Category Archives: EPC Overlays for Industrial Needs
Epoxy refers to a wide range of components most commonly found in resin form. Also called polyepoxides or EPC, these compounds are used for a range of applications, including sealing concrete, asphalt, and other heavy traffic surfaces. E-Chem specializes in epoxy overlays for these purposes and offers the best quality and value on the market. As experts in the field of adhesive manufacturing, we offer the top products for the preservation and repair of concrete — but we know that every job is unique, so we pride ourselves on offering customized solutions that are designed to meet the requirements of each individual client we serve.
E-Chem primarily specializes in overlay products for roads, bridges, and concrete structures. These products are specially formulated to provide superior safety and durability. Astringent quality control process ensures that products are in compliance with all applicable AASHTO, ASTM, and DOT requirements. This, in conjunction with the on-site support that we provide, sets our products apart from those of competitors. Rely on our portfolio of project assessments and technical reports for further reassurance that E-Chem products are strong, stable, and safe. We are trusted by contractors and backed by scientists, so you can be confident in your decision when you choose E-Chem for all of your epoxy sealant needs.
What Is Epoxy Overlay?
An epoxy overlay is a sealant designed to preserve, rehabilitate, or repair the underlying surface. Also called EPC, this formula is designed to withstand extreme levels of traffic and severe elements. The formula consists of an epoxy binder, a coarse aggregate, and sand. An alternative to polyester polymer concrete — or PPC — EPC allows for safer and stronger bonding than its polyester counterpart.
Epoxy overlays also allow for shorter road closures and bonding without the use of an additional agent. PPC requires the use of a bonding agent, which then necessitates the maintenance of a very low moisture level so that the primer can properly cure. On the other hand, EPC eliminates the need for this curing period, thus saving precious time and money throughout the duration of your project.
What Are Epoxy Adhesives Used For?
Epoxy adhesives can be used for a variety of projects. The simple formulation means that EPC can be easily mixed in a five-gallon bucket, or for larger-scale projects, it can be applied using a mixing truck. Some of the different kinds of projects that an EPC can be used for include:
Repair of bridge decks
Parking deck overlays
These are just a few of the many applications that EPC is ideal for. Any job that requires an epoxy sealant can benefit from an E-Chem EPC formulation. Designed to perform and preserve, EPC adhesives provide a bond that outlasts PPC and any other alternative.
Free from solvents and insensitive to moisture, the EPC-OVERLAY product is designed to bond instantly with concrete. In addition to overlay, it can be used to patch, rehabilitate, and repair concrete surfaces to significantly extend their lifespan. No field chemistry is required, and it is VOC compliant.
This low-modulus epoxy urethane copolymer is an overlay resin that lasts longer than traditional EPC products. Its coating is completely waterproof and impervious to chloride, meaning that it’s ideal for providing a skid-resistant overlay to bridges or elevated slabs. It is VOC compliant and comprised of 100% solids.
When time is of the essence, the EPX50-OVERLAY FAST is the right EPC for the job. This formula is designed to be fast-setting and compatible with lower temperature applications so that shorter lane closures are necessary. It can also be used for smaller jobs by treating cracks and patching holes in existing concrete overlays.
Comprised of 100% solids and designed to be insensitive to moisture, this formulation is made from just two components. Its simplicity is matched by its versatility, with possible applications ranging from bonding for a skid-resistant overlay to patching concrete.
Why Choose E-Chem for Your Project
There are plenty of epoxy suppliers, but it’s just as important to choose the right supplier as it is to choose the right sealant. E-Chem doesn’t just make epoxy concrete. We specialize in a wide range of EPC products that are designed to meet the diverse needs of architects, contractors, and anybody else in need of an epoxy overlay. We serve professionals and DIY enthusiasts alike by providing top-tier EPC products. Trust our products to outperform and outlast formulations from competitors.
Find the Right EPC From a Trusted Supplier
How do you know that E-Chem is the right supplier for the job? Many factors set us apart, but perhaps the greatest is a commitment to research and development. To ensure that our products are the safest and strongest on the market, our company chemists are constantly testing and innovating new ideas. We strive to produce the most reliable EPC products and provide the most robust customer support, too. This includes on-site guidance and training for large-scale projects using EPC sealants.Reach out online for more information about how our epoxy products can improve your next project.
EPC-OVERLAY is an all-in-one, 100% solids, solvent-free, moisture-insensitive, high-performance, multi-purpose epoxy polymer concrete overlay system. EPC-OVERLAY is designed for use in high-stress applications >3/4” in depth that involve overlaying, patching, repairing, & rehabilitating concrete to create a significant extension in the service life of the deck. This next generation system combines a low-modulus epoxy resin system with a high-quality engineered blend of graded aggregate to achieve the optimal set of characteristics for a polymer concrete overlay system that is both effective and safe to use. Ideal uses include bridge deck overlays, parking deck overlays, joint headers, joint edges, concrete spalls, grade correction, rut filling, concrete floors and loading docks. This product is VOC compliant (0 g/L), with no field chemistry required as an added benefit! EPC-OVERLAY offers a safer, better performing option to other polymer concrete products in the market.
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EPX50-OVERLAY is a moisture-insensitive, low-modulus epoxy urethane co-polymer overlay resin, offering longer life cycles than traditional epoxy polymer resins. EPX50-OVERLAY provides a waterproof, chloride impervious coating that is designed primarily for bonding skid-resistant overlays to bridges, elevated slabs and PCCP. In addition to High Friction Surface Treatments, it is also excellent as a binder in epoxy mortars used for patching concrete. Meets ASTM C881 (Type III. Grade 1 & 2. Class B & C.), as well as being NTPEP (HFTO) rated and AASHTO compliant. EPX50-OVERLAY is also VOC compliant, 100% solids and is non-regulated by the DOT for transportation within the United States.
EPX50-OVERLAY FAST is a fast-setting formulation of our EPX50-OVERLAY epoxy urethane product, making it an excellent option for similar projects that require lower temperature applications and shorter lane closures. Cartridge units are also available for treating cracks, repairing spalls, and patching holes from pull-off tests in concrete and epoxy overlays. Meets ASTM C881 (Type III. Grade 1. Class B & C.) and is AASHTO Task Force 34 compliant. EPX50-OVERLAY FAST is also VOC compliant (0 g/L) and is non-regulated by the DOT for transportation within the United States.
EP50-OVERLAY is a moisture-insensitive, 100% solids, low-modulus, two-component epoxy polymer overlay resin. EP50-OVERLAY is designed primarily for bonding skid-resistant overlays to bridges, elevated slabs and PCCP. In addition to High Friction Surface Treatments, it is also excellent as a binder in epoxy mortars used for patching concrete. Meets ASTM C881 (Type III. Grade 1. Class B & C.) and is VOC compliant (0 g/L). EP50-OVERLAY is non-regulated by the DOT for transportation within the United States.
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