Resin Bound Knowledge Base
Resin Bound Knowledge Base
Materials - Equipment
A resin bound surface is NOT a do-it-yourself system and installations should only be attempted by skilled professionals trained in using the required equipment and handling isocyanates.
The use of the correct equipment is essential is ensuring a successful installation. Star Uretech can provide all of the correct equipment required however the list below shows the best equipment choices and independent equipment suppliers:
● Access barriers –
Expandable safety barriers are our preferred choice as they are easier to transport.
● Barrier tape –
Barrier tape should be used only after initial cure for overnight protection as it is often invisible to anyone delivering letters or parcels.
● Cleaning rags –
General purpose mixed coloured rags are ideal for cleaning equipment clean and lubricating trowels.
● Gazebo (covered area) –
A pop-up gazebo is ideal for keeping the mixing area dry and cool.
● Knee pads –
Installing a resin bound surface is a physically demanding. Please wear knee-pads. You will thank us.
● Mixer (forced action) –
It is essential to ONLY use a forced action mixer. We feel that the BARON F110 mixers are the best choice available.
● Plastic sheeting –
It is important to prevent resin being spilled and protect the mixing area.
● Power supply (generator) –
IAs well as owning a generator it is always good to know where you can same-day hire one if yours fails.
● PPE (gloves) –
Chemical resistant, nitrile gauntlet gloves are best suited for handling isocyanates.
● PPE (hand wipes) –
The 'Big Wipes' heavy duty wipes are the best choice available.
● PPE (goggles) –
Goggles provide the best protection against liquid splash and large dust particles.
● PPE (overalls) –
Protective clothing should be worn when handling chemicals.
● Retractable Knife –
Standard, push-button safety knifes have a tendency to get stuck with the resin.
● Square head Shovel –
Wide blade, metal shovels are best suited for use with resin and aggregates.
● Spazzle –
Metal Spazzle for levelling and moving mixed resin aggregate.
● Surveyors tape –
Fibreglass tape (minimum 30m) with grab winding handle.
● Edging tape –
50mm wide, cloth duct tape. White tape is easier to see when used on asphalt.
● Mix Timer –
5 Minute, count down timer for accurate mix timing. Avoid expensive stopwatches as they do tend to get damaged by resin.
● Pool trowel –
Rounded edge, metal pool trowel (minimum 14 inch). Do not be tricked in to purchasing resin trowels as they are simply expensive pool trowels.
● Wheelbarrow –
90 Ltr, metal wheelbarrow. 50 Ltr, biodegradable bin liners can be used to line the wheelbarrow.