Vulkem EWS

Cold-Applied Pedestrian/Vehicular Coating System - Ready for Use 1 Hour After Application

Vulkem® EWS with PUMA technology is designed to have tenacious adhesion and extreme abrasion resistance. It can be walked on in one hour, which will minimize operation disruption. Vulkem Extreme Wearing System (EWS) is a waterproof traffic deck coating that utilizes polyurethane-methacrylate (PUMA) technology. Vulkem EWS is composed of a primer (Tremco PUMA Primer), a base coat (Tremco PUMA BC), and a top coat (Tremco PUMA TC). All system components are cured using Tremco PUMA Initiator. 

Basic Uses
  • Heavy Duty: Designed for heavily abused areas, such as loading docks and areas that are snow plowed.
  • Helipad: Designed for extreme wear use, such as landing areas or platforms for helicopters and powered lift aircrafts
  • Pedestrian: Designed to withstand repetitive pedestrian traffic such as stadiums and balconies.
  • Vehicular: Designed to withstand vehicular traffic that occurs in the drive lanes, ramps, helical turns, and ticket spitter of a parking structure.
  • Under Tile: Designed for tile, pavers, and bonded overburden.
  • Water Features: Designed for fountains and decorative water features.
  • Decorative: Designed for decorative finishes.
  • Pool Decks: Designed for pool decks and splash pads.

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FAQ
  • Can I use solvents with PUMA technology?

    No. Traditional constructions solvents such as xylene, mineral spirits, acetone, isopropyl alcohol, etc cannot be used with PUMA Technology. All cleaning of tools and coating must be done with Tremco PUMA Cleaner.

  • What is the minimum temperature for application and curing of PUMA Technology?

    PUMA Technology can be applied down to 20 °F/ -7 °C.

  • Is the odor emitted by PUMA Technology harmful?

    No. Tremco PUMA components contain both polyurethane methacrylate and methyl methacrylate. While these ingredients carry a distinct odor, neither are harmful. In fact, the chemical makeup is almost identical to acrylics used in nail salons.

  • How long between coats do I have to wait during the application of PUMA Technology?

    Each layer of all PUMA technology systems cure in 30-45 minutes and the next coat can be applied at that time. In fact, they can be opened up to traffic one hour after installation is complete.

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