Ceramic Polymer: UV-resistant coating for Germany's longest whitewater course – Tropical Island

Ceramic Polymer: UV-resistant coating for Germany's longest whitewater course – Tropical Island

Press Release (ePRNews.com) - BIELEFELD, Germany - Jul 19, 2016 - „Tropical Islands” is the biggest tropical swimming resort in Europe with exceptional waterparks, attractions and accommodations. Recently, Germany’s longest whitewater course, the „Wild-Water-River” was opened in their outdoor area AMAZONIA. For the effective protection against UV-radiation, weathering and abrasion the coating systems from Ceramic Polymer were applied on the 250 m long concrete channel.

The „Tropical Islands Dome” is 360 m long, 210 m wide und 107 m high. The biggest structural supporting hall worldwide used to be in former times a hangar for airships; now it is an impressive bathing and wellness complex. The „Wild-Water-River” is the central highlight of the new created 35.000 sqm large outdoor area. Water temperatures of 31°C (88°F) ensure an all-season bathing pleasure.

The company ISDW GmbH, applied the products from Ceramic Polymer for the coating of the concrete channel. Thereby, the bright blue „Wild-Water-River” is long-term protected against environmental influences.

Technical Details

Project: Coating of concrete channel, surface 1,300 sqm, length 250 m
Product Primer: CP-SYNTHOFLOOR 8010
Coating Product: PROGUARD CN 200
Product Topcoat: PROGUARD 169 (PTC)
Product requirements: excellent abrasion resistance, stability against UV-radiation, weathering and chlorine
Application of the coating: ISDW GmbH, Mittenwalde/Germany

From rough concrete to a smooth surface

The treatment of the concrete channel was an extensive, three-month project for the company ISDW. First the large site had to be encased, then the whole surface was grit blasted. The concrete was prepared with the primer CP-SYNTOFLOOR 8010. This product could also be mixed with quartz sand and used as leveling filler for concrete damages and formwork edges.

Now test runs with flowing water were carried out and monitored. ISDW achieved the required changes regarding flow velocity and water course by building mortar setups. Subsequently the whole surface was smoothed.

After grinding the area was coated with the protection product PROGUARD CN 200. In addition to the topcoat, this interlayer prevents from severe abrasion damages; due to the strong water stream high abrasion resistance of the coating products is essential for this application.

The topcoat PROGUARD 169 (PTC) gives the „Wild-Water-River” beside long-term protection to chlorine, UV-radiation, weathering and abrasion a supremely nice appearance. Moreover, the nonporous, satin-gloss surface provides an excellent color stability.


Source : Ceramic Polymer GmbH
Business Info :
Ceramic Polymer GmbH

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