PERMATEC 4000, Concrete Floor Coatings are 100% solids modified epoxy floor topping. The PERMATEC
4000 system consists of a two component resin binder and graded
aggregate. It is applied with a trowel or screed rake at 1/8 -
1/4 inches (125-250 mils) in a one coat application including a
silica broadcast. There is no need for a primer or sealer coat.
An optional glaze coat may be used to improve the appearance and
The vertical formulation of
PERMATEC 4000 is trowel applied at 1/8 inches (125 mils).
The primary use of PERMATEC 4000 is as a high strength floor
topping for industrial service where severe mechanical abuse
and/or chemical exposure is anticipated.
- Process floors
- Containment basins
- Any area in general where
harsh chemicals are used
PERMATEC 4000 is a 100% solids system and allows for a fast
application where excellent chemical and wear resistance are
required. PERMATEC 4000 can be installed over most sound floors
including old or new concrete and most types of repair mortars.
At varying thicknesses up to 1/4 inches, the PERMATEC 4000
system provides long term chemical resistance for splash and
spill, or immersion service in many chemicals. (For specific
recommendations refer to the "Chemical Resistance
Guide" and your local distributor.)
PERMATEC 4000 is similar to
PERMATEC 3000 but provides a higher degree of chemical
resistance to concentrated acids, caustics, and solvents. As with all PERMATEC systems,
PERMATEC 4000 provides excellent physical protection even in the
harshest industrial settings.
- Rapid cure resulting in
- 100% non-porous
- Can be applied over damp
- Non-skid safety finish
The following is a brief summary of concrete preparation and the
application procedure for PERMATEC 4000. This information is
intended for use in the system evaluation, applicators should
refer to the "Floor Topping" application bulletin for
more detailed application procedures.
NEW CONCRETE - The concrete should be well cured for a minimum
of 10 (ten) 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 the application of PERMATEC 4000.
Prior to application, the PERMATEC 4000 (Resin, Hardener, and
Silica) and the substrate should be between 65 degrees and 90
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-troweling 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.
Strength ASTM D790
|Bond Strength to Concrete
tensile strength of concrete. Failure in concrete
CS 17 Wheels
cycles = 25mg
PERMATEC 4000 is
available in 20, 100, and 1000 square foot units based
on 1/4 inch applications. Each unit consists of
pre-measured components, Part A (Resin) and Part B
(Hardener). Graded aggregates are available or may be
Application thickness may
vary from 1/8 to 1/4 inches, depending on the expected
service conditions. Factors to consider are #1) length of
chemical exposure (e.g., immersion vs. splash/spill)
and; #2)mechanical abuses (e.g., tow traffic, loaded
trucks vs. cart and foot traffic, etc.)
Note: Some applications
may not require a 1/8 or 1/4 inch floor topping (e.g.,
secondary containment, many vertical applications, etc.)
Consult ChemProof Polymers for more specific
The cure time of PERMATEC 4000 and other resinous
systems are very dependent upon the temperature of the
substrate. The ambient temperature may not be the same
as the substrate temperature. For example during winter,
concrete may be colder than the surrounding ambient
temperature. As temperatures during the day may
increase, large masses of concrete will be much slower
to react. During summer days direct sunlight will
increase the concrete temperature over that of ambient
air. The substrate temperature should be monitored and
remain at or above 65o F.
* Where heavy chemical abuses are anticipated, longer cure
times may be required. Contact ChemProof Polymers or the
local distributor for specific recommendations.
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 may be necessary. Before using
solvents, refer to their respective MSDS
for handling considerations.
For product warranty see ChemProof Polymers, Inc.
"Standard Limited Warranty." If one is not included
with this literature contact your local distributor or ChemProof
Polymers, Inc. for a copy.
& SHELF LIFE
PERMATEC 4000 should be stored at 50-90oF 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.
PERMATEC 4000 SHOULD NOT BE INSTALLED
PERMATEC 4000 should not be applied over substrates:
- subject to hydrostatic
- which are unsound
- which are contaminated and
cannot be cleaned
- at temperatures below 65oF
(consult ChemProof Polymers, Inc.)
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