Antel Epoxy Road Surface Bedding Compound Standard. consists of epoxy resin, hardener and selected additives and fillers which, when mixed, produce a finely graded. resin rich epoxy bedding system.
Each Kit contains enough material to cover 2 metres squared:
- 25kg Mortar
- 50kg Emery Aggregate
- 1kg Epoxy Primer
Antel Epoxy Road Surface Bedding Compound Standard. consists of epoxy resin, hardener and selected additives and fillers which, when mixed, produce a finely graded. resin rich epoxy bedding system. Antel’s Epoxy Bedding Compound promotes high adhesion, therefore making the product ideal for all types of concrete repair, including repairs to precast units, cracked concrete structures, floors and other substrates where chemical resistance and/or impermeability to water, oil, petrol and many chemicals is required. Antel’s Epoxy Bedding Compound can also be used as a high strength epoxy resin adhesive for bedding and fixing of tiles including vitreous and semi vitreous tiles and or absorbant tiles, precast terazzo and natural stone. Its formulation provides excellent workability, speed of laying, excellent adhesion coupled with high strength to resist lifting and cracking as a result of impact from abrasive or heavy objects.
Superb adhesion to concrete
Good early strength characteristics
Good chemical resistance.
Impermeable to water and other liquids.
Speed of Epoxy repair - stronger than concrete
in less than 24 hours.
Impermeable to oil, petrol, chemical spillage.
Easy to mix and apply.
Spalled and cracked concrete structures
Floors and other substrates where chemical
resistance and/or impermeability to water, oil,
petrol and many chemicals is required.
Bedding-in and fixing
One kit contains:
- 25kg Mortar
- 50kg Emery Aggregate
- 1kg Epoxy Primer
Typically, black although specific colours can be produced upon request.
5. USAGE RATE
One kit will cover approximately 2 m2.
7. INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
Surfaces must be clean and free of grease/contamination.
Concrete substrates must be prepared either by mechanical means such as scabbling or grit blasting so as to provide a clean freshly exposed surface for application Concrete contaminated with oil or grease require suitable preparation such as steam cleaning using a suitable detergent.
Where corrosion is absent, wire brushing to a clean bright surface may be adequate but care must be taken not to simply polish the corrosion.
In the case of corrosion steel substrates should first be grit blasted to BS 7079 followed by degreasing with a suitable solvent immediately prior to bondingmaterial by ‘grit blasting’ or at the very least by wire brushing and jet washing. Road surfaces should be degreased to remove oil, fuel and carbon staining.
Apply a coat of Antel Epoxy Floor Primer to the prepared area. Only apply to an area that can be completed within 30 minutes as the Epoxy bedding compound must be applied before the Epoxy Floor Primer has cured.
Pour the entire contents of pack B pack A. Mix using a drill and paddle or use a force action mixer until a uniform mix is achieved.
The Epoxy bedding compound must be applied onto the tacky Epoxy Floor Primer and trowelled out using a notched steel float to produce an even compact surface (4- 6 mm). Cast the aggregate to excess by hand or using a hopper and compressor. Tamp down to ensure aggregate is compacted in to the bedding compound. Once cured sweep and or vacuum off the excess.
Aggregate for Road Surfaces.
For road applications, Antel strongly recommend the use of Emery aggregate. It contains a minimum of 61% natural aluminum oxide, which is the hardest mineral approaching diamonds. It presence reinforces the resin formulation by developing a dense, long lasting, abrasion, and impact resistant structure which will withstand the most severe wear conditions.
Pot life @ 25°C (160 g mix) = Thin film set time @ 25°C = @ 10°C = Full Cure =
12. OVER COATING
45 minutes 7 Hours
3 - 5 days
Further protection can be obtained by using one of a selection of Antel Floor Paints.
13. CLEANING TOOLS
Immediately after use tools should be cleaned using Antel Cleaning Solvent.
14. TYPICAL PERFORMANCE PROPERTIES
14.1 Chemical Resistance
Here is a cross section of resistance figures for Antel Road Surface Bedding Compound
5% Citric Acid = R 6 Months (1.9)
5% Acetic Acid = R 6 Months (6.9)
30% Nitric Acid = R 6 Months (4.5)
50% Phosphoric Acid = R 6 Months (19.0)
36% Hydrochloric Acid = R 6 Months (6.7)
75% Sulphuric Acid = LR 1 Week (Destroyed)
Reagent (Organic Solvent)
Acetone = R 3 Hours (Destroyed)
Diethyl ether = R 6 Months (3.5)
Ethyl Acetate = LR 3 Days (11.7)
Methylated Spirit = R 6 Months (7.2)
Toluene = R 6 Months (0.9)
Xylene = R 6 Months (0.7)
R =Resistant to vehicular traffic
LR = Limited Resistance (Pedestrian Only)
Figures in parenthesis represent average % weight change over time period.
14.2 Abrasion Resistance
Load bearing properties and toughness are particularly important in flooring for vehicular usage in order for stress forces to be dissipated without chipping or cracking associated with poor abrasive resistance occurring.
10 x 10 x 0.4 cm cast sheets of unfilled binder were allowed to cure for 14 days at 25°C and determined for abrasive resistance under ASTM D 4060-90 using model 5130 Taber Abrader with a C5 -17 abrading wheel under 1 kg weight to replicate the pedestrian or vehicular traffic. Castings were subject to 1000 cycles with weight loss reported per 200 cycles. Results show improved performance with a weight loss of 17 mg compared with 23 mg for the industry standard mortar binders.
14.3 Other performance properties.
Compressive Strength = 80N/mm2 Tensile strength = 13N/mm2 Flexural Strength = 27N/mm2
*Life Expectancy = 10 years plus.
*Subject to good maintenance procedures and substrate integrity.
14.4 Water Spot Resistance
A 200 m film was applied to a panel and cured at 10°C A saturated cotton ball was placed on the film following a 24 hour 48 hour 72 hour and 96 hour cure and left in place for a further 24 hours. After each period the film was examined for carbonation in the form of white spots. Results show excellent resistance to carbamation.
6. STORAGE/SHELF LIFE
Store in cool dry conditions in original containers. Protect from freezing. Keep out of reach of children.
12 months shelf life in sealed container.