Epoxy Chemically Resistant Coating Solvent Free Technical Data Sheet
Antel Epoxy Chemically Resistant Coating is a two part solvent free system coating. It has the ability to resist a variety of chemicals and therefore has a wide variety of applications where other coatings may fail. Because the coating contains no solvents, it is safe for both the applicator and the environment. The coating has another advantage in that it can be applied in a single thick coat rather than in several thin coats as is the case with solvent borne paints and coatings.
As a surface coating for concrete, masonry, steel and metal structures to prevent attack from chemicals.
A two part product available in 1 litre, 2.5 litres and 5 litres. Non returnable containers.
Flammable. Flash point of not less than 26°C.
Store in cool, dry, frost free conditions in original containers. Store away from naked flames in a clearly marked area. Keep out of reach of children.
Shelf life in unopened containers is in excess of 12 months.
Pot life at 25°C 45 -50 minutes
Thin film set time at 25°C 7 hours
Full cure 2 - 7 days (depending on conditions)
1 litre of mixed coating will cover 3.5-6m² on an area of average porosity and texture. Areas of high porosity will reduce the coverage rate.
7. CLEANING EQUIPMENT
Brushes and rollers should be cleaned immediately after use with Antel Cleaning Solvent.
8. HEALTH & SAFETY
As Antel Chemically Resistant Coating is solvent free it is much safer to handle than other systems however please refer to the HEALTH & SAFETY DATA SHEET for full details.
Inhalation - Remove to fresh air immediately.
Ingestion - Do not induce vomiting. Seek medical attention immediately
Skin/Eyes - Promptly remove any spillages on the skin with soap and water. Flush eyes for 15 minutes with water and seek medical advice immediately.
Care must be taken to ensure that all surfaces to be treated are clean, dry and free from all loose material, rust etc. Surfaces must also be free of grease, oil and chemical contaminants before application otherwise the performance of the product will be affected. Ideally the area should be blast cleaned or if possible the top 5mm of concrete should be removed prior to application. Other repairs such as crack injection should be carried out prior to application.
The mixing process is simple but care and attention to detail will produce a superior coating.
Add the entire contents of Pack B into Pack A stirring continuously. Stir for a further five minutes to achieve a uniform mix. The coating is now ready for use. (The coating is solvent free and therefore does not require the addition of any water or solvents.)
Once mixed, it is only possible to apply a single coat. Do not attempt to return to the mix to apply a second coat.
Application can be by brush or roller depending on the situation, extent of the works and the substrate. It can be applied in a relatively thick single coat (120 - 240 microns) compared to that of a solvent system (30 - 50 microns).
Where applying to new concrete, it is advisable that a mist coating of Antel Waterbased Epoxy Coating be applied within 2-7 days. This will act as a primer/sealer. A minimum of 28 days from laying should then elapse before the application of the Chemically Resistant Coating.