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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 (AS/NZS 4020:2018)
and are safe for use in contact with drinking water.

Being safe for drinking water means our coatings pass the following criteria:  

Taste: A trained panel tastes water extracts to determine if the coatings release compounds that have a detectable taste.

Appearance: Water that has been in contact with the coatings is examined for any increase in colour or turbidity.

Growth of aquatic micro-organisms: Coatings are examined for the ability to support bacterial growth by monitoring dissolved oxygen levels. 

Mutagenic activity: An AMES test is used to determine if the coatings release mutagenic compounds (which are compounds that can induce genetic mutation).

Cytotoxic activity: Water extracts are tested for cytotoxicity (which is the ability to damage mammalian cells). 

Metals: Water extracts are examined for the release of aluminium, arsenic, copper, iron, lead, mercury and other metals.

High temperature tests: Coatings in contact with hot water are tested at higher temperatures. 

Organic compounds: Water extracts are analysed for organic compounds using USEPA methods. 


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Our coatings do not affect the taste or appearance of water,
do not support the growth of microorganisms, and do not release cytotoxic or hazardous compounds or metals.   

Our Potable Water Approved Epoxies:

SCUBAPOXY 1715

Kevlar-reinforced Underwater-applied Coating (Brushable)

A diver peforming underwater leak repairs on the seams of a large drinking water tank.

Technical Data Sheet
Safety Data Sheet Part A
Safety Data Sheet Part B

SCUBAPOXY 1725

Kevlar-reinforced Underwater-applied Coating & Adhesive

A diver looking at the camera as they apply Scubapoxy around the base of a nozzle installed in a tank.

Technical Data Sheet
Safety Data Sheet Part A
Safety Data Sheet Part B

JAXXON 1505

Smooth, High-gloss Protective Coating

The internal beams and other support structures of a water tank.

Technical Data Sheet
Safety Data Sheet Part A
Safety Data Sheet Part B

JAXXON 1525

Kevlar-reinforced Protective Coating

A marine jetty used for a harbour ferry coated with Jaxxon products in a custom beige colour.

Technical Data Sheet
Safety Data Sheet Part A
Safety Data Sheet Part B

JAXXON 1335

Clear Primer, Sealer & Binder

A large, open tank with water filled up to the top and a piece of machinery located in the centre.

Technical Data Sheet
Safety Data Sheet Part A
Safety Data Sheet Part B

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