What is UV Stable Resin?
Resin bound patios, driveways, paths and paths are long-lasting and easy to maintain.
There are two main types of driveway resin: non-UV stable and UV stable polyurethane. UV stable resin is more refined. It is therefore a better quality resin. Therefore, it is the most costly of both.
What is the difference? It’s simple. UV stable polyurethanes are also known as aliphatic or aliphatic to scientists. They retain their clear colour, and are not affected by UV radiation. Non UV-UV polyurethanes become darker brown when exposed to UV light. UV is required if you want the resin-bound surface to retain its original colour. UV is important when using a light or mixed coloured aggregate. Otherwise the finished product will not match the original.
Non-UV can be fine if the aggregate is yellow/brown. However there is a possibility of colour variations due to shading. ).
Sources claim that Non-UV-stable systems can become brittle from UV exposure over time. However, the industry began as 100% Non-UV and has proven to be durable and strong. Non-UV resin can often be stronger than UV stable resin. Remember to only use proven materials.