IF - 26AN is seamless, self-smoothing, solvent free, conductive epoxy flooring system with excellent conductive properties. The cured conductive epoxy flooring exhibits an attractive joint free finish with chemical resistance and decorative properties. Suitable in industries such as Electronic & Telecommunication, Automotive, Pharmaceutical, Aerospace, Operation Theratres, Computer rooms, etc
Excellent Chemical, Mechanical and Abrasion Resistance
Seamless- easily cleaned to maintain high standards of hygiene
Hard wearing and durable with low maintenance costs
Microelectronic industry grade conductivity
Available to any standard RAL Card upon request.
Good substrate preparation is essential for optimum performance. The concrete surface must be hard, sound and free of dust and other barrier materials such as paint, lime coatings, plaster, and curing agents. Laitance, adhesive residues etc. that will inhibit adhesion to the substrate.
Use a suitable degreaser to remove polish, wax, grease, oil and similar contaminating substances prior to mechanical preparation. Contaminated concrete surfaces should be mechanically prepared, either by scabbling, scarifying, grinding or shot blasting equipment or similar, and 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 concrete base where differential movement is anticipated e.g. movement joints, should be brought through to the finished surface. New concrete slabs must be allowed to cure for at least 14 days. The maximum moisture content of the substrate should be <4% measured by an accurate moisture meter.
IF - 26AN Primer
IF - 26AN Primer is supplied in two contents Part A & Part B. Before applying IF - 26AN Primer, prime the surface with minimum two coats of IF - 3E Solvent Free Epoxy Primer. All areas to be treated with IF - 26AN must first be primed with IF - 26AN Primer.
A minimum of two coats of IF - 26AN Primer is required. Poorly primed surface may lead to blistering, pinholing and more importantly the conductive values get affected. Use a mechanical mixer and mix the two parts of the IF - 26AN Primer for one minute so that it forms a homogeneous mix. Do not over mix as it will result in air entrainment and also the mixed material may get heated up.
Apply IF 3E Primer by roller on the surface. Apply 2 coats of IF - 26AN Primer to get a total thickness of 175 - 200 microns in 2 coats. Time interval between the two coats should be 6 - 8 hours depending on temperature & humidity. After application of first coat place self adhesive copper tape of 12 - 20mm width and 70 - 100 micron thick at the periphery of the primed surface.
IF - 26 AN Top Coat
After 24hours of IF - 26AN Primer application, the IF - 26AN Top Coat has to be applied. The IF - 26AN Top Coat comprises of Part A, Part B & Part C. The individual contents should be thoroughly stirred before being mixed together. Initially the entire contents of the Part A should be poured into a larger mixing vessel to incorporate Part B and mix thoroughly. Then add Part C into the mixed Part A & Part B. The three parts should be mixed for at least 2 minutes with a spiral mixing paddle using a slow speed mechanical mixer at a speed of 300 - 400 rpm. The mixing should continue until a consistent, uniform colour and homogenous mix is achieved. Do not over mix as it will result to an increase in the resistance of the floor and may no longer comply with the specification for antistatic floors along with issues like air entrainment and also the mixed material may get heated up which will eventually reduce the pot life. IF - 26AN Top Coat should be applied to the prepared and primed surface without delay using a trowel or depth set rake to achieve the desired thickness of 1.5 - 2.0mm.
As soon as the IF - 26AN Top Coat has been laid and as work progresses, the surface should be gently rolled with a spike roller in order to release any entrapped air from the mix also to blend out any trowel marks. IF - 26AN is self curing and the work area should be protected during the installation process and during the initial curing time for at least 24 hours, to ensure that no debris, insects, dust, spillage can contaminate the surface of the IF - 26AN Top Coat, as this will lead to unwanted blemishes in the hardened, cured surface.
IF - 26AN should not be applied to floors that are known to have rising moisture or have relative humidity of greater than 75% at the time of application. These products should not be applied in temperatures less than10°C. 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. Do not steam, clean or use hot water above 55°C to wash the surface.
NOTE : All products are manufactured under strict Quality Assurance procedures; however it is recommended that wherever colour consistency is essential, products from one batch should be used as much as possible.
IF - 26AN can be removed from tools and equipment by using CLI Cleaners 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.
IF - 26AN Primer
@ 27 ± 1ºC
1.0 - 1.03 gm/cc
Part A : Part B :: 4 : 1
IF - 26AN Top Coat
1.65 - 1.70 gm/cc
Shore D Hardness after 7 days
Bond Strength after 7 days
Tensile Strength BS 6319, Part - 7
> 16.00 N/mm²
Flexural Strength BS 6319, Part - 3
> 39.00 N/mm²
Compressive Strength after 7 days
> 50.00 N/mm²
IF - 26AN Primer
Part A 1.80kg
Part B 450g
R 625 CE Top Coat
Part A 4.30kg
2 mm thickness
Part B 1.69kg
Part C 8.01kg
STORAGE AND SHELF LIFE
IF - 26AN store under cover, out of direct sunlight and protect from extremes of temperature. In tropical climates the product must be stored in an air-conditioned environment. Shelf life is 12 months when stored as above.
Good housekeeping and regular cleaning is essential in order to maintain the performance of IF - 26AN. It is particularly important in areas that are subject to regular spillage of chemicals. Spillages should not be allowed to dry, which results in higher concentrations of the chemicals, which may lead to early failure. Regular cleaning of the surface with a rotary scrubbing machine in conjunction with a water miscible cleaning agent or hot water washing at temperatures up to 50°C is recommended
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 epoxide materials. Always wear gloves and eye/face protection is 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.
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.