Antel Epoxy Flooring Screed is a three pack Epoxy Flooring Resin based material consisting of Epoxy Resin, Hardener and Graded Aggregates. Antel Epoxy Flooring Mortar will provide thin floor covering in situations where normal concrete or other surfaces coatings may not prove adequate. 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.
1. As a high quality floor screed.
2. Gives abrasion resistant flooring
3. Gives Chemical Resistant flooring (specific)
4. General floor repairs.
10 kg and 28 kg.
Typically grey although specific colours can be produced upon request.
5. USAGE RATE
10 kg will cover approximately 0.5 m² at 5 mm thickness on a smooth substrate.
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.
7. INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
Surfaces must be dry and free from all forms of contamination. Remove all loose material by ‘grit blasting’ or at the very least by wire brushing. Best results can be achieved by the use of Antel Concrete Cleaner.
Apply a coat of Antel Epoxy Floor Primer to the prepared area. Only apply to an area that can be completed within 20-30 minutes as the Epoxy Flooring Mortar must be applied before the Epoxy Floor Primer has cured.
Remove the A and B packs from the polythene bucket. Pour the entire contents of both packs A and B into a suitable mixing vessel. Mix the liquids together thoroughly. Mix the aggregates together in the polythene bucket and slowly add the liquids into the mixer vessel. Continue until all the aggregate has been added, continually mixing until a uniform mix is achieved.
The Epoxy Flooring Screed must be applied onto the tacky Epoxy Floor Primer and trowelled out using a steel float to produce a smooth flat compact surface (5-10 mm)
note:- the mixing vessel and tools should be cleaned between each mix in order not to contaminate fresh mixes with partially cured material.
Pot life @ 25°C (160 g mix) = 45 minutes
Thin film set time @ 25°C = 7 Hours
@ 10°C = 20 Hours
Full Cure = 2 – 7 days at ambient temperature
12. OVER COATING
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
Complete chemical resistance over long periods for nearly all flooring systems can be an unobtainable goal and if obtained normally result in decreased performance in other areas such as colour formation and increased toxicity.
Here is a cross section of resistance figures for Antel Flooring Mortar.
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)
14.3 Abrasion Resistance
Coatings of floor systems should be resistant against daily wear and tear caused by frictional forces from foot traffic and cleaning. 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 flooring mortar.
14.4 Other performance properties.
Compressive Strength = 76N/mm2
Tensile strength = 13N/mm2
Flexural Strength = 27N/mm2
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 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 carbonation.