Epoxy Line Paint

Antel’s Epoxy Line Paint is a high quality high build two component solvent free epoxy for application to new and existing concrete floors, render, and metal substrates. It provides a smooth, easily cleaned surface which is resistant to dirt, moisture, oil, light-medium abrasion and chemical attack.

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 1.     Description

Antel’s Epoxy Line Paint is a high quality high build two component solvent free epoxy for application to new and existing concrete floors, render, and metal substrates. It provides a smooth, easily cleaned surface which is resistant to dirt, moisture, oil, light-medium abrasion and chemical attack.  Furthermore, it has been engineered to be applied as a one coat application providing superior opacity and hiding power. Where slip resistance is required, and in accordance with BS 7976-2, the addition of Anti-Slip aggregate is required in most cases.

 

 2.     FEATURES, BENEFITS

 

  •               High build—200 µm per coat.
  •               One coat application.
  •               Superb adhesion to concrete.
  •               Good early strength characteristics .
  •               Dustproof and waterproof.
  •               Good chemical resistance.
  •               Impermeable to water and other liquids.
  •               Good resistance to heavy traffic.
  •               Provides a closed hygienic surface.
  •               Can be made non-slip.
  •               Decorative finish.
  •               Good water spot and blush resistance.

3.      USES

 

  •               Factory floors                                      
  •               Food/hygiene e.g. Abattoirs,/milking parlours
  •               Fibreglass boat hulls
  •               Car plants                                                              
  •               Hospitals
  •               Garages
  •               Metal Substrates

 

4. INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE

4.1. PREPARATION

THE PERFORMANCE OF THE COATING CAN BE SERIOUSLY IMPAIRED IF THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS ARE NOT STRICTLY ADHERED TO

Do not apply in temperatures below 10 °C/50 °F and ensure there is at least a 4 hour weather window.  We do not recommend application late in the day, due to dropping temperatures and increased humidity.

Although Epoxy Line Paint will overcoat most other finishes and paints, the best results are achieved when surfaces are clean and free of other finishes/coatings. If applying over an existing coating or to a non-porous surface, mechanically sand the area to create a key.

All surfaces should be dry. Particular attention should be made to degreasing surfaces before application. All voids and surface imperfections must be carefully filled.

Clean the surface you will be applying the Epoxy Line Paint to. If there are any leaks, these should be repaired with Antel Waterstop or Antel Epoxy Putty before applying the Epoxy Line Paint. If unsure, please contact us for technical advice.

The pot life is approximately 45 minutes.  This is based on a temperature of 20 °C/68 °F.  If you are applying the coating in higher temperatures, the pot life may be reduced.  The material will become unworkable once outside of this pot life.

Once mixed, it is only possible to apply a single coat.  Do not attempt to return to the mix to apply a second coat.

4.2. MIXING

For simplicity we would recommend using a separate pack of Epoxy Line Paint for each coat, however if you would like to use one pack for both coats, you will need to accurately divide the A and B packs proportionately using digital scales.

1. Mix the A Pack thoroughly.

2. Mix the B Pack thoroughly.

3. Pour the contents of the B Pack into the larger A Pack.

4. Mix again thoroughly (ideally with a mixer paddle) for a minimum of three minutes, so that the two components are completely mixed. 

5. Pour into at least one roller tray to maintain pot life.

6. Start application immediately.

4.3. APPLICATION STEPS

1. Apply the first coat by short pile roller or brush.

2. Wait 24 hours before applying the second coat. Reduced time between coats maybe possible, but it’s very important to seek technical advice from Antel before attempting this.

3. Within a maximum period of 48 hours, apply the second coat.

 

5.      PACKAGING AND COVERAGE

 

Antel’s Epoxy Line Paint is available in 1 Kg  and 2.5 Kg packs in both slow and fast set grades. Coverage is 25m2/5Kgs.  Approx. 50-70 linear metres per KG @ 75mm line thickness.

 

6.      CLEANING

Brushes and roller equipment should be cleaned with Antel’s Standard Epoxy Cleaning Solvent.

 

7.      STORAGE

Store in a dry, cool, and frost free place in their original containers.

8.               TECHNICAL DATA (20oC)

STANDARD

FAST SET

Pot life

 

25 minutes

 

 

12 minutes

 

Application thickness

 

200-225 µm per coat

 

 

200-225 µm per coat

 

Initial cure

 

8 – 10 hours

 

 

5-6 hours

 

Intercoat time

24 hours

12 hours

Pedestrian traffic

 

24 hours

 

 

12 hours

 

Heavy traffic

 

36 hours

 

 

24 hours

 

Full Cure

 

5 days

 

 

3 days

 

Compressive Strength

 

65 N/mm2

 

 

68 N/mm2

 

Flexural Strength

 

26 N/mm2

 

 

27 N/mm2

 

Abrasion Resistance

 

 

0.18 grams weight loss

CS-17 wheel 1000 cycles

1 kg

 

 

0.18 grams weight loss

CS-17 wheel 1000 cycles

1 kg

 

 

Slip Resistance

Over a third of all major injuries reported each year are caused as a result of a slip or trip. Health and Safety Executive statistics suggest that there is one serious slip accident every 3 minutes.

Using the TRL Pendulum Slip/ Skid Resistance Tester in accordance with BS 7976-2, Slip/Skid Resistance Testing can be carried out to assess the floor surface slipperiness in workplace and public areas.

Facilities managers, local authorities and building owners are under obligation to ensure the floor or surface of the traffic route is not slippery so there is no risk of injury to any person. This is enforced by the "Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992".

The UK HSE’s preferred method for Slip assessment is based on a combination of two values:

 

  1.            Pendulum coefficient of friction (CoF) test resulting in a PTV rating.
  2.            Surface roughness value (Rz)

Surface Micro Roughness Assessment/Testing

Research has shown that measurement of the RZ parameter allows slipperiness to be predicted for a range of common materials. A roughness reading can be used as supporting evidence with the results of a pendulum test.

The pendulum test value (PTV) should be not less than 35 in situations where ease of cleaning is more critical than slip resistance and/or where all who use or are likely to use the floor will wear specially provided slip resistant boots or shoes. Pendulum test values in the wet of not

 less than 33 may be deemed acceptable.

 

Slip Resistance Guidelines

PTV

Surface Roughness µm

 

Potential for slip

 

0 to 24

≤ 9

 

High

 

25 to 35

10 to 19

 

Moderate

 

≥ 36

≥ 20

 

Low

 

 

 

Antel Epoxy Line Paint Results - based on application of 0.3 – 0.6mm Anti-Slip Aggregate

 

In accordance with BS 7976 Pt 1 -3

 

PTV  (Dry)

 

75

 

PTV  (Wet)

 

60

 

Surface roughness (Rz)

 

92µm

 

Chemical Resistance

Further technical information can be made available on request. Please contact the Antel Technical Department.

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Epoxy Line Paint
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