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PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

  • Application time (ASTM C-308 modified)
  • Working time at 70°F30 minutes
  • Bond strength to concrete (ASTM D-4541)Concrete failure
  • Compressive strength (ASTM C-579)7,000 psi (492.1 kg/cm2)
  • Density (ASTM C-905)85.7 pcf (1.37 gm/cm3)
  • Flexural strength (ASTM C-580)4,500 psi (316.4 kg/cm2)
  • Modulus of elasticity (ASTM C-580)3.0 x 105 psi (2.1 x 104 kg/cm2)
  • Maximum service temperature (Dry)150°F (65°C)
  • Tensile strength (ASTM C-307)2,100 psi (147.6 kg/cm2)
  • Thickness40 mils (1.02mm)

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 is subject to reasonable deviation.

FibreCreteTM Chemical and Food Grade No. 204 is a fiber-reinforced and chemically- resistant epoxy lining system used to protect concrete and steel from chemical and physical abuse. The interlocking fiber matrix within FibreCrete systems contributes outstanding flexural and tensile strengths while significantly reducing permeability.

FibreCreteTM may be used in many kinds of manufacturing, processing, storage, and shipping areas. It is specifically formulated to resist food acids, fats and oils. This material is applied by spray and provides a protective barrier to processing chemicals and harsh cleaning solutions.

The FibreCreteTM system utilizes Sauereisen ConoWeld No. 501 as a bond enhancing primer. For a glossier surface, FibreCreteTM may be topcoated with Sauereisen ConoGlazeTM.

FibreCreteTM No 204 is responsibly formulated to contain no volatile organic compounds (VOCs) or hazardous air pollutants (HAPS). Like the vast majority of Sauereisen materials, No. 204 qualifies as an environmentally friendly green coating that enables compliance with both federal and local regulations.

CHARACTERISTICS

  • Excellent resistance to food acids and by-products.
  • Conforms to USDA requirements for use in federally inspected meat and poultry plants.
  • Environmentally friendly green chemistry. 100% solids. No VOCs or HAPs.
  • Standard colors available in 50 light gray, 53 gray, 63 tile red.

AREA PREPARATION

Temperature of Working Area
For optimum conditions, maintain a temperature of 60°-85°F on air, substrate, Liquid, and Hardener components during mixing, application, and cure.

The monolithic components should be maintained at 65°F to 80°F for 48 hours prior to beginning work. At temperatures below 60°F, the application becomes more difficult and curing is retarded. Above 85°F, the material working time decreases.

Application in direct sunlight and rising surface temperature may result in blistering of the materials due to expansion of entrapped air or moisture in the substrate. In rising temperatures it may be necessary to postpone the application or apply during cooler hours.

Surface Preparation
Metal - Abrasive blast to a nominal 2.5 mil profile employing SSPC-SP5 White Metal Blast for immersion and SSPCSP10 Near White Metal Blast for other service conditions. All welds must be continuous, free of flux and have a smooth rounded radius or ground flat without any sharp edges.

New Concrete - All structures must have the necessary strength to withstand imposed loads during normal use and operation. Surface should be floated free of ridges or depressions. Surfaces should be sloped a maximum 1/4 inch per foot for drainage.

Surfaces must be made free of oil, grease, water, and other contaminants that may inhibit bond. This can be
achieved by chemical cleaning.

Abrasive blast or high-pressure water blast concrete to remove laitance and to obtain a uniform surface texture exposing fine aggregate resembling coarse sandpaper.

All voids should be filled with Sauereisen Underlayment No. F-120 or No. 209 Filler Compound. The choice of underlayment will depend on the severity of the voids to be filled.

Old Concrete - Concrete must be dry, firm and must have the necessary strength to withstand imposed loads during normal use and operation. Mechanical methods should be utilized to remove old paints, protective coatings, and deteriorated concrete. Abrasive blast or high-pressure water blast concrete to remove laitance and to obtain a uniform, sound substrate.

Surfaces must be made free of oil, grease, water, and other contaminants that may inhibit the bond. This can be
achieved by chemical cleaning. All prepared surfaces must be allowed to dry prior to applying the lining system. All voids should be filled with Sauereisen Underlayment No. F-120 or No. 209 Filler Compound. The choice of underlayment will depend on the severity of the voids to be filled.

Regardless of preparation method used, all surfaces must be vacuumed to remove any loose deposits or contamination.

EXPANSION/CONTROL JOINTS

Joints are to be placed above existing expansion joints, around all fixed objects, peripheries of rooms and all points of movement in the base slab. Consult Sauereisen for recommendations.

APPLICATION

ConoWeld No. 501 is the epoxy primer recommended for most FibreCrete applications. Apply ConoWeld prior to the FibreCrete installation to enhance bond strength. Certain substrates and/or certain site specific conditions may require another primer. Consult Sauereisen for a recommendation.

