PERMACOAT 4000 is a 100% solids modified epoxy floor coating. PERMACOAT 4000 system can be used as a glaze coat for the PERMATEC high-build floors, or as a two coat flooring or containment system (30-80 mils). When applied as a two-coat flooring or containment system, a silica broadcast is used between coats.
PERMACOAT 4000 consists of two components, resin and hardener, in both horizontal and vertical formulations. Application is accomplished with rubber squeegees and short nap paint rollers.
The PERMACOAT 4000 system is design as a medium-duty (30-80 mils) floor coating where color stability and/or secondary containment system where moderate mechanical abuse and chemical exposure are anticipated. PERMACOAT 4000 can be installed over most sound floors, including old or new concrete, steel or wood, providing a cost effective alternative to high-build floor toppings.
- Food Processing Plants
- Chemical Processing Plants
- Pulp & Paper Mills
- Processing areas in general where chemicals are used
- Any area that requires a safe, non-slip floor
PERMACOAT 4000 allows for fast, easy applications. It also offers chemical resistance and physical performance much higher than those found in paints and other thin mil coatings.
Note: At 30-50 mils, PERMACOAT 4000 provides excellent chemical resistance for splash and spill exposures. In addition, when applied at 50-80 mils, it can often be recommended for containment service.
Other Features Include:
- Rapid cure, resulting in minimal “downtime”
- Non-skid safety finish optional
|Solids, by Volume||100%|
|Compressive ASTM C579||15,000 psi|
|Flexural Strength ASTM D790||17,000 psi|
|Tensile Strength ASTM D307||11,300 psi|
|Hardness (Shore D) ASTM D 2240||82-85|
|Taber Abrasion ASTM D4060 CS 17 Wheels||Loss/1000 cycles=25mg|
|Bond Strength to Concrete ASTM D4541||Exceeds tensile strength of concrete. Failure in concrete.|
Packaging & Coverage
The PERMACOAT 4000 system is packaged in one and three gallon units. Each unit consists of pre-measured components, Part A (Resin) and Part B (Hardener).
Application thickness may vary from 30-80mils, depending on the expected service conditions. Factors to consider are 1) length of chemical exposure; 2) mechanical abuses; and 3) substrate texture.
The cure time of PERMACOAT 4000 and other resinous systems is very dependent upon the temperature of the substrate. The chart below represents the approximate times for the respective service conditions, following the last coat:
Prior to application of the PERMACOAT 4000 system the resin, hardener, silica and substrate should be between 70°F and 95°F.
Premix the Resin (Part A) for 30 seconds using a Jiffler mixer blade attached to a 500-750 RPM drill. Add the Hardener (Part B) only when the batch is ready to be applied. Mix for approx. 90-120 seconds. After mixing pour immediately onto floor.
Use a rubber squeegee to spread the resin over the pre-measured area to be covered. Immediately back roll the PERMACOAT 4000 with a short nap (1/8 inches) wool or mohair roller. At this point several pre-specified readings should be made with a wet mil gauge to assure uniform coverage. After the coating has been back rolled and uniform thickness verified, the surface should be saturated with a silica broadcast.
After the first coat supports foot traffic, the excess silica can be removed. Within 24 hours a second coat of PERMACOAT 5000 should be applied using the same procedure, minus the silica broadcast.
Note: Additional broadcast and roll-coats can be utilized to increase floor thickness.
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. Before using solvents, refer to their respective MSDS for handling considerations.
For systems designed for splash and spill exposures, routine wash downs are recommended to reduce the length of chemical exposure. This step is not necessary where the product is recommended for containment service.
Storage & Shelf Life
PERMACOAT 4000 should be stored at 50°F-90°F out of direct sunlight. All containers should remain unopened until ready for use. If stored as set out above, this product has a minimum shelf life of one year.
Where PERMACOAT 4000 Should Not Be Installed
PERMACOAT 4000 should not be applied over substrates:
- which are wet during the application
- subject to hydrostatic pressure
- which are unsound
- which are contaminated and cannot be cleaned
- at temperatures below 70°F (Consult ChemProof Polymers)
PERMACOAT 4000 contains blended Epoxies as 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.
For product warranty see ChemProof Polymers, Inc. “Standard Limited Warranty.” If one is not included with