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Potable Water Epoxies
Real World Epoxies offers a selection of Jaxxon and Scubapoxy coatings that have been tested under the potable water standard
and are safe for use in contact with drinking water.
Being safe for drinking water means our coatings pass the following criteria:
A trained panel tastes water extracts to determine if the coatings release compounds that have a detectable taste. Taste:
Water that has been in contact with the coatings is examined for any increase in colour or turbidity. Appearance:
Coatings are examined for the ability to support bacterial growth by monitoring dissolved oxygen levels. Growth
of aquatic micro-organisms:
An AMES test is used to determine if the coatings release mutagenic compounds (which are compounds that can induce genetic
Water extracts are tested for cytotoxicity (which is the ability to damage mammalian cells). Cytotoxic
Water extracts are examined for the release of aluminium, arsenic, copper, iron, lead, mercury and other metals. Metals:
Coatings in contact with hot water are tested at higher temperatures. High
Water extracts are analysed for organic compounds using USEPA methods.
Click to view a full copy of our potable water certificate: