Data Sheets

Data Sheets


Fast-Trak NovolaK Lining 219
Fast-Trak VE Lining 441
Application time
Bond strength to concrete (ASTM D-4541)
concrete failure
concrete failure
Compressive strength (ASTM C-579)
6,600 psi (464.0 kg/cm2)
5,300 psi (372.6 kg/cm2)
Flexural strength (ASTM C-580)
3,100 psi (217.9 kg/cm2)
11.81 lbs/gl<
Maximum service temperature
180°F (82°C)
250°F (121°C)
Modulus of elasticity (ASTM C-580)
10.5 x 105 psi (7.4 x 104 kg/cm2)
7.1 x 105 psi (5.0 x 104 kg/cm2)
Permeance (ASTM E-96-94, A)
0.0002 U.S. Perms (0.037 gm/m2)
0.0011 U.S. Perms (0.202 gm/m2)
Tensile strength (ASTM C-307)
2,300 psi (161.7 kg/cm2)
2,700 psi (189.8 kg/cm2)
Thickness (WFT)
60 mils, 100% solids
80 mils, 78% solids
Working time at 70°F
30 minutes
30 minutes

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. Data should not be used for specification purposes.

The Sauereisen Fast-Trak Lining Series is a fiber-reinforced lining system specifically designed to protect concrete, steel or masonry surfaces in the pulp & paper industry. Fast-Trak has the chemical resistance to withstand the bleaches, liquors and other corrosive substances that attack unprotected trenches, sumps and chests in paper mills. Depending on the chemical and temperature environment, Fast-Trak is available in either vinyl ester or NovolaK epoxy formulations which are used with an appropriate Sauereisen Primer.

A monolithic lining applied by airless spray, the Fast-Trak system may be used to restore deteriorated tile linings that would otherwise require extensive demolition, re-pointing and replacement. Downtime of the Fast-Trak installation is minimized by the ability to coat existing tile structures with a uniform thickness of corrosion-resistant material. Since spray installations proceed at a much quicker rate than re-pointing or construction by the tile setter's method, pulp & paper infrastructure can return to service in a fraction of the time.

Fast-Trak is also ideal for new construction because it eliminates the possibility of disbonded tile falling into processing liquids and subsequently damaging plant equipment.


  • An installation-friendly alternative to tile linings.
  • Fast chemical set - less down time.
  • Fiber reinforcement allows for maximum strength with moderate thickness.
  • Available in vinyl ester or NovolaK epoxy formulations.
  • Low porosity.


Temperature of Working Area
Maintain a temperature of 60°-85°F on air, substrate, Hardener and Liquid components during mixing, application and
cure. The monolithic components and substrate 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 working time decreases and it is recommended that the 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 dry and made free of oil, grease and other contaminants that may inhibit bond. This can be achieved by chemical cleaning.

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

New Concrete - Abrasive blast, high-pressure water blast, or acid etch concrete to remove laitance and obtain uniform surface texture. Voids should be filled with an appropriate Sauereisen substrate repair material.

Old Concrete - Concrete must be dry, firm and structurally sound as specified by the architect/engineer. All structural cracks and voids must be repaired using Sauereisen F-120, Epoxy Filler Compound 209, or Vinyl Ester Mortar 400 depending on service conditions.

Abrasive blast, high-pressure water blast, or acid etch concrete to remove laitance and obtain uniform sound and clean substrate.

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 characteristics, repeat surface preparation procedure.

Existing Tile - Removal of all loose tile is recommended prior to the lining application. In cases where damaged tile may be refurbished, contact Sauereisen regarding back-filling procedures with epoxy grout.

Chemically clean to remove contaminants which may inhibit bonding of the monolithic. Abrasive blast to provide a profile and to remove deteriorated concrete and loose mortar. Thoroughly vacuum all blast media debris.

In applications subject to service temperatures less than 180°F, re-point mortar joints flush with the tile surfaces using
Epoxy Filler Compound 209. For higher temperature applications, joint repair may be accomplished with Vinyl Ester Mortar 400. Large voids resulting from disbonded tile may be filled with Underlayment F-120 Trowelable.

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


Sauereisen has four bond-enhancing primers recommended for use prior to the Fast-Trak Lining application. Each is designed for specific conditions.

ConoWeld 501 is the epoxy primer to be used with Fast-Trak NovolaK Lining 219.

VEPrime 550 is the vinyl ester primer for use with Fast-Trak VE Lining 441.

Hi-Temp Primer 560 and SparkPrime 562 are single-component, moist-cured urethane primers for use with both 219 and 441.

Both primers are suitable over concrete or tile. When applied over ferrous substrates, 560 requires the addition of Zinc Filler 561.

The moist-cured urethanes are designed for use where a higher temperature is expected than either 501 or 550 can tolerate or where atmospheric and/or substrate moisture is likely to be present. 562 is also a conductive primer designed to be used when holiday testing the topcoats. 560 and 561 must be used under 562 on ferrous substrates.

Components of the Fast-Trak Linings and Primers 501 and 550 are packaged in premeasured containers consisting of Hardener Part A and Resin Part B which must be mixed together before use. Individual components should be remixed before combining. 560 and 562 are single-component and require only remixing before use. The following procedures are applicable to the mixing of the Linings and multiple-component Primers:

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

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

When mixing single-component, moist-cured urethanes, remix the containers with the lid in place. If mechanically
stirring, use a very slow mixer and avoid creating a vortex which will entrain atmospheric moisture in the coating causing gelation.

