Solvent free Industrial-Grade high performance, high build epoxy flooring system
Vetotop EC398 is a two component high performance solvent free epoxy coating system that ais especially designed for industrial flooring. Once cured, the product has excellent abrasion and chemical resistance. Vetotop EC398 provides an attractive hard wearing and easily cleanable floor finish. Its use on floors and walls will enhance lighting in the environment due to the product reflective properties.
BS EN476:2009 as class 1 in flame spread.
In case of use of antislip aggregates; the consumption values for the top coat will be reduced by 15 to 20%. Antislip aggregate consumption:
- Antislip Aggregate Fine 1.5 - 3.5 m2 / Kg
- Antislip Aggregate Medium 1.2 - 3.0 m2 / Kg
- Antislip Aggregate Coarse 1.0 - 3.0 m2 / Kg
Stated consumptions data are for general guidance. Actual consumption depends on the nature of substrate, method of application and wastage.
Original sealed bag of Vetotop EC398 has a shelf life of 12 months provided it is stored clear of ground in a dry and shaded place below 35ºC.
Vetotop EC398 is designed to be a hard wearing two coat application on cementitious. The applied product will be resistant to water as well as a wide range of chemicals.
Priming is not normally required provided the substrate is sound, prepared and good quality non porous concrete. However, if concrete surface is porous, or w/c ratio is >0.5 it is recommended to use Vetoprime EP390.
Vetoprime EP390 should be mixed in the proportions supplied. Add the entire contents of the hardener can to the base can. When thoroughly mixed, preferably using a slow speed mixer, the primer should be applied in a thin, continuous film using rollers or stiff brushes. Work the primer well into the surface of the concrete taking care to avoid ponding or over application. The primer should be left to achieve a tack-free condition before applying the top coat.
Mixing Vetotop EC398
In a separate mixing vessel, use a slow speed mixer to mix the base, hardener for 3 minutes. Mix these components in the quantities supplied taking care to ensure all containers are scraped clean. Do not add solvent thinners at any time.
The first coat of Vetotop EC398 should be laid using a short haired lamb wool roller, or gauged squeegee to achieve a continuous coating. Ensure that loose hairs on the roller are removed before use. A minimum film thickness of 250 microns per coat should be applied for flooring system (this can be increased where specifications demand). The top coat can be applied in the same manner within 8 to 24 hours of the application of the top coat.
If the option of using antislip aggregates has been chosen, the base coat should be dressed with the chosen antislip aggregates as soon as possible after laying of the base coat. The recommended procedure is to completely blind the base coat i.e. apply excess dressing aggregate to completely obliterate the base coating.
Alternatively, the antislip silica particles can be broadcast in a light random dressing to provide a less dense finish, or the product can be used to obtain a smooth finish by omitting the antislip aggregates.
When the base coat has reached initial cure (after 12 hours at 20°C or 6 hours at 40°C), the excess aggregate should be vacuum cleaned from the surface.
The top coat can now be applied by a short haired roller or airless spray equipment. Care should be taken to ensure that a continuous film is achieved and the rough surface caused by the aggregate is completely sealed. This topcoat must be applied within 36 hours at 20°C (24 hours at 40°C) of the application of the resin base coat.
Expansion joints in the existing substrate must be retained and continued through the Vetotop EC398 topping. Saveto have a range of joint sealants specifically designed for flooring (see Vetoflex PS781, Vetoflex PS782 and Vetoflex PS786 product data sheets).
Tools and equipment should be cleaned with Vetonit Solvent XX400 immediately after use.
The surface should be sound, clean, free from loose material, grease, laitance, dirt curing compound, etc.
Laitance and weak surface layer shall be removed using mechanical methods such as grinding or blasting in order to provide a sound well profiled surface. All necessary repairs should be made prior to application by using epoxy mortar from Vetorep ER range.
New concrete floors shall be at least 28 days old with moisture content of less than 5% (shall earlier application be required testing of substrate for moisture conditions shall be made).
Vetotop EC398, , Vetoprime EP390 and Vetonit Solvent XX400 should not come into contact with skin and eyes or be swallowed. Ensure adequate ventilation and avoid inhalation of vapors. Some people are sensitive to resins, hardeners and solvents. Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves, and eye protection. If working in confined areas, suitable respiratory protective equipment must be used.
The use of barrier creams provide additional skin protection. In case of contact with skin, rinse with plenty of clean water, then cleanse with soap and water. Do not use solvent. In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of clean water and seek medial advice. If swallowed, seek medical attention immediately - Do not induce vomiting.
Vetoprime EP390 and Vetonit Solvent XX400 are flammable. Keep away from sources of ignition. No Smoking. In the event of fire extinguish with CO2 or foam.
Saveto endeavors to ensure that any advice, recommendations, information it may give, is accurate and correct. It cannot accept any liability either directly or indirectly arising from the use of its products, because it has no direct or continuous control over where or how its products are applied, whether or not in accordance with any advice, specification, recommendation or information given by us. Saveto has the right to change any of the specifications mentioned in the Technical data sheets upon its discretion without prior notification.
Hard copies of TDSs are printed once or twice a year, while our technical data sheets are continuously being updated as per R&D improvements and new 3rd party testing; kindly refer to our website for the latest updated TDSs.
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