Solvent free high performance, high build epoxy flooring system
Vetotop EC498 is a two component high performance solvent free epoxy coating system that adheres perfectly to a variety of substrates like: concrete, metal, wood, stone, etc. Once cured, the product has excellent abrasion and chemical resistance. Vetotop EC498 provides an attractive hard wearing and easily cleanable floor finish. Its use on floors and walls will enhance lighting in the environment due to the product reflective properties.
BS EN476:2009 as class 1 in flame spread.
- Vetotop EC498 is supplied in 4 Liter Kits - Coverage 1.5 - 3.5 m2 / Kg
- Vetoprime EP491 is supplied in 4 Liter Kits - Coverage 8 m2 / Liter
- Vetoprime EP290 is supplied in 4 Liter Kits - Coverage 8 m2 / Liter
Original sealed bag of Vetotop EC498 has a shelf life of 12 months provided it is stored clear of ground in a dry and shaded place below 35ºC.
Priming is not normally required provided the substrate is sound, prepared and good quality non porous concrete. However, if concrete surface is porous, or w/c ratio is >0.5 it is recommended to use Vetoprime EP491.
Vetoprime EP491 should be mixed in the proportions supplied. Add the entire contents of the hardener can to the base can. When thoroughly mixed, preferably using a slow speed mixer, the primer should be applied in a thin, continuous film using rollers or stiff brushes. Work the primer well into the surface of the concrete taking care to avoid ponding or over application. The primer should be left to achieve a tack-free condition before applying the top coat.
Mixing Vetotop EC498
In a separate mixing vessel, use a slow speed mixer to mix the base, hardener for 3 minutes. Mix these components in the quantities supplied taking care to ensure all containers are scraped clean. Do not add solvent thinners at any time.
The first coat of Vetotop EC498 should be laid using a short haired lamb wool roller, or gauged squeegee to achieve a continuous coating. Ensure that loose hairs on the roller are removed before use. A minimum film thickness of 200 microns per coat should be applied for flooring system (this can be increased where specifications demand). The top coat can be applied in the same manner within 8 to 24 hours of the application of the top coat.
Expansion joints in the existing substrate must be retained and continued through the Vetotop EC498 topping. Saveto have a range of joint sealants specifically designed for flooring (see Vetoflex PS781, Vetoflex PS782 and Vetoflex PS786 product data sheets).
Tools and equipment should be cleaned with Vetonit Solvent XX400 immediately after use.
The surface should be sound, clean, free from loose material, grease, laitence, dirt curing compound, etc.
Laitence and weak surface layer shall be removed using mechanical methods such as grinding or blasting in order to provide a sound well profiled surface. All necessary repairs should be made prior to application by using epoxy mortar from Vetorep ER range.
New concrete floors shall be at least 28 days old with moisture content of less than 5% (shall earlier application be required testing of substrate for moisture conditions shall be made).
Vetotop EC498, Vetoprime EP491, Vetoprime EP290 and Vetonit Solvent XX400 should not come into contact with skin and eyes or be swallowed. Ensure adequate ventilation and avoid inhalation of vapors. Some people are sensitive to resins, hardeners and solvents. Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves, and eye protection. If working in confined areas, suitable respiratory protective equipment must be used.
The use of barrier creams provide additional skin protection. In case of contact with skin, rinse with plenty of clean water, then cleanse with soap and water. Do not use solvent. In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of clean water and seek medial advice. If swallowed, seek medical attention immediately - Do not induce vomiting.
Vetoprime EP290 and Vetonit Solvent XX400 are flammable. Keep away from sources of ignition. No Smoking. In the event of fire extinguish with CO2 or foam.
Saveto endeavors to ensure that any advice, recommendations, information it may give, is accurate and correct. It cannot accept any liability either directly or indirectly arising from the use of its products, because it has no direct or continuous control over where or how its products are applied, whether or not in accordance with any advice, specification, recommendation or information given by us. Saveto has the right to change any of the specifications mentioned in the Technical data sheets upon its discretion without prior notification.
Hard copies of TDSs are printed once or twice a year, while our technical data sheets are continuously being updated as per R&D improvements and new 3rd party testing; kindly refer to our website for the latest updated TDSs.
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