Mixing
Primer - Primers are packaged in premeasured containers consisting of Hardener Part A and Resin Part B which must be mixed together before use. Remix the Part A and Part B before combining.

Completely empty contents of Hardener Part A into Resin Part B container. Using a slow-speed ½-inch drill motor with a "Jiffy" type blade mix thoroughly until blended for 3 minutes. Primer is ready for use immediately after mixing.

FibreCreteTM - Packaging consists of premeasured unitized containers of Hardener Part A and Resin Part B. Remix Part A and B before combining.

Completely empty contents of Hardener Part A into Resin Part B. Using a slow- speed ½-inch drill motor affixed with a
"Jiffy" type blade, mix 3 - 5 minutes until thoroughly blended.

Mix only complete batches. Material which has begun to set must be discarded. Do not add any solvent, additive, or adulterant to any component or mixed material.

Installation
ConoWeld No. 501 - Apply primer to concrete or steel using a short nap adhesive roller with a nondegradable core, or nylon bristle brush.

Consult Sauereisen for spray recommendations. At 70°F, primer should be allowed to cure at least eight hours, but
no longer than 24 hours prior to application of FibreCreteTM. If recoat time exceeds 24 hours, consult Sauereisen.

Prior to application of FibreCreteTM inspect primed surface for voids, bubbles, or defects that may result in blistering or pinholes in the top coat. Repair with Sauereisen Filler Compound No. 209 Fast Set to ensure a sealed surface.

FibreCreteTM No. 204
Spray application - A single coat of 40 mils thick is suitable for most FibreCreteTM applications. When building greater thicknesses, two equal coats may be necessary. In either case, application should be done with a 50% overlap in a "cross hatch" pattern to reduce the possibility of pinholes and to assure complete coverage. Recoat times shall not exceed 24 hours.

After FibreCreteTM has sufficiently cured, a holiday detector may be utilized to ensure a continuous pinhole-free lining. Consult a Sauereisen representative for details.

The following equipment is typically used for spray application:

Airless Spray Pumps - FibreCrete may be sprayed with a minimum 56:1 piston-primed, airless pump such as the model formerly manufactured by Graco. Alternative equipment such as the Graco 56:1 King Piston Primed Airless, Model 236-477 is also suitable. The current specification is the Graco Xtreme Sprayer X60 - MDL#X60-DH4. Other pumps may be suitable, depending on job site requirements. Remove all filters including the filter from surge tank.

Moisture Air Dryer - RFI Model DA-300 or equivalent. Moisture air dryer must be placed at least 50 ' from air compressor on air line.

Gun - Graco's Ultra-Lite pistol grip Flo- Gun, Model 235-628 is preferred. This gun must be combined with Seat Adapter Model 235-006. Alternatively, the Graco Flo-Gun Model 224-991 is acceptable.

Gun tip - For fiber filled materials, use Tip Housing Part No. XHD-001 with Graco Reversa Tips MDL No. XHD with orifices of 0.039 to 0.043 inches. Alternative brand tips may be suitable, however, never use tips that contain a diffuser pin.

Material hoses -
6' whip end, 3/8" i.d.; working pressure 5,000 psi, 16,000 psi burst.

0-25' overall, 1/2" i.d.; working pressure 4,000 psi, 16,000 psi burst.

25-75' overall, 3/4" i.d.; working pressure 4,000 psi, 12,000 psi burst.

Air compressor - 180 ft3 per minute at 100 psi, minimum.

Air hose from compressor - 3/4" to 1" i.d.: 100' maximum length to mastic pump.

Measures such as water traps, dryers, or filters should be used to prevent pump freeze-up.

COVERAGE

ConoWeld 200 ft2 per gal. at 8 mils
FibreCrete 40 ft2 per gal. at 40 mils

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

SETTING/CURING

Do not allow water or chemicals on the material surface for a minimum of 24 hours. For harsh chemical or physical environments cure a minimum of 72 hours prior to exposure.

PACKAGING

Unit Size* Part A Part B
1 gallon 1 gal. can 2 gal. can
2.5 gallon 1 gal. can 3.5 gal. can
5 gallon 1 gal. pail 6 gal. pail

*Containers are filled by weight, not volume. Container size does not indicate volume of contents.

CLEAN-UP

All equipment should be cleaned with MEK before material cures. If removal is required after cure, consult Sauereisen for a specific recommendation.

SHELF LIFE

FibreCrete has a shelf life of one (1) year, when stored in unopened, tightly sealed containers in a dry location at 70°F. Avoid freezing. If there is a doubt as to the quality of the materials, consult a Sauereisen representative.

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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