EPOXY COVING RENDER
Specialist applied, Epoxy coving system, combining outstanding wearing properties with high chemical resistance and decorative properties. Ideally suited for aggressive areas where maximum cleanliness is essential. Food processing and storage, abattoir's, drinks production, dairies and general heavy duty plant and traffic areas are just some of the environments that can benefit from this system.
Hard wearing - durable with low maintenance costs
Resistant to a wide range of chemicals and liquids
Seamless - easily cleaned to maintain high standards of hygiene
Easy to apply
The substrate must be hard, sound and free of dust and other barrier materials such as paint, lime coatings, plaster, curing agents, laitance, adhesive residues etc., which will inhibit adhesion to the substrate. All vertical surfaces must be of a rigid construction to resist deflection during the application process.
Use a suitable Degreaser to remove polish, wax, grease, oil and similar contaminating substances prior to mechanical preparation. Contaminated substrates should be mechanically prepared, either by grinding or contained shot blasting equipment or similar, and be vacuumed clean prior to applying IF18C. Overwatered or otherwise weak concrete surfaces must also be suitably prepared down to sound, solid concrete by mechanical methods. Dust and other debris should be removed using vacuum equipment.
NOTE : Any joints or cracks in the substrate where differential movement is anticipated e.g. movement joints, should be brought through to the finished surface and suitably sealed.
All substrates must first be primed with IF N18 Moisture Insensitive Primer. One or more coats may be required depending upon the condition and porosity of the substrate. Ensure that the primer is tacky prior to commencing application of IF 18C.
The individual contents of the IF 18C should be thoroughly stirred before being mixed together. The entire contents of the Part A and B should be poured in to a larger mixing vessel to incorporate the Part C. Mix thoroughly with a spiral mixing paddle in a slow speed drill. Ensure smooth mixing. Finally the Part C is added to the same container. The mixing of all the three should continue for further two minutes to creat consistent homogenous mix is achieved.
For coving application, the mixed material should be applied to the prepared and primed tacky surface without delay using a trowel to achieve the desired thickness and coving profile.
NOTE : Do not overwork the surface and do not mix more than can be used within the working time. The work area should be protected during the installation process and during the initial curing time to ensure that no airborne debris can contaminate the surface of the wet resin as this will lead to unwanted blemishes in the hardened and cured surface. All movement joints in the substrate must be carried through the coving render and properly sealed. Construction joints and cracks not subject to movement may be overlaid but should the substrate move in anyway, these defects will reflect through the coving render. Isolation joints will need to be allowed for in areas where high thermal movement is anticipated, e.g. around ovens and freezers.
IF 18C should only be applied at temperatures above 10ºC. Substrates should be dry and not affected by rising damp. Concrete or other cementitious substrates should have a surface tensile strength of at least 1.5 N/mm². IF 18C may be applied to substrates of a lower strength, but the long-term performance may be impaired. Once the mixed material has exceeded its pot life, the viscosity and the characteristics of the product will change and any unused product should be discarded at this time.
IF 18C can be removed from tools and equipment by using CLI RTC 100 immediately after use. Any hardened material will need to be removed mechanically.
The values shown are typical of results obtained in the laboratory at 27 ± 1ºC. Actual performance values obtained on site may vary from those quoted.
Bond strength (7days)
> 1.5 N/mm²
Part A 1kg
9.5 running meter
Part B 500g
at 2”x2” thick
Part C 15kg
NOTE : These figures are theoretical, due to the wastages and the variety and nature of substrates practical coverage figures may be reduced.
STORAGE AND SHELF LIFE
IF 18C has a shelf life of 12 months if kept in a dry, store between 5ºC and 30ºC in the original unopened containers. The product should be protected from frost, away from direct sunlight and sources of heat.
IF 18C is available to any standard RAL Card upon request.
During mixing and application the following precautions should be observed: ensure adequate ventilation and avoid contact of the material with the eyes, nasal passages, mouth and unprotected skin. Avoid contact with the hands by wearing protective gloves and by using, if necessary, a suitable barrier cream. In case of contact with the eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice and after contact with the skin wash immediately with plenty of soap and water (do not use solvents). Prolonged contact with the skin should be avoided, especially where the user has an allergic reaction to resin-based materials. Always wear gloves and eye / face protection as necessary. Observe personal hygiene, particularly washing the hands after work has been completed or at any interruption whilst work is in progress. Care should be taken when removing gloves to avoid contaminating the insides. In case of accidents seek medical advice.
Spillage of any of the component products should be absorbed onto sand or other inert materials and transferred to a suitable disposable vessel. Disposal of such spillage or empty packaging should be in accordance with local waste disposal authority regulations.
NOTE : The information supplied in our literature is based upon extensive experience in order to help you. Our Company policy is one of continuous Research and Development; we therefore reserve the right to update this information at any time without prior notice. We also guarantee the consistent high quality of our products; however, as we have no control over site conditions or the execution of the work, we accept no liability for any loss or damage which may arise as a result thereof.
CONDITIONS OF SALE
Sold subject to the Company's conditions of sale which are available on request.
The information supplied in this datasheet is based upon extensive experience and is given in good faith in order to help you. Our Company policy is one of continuous Research and Development; we therefore reserve the right to update this information at any time without prior notice. We also guarantee the consistent high quality of our products; however as we have no control over site conditions or the execution of the work, we accept no liability for any loss or damage which may arise as a result thereof.