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Hycolour 193 - Highly Durable Coloured Surfacing Paint

What pack size does Hycolour 193 come in?

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Hycolour is supplied as a pack of between 24kg and 26kg (dependent on colour) made up approximately as follows:
Base    21Kg drum
Activator    5 Kg drum

What are the benefits to using Hycolour 193?

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Hycolour 193 is incredibly durable, is easy to apply and Hycolour 193 is rich in colour with high opacity.

What can Hycolour 193 be applied to?

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Concrete, Wood and Metal and in some cases glass. Please contact us to discuss your specific requirement.

What is the spread rate of Hycolour 193?

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Roller Applied - Approximately - 1.97 M² per kg - (Concrete)

Spray Applied - Approximately - 2.39 M² per kg - (Concrete)

For specific spread rates on other substrates please contact us.

How is Hycolour 193 Applied?

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Hycolour 193 can be applied by either spray or roller to suit site conditions. If Hycolour 193 is going to be sprayed please ensure you follow our specific instructions regarding spray application.

Can Hycolour 193 be applied on top of substrates where Colourplus have been previously applied?

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Yes Hycolour 193 can be applied over the top of Colourplus.

Can Hycolour 193 be applied on top of thermoplastic markings?

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We do not advise that Hycolour 193 be applied on top of thermoplastic road markings as this could cause some surface softening. Please contact us to discuss your requirements in more detail as we will be able to advise the best course of action.

Can Hycolour 193 be sprayed and how?

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Yes Hycolour 193 can be spray applied and is designed to be sprayed using a single part airless spray applicator.

Ensure that it is equipped with a direct insertion piston displacement pump as diaphragm pumps are not suitable for materials such as Hycolour 193 which contains fine aggregate. Use an 831 or 535 spray tip to ensure good atomisation at a delivery pressure of at least 2500 psi. When spraying it is important to maintain a consistent distance between the spray tip and the substrate. This will give good coverage and retain the correct thickness.

Hycolour 193 must be sprayed pack by pack - do not top up.

Is specialist equipment required to apply Hycolour 193?

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In short no, however it does depend on the method of application either spray or roller.

With both application method the following equipment is required: Overalls, gloves and goggles for personal protection, a stiff broom in order to prepare the surface, suitable sheeting and duct tape to protect the work area and mask any adjacent areas where the paint is not required, a drill and paddle to mix together the two components that make up the paint.

Roller Application will require the addition of a paint tray and a 25mm nap roller. It may be sensible to also have spare roller heads.

Spray Application will require the addition of: suitable airless spray equipment and spray tips to spray the paint at the correct pressure.

We also recommend using Adbruf's Cleaning Solvent after application to clean the equipment used.

How do I clean the equipment having applied Hycolour 193?

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We recommend using our Cleaning Solvent directly after use. A spray machine must be flushed through using Cleaning Solvent once spraying has been completed.

What is the drying time of Hycolour 193?

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It is difficult for us to be specific due to all of the variables such as site conditions, thickness of application and temperature. However Hycolour 193 has a two stage cure, so depending on the temperature and thickness of application it will become touch dry in 30 minutes.

Full cure begins at 3 Hours and can finish up 24 hours later depending on temperature. At 21° Hycolour 193 will be fully cured after 8.5 hours.

A cure graph is available for more specific open to traffic times.

When can we ideally open the road to traffic?

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Depending on traffic volume and weight, from approximately 3.5hrs to 12hrs. Temperature and humidity will effect curing times. At 21° Hycolour 193 will be fully cured after 8.5 hours.

A cure graph is available for more specific open to traffic times.

Is there a minimum or Maximum temperature that Hycolour 193 should applied at?

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Hycolour 193 can be applied at temperatures of above 5 °c but not below. However, it is important to consider that Hycolour 193 is moisture sensitive, therefore early morning applications where morning dew is visible may affect the end result of the installation and should be avoided. Hycolour 193 must not be applied at surface temperatures of above 60°C.

Do we need to use a primer prior to a Hycolour 193 application?

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Using a primer is not required as Hycolour 193 has a built in primer that will wet and bond with the substrate.

What should I do if I get Hycolour 193 on my skin?

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Always use protective clothing such as gloves, googles and safety boots. Please ensure that you consult the Health and Safety documentation prior to use.

Can Hycolour 193 be made reflective?

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Yes Glass beads can be sprinkled on top of the wet surface, or back rolled when roller applying. Please contact us for further information.

Can additional skid resistance be achieved using Hycolour 193?

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Hycolour 193 does contain a fine aggregate, but by back rollering additional fine aggregate into the wet paint, will achieve a higher skid resistance. For enhanced slip/skid resistance, lightly scatter clean, dry aggregate of 1mm or smaller onto the wet film and back roller into the surface to encapsulate and bond the aggregate particles.

What is the product life of Hycolour 193?

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Hycolour 193 is highly durable and exceeds the life of most other coloured coatings lasting 10 times longer.

