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Epoxy 600 - Coating/Broadcast System

Epoxy 600 is a 100% solids epoxy coating / broadcast system. Epoxy 600 has excellent chemical resistance properties and applies easily over concrete substrate by brush, roller or squeegee.

It is easily mixed using the industry standard 2:1 by volume ratio of resin to hardener. Epoxy 600 dries quickly, usually tack free within 6 – 8 hours, and dries to a high gloss with greater color stability than conventional epoxies.

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Features and Benefits

• Environmentally friendly - No VOCs (solvent free)
• Low odor
• Self-Leveling

• Nice gloss appearance
• Excellent bond to a variety of surfaces

• Low viscosity
• Excellent chemical resistance

Typical Uses

Used as a topcoat over warehouse floors, airport hangars, and over decorative Color Quartz or other aggregate and Color Flake interior floor applications
When pigmented, it is an excellent usages as a binder for “chip” or aggregate filled thick film coatings
Highly versatile, medium duty, chemically resistant concrete coating or flooring system curing to a high gloss with excellent cosmetic appearance
Mineral filled and used as a “flood” coat or squeegee applied system. Also u
sed as a binder for highly filled, trowel applied epoxy mortars
May be used as a moisture tolerant new to old concrete adhesive

Chemical Properties

   

Mixed Viscosity, cps

300 – 600

Solids by Volume

100%

Volatile Organic Compounds

0 lb/g

Mix Ratio by Volume

2A (resin) : 1B (hardener)

Gel Time @ 77°F (25°C), 150g

25 – 30 min

Recoat

12 – 24 hrs

Tack-free

6 – 8 hrs

Walk on Time (light foot traffic)

12 – 18 hrs
(dependent on temp. & humidity)

Return to Service Time (vehicle traffic)

72 hrs

Full Cure

7 days

Coverage Rate per Gallon

80 – 120 sqft at 13 – 20 mils DFT

Recommended Temperature Application

≥50°F (10°C)

Odor

low

Color

clear, standard colors

Shelf Life - Unopened Containers

 

12 months

 

Physical Properties

Hardness (Shore D)

ASTM D-2240

85

Tensile Strength (psi)

ASTM D-638

7000 – 7500

Flexural Strength (psi)

ASTM D-790

17,900

Elongation (%)

ASTM D-638

4.5

HDT

ASTM D-648-264

120°F

Compressive Strength (psi)

ASTM D-695

10,100

Water Absorption, gain in 24 hrs (%)

ASTM D-570

<1

Mixing

The mixing ratio for Epoxy 600 is 2 parts A to 1 part B. Mix each component separately. Check the batch number on Part B (hardener) containers. If the batch numbers are not all the same, then mix all containers of Part B together prior to achieve a uniform color. Mix part A and B together (only the amount that can be used within 10 – 15 minutes) using a low speed drill motor and mixing paddle for 3 – 5 minutes scraping the sides and bottom of the container. After mixing, immediately pour the entire bucket in a thin row next to the starting edge and begin spreading using our metal edge squeegee followed by a 1/4" nap paint roller. Important: Use a lint free or micro fiber roller. Ensure the roller cover is lint free. One method to remove loose lint is by wrapping the roller with tape. Any loose roller hairs can result in surface defects. For the best results, mix only 3 gallons of material or only what can be applied within 10 – 15 minutes. Do not allow the Epoxy 600 to sit in the bucket for more than 5 minutes after mixing.

Application Instructions

Epoxy 600 can be applied by roller, brush or metal edge squeegee. When using a squeegee it is best to follow immediately behind with a 1/4" – 3/8" nap paint roller to even out any squeegee marks. Keep a wet edge and do not roll into an area once it has begun to set up to avoid color differences. Temperature and humidity conditions affect the cure and tack free times of this material. Warm, dry conditions speed the cure and cool, damp conditions will lengthen the cure time. Recoat within 12 – 24 hours to achieve the best chemical bond. After 24 hours it will be necessary to sand the Epoxy 600 with an orbital sander and #100 grit sandpaper to achieve a physical bond.

For large applications: It is important not to use the same mixing bucket for more than 1 hour and to change roller covers as needed. This will avoid leaving lumps on the floor from material starting to set up in the bucket and on the roller.

As a coating over concrete: Before applying the Epoxy 600 over an indoor concrete surface, it is recommended to apply Concrete Solutions WB Epoxy Clear as a prime coat. Apply both by squeegee followed by a 1/4" nap paint roller.

As a coating over Color Quartz or Color Flake applications: Apply Epoxy 600 using a metal edge squeegee (available from Concrete Solutions) followed by a 1/4" nap paint roller. While one person is spreading with the squeegee to the desired thickness, another person wearing spiked shoes should be back rolling over the Epoxy 600 to help even out any squeegee marks. Allow to dry for a minimum of 12 – 18 hours before opening to traffic. Do not apply in areas exposed to sunlight.

Chemical Resistance Guide (3 week immersion)

Reagent

% Weight gain (loss)
XyleneE
TolueneE
1,1,1 TrichloroethaneG
MEKG
EB (Ethylene Glycol MonobutylE
Ethyl AlcoholE
Water (deionized)E
Methel Alcohol G
Skydrol E
Synthetic GasoholE
  
5% Detergent SolutionE
10% Sodium HydroxideE
50% Sodium Hydroxide E
10% Sulfuric AcidE
70% Sulfuric AcidE
10% Hydrochloric AcidE
5% Acetic AcidG
10% Acetic AcidF

  E = Excellent, G = Good, F = Fair

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