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New floor coating to increase PAR reflectance

Laticrete, a manufacturer of construction solutions for the building industry, has launched the Spartacote® High-Yield System with Lux Additive, a resinous coating system developed specifically to increase photosynthetic active radiation (PAR) reflectance of floor and walls by up to 56%. This is aimed to increase the amount of light available for photosynthesis.

The Spartacote High-Yield System with Lux Additive is designed as a complete grow room and greenhouse-specific coating system. The product’s reflective technology successfully lowers energy consumption by helping to offset the cost of artificial lighting and provides more complete exposure in the space to increase plant yield.

“Grow rooms and cannabis extraction facilities present unique challenges due to demanding regulations and require a hygienic environment that promotes plant growth,” said Ben Lampi, Laticrete Product Manager. “The Spartacote High-Yield System provides a solution to this challenge in its ability to offer a rapid cure time, be easily cleaned and maintained due to its seamless application, a longer floor life, and chemical resistance to washdowns and fertilizers. Best of all, the durable system helps growers reach higher productivity and save energy costs due to the benefits provided by our Lux Additive.”

The Spartacote high-yield system with Lux Additive is FDA and USDA compliant and comes with an optional non-slip traction additive. Providing versatile installation for horizontal and vertical applications to provide reflectance to the whole room, the system offers a return to service to minimize downtime and interruption and allows a quicker start to growing crops. Suitable substrates include concrete flooring, exterior rated plywood for flooring and walls, concrete masonry unit (CMU) walls, and drywall. Spartacote flex pure™ Clinical Plus is an optional antimicrobial topcoat available with the system that offers silver ion technology to further reduce the risk to plants from bacteria and mold and protects the surface from degradation, discoloration, and odors.

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