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Repair Cracks in Concrete with Our Epoxy Concrete Floor Patch, Coatings, or Joint Fillers

Copps Industries offers a wide line of products to aid in concrete maintenance in industrial settings. Regardless of the severity of your flooring, our line of industrial concrete floor resurfacers, fillers, and coatings can help you restore your floor to a safe and operable condition.

Copps provides several preventative maintenance options for concrete flooring. From coatings and patching to joint fillers, you can rely on our line of products to keep your concrete floors in top condition and help mitigate the effects of damage. Our concrete floor coatings and resurfacers have been successfully installed in a variety of environments, including:

  • Chemical processing
  • Power generation
  • Tool and die
  • Pulp and paper
  • Food and beverages

Floor Patch, Coatings, and Joint Fillers for Concrete

Oftentimes it is difficult to prevent scratches, spills, and other accidents that happen on the job, but taking regular steps to keep your concrete flooring in good condition can help to keep your team and facility safe. Keeping up with routine cleaning is critical to maintaining flooring that’s aesthetically and structurally sound, but what about when chips and cracks turn up? It’s important to use trusted, quality products to make repairs and prolong the life of your concrete flooring.

Copps offers several options for maintenance and upkeep, including the Armorgard line of coatings. These coatings have been specifically engineered to resurface and protect concrete floors in a variety of industrial settings. The solutions have been developed to reduce the yellowing effect that occurs with most conventional epoxy systems.

Whether you need flooring that can stand up to foot traffic, organic acids, or harsh chemicals, there’s an Armorgard option to suit your needs. The Armorgard collection offers a range of benefits, including:

  • Good chemical resistance
  • Odorless
  • Good adhesion to other materials (wood, metals, etc.)
  • 100% solids
  • USDA approval
  • Fast walk-on times

Copps also manufactures several concrete joint fillers ideal for a variety of industries. These products control the normal shrinkage cracking that occurs in most concrete. Our joint filler products include:

FlexFill 60 Joint Filler (K-057)

Specifically designed to fill saw cut control and contraction joints. Offers excellent durability, high resiliency, and bonds to most construction materials.

FlexFill 80 Joint Filler (K-554)

Two-component, rapid-setting solution designed to support joint edges and prevent edge deterioration. Aids in the prevention of contamination and water penetration.

FlexFill 90 Joint Filler (K-560)

Bonds tightly to the sides of concrete joints in order to prevent contaminant and water penetration. Designed to reduce joint filler sinkers, which saves money and time.

 

We also offer the K-002 Concrete Floor Patch for to repair concrete that’s spalled, broken, or loose. Through a combination of joint edge rebuilding work and patching, damaged concrete floors can look as good as new with minimal work.

The K-002 is a three-component, 100% solid, trowel-able system specifically engineered to simplify the concrete floor repair process. The patch can adhere to a variety of construction materials, including steel, aluminum, wood, and asphalt. Following proper surface preparation, it can be utilized on new or old concrete.

How to Repair Concrete with Our Epoxy Floor Patch

Repairing concrete using Copps’ epoxy floor patch is easy for concrete repair novices and professionals alike. In just five steps, your concrete flooring can go from a cracked and damage disaster zone to looking as good as new:

  1. Clean the damaged area. Vacuum the crack or holes. Ensure no loose particles are present.
  2. Apply mortar repair. Use a steel trowel; use a caulking tube to fill in small cracks.
  3. Mix patching material. Mix a batch of patching material according to manufacturer instructions.
  4. Patch holes and/or missing segments of concrete. Use a trowel to push the patch material into holes. Smooth patches out after filling with trowel.
  5. Seal the patch (optional). Use concrete sealer to topcoat the patch.

 

When concrete flooring is damaged, it’s not just an eyesore—it can be dangerous and structurally unsound. Taking the time to perform regular maintenance and fix issues as they arise is the key to avoiding safety hazards and maintaining a professional work environment.

Copps Industries offers our clients a range of products to make concrete repair a cost-effective and simple process. To view all of our products for concrete repair, please visit our Concrete Maintenance page. For more information or questions about our line of products, please contact us or request a quote.

