Resin has recently become very popular and is being used in a wide range of applications from the making of jewelry to its use as flooring. Even with all its popularity, there are many things about resin which are not known to a large number of people who use it for different purposes.
One of the most important thing which many people don’t know about resin is that it is available in both natural and synthetic variants. Natural resins are produced by plants as a means of self-protection. These natural resins are then used in the creation of things like adhesives and agents to glaze food. It is also an important raw material in the making of perfumes and incense. Synthetic resins are expensive to manufacture but they also have a wide variety of uses in industrial applications.
The molecules in the resin are tightly packed in the form of long chains with very little space in the molecules. These spaces are so small that they don’t allow anything to pass through including something as small as water molecules. This property makes it protect against any chemical or other intrusions.
The resin is a naturally strong substance but it is a very versatile one. We can add a number of different substances to alter its properties in order to better fit our needs. When combined with other substances, the strength of resin also increases by a great margin. This added strength also makes it a good fire retardant as it expands in the presence of fire and forms a resistive barrier against fire protecting the object which is covered by resin. It lasts enough time for the fire to be put out by someone.
The strength of resin makes it an ideal product to be used in the protection of floors of all kinds especially in industrial settings where it is very easy to spill corrosive liquids on the floor. In places where industrial goods are stored, the floor often has to provide support to thousands of tons and it is very easy for cracks to form in the floor under such heavy loads but a covering of resin increases the strength profile of the floor and allows it to support much larger amounts of load while protecting damage on the floor. It is also widely used in places like airport hangars. This versatility allows it to be used in a wide range of setting including floors of wood, and steel along with the usual concrete floors.
Resin covering is actually an environmentally friendly product in the long term. Floors which don’t have a resin coating undergo wear which needs to be repaired and coverings different from resin have short lifespans which result in their earlier replacement whereas the long lasting benefit of resin results in a reduced need for raw material as there is no need for early replacement of coating or flooring. The long term benefit is often more important than short term cheaper alternatives.