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Glossary Of Terms

 

Phrase

Explanation

Acrylic A glassy thermoplastic; can be cast and molded or used in coatings and adhesives
Acrylic urethane hybrid resin A combination of acrylic and polyurethane resins
Aggregate A collection of naturally occurring stones, gravel
Application Guide Step-by-step information detailing how to correctly carry out an installation
Chlorinated rubber Is a derived product modified from the natural rubber through chlorination.
Coloured Demarcation Coloured boundary, Coloured division 
Epoxy Resin
Adhesive resin system used chiefly in strong  coatings and laminates 
Excellent adhesion Very good bonding to a surface
High level of friction The product is very abrasive in texture thus it has a high percentage of grab under foot. It is therefore slip/skid resistant.
High opacity Colour Strength, deep colours that are not transparent and retain their depth of colour
Method Statements How to apply a product successfully
Pot Life Working time of product, application window, the length of time the applicator has before the product will start to cure in the drum
Product Information Sheets Background information, technical data, application process
Resin Sticky substance, Glue, Adhesive - Used to bond aggregate to a substrate
Resin Bonded The process whereby resin (glue) is applied to the substrate and aggregate is scattered on top
Resin Bound Aggregate is coated with the resin (glue) in a mixer and then trowel applied to the application area
Resin Paving Refers to Resin Bound and Resin Bonded Surfacing Systems
Short tack-free time The point at which the paint isn't sticky to touch
Spread rate The anticipated area that a drum/container of product will cover - coverage rate
Substrate Foundation, Base, Surface, Application Area, Installation Area
Twin cure Dual curing mechanisms - two types of resin that cure by different methods
UV stable Does not fade when in contact with direct sunlight