 

Epoxy Resins with Carbon Fiber: The Perfect Match!

Composites + Epoxy Resins = Results!

Epoxies are thermoset resins—polymers that result from curing liquid polymers into irreversibly hardened materials. They see frequent use when manufacturing composite parts and structures thanks to the host of benefits they provide, such as:

  • Exceptional adhesion properties
  • High adaptability
  • Low shrinkage
  • High strength
  • Excellent resistance to corrosive liquids and environments
  • Reliable performance under high temperatures
  • Toughness and impact resistance

Composite materials have similar strength capabilities to metals like aluminum and titanium, while weighing less. They result from combining two or more compounds that retain their macrostructures after fusion. These combinations yield materials with stronger combined physical properties than those of their individual parts.

When manufacturers use epoxies in composite manufacturing, they result in stronger, lighter components.

Composites manufacturers combine epoxy resins and carbon fiber because these materials play to each other’s strengths. Epoxy is one of the few materials that can adhere to carbon fiber, and many other composite manufacturing options don’t offer the necessary adhesive properties.

Why Choose Carbon Fiber?

Composites offer industry professionals several benefits that improve product quality, including:

  • High strength and low weight
  • Characteristics that can be easily engineered for specialized applications, including:
    • Vibrational damping
    • Low coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE)
  • Resistance to fatigue
  • Design and fabrication flexibility—composite materials can:
    • Decrease the amount of parts required for a project
    • Translate to products that require less raw material and assembly time
  • Resist temperature extremes, corrosion, and wear

Many composites manufacturers work with carbon fibers to build high-performance applications, and they appear in countless composites. To build carbon fibers, workers combine several precursor fibers by subjecting them to chemical treatment, heating, stretching, and carbonization.

Carbon fiber offers engineers and designers numerous benefits, such as:

  • An exceptionally high strength-to-weight ratio
  • High tensile strength
  • Aesthetic appeal
  • Resistance to temperatures of up to 500° F when combined with epoxy resin

Where To Use Carbon Fiber

A wide variety of industries value carbon fiber for the above benefits, and it appears in all sorts of applications. Some of these materials’ most popular uses include:

Aerospace Manufacturing

Aerospace manufacturers were among the first to discover the benefits of carbon fiber. This material’s high modulus means it can replace traditional alloys like titanium or aluminum. Because carbon fiber weighs so little, it can hold up to many of the elements encountered by aircraft equipment without overly burdening it. Carbon fiber components now comprise the majority of new aircraft, such as the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, helping reduce fuel consumption.

Sporting Goods

Sports equipment such as tennis rackets, softball bats, and hockey sticks frequently use carbon fiber composites to reduce equipment weight while preserving durability. Many sporting goods benefit from this combination of light weight and durability because it boosts athletic performance without increasing the risk of breakage.

Domestic Use

Carbon fiber composites are perfect or individuals who desire sleek, modern homes. Carbon fiber furniture and appliances give your house a chic appeal without sacrificing quality or performance. It’s easy now to get a hip black coffee table or bar chair right off the shelf—just look for carbon fiber!

Wind Energy

Many wind turbines use fiberglass for their blades, but blades that exceed 150 ft. in length typically require “spares,” or stiffening ribs that run along the blade’s length to help maintain structural integrity. Spares are often 100% carbon fiber/epoxy because this material can resist the elements and provide the stiffness needed to keep the blades in place.

Automotive Manufacturing

Mainstream automobiles are still researching ways to incorporate carbon fiber into new car designs, but high-end cars and racecars have been using this material for some time. Manufacturers of these cars value carbon fiber’s ability to enhance their products’ aesthetic appeal without weighing down their equipment. Some automobile manufacturers also use carbon fiber in internal components like instrument housings.

Composite Manufacturing with Copps Industries Epoxy

Copps is proud to offer the best epoxy resins for every type of composite manufacturing project. As anyone can see, there’s a whole world of ways to use carbon fibers in your next project.

Contact us today or request a quote if you would like to learn more about how these unique materials will benefit your assembly process.