Covalent bonding is often misunderstood and misinterpreted. Erroneous claims are made for coatings covalently bonding to and becoming one with the substrate.
It’s a nice idea but if something sounds highly unlikely then it probably is. And it is in this case too.
Covalent bonding is an important attribute of Halo Coatings
The covalent bonding takes place within the coating itself, however, and not between the coating and the substrate. When I last posted I promised more on the science of Halo. This was because this was what sold distributors on the performance and opportunities Halo coatings offer. So here we go.
Covalent bonding explained
Covalent bonding is the strongest chemical bond that exists. Halo coatings are made up of organic and inorganic molecules which can be mixed but don’t “play well together”. What makes Halo different is that its coatings are manufactured using a unique, proprietary, controlled chemical reaction which actually causes covalent bonding of the inorganic and organic components into an integrated lattice matrix. Using our manufacturing process the components not only “play together well” they literally become an integrated, complementary whole. And all this takes place at a nano level which is what gives Halo coatings their superior durability, strength and adhesion properties.
Covalent bonding is beautiful too
Look at Halo’s Concrete Coat performing at this colourful and dynamic fit-out for Frucor. All the colours echo the colours of the drinks. The Halo Concrete Coat protects the beautiful concrete floor and gives it a delightful sheen which sets off the colour-ways of the design. And Halo coatings and anti-slip too when used indoors in dry areas – so shine and anti-slip, and durability and strength, and beauty and fun.
To find out how your concrete floors can be beautiful and anti-slip too contact us here.