Does Hycolour 193 have a shelf life?

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Store under cover in dry, well ventilated conditions. To ensure optimum application properties, Hycolour 193 should be stored at room temperature prior to use. Shelf life is normally 12 months.

Can Hycolour 193 be applied internally?

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Yes Hycolour 193 can be applied indoors provided that the area is well ventilated. We would also recommend the use of breathing masks such as a 3m tyoe 6057 cartridge (ABE1) or a solvent type mask.

Resin Surfacing

What is the difference between resin bound and resin bonded?

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The main differences are thickness that the systems are applied, application method, appearance and aggregates used.

Thickness - A resin bound system is applied between 12-25mm thick. A resin bonded system is applied as a thin veneer of resin and then aggregate on top approximately 5mm thick depending on aggregate size.

Application- Resin Bound is trowel applied. Resin Bonded systems is where the resin is applied and then the aggregate is scattered on top of the wet resin.

Appearance - Resin Bound Systems are fairly flat and even. Resin Bonded Systems are rough in texture taking on the texture and appearance of the aggregate as this sits on top of the resin.

Aggregates- Resin Bound systems use a combination of 2 or more grades of aggregates that are different sizes (2-5mm and 1-3mm). Resin Bonded systems normally use one size grade of aggregate such as a 1-3mm.

Which Paving System should I use for my driveway resin bonded or Resin Bound?

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It really depends on the appearance that you prefer, your budget and whether it is a new driveway that falls under the SUDS legislation.

In some cases though one system may be more suitable for your particular driveway. Your contractor will be able to advise you on the best system for your project.

The Adtex Activator has separated?

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Sometimes in the colder months the raw materials that are contained within the activator may separate, this is a common problem with these types of materials. To thaw the activator and solve the separation problem please gradually warm the activator. Please note simply shaking the activator will not solve the problem. The separate occurs where the activator drops below zero.

Resin Bound Paving Systems - GeoPave

Is GeoPave environmentally friendly?

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Yes - GeoPave is a green environmentally friendly product as it has been formulated using biomass materials and is solvent and odour free.

Why is Adbruf's Resin better than other resins on the market?

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Adbruf's GeoPave resin is based on their sister product Coldgrip resin that has been re-developed specially for use in a resin bound system. Coldgrip is used for high friction surfacing for roads and so is incredibly durable. Coldgrip has been BBA approved and has a high certificate value. GeoPave is actually a hybrid polyurethane that has has thermoplastic properties making it more flexible then other polyurethane resins. GeoPave is also moisture tollerant unlike other resins.

What is GeoPave?

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GeoPave is a resin bound paving system that comprises of a two component resin and aggregates.

When I buy GeoPave what will i get?

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GeoPave is actually the resin part that makes up the system. GeoPave resin is available in standard or UV resistant variants. You will recieve two containers that make up the resin component of the system. If you are using GeoPave UVR you will also require the addition of our VA5 Catalyst. You will also need to buy the appropriate aggregates.

Aggregates can be bought from Adbruf or sourced else where. Ensure that you read all of the information regarding GeoPave prior to purchasing and installing the system.

Where can GeoPave be used?

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GeoPave is suitable for for driveways, estate roads, parking areas, footpaths, courtyards, patios, conservatories, garden design, playgrounds, swimming pool surrounds, disabled access ramps, roof terraces, balconies and as part of a permeable paving SUDS solution.

It can also be installed internally, making it the perfect choice for large scale projects consisting of internal atria and external courtyards.

What is the GeoPave resin made from?

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The resin is supplied as a two component pack, that will be combined during the installation process. The resin is a unique hybrid polyurethane, formulated using biomass materials. It is therefore an environmentally, eco-friendly product that is both odour and solvent free. There are two GeoPave variants; GeoPave Standard and GeoPave UV Resistant.

Why is a Polyurethane resin better than an epoxy Resin?

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Polyurethanes are Quicker curing, especially at lower temperatures, are less affected by extremes of temperature and offer greater flexibility. They are also less affected by age embrittlement and less prone to debonding. Epoxies are generally brittle in nature.

Is GeoPave UV resistant?

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Yes - Adbruf manufacture two GeoPave variant GeoPave Standard and GeoPave UVR. GeoPave UVR is an aliphatic polyurethane system which is highly light stable and is exceptionally resistant to discolouration after exposure to light. It is best suited for use with light coloured aggregates or other aggregates where colour stability is a key requirement.


What is the GeoPave pack size?

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We supply two different pack sizes. A standard size and a tree pit size. The UVR and Standard variants are both supplied in the same size. Standard packs consists of two components, comprising a base and an activator component in sealed containers.

GeoPave is currently supplied in a 6.5 kg pack size designed for a typical 100 kg aggregate blend. For Tree Pits, smaller packs are available which contain 4 kg of total resin binder.

How much aggregate will we need for one pack of GeoPave resin?

