Flooring & Coatings Systems
Vetotop EC498

Solvent free high performance, high build epoxy flooring system

Floor coating for a variety of industrial applications such as: production assembly areas, workshops, dairies, bottling plants, breweries, pharma plants, kitchens, showrooms, etc.
Aircraft hangers, anti-slip floors, ramps & high traffic.
Wet working areas subject to chemical spillage.
Vehicle production factories and parks.
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Technical Information
Product Description

Vetotop EC498 is a two component high performance solvent free epoxy coating system that adheres perfectly to concrete. Once cured, the product has excellent abrasion and chemical resistance. Vetotop EC498 provides an attractive hard wearing and easily cleanable floor finish. Its use on floors will enhance lighting in the environment due to the product reflective properties.

  • Superior glossy and leveled finish
  • High abrasion and impact resistance.
  • Ease of application.
  • High chemical resistance.
  • Low maintenance costs.
  • Hygienic, impervious and easily cleanable.
  • Slip-resistant finish can be obtained.
  • Available in 8 standard colors with possibility of custom RAL colors.
  • High bond, stronger than concrete cohesive strength.
  • Economic installation.
Compliance Standard

BS EN476:2009 as class 1 in flame spread.

Packaging & Coverage

- Vetotop EC498 is supplied in 4 & 15 Liter Kits - Theoretical Coverage 1.5 - 3.5 m2 / Kg

- Vetoprime EP491 is supplied in 4 Liter Kits - Theoretical Coverage 8 m2 / Liter

- Vetoprime EP490  is supplied in 4 Liter Kits - Theoretical Coverage 8 m2 / Liter

In case of use of Antislip aggregates; the consumption values for the top coat will increase by 15 to 20%. Antislip aggregate consumption:

- Vetotop EC498 with Antislip Aggregates Texture Fine  - Coverage 1.5 - 3.5 m2 / Kg @ Thickness 0.75 - 1.5 mm

- Vetotop EC498 with Antislip Aggregates Texture Medium  - Coverage 1.2 - 3.0 m2 / Kg @ Thickness 1.5 - 2.0 mm

- Vetotop EC498 with Antislip Aggregates Texture Coarse  - Coverage 1.0 - 3.0 m2 / Kg @ Thickness 2.0 - 2.5 mm

Stated consumptions data are for general guidance. Actual consumption depends on the nature of substrate, method of application and wastage.

Shelf Life & Storage

Original sealed bag of Vetotop EC498 has a shelf life of 12 months provided it is stored clear of ground in a dry and shaded place below 35ºC.

Available in 8 standard colors with possibility of custom RAL colors.
Application Information
Instructions for use

Design Criteria

Vetotop EC498 is designed to be a hard wearing two coat application on cementitious substrates. 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 EP491 as a film-forming primer or EP490 as a penetrating primer for porous substrates.
Vetoprime EP491 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 EC498

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 application and cure temperature must be above 15°C. The first coat of Vetotop EC498 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 200 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.

Expansion Joints

Expansion joints in the existing substrate must be retained and continued through the Vetotop EC498 topping. Saveto have a range of joint sealants specifically designed for flooring (see Vetoflex PS781 and Vetoflex PS782 product data sheets).

Tools and equipment should be cleaned with Vetonit Solvent XX400 immediately after use.


Surface Preparation

Surface Preparation

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).

Additional Information
Health & Safety

Vetotop EC498, Vetoprime EP491, Vetoprime EP490 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 EP490 and Vetonit Solvent XX400 are flammable. Keep away from sources of ignition. No Smoking. In the event of fire extinguish with CO2 or foam.

Important note

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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