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PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

  • Absorption (ASTM C-413)0.08%
  • Application time
  • Working time at 70°F40 minutes
  • Initial set at 70°F2 hours
  • Bond strength to concreteConcrete failure
  • Compressive strength9,500 psi (668 gm/cm2
  • Density (ASTM C-905)112 pcf
  • Maximum service temperature (Dry)225°F (107°C)
  • Tensile strength (ASTM C-307)1,900 psi (133 gm/cm2
  • Thicknessapproximately 1/4 inch (250 mils)

Physical properties were determined on specimens prepared under laboratory conditions using applicable ASTM procedures. Actual field conditions may vary and yield different results; therefore, data are subject to reasonable deviation.

Sauereisen ConoSpreadTM - VE NovolaK No. 450 is a versatile vinylester flooring system designed for standard pour & spread application methods.

This product offers excellent application properties and diverse chemical resistance. Typical installations involve the application of a basecoat slurry that is topped with a broadcast for additional skid resistance. Sealing of the broadcast is required to ensure proper cure. Sauereisen VEGlaze No. 472 may be used for the sealer coat.

ConoSpreadTM No. 450 is packaged as a unit to facilitate project needs. Refer to the estimating table for coverage of the system.

ConoSpreadTM is commonly specified as protective flooring for process areas in the food & beverage, chemical processing, pharmaceutical, steel, mining, power, and metal finishing industries. The ConoSpreadTM system should be used with an appropriate Sauereisen primer to enhance bonding. Consult Sauereisen for a primer recommendation depending on the type of substrate and surface conditions.

CHARACTERISTICS

  • Excellent thermal shock resistance.
  • Resistant to a wide range of acids, alkalies and some solvents.
  • Special formula available for fluoride environments.
  • Available colors: 53 gray, 01 black.

AREA PREPARATION

Temperature of Working Area
The monolithic components and substrate should be maintained at 65°F to 85°F for 48 hours prior to beginning work.

For optimum conditions, maintain a temperature of 65°-85°F on air, concrete substrate and material components during mixing, application, and cure.

At temperatures below 65°F, the application becomes more difficult and curing is prolonged. Above 85°F, the material working time decreases.

Application in direct sunlight and rising surface temperatures may result in blistering of materials due to expansion of entrapped air or moisture in the substrate. Concrete that has been in direct sunlight must be shaded 24 hours prior to application and remain shaded until after the initial set. In rising temperatures, it may be necessary to postpone the application or to apply during cooler hours.

Surface Preparation
Refer to SSPC-SP13/NACE 6 "Surface Preparation of Concrete" for detailed guidelines.

All concrete must be dry, firm and structurally sound as specified by the architect/engineer. Concrete shall have a
tensile pull-off strength of 200 psi or greate. Abrasive blast, high-pressure water blast, or acid etch concrete to remove laitance and to obtain uniform surface texture resembling coarse sandpaper.

All sand and/or debris must be removed by thoroughly vacuuming the area with an industrial vacuum cleaner.

If surface does not have desired texture, repeat surface preparation procedure.

New Concrete - Concrete should be floated free of ridges or depressions and all voids filled with Sauereisen Underlayment No. F-120 or Filler Compound No. 209, depending on the severity of the voids. Concrete should be sloped a maximum 1/8 inch per foot for drainage. Too much slope may result in inconsistent coverage or require a stiffer mix. Consult Sauereisen for recommendations.

Sauereisen considers acid etching to be the least preferred method of surface preparation, but it remains an option when carefully controlled. Refer to ASTM D-4260 "Standard Practice for Acid Etching Concrete" for the appropriate procedure. All acid and residue must be removed prior to placing the ConoSpreadTM system. In addition, the surface must be thoroughly dry before applying the primer or slurry.

Old Concrete - All structural cracks must be repaired and slopes reestablished with Sauereisen Underlayment No. F-120. Finished substrate should be sloped to a maximum 1/8 inch per foot.

If abrasive or high-pressure water blasting is used as the method of surface preparation, all sand and/or debris must
be removed by thoroughly vacuuming the area with an industrial vacuum cleaner. If surface does not have desired texture, repeat surface preparation procedure. Afterward, the application should not ensue until the surface is dry.

EXPANSION/CONTROL JOINTS

Joints are to be provided on 14-foot centerlines and over existing expansion/control joints. Joints should also be placed around all fixed objects, peripheries of rooms and all points of movement in the base slab. Consult Sauereisen for recommendations.

APPLICATION

Primers - An appropriate Sauereisen primer should be applied prior to the vinylester flooring installation. VEPrimeTM No. 550 or Hi-Temp Primer No. 560 may be used depending on the conditions of the substrate. Review the primer data sheets for mixing, curing, and application instructions.

Mixing of ConoSpread - GENERAL - When using ConoSpread™, empty contents of Part A Catalyst, Part B Resin and Part D Pigment into clean container and mix thoroughly with a drill motor and "Jiffy" blade for at least 3 minutes. Immediately pour entire contents onto floor and spread with a trowel, roller, or screed rake to the specified thickness.

