What is UV Stable Resin?

The patios, paths, and driveways made of resin bound are durable and easy to maintain.

There are two main types of driveway resin: non-UV stable and UV stable polyurethane. UV stable resin has a higher quality resin and is therefore more expensive.

What is the real difference? It’s quite simple. UV stable polyurethanes, or aliphatic to scientists, retain their clear colour and are unaffected by UV radiation. Non-UV polyurethanes, on the other hand, turn a darker brown when exposed to UV light. UV is recommended if you desire a resin bound surface that stays the same 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. ).

Non-UV stability systems can become fragile over time from UV exposure according to some reports. However the industry started as entirely Non-UV, and has since been strong and long-lasting. Non-UV resin is more durable than UV stable resin. The moral of the story is to use materials that have a track record.