9700 - Novolac Coating and Lining

Rhino™ 9700 Novolac is a high quality Bis-F epoxy novolac coating and lining system which has superior chemical and abrasion resistance versus Bis-A type epoxy resins. This tightly crosslinked epoxy system cures in the presence of moisture and humidity with excellent mechanical properties.

Rhino 9700 mixes using the industry standard, 2:1 by volume ratio. Having low odor, Rhino 9700 contains no solvents and is 100% solids that assures ease of application. Rhino 9700 Novolac viscosity is well suited for vertical applications.



Features & Benefits

• Well suited for vertical applications
Superior chemical and abrasion resistance

• Excellent bonding
Highly resistant to cratering or blush
• Dries to a high gloss

• Low odor

• 100% solids, no solvents
Cures in the presence of moisture and humidity with excellent mechanical properties


Recommended for vertical applications where increased resistance to acids, bases and solvents is desired
Great coating in areas were high concentrations of chemicals are used
Primary and secondary containment

Chemical tanks and disposal pits or tunnels

Application Properties (at 77°F / 25°C)

Solids by Volume100%
Volatile Organic Content (VOC)0 lbs / gal
Mixing ratio2:1 by volume
ViscosityThixotropic (for vertical surfaces)
Pot Life (neat coating)25-30 minutes
Application Temperature55°F minimum, 100°F maximum
Maximum Re-coat Time24 hrs.
Dry To Touch6-8 hrs.
Light Traffic14-16 hrs
Return To Service24-36-hrs.
Full Cure7 Days

Physical Properties For Cured System (cured 7 days at 77°F (25°C)

Hardness (Shore D)86+5 
Tensile Strength (psi)7000-8000ASTM D-638
Tensile Elongation (%)3.2ASTM D-638
Flexural Strength13000 – 13800ASTM D-790
Compressive Strength (psi)12000 – 14000ASTM D-695
HDT (F)140ASTM D-648
Water Absorp. (% gain) 24 hrs<1 
Bond Strength (psi) to concrete>400, w/100% failure 


A thorough and complete mixing is critical. First mix each component separately. Proportion each component at the ratio of 2 parts A (resin) to 1 part B (hardener) by volume or if using 1-gallon kits, pour all of Part B (hardener) into Part A (resin). Mix for 3 – 5 minutes, scraping the mixing container sides and bottom regularly. Mix no more material than may be applied in 20 minutes.

Tank Linings and Secondary Containment Coatings

Apply mixed product by brush or roller at the rate of 15 mils (approx. 100 sq ft per gallon). Once the first coat has tacked, but not fully cured, an additional 15 mil coating may be applied. Allow the material to cure 48 hours minimum before exposure to any chemicals (product will continue to cure for 7 days to full properties).

Chemical Resistance Guide (3 week immersion)



% Weight gain (loss)
1,1,1 Trichloroethane0.0
EB (Ethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether)2.4
Water (deionized)1.2
10% Sodium Hydroxide0.0
10% Sulfide Acid0.0
10% Hydrochloric Acid0.1
10% Acetic Acid5.4
Synthetic Gasohol0.0
JP-4, JP-5, JP-7, JP-80.0



% Weight gain (loss)
Ethyl Alcohol6.9
5% Detergent Solution0.0
50% Sodium Hydroxide(0.2)
70% Sulfuric Acid0.2
5% Acetic Acid2.6
Mogas, Diesel0.0
Diethylene Glycol Monomethyl Ether0.0

9700 - Novolac Coating and Lining: industry applications



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