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The PermaTec line of “Heavy Duty” industrial floor toppings and epoxy floor coatings are designed to provide unparalleled protection against the wide range of chemicals and mechanical abuses found in today’s industrial environments. When you choose our PermaTec floor coatings and concrete epoxy floor coatings for your building, you will have the luxury of enjoying maintenance-free floors for years.
In addition to our floor coatings and concrete epoxy coatings, most PermaTec products are available in vertical formulations, perfect for containment walls, sumps and trenches. In fact, PermaTec has a formulation designed to cover almost any of your industrial or commercial needs.
New Concrete– The concrete should be well cured for a minimum of 10 days per ACI 308-81, (R-1986) clean, dust free and free of all contaminants. Mechanical methods such as sandblasting, scarifying, or shot blasting should be employed to remove the weak layer of surface laitance. A minimum tensile strength of 200 psi is required of the prepared surface. Acid etching with muriatic acid is acceptable but less desirable. Care must be taken to completely remove all residual acid prior to the application of PERMATEC 4000.
Existing Concrete- Concrete must be structurally sound and free of all contaminants. Weak or contaminated concrete must be removed until sound concrete is realized. Old coatings, toppings, waxes, oils, etc. must be removed prior to application of PERMATEC 4000.
Prior to application, the PERMATEC 4000 (Resin, Hardener, and Silica) and the substrate should be between 65°F and 90°F.
In order to maintain a clean mixer from batch to batch, the Resin (Part A) and a portion of the Silica (Part C) should be added to the mixer and agitated long enough to clean the blades. Add the Hardener (Part B) only when the batch is ready to be applied. Mix for approx. 30 seconds-1 minute, then add the remainder of the silica and mix for another 90 seconds. Pour immediately onto the floor.
A self-leveling tendency will be noticed after the material has been poured on the surface to be coated, however some assistance is required in order to achieve the specified thickness. Conventional hand-trowling and screed raking are the two recommended methods of application. Screed raking is generally preferred because of the uniformity in thickness that can be achieved. A silica broadcast is required for proper filling of the system and for skid resistance. The surface should be saturated and the excess removed after the material has set.
PERMATEC 4000 contains blended epoxies as the resin and blended Amines as the hardener. Protective clothing and gloves are recommended to prevent sensitization to these materials. In case of ingestion or eye contact contact a physician immediately. MSDS are available for this product upon request.
All mixing and application equipment should be cleaned immediately after use. If this is done, soap and water, or biodegradable cleaners can be used. If the material has begun to set, more aggressive solvents will be necessary.
Storage & Shelf Life
PERMATEC 4000 should be stored at 50-90°F out of direct sunlight. All containers should remain unopened until ready for use. If stored as set out above PERMATEC 4000 has a minimum shelf life of one year.
Where PERMATEC 4000 Should Not Be Installed
PERMATEC 4000 should not be applied over substrates:
- subject to hydrostatic pressure
- which are unsound
- which are contaminated and cannot be cleaned
- at temperatures below 65°F