Data Sheets

Data Sheets


  • VEPrime 550VEMatte 470Saturant 471VEGlaze 472
  • Application time
  • Working time at 70°F30 minutes30 minutes30 minutes
  • Initial set at 70°F2 hours2 hours2 hours
  • Components2 part3 part2 part2 part
  • Thickness5-10 mils (0.024mm)1/16" (63 mils)15 mils10 mils
  • Bond strength to concrete (ASTM C-478)Concrete failureConcrete failureConcrete failureConcrete failure
  • Maximum service temperature250°F (121°C)250°F (121°C)250°F (121°C)

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.

Sauereisen VEMatte Reinforced System 470 is a multiple layer, 120-mil, fiberglass reinforced lining for chemical-resistant construction of sumps, dikes, containment areas, trenches, walls, and floors. This series of novolak vinyl ester linings offers superior resistance to mostinorganic acids, caustics, oxidizing solutions, solvents, and bleaches up to 250°F.

The VEMatte system includes VEPrime 550, VEMatte basecoat and topcoat 470, fiberglass reinforcement and Saturant 471. A topping of VEGlaze 472 is used for aesthetics and ease of cleaning, if required. The Sauereisen VEMatte System is available in a modified vinyl ester formulation as the 420 Series.


  • Resistant to most solvents, oils, acids and acid salts (except hydrofluoric) over a pH range of 0.0 to 14.0.
  • Maximum service temperature of 250°F (121°C).
  • Superior tensile/flexural strengths.
  • Fast chemical set; less down time.
  • Low porosity.


Temperature of Working Area
Maintain a temperature of 60°-85°F on air, substrate, Powder, Liquid, and Hardener components during mixing, application, and cure. The monolithic components and substrate should be maintained at 65°F to 85°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. It is recommended that the material components be stored in a cooler area prior to mixing. Shading the substrate and using ice water to cool mixing equipment is not uncommon. In extreme temperatures, it may be necessary to postpone the application or to apply during cooler hours.

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

Metal - Abrasive blast to a nominal 2.5 mil profile employing SSPC-SP10 Near White Metal Blast for immersion and SSPC-SP6 Commercial Blast for other service conditions. All welds must be continuous, free of flux and have a smooth rounded radius without any sharp edges.

Concrete - Concrete must be dry, firm, have attained 3000 psi compressive strength or be structurally sound as specified by the architect/engineer. Concrete should be floated free of ridges or depressions; all structural cracks must be repaired; voids filled, and slopes reestablished.

Abrasive blast or high-pressure water blast to remove laitance and obtain uniform sound substrate.

If chemical cleaning is utilized to remove contaminates, substrate must be neutralized. 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 profile, repeat surface preparation procedure.


With each component of the mat reinforced system; remix contents of Resin Part B component for a minimum of 2 minutes with a slow-speed paddle or "Jiffy" mixer. Add Hardener to resin and mix for a minimum of 2 minutes until thoroughly blended. For basecoat, mix resin and hardener for one minute. Gradually add powder while mixing continuously for 3 minutes.

Mix only complete batches. Material which has begun to set must be discarded. Do not try to retemper the material.

The VEMatte reinforced system is installed in five steps: Primer, VEMatte basecoat, Reinforcement, Saturant, and VEMatte topcoat. VEGlaze can be added as a smooth topping when desired. Installation steps are as follows:

Step one
Apply VEPrime 550 by roller to a thickness of 5-8 mils using a short nap roller with a non-degradable core. Allow primer to become tack-free for a minimum of six hours at 70°F before proceeding.

Step two
After mixing, trowel the VEMatte basecoat No. 470 to 1/16" (approx. 104 ft2 per unit) over the Primer.

Step three
Immediately press woven fiberglass matte reinforcement into VEMatte 470. Apply fiberglass cloth in a uniform manner. Be careful not to wrinkle or intertwine material. Use 2" overlaps on the adjacent strips of cloth. Smooth matte reinforcement with a short nap mohair roller to eliminate air entrapment or pinholes.

Step four
After mixing, apply Saturant 471 by brush, roller, or spray until fiberglass becomes translucent (approx. 105 ft2 per unit). Allow installation to cure a minimum of 8 hours at 70°F before proceeding.

Step five
After Saturant 471 has cured, trowel another 1/16-inch thickness of VEMatte topcoat 470 onto the surface of applied system. Use a short nap mohair roller lightly moistened with acetone or MEK to provide a pinhole-free finish, eliminate voids, and remove trowel marks. Allow to cure at least 48 hours at 70°F prior to chemical exposure.

Step six (optional)
For applications where aesthetics or ease of cleaning is required, a topcoat of VEGlaze 472 can be applied. Contact Sauereisen for recommendations.


Primer 550
225 ft2 per unit at 6-mils thick.

VEMatte Basecoat/Topcoat 470
104 ft2 per unit at 1/16-inch thick.

Saturant 471
105 ft2 per unit.

VEGlaze 472, when specified
320 ft2 per unit at 5-mils thick.

*Coverages are theoretical and will vary depending upon surface conditions, porosity, application techniques and project specific conditions.


VEMatte Reinforced System will take an initial set in 2 hours at 70°F. Do not allow water or chemicals on the material surface for a minimum of 48 hours. For temperatures below 70°F, cure a minimum of 72 hours prior to water or chemical exposure.


Primer 550
One gal. unit. (Approx. 10 lbs.)
Liquid 1 - 1 gal. can
Hardener 1 - 4 oz. bottle

VEMatte Basecoat/Topcoat 470
(Unit weight approx. 62 pounds)
Liquid 2 - 1 gal. can
Hardener 2 - 2 oz. bottle
Powder 1 - 50lb. bag

Saturant 471
Liquid 1 - 1 gal. can
Hardener 1 - 2 oz. bottle

VEGlaze 472
One gal. unit. (Approx. 10 lbs.)
Liquid 1 - 1 gal. can
Hardener 1 - 2 oz. bottle

3 gal. unit. (Approx. 30 lbs.)
Liquid 1 - 1 gal. can
Hardener 1 - 2 oz. bottle

Fiberglass Reinforcement
This component is typically sourced locally by the applicator/contractor per project requirements.


All equipment should be cleaned by scrubbing with a stiff brush and acetone or MEK at the end of each working period or when build-up becomes pronounced.


Sauereisen VEMatte Reinforced System has a shelf life of three (3) months, 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.


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


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