Rubberized surfaces (also called “wet pour rubber” or “bonded rubber stone”) are popular for several reasons. They are sponge-like surfaces used for playgrounds and running tracks. These rubberized surfaces are designed to reduce injuries from falls. Visually, they are aesthetically pleasing and allow for custom design. They are durable, low-maintenance, and long-lasting.
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Most athletic surfaces (running tracks, tennis courts, basketball courts, and playground mats) are built with synthetic rubber – rubber particles bound with latex or polyurethane. The latex or polyurethane surface is typically installed to a depth of about 1/2″ on top of an asphalt or concrete base.
In rubberized surfaces, polyols are poured in a wet state and cure in place providing a binding component to the composite materials. Castor Oil Polyols are used on a variety of indoor & outdoor athletic surfaces providing environmental resistance, grip & rebound properties, and durability. Vertellus polyols react slowly, allowing more working time during the curing phase. The Polycin™ GR Polyol Series are binder modifiers for rubberized surfaces to improve durability and moisture resistance. The GR Series are derived from castor oil, a natural and renewable resource.
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