Introduction - TUFF COATS EP FL CLEAR PRIMER is the two component system, designed to Cross-link at room temperature as well as low temp baking. Medium molecular weight Epoxy Resin is used in base component, contain average two epoxy groups per molecule which reacts with hardeners EP-101, the same are converted into a hard, infusible, three
dimensional cross linked irreversible Thermoset film at an ambient or elevated temperature. Epoxy EP FL Clear primer is having outstanding chemicals resistance with high gloss and excellent hardness. It gives nice decorative appeal. Product gives adhesion to many
type of substrates, paints excellent flexibility & abrasion resistance.
THE RANGE OF APPLICATION: The system recommended for application on steel, concrete structure exposed to chemical and industrial environment in refineries, petrochemicals, paper and pulp plants, food and pharmaceutical units, and fertilizer industries. This product can be applied on floor for protection from saline and chemicals.This product is recommended for use in sea weather (Coastal Areas).
KEY PROPERTIES OF SYSTEM:
1. The ability to be cured rapidly or slowly over wide range of temperature. Cold curing and baking both are possible.
2. Low shrinkage during cure.
3. Excellent adhesion to many different substrates.
4. High level of mechanical strength, which is retained at, elevated temperatures.
5. Outstanding toughness and good flexibility.
6. Excellent solvent, Acid and Alkali resistance. Excellent water and alcohol resistance, salty water resistance. (Not recommended for immersion)
7. Unaffected by Oil and Grease, detergents.
8. Good electrical properties.
9. The System is suitable for Food & Pharma packaging industry.
|Type||Two pack system clear cold or elevated temp. Cured.|
|Base||Epoxy material thinned with suitable solvents./ Solvent less system is also available|
|Hardener||EP-101 based on clear, transparent Polyamide Resin|
|Mixing Ratio||Base : hardener by volume 2 : 1|
|Storage life individual||Up to 10 months as long as the sealed Containers are kept under cover in dry place under normal temperature conditions.|
|Pot life||After mixing of Base and Hardener is Limited to 2-3 Hrs & in case of Solvent less System it is reduced to 40-45 minutes.|
|Application||By Brush, Roller, and Airless and conventional spray with using TC/EP 102 Thinner|
|Recommended DFT||30 - 35 µ per coat. In case of solvent less system it is 80 –100 µ|
|Covering and spreading rate Theorotical (Practical by conventional spray). & on non absorbent surface||10- 12.5 Sq. Mtr/ Ltr. By brushing.6.5 - 8 Sq.Mtr/Ltr.|
|Drying Time||Dry to handle - 4 - 6 hrs.
Hard Dry - Over night.
|Complete cure time||6 to 8 days (depending on R.T)|
|Over coating interval After Wet on Wet Over-coating||10 - 12 hrs. After 30 Min|
|Flash Point||Above 22°C. for solvent less it is above 50°C|
|Shade||As per requirement, clear coating is also available|
|Packing||4 Ltrs. (Minimum) & As Per mixing ratio 20 & 10 Liter|
|Finish||Glossy or Semi-glossy as per requirement|
Application - Before application of Epoxy EP FL Clear Primer do all necessary pretreatment of the job. For M. S. surface, remove grease oil and other contamination by using proper degreasing agent. Blast clean the surface for heavy rusting or remove with de-rusting chemicals to clean the surface. For old concrete surfaces, remove all salt deposition/fungal growth, loosely bound coatings, and dust particles and make the surface rough. Also for new concrete coating do the needful pretreatment, then Use Epoxy EP Fl Clear Primer. Stir the base component thoroughly and mix two parts of base and one part of hardener by volume to uniform consistency. Allow it for intermediate reaction for few min for stabilization and stir again before use. Make required viscosity as per application method with TC/EP-102 Thinner.
The pot lifetime is only limited so mix the materials as per requirement. Close the containers immediately, to avoid the chances of moisture absorption in material and solvent losses. Do not apply in humid condition, during raining or mist and fog or at very low temperature below 10°-12° C.