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In the branch of liquid construction chemicals, Acm manufactures two main types of product: epoxy and polyurethane resins. The contemporary facilities of Polikor A.Ş in Bursa, where there are state-of-the-art technologies and the most advanced R&D labs of the sector, complements our services to dear customers with our reliable products.
Construction sector in particular, Acm manufactures products for marine, natural stone and automotive sectors as well as special industrial adhesives that is employed in almost every branch. Epoxy and polyurethane-based flooring materials; repair, assembly and reinforcing products; top coat paints and epoxy-based adhesives are the foremost products.
What is Epoxy?
As a part of thermosets group, epoxy is an adhesive chemical resin. It is very resistant to water, acid and alkali and it does not lose this attribute over time. The adhesive turns discontinuities into continuities, clamps the both sides together along the crack and contains stress intensity.
Epoxies normally have two components and they, like other thermoplastics, solidify after some time and reaches ultimate hardness within the following week. The combination of glass fiber or carbon fiber with epoxy has excellent mechanical durability. Therefore, it is greatly used in space and aviation technologies and in marine sector.
Epoxy is also used in construction sector. It is used for filling the cracks during repair and then for placing steel reinforcements into the concrete. It has high tensile strength for reinforcements that are placed in reinforced-concrete. Epoxy is also a flooring material and is used as paint and primer at the same time.
- It provides hygienic, antibacterial and anti-dust surroundings.
- It is easy to clean.
- It has very high mechanical and chemical durability.
- It is resistant to heavy traffic and heavy impacts.
- It is impermeable.
- It is compact and colors can be added.
- Its application is quick and easy to repair.
- It is antistatic. (some types)
- It has electrical resistivity.
It is more resistant than other systems such as polyurethane, methylmethacrylate that are known for their chemical resistance. It displays excellent resistance against alkaline environments, inorganic acids, dilute organic acids, animal and mineral oils, wine, salt water, waste water, petroleum, gasoline, jet fuel, alcohol and so forth.
Technologically new epoxy coatings are now more rapidly cured, therefore the waiting period in facilities where it is manufactured is reduced, thus minimizing the loss of production during the application.
Another feature of epoxy systems is their electrical resistivity. This feature makes them perfectly resistant to high electrical tension. Different type of epoxy coat is used in antistatic flooring where electrical conductivity is favored.
Epoxy systems are jointless. They can be applied in compact form in desired coverage. This features makes the coating hygienic. It is ideal for antibacterial surfaces to be shiny and smooth.
In terms of environmental standards, ISO 14001 in particular, epoxy systems are impermeable and they are quality material.