Primer - Apply N501 and 550 at a wet film thickness of 5-10 mils, whereas 560 and 562 are applied at a maximum of 5 mils wet. All four primers may be applied using specified airless spray equipment or a short nap roller with a non-degradable core.

The Fast-Trak Lining should be applied while the 501 and 500 Primers are firm but tacky. 560 and 562 however, must be fully cured prior to topcoating. 560 and 562 may be topcoated for up to 5 days. For more information on ConoWeld 501, VEPrime 550, SparkPrime 562, or Hi-Temp Primer 560, consult the specific Sauereisen data sheet.

Fast-Trak Lining - The monolithic lining is recommended to be applied by spray to allow for a more easily regulated thickness and to speed the installation process.

A single coat of 60 mils of the Fast-Trak NovolaK Lining 219 is suitable for most applications. Two 40-mil coats of the Fast-Trak VE Lining 441 are generally recommended when using the vinyl ester grade. This will result in a dry film thickness of 63 mils for 441. Allow a minimum of 4 hours between coats at 70°F.

If 24 hours elapse between the application of two coats, sand the surface, solvent wipe and remove any debris prior to re-coating.

Application should be done with a 50% overlap in a "cross-hatch" pattern to reduce the possibility of pinholes and to assure complete coverage. After Fast-Trak has sufficiently cured, a holiday detector should be used to ensure a continuous, pinhole-free lining. When spark testing a tile tank, grounding strips should be placed 16 feet apart, to allow for the proper testing of the lining.

The following equipment is typically used for spray application.:

Mastic pump - Fast-Trak Lining may be sprayed with a minimum 45:1 piston-primed, airless pump such as the model formerly manufactured by Graco. The current specifications for new equipment is the Graco 56:1 King Piston Primed Airless, Model 236-477. Remove filter from surge tank. Remove cage above lower ball valve located near "foot" (lower end) of pump. Other pumps may be suitable, depending on job site requirements.

Gun - Graco Pistol-Grip Flo Gun, Model 224-991.
Gun tip - Graco Reverse-a-CleanTM housing part No. 222-674 with 0.039" orifice, Model GHD-539. The diffuser should be removed prior to use.
Material hose - 6' whip end, 3/8" i.d.; working pressure 5,000 psi, 16,000 psi burst.
Material hose - 0-25' overall, 1/2" i.d.; working pressure 4,000 psi, 16,000 psi burst.
Material hose - 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.


ConoWeld 501 200 ft2 per gallon at 8 mils.

VEPrime 550 267 ft2 per gallon at 6 mils wet film thickness, resulting in a dry thickness of approximately 3 mils.

Hi-Temp Primer 560 320 ft2 per gallon at 5 mils wet film thickness resulting in a dry thickness of approximately 3 mils.

SparkPrime 562 320 ft2 per gallon at 5 mils wet film thickness resulting in a dry thickness of approximately 3 mils.

Fast-Trak NovolaK Lining 219 27 ft2 per gallon at 60 mils.

Fast-Trak VE Lining 441 40 ft2 per gallon at 40 mils wet film thickness, resulting in a dry thickness of approximately 31 mils.

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


Spark testing is recommended to assure the quality of an application. A holiday detector will confirm complete coverage of the coating system and identify any pinholes that must be repaired.

Sauereisen offers SparkPrime 562 for projects that include spark testing as a control measure. The conductive primer will replace ConoWeld 501, VEPrime 550 or Hi-Temp Primer No. 560 in these cases.

SparkPrime is a single-component, moisture- cured urethane resistant to 400°F. It promotes excellent bond strength for epoxy and vinyl ester materials over concrete and tile. The SparkPrime contains carbon black that provides conductivity beneath the coating system which is necessary for holiday detection. Grounding strips should be placed 16 feet apart within the conductive primer.


By properly maintaining air and substrate temperatures, the Fast-Trak System can be cured to meet production scheduling. Contact Sauereisen regarding specific curing parameters.


ConoWeld 501

Unit Size Part A Part B
1 gallon 1/2 gal. can 1 gal. can
3 gallon 2 gal. pail 3.5 gal. pail

VEPrime No. 550

Unit Size Part A Part B
1 gallon 1 - 2 oz. bottle 1 gal. can

Hi-Temp Primer 560
Unit Size - 1 gallon, approximately 8.5 lbs.

SparkPrime 562
Unit Size - 1 gallon, single component, approximately 8.5 lbs. per can.

Fast-Trak NovolaK Lining 219

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

Fast-Trak VE Lining 441

Unit Size Part A Part B
1 gallon 1 - 2 oz. bottle 1 gal.can
2.5 gallon 1 - 4 oz. bottle 1 pail

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


All equipment should be cleaned by scrubbing with a stiff brush and solvent at the end of each working period or when build-up becomes pronounced. Use MEK for epoxies and urethanes and MCT Monochlorotoluene for the vinyl esters.


Sauereisen Fast-Trak VE Lining 441, and VEPrime 550 have a shelf life of three months. Hi-Temp Primer 560, and SparkPrime 562 have a shelf life of six months when stored in unopened, tightly sealed containers in a dry location at 70°F. Under the same conditions, Fast-Trak NovolaK Lining 219 and ConoWeld 501 have a shelf life of one year. 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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