EPiC Epoxy 100
High Solids Solventless 2K

Clear Two Pack High Build Flooring System

Nutech EPiC Epoxy 100 is a high solids solventless two pack resin system, which provides excellent protection for concrete floor systems. It is supplied as Part A resin and Part B hardener in clear solution and is mixed with clean dry silica sand for high build and self-levelling flooring and coving.

Epoxy 100 is suitable for INTERIOR USE ONLY as early loss of gloss and surface chalking are likely due to UV damage. May be topcoated to protect from UV and add colour if desired.

Nutech Epoxy 100 provides excellent chemical and waterproof protection against a range of corrosives including:

  • Fats
  • Oils
  • Fuels
  • Alkali
  • Salt Solutions

EPiC Epoxy 100 also has the following beneficial qualities:

  • High bond strength and high resistance to abrasion
  • It is impervious to water and moisture
  • Mixed with silica sand it creates a high strength self levelling non-slip Epoxy floor and can achieve a thickness of up to 10mm and coving edges can be trowel or form constructed
  • An attractive floor is achieved by top coating with coloured Nutech EPiC Epoxy 500
  • Surfaces sealed with EPiC Epoxy 100 can be easily cleaned and will resist bacteria growth
  • Other non-slip additives can be used including pumice for a fine finish or carborundum for a very non slip surface.

EPiC Epoxy 100 is highly recommended for food preparation areas where total moisture and vapour impervious floor barriers are required to satisfy health and cleaning requirements.

Application

Equipment & Tools

Trowel – Apply by trowel.

Preparation

Acid etching of new or old concrete surfaces is recommended before coating with Nutech EPiC Epoxy 100.

  • The surface must be completely dry before coating
  • Mix one part EPiC Epoxy 100 with up to two parts clean dry silica sand to create the desired consistency for roll or trowel application.
  • Surfaces must be clean and free of oil, rust, grease or other contaminants before coating.
  • Sandblasting or sanding are the preferred preparation techniques for all surfaces although acid etching or water blasting may be appropriate in some circumstances.
  • Thorough degreasing is essential before acid etching or sanding.
  • Depending on the level and type of contamination this may require several applications of detergents, alkaline solution and/or hot water brush, roller or spray.

Mixing Ratio

Place the Part A in a clean container and blend in Part B for up to 5 minutes until homogenous. Be careful not to aerate the mixture due to stirring too vigorously as this will generate extra heat and shorten pot life.

Allow to stand for 5 minutes and remix for at least 2 minutes before use. Unless accurate measurement can be taken, mix the entire contents as supplied.

Pot Life

30 minutes after mixing. The reaction is exothermic and will generate heat after mixing, the greater the volume of paint mixed the more heat generated and the shorter the pot life may become. To enable a more workable & malleable product, remove mixture from drum as soon as possible once mixed.

Note:

For spraying pressures and tip sizes, applicators should source relevant information from their spray gun suppliers.

Thinning

Trowelling: No thinning required

Number of Coats

Brush, Roller

2 coats recommended

Spray

2 – 3 coats or minimum of 220 microns wet film thickness.

Dry and Re-coat Times

Touch Dry

Normally the coating will be touch dry in 10-24 hours

Re-coat

To achieve maximum intercoat adhesion, the maximum time between coats should be 24 hours at 20°C

Note

Subsequent coats may be applied as soon as the previous coat is touch dry and no later than 24 hours after the first coat, although in very cold temperture curing can be longer than 24 hours.

Curing Time

  • Curing time is subject to ambient temperature, relative humidity, coating thickness and quantity mixed.
  • To accelerate curing apply mild sustained heat less than 80°C.
  • The coating will be fully cured in 7 days under normal temperature conditions.
  • During cold weather, warming the resin to between 20°C to 30°C assists curing, before mixing the hardener.
  • Low relative humidity may retard curing times.
  • During cold weather curing is assisted by warming Part A to between 20°C to 30°C before adding the Part B.

Hard Cure

7 days

Clean Up

Nutech Epoxy 500 Thinner

Coverage

2 to 3 m2 per Litre

Shelf Life

Stored in closed original containers at control temperatures the product has a 2 year shelf life. Do Not store mixed product in spray equipment to avoid damage.

Surface Temperatures

Above 10°C and below 30°C.
Application in cold and moist conditions can cause surface blushing. Heat product before application to 20°C will prevent this occurance.

Self-levelling Coating & Coving

As a guide, add two parts clean dry fine silica sand to one part EPiC Epoxy 100 to formulate a trowelable self levelling compound. Add additional sand to create a stiff mouldable coving compound. Top coating with EPiC Epoxy 500 within 24 hours is desirable to provide a smooth easily washable surface.

Recoating Epoxy Sealed Surfaces

  • Abrading or sanding of existing epoxy sealed surfaces is always required before recoating to guarantee adhesion.
  • Surfaces should be sanded adequately to ensure that no glossy surfaces remain before recoating.

Warnings

  • Very cold weather may retard curing times leaving a tacky surface for 3 – 4 days
  • Heating the room will accelarate curing after application
  • Ensure adequate ventilation and avoid naked flames for at least 48 hours
  • EPiC Epoxy 100 is not recommended for exterior use, as early loss of gloss and surface chalking is likely due to UV damage. May be topcoated with EPiC PolyCryl to add UV protection and colour if desired.
  • EPiC Epoxy 100 hardener may be irritating to the skin and suitable safety precautions must be taken during handling and application
  • Ensure adequate ventilation if applying sealer in enclosed spaces
  • Avoid contact with naked flames, sparks, pilot lights and other sources of ignition
  • Avoid contact with eyes and skin
  • Refer to Nutech Material Safety Data Sheet for additional safety and user information.
Important Note

The information given in this data sheet is based on many years experience and is correct to the best of our knowledge. However as the use of our product is beyond our control we can only be responsible for the quality of our product at the time of dispatch. For additional information about specifications or application please contact our company. As this information is of a general nature we cannot assume responsibility for individual use.