MICROCEMENT OR MICRORESIN?
Today we try to give a serious answer to all those customers who wonder what is the difference between Microcement and Microresin, given the contrasting opinions that are encountered on the Market. Gobbetto, manufacturers for over 60 years, have in the brochure both products (Dega Plast Stucco Microresin and Dega Rock Microcement). So we will try to give an answer, as objective as possible. Let’s start by saying that the surfaces in question are made with three products:
a Primer or adhesion promoter
a Malta (MICROCEMENT or MICRO-RESIN)
a finish (epoxy or polyurethane)
The difference between Microcement and Microresin is played, as you can see, mainly on the mortar. MICRORESIN is a compound of epoxy resins and hard inerts (quartz, diorite, silica). It has a very high impact and abrasion resistance characteristics due to the strength of inerts such as quartz. Remember that these surfaces are sanded with 40 abrasive paper or with stone. It also has excellent sealing and adhesion characteristics, thanks to the very nature of the epoxy resin with which the strongest glues and products are manufactured on the market. In addition, it has an elasticity that allows you to create monolithic surfaces without the risk of cracks. MICROCEMENT, on the other hand, is a concrete enriched with resin. Let’s say straight away that, despite having a good resistance to wear and tear, it cannot be elastic, being the concrete stiffer and less strong than the resin. Therefore, it normally requires dilation joints. The Dega Rock Microcement, produced by us at Gobbetto, is still more elastic than other microcements on the market because it contains a high percentage of resin. Microcement give this material a high membership power because, in addition to resin, concrete, as we all know, it has its own adhesive force that adds up to that of the resin with which it is amalgamated. Finally, thanks to the Microcement, the technical time for making these surfaces can be shortened a little because concrete has faster drying times. Basically these two excellent products, both valid, are chosen by the architect or technician depending on the circumstances. We will definitely use Microresine for a material work or to produce a stone-effect surface, very resistant to trampling. we will choose Microcement for a job where we have to speed up the time of realization and have a concrete aesthetic appearance.