Mixing of ConoSpread™ – UNFILLED SYSTEM - When using ConoSpread™ as an unfilled coating or sealer, mix as above and add one unit of Gel Coat Additive to the resin.

Slurry mixes - When using No. 450 as a slurry, empty Parts A, B, D, as above into a clean mixing vessel and mix for at least two minutes.

Add Aggregate Part C to obtain the desired consistency. Aggregate loading rates will vary depending on the thickness specified.

System Coverages Part A Part B Part C Part D
Standard 450 Packaging @ 1/4 inch Catalyst Resin Aggregate Pigment
Regular Unit 135 sw. ft 1 pt. (0.73 lbs.) 5-gal. (35 lbs.) 3 bgs (150 lbs.) 1 pt. (0.4 lbs.)

Installation of Basecoat Slurry – Pour the material in a narrow band starting at any convenient wall or joint. Spread using a screed rake or cam rake. After the material has been spread, backroll using a 1/4 inch short nap roller and spiked roller. Workers should wear spiked shoes to allow the slurry to selflevel.

When building towards a total system thickness of 1/4 inch, distribution of the basecoat slurry may be by assisted with a trowel.

Broadcast Procedure – Immediately after backrolling, additional Aggregate should be broadcast into the slurry to thicken the basecoat and/or provide skid resistance.

For a uniform surface texture, Aggregate should be broadcast to rejection. For fluoride resistance, alternate aggregates may be required. Please consult Sauereisen.

Sealing Procedure - The final step of a sealer coat is required. Left unsealed, the basecoat may not cure properly. Sealing may be done with either an unfilled gelcoat (consisting of No. 450 components A, B, and D) or with a topcoat of Sauereisen VEGlaze No. 472.

SETTING/CURING

VEPrime No. 550
260 ft2 per unit at 6 mils wet film thickness, resulting in a dry thickness of approximately 5 mils.

Hi-Temp Primer No. 560
320 ft2 per one gallon unit at 5 mils wet film thickness, resulting in a dry thickness of approximately 3 mils.

NovolaK FibreLine No. 440
1 gallon unit
40 ft2 per unit at 40 mils wet film thickness, resulting in a dry thickness of approximately 37 mils per coat.

2.5 gallon unit
100 ft2 per unit at 40 mils wet film thickness, resulting in a dry thickness of approximately 37 mils.

All coverage data is theoretical and will vary depending upon surface conditions, porosity, application techniques and project specific conditions.

SETTING/CURING

Primers
Sauereisen recommends either VEPrimeTM No. 550 or Hi-Temp Primer No. 560 to enhance the bond of vinylester ConoSpreadTM. Allow the appropriate primer to cure in accordance with its data sheet prior to applying ConoSpreadTM.
The maximum cure time for primers prior to the ConoSpreadTM application is 24 hours.

ConoSpreadTM No. 450
Sauereisen ConoSpreadTM will take an initial set in 8 hours at 70oF. Do not allow water or chemicals on the material surface for a minimum of 24 hours. For temperatures below 70oF, cure a minimum of 48 hours prior to water or chemical exposure.

COVERAGE

ConoSpread No.450 – Regular Unit

50ft2 per unit at 1/4 inch thickness

PACKAGING

ConoSpread No.450 – Regular Unit

Component            Weight         Container

Part A Catalyst          (0.73 lbs.)      1-pint can

Part B Resin              (35 lbs.)         5-gallon can

Part C Aggregate      (150 lbs.)        3 bags

Part D Pigment        (0.4 lbs.)         1-pint can

ConoSpread No. 450 Part C Aggregate

Sauereisen packages ConoSpreadTM
Aggregate in 50 lb. bags. Three bags are included in a regular unit.
*Containers are filled by weight, not by volume. Container size does not indicate volume contents.

CLEAN-UP

All equipment should be cleaned with MEK or acetone before material cures. If removal is required after cure, consult Sauereisen.

SHELF LIFE

ConoSpread™ No. 450, VEGlaze™, VEPrime™, and Hi-Temp Primer have a shelf life of six months. Store in unopened, tightly sealed containers in a dry location at 70OF. Avoid freezing. If there is a doubt as to the quality of the materials, consult Sauereisen.

CAUTION

Consult Safety Data Sheets and container label Caution Statements for hazards in handling these materials.

WARRANTY

We warrant that our goods will conform to the description contained in the order, and that we have good title to all goods sold. WE GIVE NO WARRANTY, WHETHER OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR PURPOSE OR OTHERWISE, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OTHER THAN AS EXPRESSLY SET FORTH HEREIN. We are glad to offer suggestions or to refer you to customers using Sauereisen cements and compounds for a similar application. Users shall determine the suitability of the product for intended application before using, and users assume all risk and liability whatsoever in connection therewith regardless of any suggestions as to application or construction. In no event shall we be liable hereunder or otherwise for incidental or consequential damages. Our liability and your exclusive remedy hereunder or otherwise, in law or in equity, shall be expressly limited to our replacement of nonconforming goods at our factory or, at our sole option, to repayment of the purchase price of nonconforming goods.

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