maintain the original flexibility. Not only will it bring back the color to full shine, it will keep it that way for years to come.

Traditionally, an EPDM floor is coated in a polyurethane resin. Coval replaces the polyurethane and its performance is far superior. The rubber floor is first cleaned and left to dry. Once dry, Coval Ultimate Top Coat is simply sprayed onto the floor. The thin coating sinks into the rubber, coating all the granules and bringing the faded color back to life with the soft texture of rubber. On this application the spread rate was 450ft/gallon (11m/litre).

Coval Technologies is a coatings manufacturer headquartered in Singapore with offices and manufacturing in Texas, USA. Coval specializes in next generation nano coating technology for use in industrial, pipeline, marine, construction, flooring, and offshore industries. More information on their products may be found at www.covaltechnologies.com.