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August 16, 2016
Resin: Pre-Impregnating Fabrics to Ensure Consistency & Simplicity

Posted by: Casey Whalen

Epoxy systems are typically two-part systems that are mixed, stirred, and hand-applied to the fabric in the field. This technique relies on knowledgeable technicians to ensure an acceptable resin-to-fabric value. Polyurethane systems, specifically water-activated, are pre-impregnated. This means the resin is introduced into the fabric at a manufacturing facility, ensuring consistent resin-to-fabric ratios and eliminating the need for technicians to stir and wet-out the fabric on-site.

Here is a quick look at the resin types of our three most popular systems:

FormaShield – Epoxy

A+ Wrap – Polyurethane

Atlas – Epoxy

Once impregnated, the A+ Wrap rolls are sealed in a moisture-resistant pouch and shipped. A+ Wrap is also water-activated; once the pouch is opened, it needs only to be introduced to water to begin curing. This process significantly reduces crew time and allows for installations to occur underwater or in the rain. Generally speaking, epoxies are stronger and more chemically resistant. Standard epoxy can also be substituted with chemically resistant or high temperature epoxies (available with Atlas and FormaShield).

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