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Typically 100kg is required for one 6.5kg pack. Aggregate is normally sold in 25kg bags, therefore one pack requires 4 bags of aggregate.

What thickness do I install GeoPave?

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It really depends on the end use of the installation but we recommend:

12mm - if the installation is to be used by pedestrians only or the sub base is strong and sound and can withstand the expected loads.

18mm - for a standard driveway - with light to medium traffic

25mm - for an installation area that is expected to withstand heavy vehicles

If you are unsure as to how thick you should install the system please contact us.

What aggregate can I use with GeoPave?

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We recommend that you use a mix two grades of aggregates as this is what will give the system its cohesive strength. We usually recommend a combination of at least two grades of aggregate normally a 1-3mm and a 2-5mm. Adbruf have a range of mixes available - see our GeoPave page on this site.

Aggregate must always be clean, dry, contamination and dust free prior to use within a resin bound system.

What can GeoPave be applied to?

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GeoPave is suitable for use over typically encountered load bearing substrates such as asphalt and concrete. I can also be applied to wood and paving slabs however there are specialist application instructions for these substrates - contact us for more information.

Does it matter which resin I use with each mix?

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Yes - GeoPave UVR is a clear resin that is more suitable on Adbruf's light coloured aggregates and lighter mixes or other aggregates where colour stability is a key requirement.

GeoPave Standard resin is a neutral amber colour and is particularly suitable for buff, yellow, red and brown aggregates. Some initial darkening of the resin binder may occur through the effects of sunlight in the early life of the finished system. This slight darkening can often be complimentary to the aggregates used.

Why is GeoPave SUDS Compliant?

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GeoPave is permeable as it has many voids across its entire surface area, making it more effective than other SUDS compliant systems. The water is able to soak through the surface, filtering through the voids and drain away.

The sub base must also be SUDS compliant therefore we have a specific SUDS base build up specification detailing the requirements.

Can GeoPave be used for Tree Pits?

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Yes - GeoPave is an effective alternative to open tree pits as it is permeable and so able to feed the tree's roots, flat and even minimising the collection of litter and easy to maintain.

How do I Install GeoPave?

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GeoPave should be installed by a specialist contractor and we are happy to recommend a contractor in your area. Just complete our find a contactor form within the contact us section.

If you are a contractor that wishes to add resin paving systems to you portfolio we run training days periodically - check out our training section.

In simple terms however, the two resin components are first mixed together using a drill and paddle. The resultant resin is then poured into a forced action mixer that has be pre-charged with the selected aggregate. The resin and aggregate are then mixed until all of the aggregate has been fully coated. This mix is then transported to the application area and roughly distributed. Finally it is compacted and finished using a trowel. Please view our GeoPave Application and marketing video guides for visual instruction.

How long does it take for GeoPave to cure?

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Initial set @ 20°C - 40 minutes Full cure in bound system @ 20°C - 24 hours However if you are using our GeoPave UVR system, you will require the addition of our VA5 Catalyst which will alter the curing times. Contact us for more information.

What is the Spread Rate of GeoPave?

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Spread Rate (approx. per 100 kg of typical aggregate, assuming bulk density of 1.67) 12 mm surface depth 4.99 m² 18 mm surface depth 3.32 m² 25 mm surface depth 2.39 m²

What tools are required for a GeoPave application?

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Equipment required for a successful GeoPave installation is relatively inexpensive and comprises – a broom and shovel to prepare the surface, polythene sheet and masking tape to protect the work and adjacent areas, gloves and goggles for personal protection, a drill, paddle, and a mixer to combine the resin with the selected aggregates, a wheelbarrow to transport the mix and a squeegee, trowel and white spirit to apply and finish the surface.

What Type of Mixer is required for a GeoPave application?

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We recommend that you use a forced action mixer for best results.

How do I clean the equipment after using them with GeoPave?

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We recommend that you use Adbruf's Cleaning Solvent with a clean cloth.

What temperatures can GeoPave be applied at?

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The minimum temperature that GeoPave can be applied at is 5°C. It is easier to apply GeoPave if the aggregate and resin is kept warm on a colder day. If GeoPave is to be applied on a hot day it is best laid early morning or late afternoon as the resin will become thin in excess heat and could potentially drain away.

Is a primer required prior to GeoPave application?

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On good surfaces a primer is not required, but on a friable or dusty surface then we do recommmend that the surface is thorougly brushed and primer is applied. Adbruf's Primer C is an effective primer.

Is GeoPave Hazardous?

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GeoPave Standard and GeoPave UVR are not hazardous, however catalyst VA5 is hazardous. We do recommend that correct safety gloves, googles and boots are worn.

The GeoPave Activator has separated?

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Sometimes in the colder months the raw materials that are contained within the activator may separate, this is a common problem with these types of materials.

To thaw the activator and solve the separation problem please gradually warm the activator. Please note simply shaking the activator will not solve the problem.

The separate occurs where the activator drops below zero.

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