EPIC Benefits:

Sustainability

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THE SOLUTION

CARING FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

simple, long-lasting, and sustainable.

At Ultra Durable Technologies, we know that preserving and caring about the environment is a critical responsibility. We continue to make strides toward achieving this important goal.

UDT’s water-based urethane floor finish, EPIC, supports sustainability by dramatically trimming material and chemical waste, as well as reducing water and energy consumption. Using EPIC eliminates the need for tedious buffing, stripping, and waxing. The combination of EPIC’s minimal maintenance routine and its simple recoating process results in a significant decreased use of our earth’s resources. That is truly the EPIC way to protect the environment!

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THE EPIC WAY TO REDUCE WASTE

EPIC High-Performance Floor Finish is the sustainable solution to the endless, toxic cycle of buffing, stripping, and recoating floors coated with traditional acrylic wax. Every time a floor is buffed, stripped, and re-waxed, a vast amount of electrical energy is used—enough to charge a car! Additionally, a vast amount of chemical and material waste (such as wax and stripper) plus a large volume of water are washed down the drain. Because acrylic wax does not offer sufficient protection from wear and tear, the lifespan of flooring itself is cut short and results in even more material waste.

  • Alternatively, Ultra Durable Technologies has formulated EPIC to last 3-5 years even in high traffic areas. Therefore, only 2 or 3 recoats of EPIC are required over the course of 10 years compared to an average 20-30 recoats of acrylic! This allows for easy maintenance, but more importantly, it means that EPIC prolongs the lifespan of flooring. EPIC floors last longer because the finish forms a barrier that resists abrasion, chemicals, and contaminants.
  • EPIC cuts out buffing entirely, which saves energy and improves indoor air quality (IAQ). Additionally, there is no stripping required for EPIC once all wax is stripped prior to application. Therefore, it significantly reduces water use and keeps chemical stripper out of our water supply!
  • While EPIC can be cleaned with any type of disinfectant or sanitizer, the only materials needed to maintain EPIC floors are water or a neutral cleaner and an auto scrubber or microfiber mop! How easy is that? By only requiring green products for maintenance and eliminating the need for stripping floors altogether, EPIC also dramatically minimizes the need to purchase and use harsh chemicals.

Ultra Durable Technologies is committed to protecting our environment through the preservation of our natural resources.  We invite you to partner with us in our effort to make the world a better place to live!

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SUSTAINABLE CLEANING WITH STABILIZED AQUEOUS OZONE

You know a lot about sustainable flooring by now, but do you know about sustainable cleaning?

UDT trusts liquified ozone when it comes to disinfecting hard surfaces and protecting against the spread of illness. Ozone is essentially an oxygen molecule bonded with an extra oxygen molecule (O2>O3). When this happens, the resultant solution acts as nature’s bleach. Although ozone is only stable for 15-30 minutes when produced naturally, modern technology has harnessed the power of ozone and has made it possible for ozone to last up to 4 hours. Regardless of how long it lasts, ozone returns to normal water (H2O) once it becomes destabilized. This means ozone can be sprayed on anything (tables, floors, door handles, etc.) without even needing to be wiped off. Unlike the harsh chemicals in commercial cleaners, ozone will simply return to water, evaporate, and leave a clean, disinfected, and non-toxic surface behind.

According to the president of Tersano, a company dedicated to providing sustainable cleaning products with SAO, Ozone kills viruses such as COVID-19 “quickly and easily.” This is an incredible finding, especially given the enormous global impact of the pandemic.

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One EPIC user, Dr. Steve Laverson, has his floors cleaned only with stabilized aqueous ozone (ionized water) and finds this system "easy and successful.” Steve adds that he highly recommends EPIC and that the system has transformed his clinic.

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