Does it Matter How Your Sealer is Made?

June 28, 2019

Does it Matter How Your Sealer is Made?

Many property owners and sealcoating contractors think that all sealer is made using the same process. There's a huge difference between the two types of manufacturing- Colloid Mill (GemSeal) and Batch (Sealmaster). Colloid mills are very expensive and not affordable for companies with the franchise model. Most sealer looks the same going down, but the longevity and color consistency really tells the story.

When sealer is made with a colloid mill, raw material is squeezed using pressure and sheared through the mill. The mill controls the pressure, temperature and flow; delivering a more homogeneous and stable material.

The batch system is similar to a cake mixer; blades spin around and mix parts of the mixture, while other parts rise above the blades. The simplicity of the system can leave you with an unstable, improperly mixed material.

Hiring a good contractor to do the job is important, but a successful project starts with the right material. The difference between the consistencies of the two products is like night and day. Ask your contractor how the sealer they use is manufactured- if they say the batch system, keep your fingers crossed that you get a good batch.

Batch vs Colloid Mill (Video)

For more technical information on the two processes click here. Call NAC Supply for more information 877-767-4622 or visit www.nacsupply.com.




Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Blog

How an Asphalt Speed Bump Is Installed
How an Asphalt Speed Bump Is Installed

February 15, 2021

Speed bumps are an important safety feature—designed to keep pedestrians safe. Here's a step-by-step guide to how an asphalt speed bump is paved.

Continue Reading

Maintenance for Your Sealcoating Equipment
Maintenance for Your Sealcoating Equipment

February 10, 2021

Want your sealcoating equipment to work perfectly? You'll need to take good care of it. Let's check out some must-do maintenance for your sealcoating equipment.

Continue Reading

How a Sealcoat Sprayer Works
How a Sealcoat Sprayer Works

February 09, 2021

If you're looking for an efficient way to sealcoat blacktop surfaces, look no further than sealcoat sprayers. Let's learn how a sealcoat sprayer works.

Continue Reading