Understanding Maintenance

Making sure your projects will be maintained is important. Every investment needs insurance and we can help you with that.

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Aliphatic Binders

The importance and using the proper binder and the long term effects of these decisions.

High Price DOES NOT mean high quality:
Anybody that has purchased aliphatic binder knows it is extremely important when working with the majority of synthetic rubber applications. Aliphatic binders are created to not only bind granules together but to do so while preserving the original colour of the granules used. The inhibitors used in aliphatic binders typically offer it superior UV resistance compared to aromatic and base binders.

Aromatic binders are stronger because they have less inhibitors. Aromatic binders are a better quality binder because they are less affected by the elements such as ground moisture and rain.
A high-quality aliphatic binder is a far superior material to any aromatic you can purchase on the market. Aside from being manufactured with a completely different chemical base they offer longer-lasting protection to the elements and keep UV exposure from affecting surfaces far longer than an aromatic installation. You do need to be more careful with aliphatic binders when it comes to significant moisture but typically it is good practice to prevent installing when significant moisture is expected.

A high-quality aliphatic binder is the importance to many projects lasting the test of time. Here a few things to look for:
1.) Clarity- the material should be as clear as possible. Significant yellowing is an indicator or low quality, past expiration or the end of the production cycle.

2.) Water Testing- moisture should not affect your aliphatic once it is set. If you place a rubber paving sample in water for a long period of time it should not change in appearance or size. Expansion is a strong indicator or poor chemical components.

3.) Cure Time and Resistance- Lower quality aliphatics typically have raw materials that slow cure time. If your binder is extremely sensitive to moisture during and after installation this is yet another good indicator of poor chemical components.

It is important to note that installation and correct quantities are some of the most vital components to binders lasting well. The key is understanding and seeing binders that have been in production for long periods of time. We have worked years to find the best materials possible from numerous manufacturers.

We offer amazing aliphatics. Period.

The Importance of High Quality Granules

We understand the importance of high quality granules in an ever changing market and availability.

Where is it made?
Finding where granules are produced is one of the most important pieces to understanding a strong quality of product. By understanding location you can pinpoint the time a company has been manufacturing materials, the processes in creating material, quality of raw materials and track record for products lasting over the years.

How is it processed?
Understanding the process behind production is important when finding a manufacture. We choose to use a sulphur cure system for the EPDM granules that we put in production. This process of vulcanizing the rubber has been tested and proven to last far longer than peroxide based granules. Production is far easier to regulate and our UV inhibitors have a stronger chemical bond to the granular base.

What are the quality control guidelines?
What are the quality controls for the product you are purchasing? Every colour we produce must go through thorough UV testing, colour matching and filtering before it is sent out. Our dust content is virtually zero which means the product our customers receive will have a quicker saturation requirement when mixed with binder. The sizing is always consistent and batches with be monitored long after they have been put in production.