The ULMA U100KX is very similar to the U100K channels that includes a built-in 0.5% slope. They are also made with polymer concrete but instead of a galvanized edge, the U100KX has a built-in stainless steel protective edge. It is an ideal drainage solution for load class ratings A through C including commercial, pedestrian, parking and sports applications. Channels are offered in 1 meter sections with neutral and half channels available.
The stainless steel rail edging serves several purposes. First, it provides a more finished look that can be an additional cost with similar products. The edging also helps to keep surface materials such as mulch, dirt or stones from entering the channel. It prevents the channel from being obstructed by debris over time. However, stainless steel edging is not recommended for marine environments.
The advantage of using polymer concrete is that it helps to make the channels more impact resistant. It also provides a smooth channel surface that has a near zero absorption rate which increases the flow rate. This is in comparison to concrete which has a 5-10% absorption rate. The ULMA U100KX channels are resistant to 59 different chemicals. You can view the full list by clicking here.
ULMA drainage solutions tolerate seasonal freeze-thaw and can withstand temperatures at a maximum of 167°F/75°C.