Industrial Systems and Products

Below are listed some of the products and more common combinations that are used for different situations.  For more information on each of these coatings click on PRODUCT CHARACTERISTICS and you will go to the technical section explaining about these.  For information on what systems have been commonly used in what industry click on SYSTEMS THAT WORK BY LOCATION and that will bring you to the technical section on this.

 

GENERAL CONCRETE CONSIDERATIONS FOR NEW CONCRETE


Many papers, even books have been written about concrete.  These guidelines are intended as a check list ahead of time for new construction.. if one or another item seems of greater importance it is wise to discuss this in more depth with you architect, engineer and builder ahead of time.  there are many though in general:

  1. MIX DESIGN
    1. have as low a water/cement ratio as you can. 0.45 is pretty good.  The less water put in the mix the less that has to come out during the cure – ie shorter time to when you can coat the concrete.  This is discussed more in MOISTURE VAPOR TRANSMISSION
    2. The mix should NOT contain chloride accelerators.
  2. FLATNESS
    1. This is commonly specified by “F” numbers, with Ff being how flat the surface is and Fl being how level (sloped or not) the surface is.  The Flatter it is the better the coating surface will look.  Coating a wavy floor gives a shiny, perhaps colored, wavy looking floor.  This is discussed more in FLOOR FLATTNESS.
  3. FINISH
    1. In general a smooth troweled finish is the best, not over troweled or burnished black as this is difficult to work with.
  4. CURE
    1. We would like a “wet cure” when possible.  The builder is responsible to get a good finish on the concrete and so may need a curing compound to assure this.  All of these need to be removed ahead of any coating work.  A dissipating cure and seal is the least costly, a traditional cure and seal is more so and a silicate more so yet.  The concrete cure time is dependent on many factors discussed in MOISTURE VAPOR TRANSMISSION.  We have ways of dealing with a need to be on a surface ahead of the usual cure time, though there is some cost to this.  For fast patches using Gill 33 to speed up the concrete is a good idea.
  5. JOINTS
    1. Joints are cut to relieve stress on the concrete curing the cure process so the slab face does not crack as the concrete shrinks.  This shrinkage continues for a year or so and is discussed in more detail in JOINTS  and  JOINT PULL APART

 

 

SYSTEMS

EPOXY SEALERS


Product

Description

Technical Data Sheet

Safety Data Sheet


#1301

Penetrating epoxy primer, good wear and solvent resistant


#1013

50% solids, water based, low odor, excellent adhesion, room temperature, over moist concrete

 

 

EPOXY COATINGS


System

Products Used

Technical Data Sheet

Safety Data Sheet


BASIC SYSTEM

#1013 Epoxy primer + 1 or 2 coats #1300 SRE floor coating clear or in colors


HIGH BUILD SYSTEM

#1013 Epoxy Primer + 1 coat #4100 Epoxy + 1 or 2 coats #1300 SRE floor coating clear or in colors


100% SOLIDS SYSTEM

#1013 Epoxy Primer + 1 or 2 coats #4100 or #4110 Epoxy coating clear or in colors


HIGHLY SOLVENT RESISTANT

Usual top coats: #1300, #4110


HIGHLY CHEMICAL RESISTANT

Usual top coats: #4110, #5100 NOVOLAC

 

 

URETHANE COATINGS


System

Products Used

Technical Data Sheet

Safety Data Sheet


BASIC SYSTEM

#1013 Epoxy primer + 1 or 2 coats #2400 Aliphatic-polyester urethane


HIGH BUILD SYSTEM

#1013 Epoxy primer + 1 coat#4100 + 1 or 2 coats #2400 in clear or colors

CHEMICAL RESISTANT SYSTEM

#2400 Urethane

 

 

DECORATIVE


Product

Description

Technical Data Sheet

Safety Data Sheet


TORGANOL CHIP


METALIKA FLOOR SURFACE


SANDROCK BROADCAST QUARTZ

 

 

HEAVIER INDUSTRIAL


System

Description

Technical Data Sheet

Safety Data Sheet


POLYMITE 1/8” TO 3/8” THICK

Multi-layer laminate of epoxy or polyester depending on the useO


TROWELRITE/ TROWEL N GO

¼” Troweled system, often used for fast work

 

 

WALLS AND TANK LINERS


System

Products Used

Technical Data Sheet

Safety Data Sheet

HIGHLY CHEMICAL RESISTANT

#1120 Epoxy block filler + 2 top coats #1300 or #2400


CHEMSHIELD

Polyester block filler + 2 top coats polyester for chemical resistance


FABRILON

1 ½ ounce fiberglass laminate to walls, floors, or trenches with epoxy or polyester depending on use

 

 

 

PRODUCTS

 

PREPARATION PRODUCTS


Product

Description

Technical Data Sheet

Safety Data Sheet(s)


DRYSTOP

Stops moisture from coming out of concrete and helps purge any contaminants


XA-201

High strength, inhibited, odorless, muriatic cleaner/concrete etch


XA-204


CD-103

Oil and grease dissolver


PR-203

Cold Strip, soak tank or horizontal surface paint remover

 

 

EPOXIES


Product

Description

Technical Data Sheet

Safety Data Sheet(s)


#1013

50% solids, water based, low odor, excellent adhesion, room temperature, over moist concrete


#1020

Penetrating polyamide-epoxy primer, low cost, room temperature cure

#1050

Water-based epoxy

#1120

Epoxy polyamide primer for water resistance


OIL STOP PRIMIER

Long term barrier coating for oil or grease soaked concrete floors


#1300 SRE FLOOR COATING

High performance epoxy with excellent solvent and wear resistance


#1300 ESD FLOOR COATING

Electrostatically dissipative coating


#1301

Penetrating epoxy primer, good wear and solvent resistant


#1400 NOVOLAC FLOOR COATING

For broad spectrum chemical resistance


#4100

Chemical resistant general purpose epoxy, UV resistance


#4100 ESD

For conductive floor surfaces


#4110

Heavy chemical resistant 100% solids epoxy


#5100

Novolac epoxy for chemical resistance

 

 

URETHANES


Product

Description

Technical Data Sheet

Safety Data Sheet(s)


#2200

Aliphatic Urethane; Single component moisture cure urethane; good chemical exposure situations and solvent resistance and excellent UV resistance


#2310

Water based urethane


#2400

Aliphatic polyester urethane for wear and chemical resistance


#2400 ESD

Urethane for conductive floor surfaces


2800 Megathane

Light, fast, 100% solids polyaspartic

POLYUREA


Product

Description

Technical Data Sheet

Safety Data Sheet(s)


PFAC I

Heavy use and low temperature


 

 

POLYESTERS AND VINYLESTERS


Many available depending on usage situation

 

 

SPECIALTY


Product

Description

Technical Data Sheet

Safety Data Sheet(s)


MOISTURE VAPOR BARRIER EPOXY

66% solids solution, excellent hardness, short cure time, and superior resistance to moisture vapor coming through the concrete


SURFPREP 102

Powerful solvent blend to soften coatings prior to recoating



D’FOYA

Commercial strength, slip resistant floor wax/sealer

 

 

SOLVENTS


Product

Description

Technical Data Sheet

Safety Data Sheet(s)


ACETONE


XYLENE


GLYCHOL ETHER EP