Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. What is the Ultracoat system?
A. The 100% solids epoxy based resin is a unique two component reinforcing coating system.
Q2. Is the product safe?
A. Yes, Ultracoat is a 100% solids epoxy with no VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds).
Q3. Is Ultracoat suitable for potable water?
A. Yes, Ultracoat has AS/NZS4020: 2005 approval.
Q4. Where can Ultracoat be used?
A. The Ultracoat system is suitable for many applications including:
Manholes/Chambers, Sewers, Tanking, Tunnels, Settlement Tanks, Pumping Chambers, Aquaducts, Culverts, Food Plants, Processing Plants, Breweries, Pumping Stations, Underground Transport Systems, Chemical Plants, Bunds, Storage Tanks, Marine Applications (on board or at shore), and much more.
Q5. What materials can Ultracoat be applied to?
A. Ultracoat has excellent bonding facilities to a variety of materials.
Concrete, Brick, Steel, Vetrified & Clay Pipes, Cast Iron, Asbestos, Fibreglass, PVC, and much more.
Q6. Is there any material Ultracoat does not bond with?
A. Ultracoat bonds to most materials with the exception of silicone rubber, PE and PP.
Q7. Does the chamber need to be dried out before application commences?
A. No, Ultracoat can be applied to damp surfaces and will give both an extremely durable chemical and waterproof coating.
Q8. Is there any preparation required before applying Ultracoat?
A. Yes, surface preparation, test and inspection are the three most common causes of success on projects. Surface preparation must be a multi step process with written detailed specification of what is acceptable for surface prep prior to application of the epoxy resin. The preparation regime has therefore been developed and is a crucial part of all Ultracoat coatings. Surfaces in poor condition may require addition preparation i.e. water/sand blasting, needle/scabble gun to achieve the best possible surface prior to spraying.
Q9. How is the Ultracoat applied?
A. Ultracoat is quick and simple to apply; Ultracoat is sprayed hot using a patented delivery system thereby ensuring a consistent quality.
The equipment comprises of a spray gun system.
Q10. What industries are likely to have a use for JDP Applications?
A. Ultracoat is suitable for a whole range of specialist industries including, but not limited to:
Water and Sewage
Rail network (Tunnels and Underground)
Q11. Can Ultracoat be used to reinforce badly deteriorated structures?
A. Yes, Ultracoat will significantly reinforce badly deteriorated structures and tests prove that on a concrete pipe with the same defects after being coated, was 20% stronger than new pipe and also improved flow characteristics. Thickness and strength needed will depend on deterioration of existing substrate.
Q12. Does Ultracoat have a life expectancy?
A. Yes, providing full preparation is carried out before the epoxy is applied, the system has a life expectancy of 50 years plus.
Q13. How long has the product been around?
A. Ultracoat has been used in Australia for over ten years, JDP Applications Pty Ltd have an exclusive partnership with Warren Environmental Inc. to supply rehabilitation solutions to the Australian market. Warren from the US has over 15 years of successfully installing over 50,000 plus manholes and many kilometres of pipes and tunnels with ZERO failures.
Q14. Is Ultracoat once install fire resistant?
A. Fire resistant versions of Ultracoat are available. The system is the only resin to be approved by the US Navy because of this.
Q15. What colour is the resin once installed?
A. Ultracoat is white (milky white after a period of time).
Q16. Can Ultracoat be over coated?
A. Yes, Ultra can be overcoated with minimal surface prep.
Q17. Will Ultracoat epoxy add strength when applied?
A. Yes, tests on 400mm concrete pipe crushed 1360Kgf (13.3KN) pressure, the lined pipe achieved 2948Kgf (28.9KN) before breaking.
Q18. How long will Ultracoat take to cure?
A. Ultracoat cures between 1 and 2 hours with out assistance (touch dry) dependant on ambient temperature. Full cure will take up to 24 hours. It is sometimes possible to speed up the cure time by using a specifically designed resin. JDP Applications will advise on a job by job basis.
Q19. How long does it take to coat a typical manhole?
A. This depends on the condition of the manhole and how much preparation time is required. A basic 2 metre deep manhole will take a maximum of 45 minutes to spray. Preparation time should never be compromised and will affect the end result of the coating. It is important to take this into consideration when planning a project. Generally, brick seems to take longer than concrete.
Q20. Is the product airtight?
A. Yes, Ultracoat is completely airtight. Ultracoat has been installed to coat the walls of Congress Library in the USA, where precious historical documents are stored for future generations.