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.