ORGACOLOR : TREE PIT SYSTEM (RESIN + WOOD CHIPS)

ORGACOLOR® is a wood aggregate used with resin to create permeable surfaces. It is available in 25 colours. Transparent resin allows wood chips to keep their colour and gives a brighter, modern look. It is an alternative to traditionally used gravels. It surrounds trees with a solid and flexible surface which prevents a buildup of litter.

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AGRESTA sells resins to replace cement to create porous surfacing for tree pits. Characteristics of tree pits with resin are comparable to the ones with cement, especially in draining performance. However, its implementation is different.

COLOUR CHART

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WHITE
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DARK GREY
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NATURAL
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FLESH COLOURED
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TERRA
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LIGHT PINK
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PINK
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FUSCHIA
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YELLOW
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ORANGE
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RED
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WINE RED
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JADE GREEN
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GRANNY GREEN
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GRASS GREEN
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FOREST GREEN
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TURQUOISE
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LIGHT BLUE
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AZUR BLUE
Lavander Blue.jpg
LAVANDER BLUE
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PURPLE
Brick Red.jpg
BRICK RED
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BROWN
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DARK PURPLE
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BLACK

APPLICATION AREAS

Tree pits on the sidewalks, traffic islands, squares, roundabouts, schoolyards, parks, gardens.

PROPERTIES AND ADVANTAGES

  • It forms a flat and durable surface under trees.
  • Highly permeable: Allows water and air to pass through the roots of trees; so trees can survive and grow.
  • Resin with ORGACOLOR® provides a very hard and long lasting surface while allowing a maximum permeability.
  • Polyurethane resins PU R 183 and PU R 181 are ready to use and don’t require hardener or thinner.
  • Attractive natural appearance: Usage of coloured or natural wood chips and transparent resin.
  • Flexible: Allows some movements due to root growth and natural catastrophe.

PU R 181 or PU R 183, How to choose a resin?

PU R 181 is for white and light coloured aggregates. This resin is able to keep the original colour of the aggregates.
PU R 183 is for dark aggregates.

RESIN PU R 181 For white and light coloured wood aggregates to make permeable surfaces
PU R 181
RESIN PU R 183 For dark coloured wood aggregates to make permeable surfaces
PU R 183

Resins are also sold seperately.

Implementation

Recommendations

- Work during dry weather and at a temperature equal or more than 12°C. The higher temperature you have, the more fluid resin will be.
- Take precautionary measures (work clothes, leather gloves).
- Always use a container (wheelbarrow, plastic container, etc.) with a capacity of at least twice volume of the aggregate.
- Use only ORGACOLOR® sold in 50 liters bags to be sure to have a non-humid aggregate.
- Mineral aggregates must be dry and dust free.
- Resin sets quickly in most cases within 60 minutes, mixture needs to be applied quickly.
- It takes 8 to 10 hours to complete curing properly, depending on the ambient air humidity.
- Cleaning tools is easier if you do not overdose resin and if mixing is well done.


Mixture

Aggregate and resin are agitated together in a mixer according to the ratio below:

ORGACOLOR® : 1 volume of resin poured onto 10 volumes of wood aggregate.
MINERAL AGGREGATE: Between 3% to 5% of aggregate's weight of resin poured onto mineral aggregate according to its surface porosity and size.


Implementation

1 - Prepare thickness (depth) of the surface (7-8 cm); flatness should be very regular.
2 - Compaction and drainage of under layer must be uniform over the entire surface.
3 - Protect borders to avoid overflowing.
4 - Pour mixture according to desired thickness when all the aggregates evenly shine.
5 - Equalize and adjust with a rake to create a leveled surface.
6 - Press the surface with a dry trowel (dry it with a fabric soaked into solvent or LISSANT 103*).
7 - Protect the area and prevent access for 24 hours.
8 - Surface can be cleaned by using paint solvent (Nettoyant 104*).



*By request from our sales department.


Packaging

Packaging :

Two solutions are available:

A complete kit*: ORGACOLOR® + Resin + Technical data sheet
OR
Resin (mineral aggregates purchased from another dealer) + Technical data sheet

Products will be shipped 5 working days after your request.


Packaging details of ORGACOLOR® :

ORGACOLOR® 50 liter bag.
Weight: approx 8.5 kg.
Dimensions of the bag: L = 400 mm, l = 600 mm, h = 150 mm.
Maximum 12 layers of 5 bags (one pallet of 60 bags).
Pallets are equipped with a top sheet and filmed to protect against dust and moisture.


Resins :

PU R 181 is available in 5 kg, 20 kg and 110 kg.
PU R 183 is available in 5 kg, 20 kg, 25 kg and 110 kg.


* Contact us for an estimate needed quantity for your project.

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BINDERS - Documentation

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