What is ComposiCoat?
A three-layer system that chemically bonds to concrete for exceptional chemical, abrasion, and microbial resistant protection.
Concrete is a porous and chemically unstable surface that is highly reactive with multiple chemicals and unstable due to the constant exchange with water and moisture. Traditional coatings like epoxies, urethanes, and paints attempt to control this instability by a non-permanent barrier layer on top of the concrete. These coatings are traditionally organic plastics that are unable to chemically react with the concrete and can only stick or grab onto the surface texture to stay in place. These coatings quickly degrade and peel off due to their weakness when exposed to UV sunlight and the inability to breathe out trapped water vapor. Trapped moisture in the concrete allows for carbonation, and biological growth, leading to corrosion, cracking, spalling, rebar rusting, and eventual concrete failure.
The solution is to use a system that combines the best of the inorganic properties of concrete and geopolymers with the best characteristics of organic or polymer coatings. Zirconia's CeramycGuard is an inorganic ceramic base coat that chemically bonds to the concrete giving a permanent crosslinked base for the system. This base coat is impervious to vapor pressure and cannot delaminate, peel or come off the concrete from moisture movement. It is also harder than the concrete itself, giving durable, long-lasting protection. The top layers over the CeramycGuard add the benefits of organic/plastic coatings, having great resistance to chemicals and abrasive wear. Since they are chemically crosslinked to the inorganic ceramic base coat, they cannot fail from high moisture levels and will not peel as they are not individual layers but a composite of organic and inorganic chemistries.
Part 1: CeramycGuard™, the base layer, is an inorganic ceramic polymer that chemically crosslinks into the concrete surface, forming an ultra-durable ceramic composite. Part 2: CrossLinker™ VB is a hybrid compatibilizer-primer and vapor barrier which crosslinks the base ceramic composite to Part 3: ComposiCoat™ XD topcoat. The topcoat is chemical and abrasion resistant, easy to clean with biologically impervious properties. Once cured, all three layers are chemically bonded permanently into the ComposiCoat Floor Finish system. This composite flooring system has all the durability benefits of advanced ceramics and plastics technology, taking advantage of the best characteristics of both organic and inorganic coatings.
ComposiCoat™ Floor Finish
With the ComposiCoat Floor Finish system, chemically unstable concrete is replaced by an ultra-stable ceramic-urethane composite, protecting it from chemical and physical erosion. This unique flooring system is also Biologically Impervious®, meaning it is designed to eliminate microbial habitat and continuously prevents microbial invasion and growth.
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