Industrial Flooring

Epoxy Based Flooring Systems

Monneli Epofloor E250

High Performance Epoxy Floor Coating

Uses
EPOFLOOR E250 is used as a resistant coating against chemicals and as an abrasion protective covering for floors.
EPOFLOOR E250 is an ideal system for heavy duty floor coating such as:
Car parks
Industrial floors
Laboratories, loading docks ramps
Showers
Aircraft hangers
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Technical Information
Product Description

EPOFLOOR E250 is a two components solvent free epoxy system consisting of a colored base resin, hardener. It is suitable for chemical protection coverings of industrial pavements, reinforced concrete and metallic structures.

 

EPOFLOOR E250 adheres perfectly to a variety of supports like: concrete, metal, wood, stoneware, etc. Once cured, the product transforms to an anti-dust, chemical resistant continuous membrane. The applied coating is characterized excellent abrasive resistance and mechanical strength.

Advantages
  • Solvent free and odorless
  • Durable and low maintenance cost
  • Excellent resistance to a wide range of chemicals
  • High mechanical strength, with excellent abrasion resistance
  • Excellent adhesion to the substrate. Bonding strength is greater than cohesive strength of concrete
  • Less labour cost to achieve the required thickness (250 micron per coat)
Packaging, Coverage / Consumption

Packaging:

EPOFLOOR E250 is supplied 4 and 15 Liter Kits.

 

Consumption: 

4-5 m² / liter according to the porosity of support

Shelf Life & Storage

Storage:

Keep in tightly closed containers and in sheltered and dry place with a temperature between +5°C and +35°C.

 

Shelf life:

12 months from date of production if stored properly.

Colors
Refer to Colmef color chart
Technical Properties
PROPERTIES RESULTS
Appearance  Liquid coating
Color  Refer Colmef color chart
Viscosity at 25°C  1500 cps
Density at 25°C  1.61 kg /L 
VOC 20.0 g/L
Solid content 100%
Pot-life time at 25°C 60 minutes
Bond strength (ASTM D 4541) 2.0 N / mm² Concrete failure
Compressive strength (ASTM C 579) 72 N / mm²
Flexural strength (ASTM C 580) 36 N / mm²
Tensile strength  (ASTM C 307) 20 N / mm²
Abrasion resistance  (ASTM D 4060) 68 mg, 1000 cycles
Water absorption  (BS EN 12390) 0.05%
Critical radiant flux  (ASTM E648) Class I
Open to vehicular traffic at 25°C 48 hours
Open to foot traffic at 25°C 24 hours
Service temperature -5°C to +80°C
All values are subject to 5-10 % tolerance
Application Information
Instructions for use

Surface Treatment

Concrete Substrates

The surface of the concrete to be prepared shall be sound, clean and uncontaminated.

This preparation shall be such as to leave a sound exposed concrete surface free from dust, loose particles and any deleterious matter. If the concrete surface is defective or has laitance, it must be cut back to a sound base. Excess laitance deposits are best removed by light mechanical scrabbling, grinding or grit/captive blasting followed by vacuum cleaning to remove dust debris.

Any blowholes, chipping or similar surface imperfections shall be repaired using EPOFINISH C, a solvent free epoxy resin repair mortar. Allow the repair material to harden.

Expansion joints shall be repaired using EPOMORT HS, a High strength solvent free epoxy mortar.

New concrete or cementitious surfaces should be allowed to cure and have moisture content not exceeding 5%. Old or existing floor should be refurbished mechanically to ensure clear sound substrate.

Priming

Highly porous concrete or concrete containing micro-silica must be treated with PRIMER POXY FF, a solvent-free high performance epoxy primer.

In that case the primer should be applied by brush or roller on to the cleaned surface area (particularly hidden surfaces) at a rate of 5-6 m²/Liter.

The primer should be left to achieve a tack-free condition before applying the top coat. A second coat of primer may be required if the substrate is excessively porous.

Mixing

EPOFLOOR E250 is supplied in two pre-weighed packs (Component A – Base and Component B – Hardener) which are ready for immediate in-situ use. Stir in both components before use.

Transfer the entire contents of component B (Hardener) into the component A (Base) can and mix with low speed drill and paddle (200 – 300 rpm) for 2-3 minutes till obtaining a mix with uniform consistency. Scrape the sides and bottom of the can during mixing to ensure homogeneity.

Application

Apply two coats of EPOFLOOR E250 with a roller, squeegee or airless spray to the primed tack free surface at a consumption rate of 4-5 m²/Liter.

Each coat will be a minimum of 200-250 microns thick. The second coat shall be applied after the first coat is completely dry.

The total dry film thickness of the coating shall be a minimum of 400-500 microns.

For anti-slip flooring, silica sand (with suitable size) can be broadcasted on first coat in order to achieve leatherette like finish. For heavy traffic areas such as drive lanes, ramps, turn areas, or other areas subjected to high abrasive traffic, apply a third coat EPOFLOOR E250.

Cleaning

Tools and equipment should be cleaned with SOLVENTE 10 immediately after use. Hardened material should be removed mechanically. Spillages should be absorbed with sand or sawdust and disposed of in accordance with local regulations.

Recommendations

  • EPOFLOOR E250 should not be applied onto surfaces likely to suffer from rising dampness or relative humidity >70%.
  • EPOFLOOR E250 should not be applied at temperature below +5°C.
  • EPOFLOOR E250 should not be applied at asphalt floors or PVC tiles.
  • EPOFLOOR E250 should be applied internally. If used exteriors it is strongly recommended to cover with one or two coats of EPOFLOOR E250.

Chemical resistance

Fully cured EPOFLOOR E250 samples have been tested in a wide range of aggressive chemicals commonly found in industrial environments. Tests were performed in accordance to ASTM D543 standards over 7 days at +25°C.

 

   

Material

   

Resistance

   
  Hydrochloric acid (20%)   Resistant  
  Sulphuric acid (20%)   Resistant  
  Sodium hydroxide (50%)   Resistant  
  Ammonia (10%)   Resistant  
  Petrol   Resistant  
  Oil   Resistant  
  Kerosene   Resistant   
  Butanol   Resistant  
  Skydrol   Resistant  
  Industrial methylated spirits   Resistant  
  Saturated sugar solution   Resistant  
  Urea (saturated)   Resistant  
  Bleach (5%)   Resistant  
Additional Information
Health & Safety

During application, wear appropriate protective clothing, goggles, gloves and respiratory equipment if necessary.

In case of contact with skin, rinse with water and again wash thoroughly with soap and water. In case of contact with eyes, rinse with plenty of water and seek medical advice accordingly.

If ingested, obtain medical attention immediately. Do not induce vomiting.

Important note

The information in this Technical Data Sheet is based on Colmef Monneli’s experience. Colmef Monneli does not accept any liability arising from the use of its products as it has no direct or continuous control over where or how its products are applied. All Colmef Monneli’s Data Sheets are updates on regular basis. It is the user’s responsibility to obtain the latest version.

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