Data Sheets

Data Sheets




Bond strength
150 psi
45 psi
(ASTM C321)
(10.5 kg/cm2)
(3.2 kg/cm2)
Compressive strength
(ASTM C579)
9,000 psi
6,500 psi
(632.7 kg/cm2)
(457 kg/cm2)
(ASTM C617)
8,000 psi
6,500 psi
(562.4 kg/cm2)
(457 kg/cm2)
(modified ASTM D71)
136.5 pcf
123.7 pcf
(2.19 gm/cm3)
(1.98 gm/cm3)
Dielectric constant
60 HZ @ 84oF (29oC) maximum
2.92 average
Maximum Service Temperature
190°F (88°C)
190°F (88°C)
Power factor
60 HZ @ 84°F (29°C) maximum
0.004 average
Tensile strength
(ASTM C307)
605 psi
675 psi
(42.6 kg/cm2)
(47.5 kg/cm2)

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 600 and 610 Sulfur-Based Mortars are used for concrete test cylinders and as a compound in the manufacturing of abrasive grinding wheel arbor holes. 600 is also used in the assembly of porcelain ceramic insulators in electrical transmission markets.

600 and 610 Sulfur-Based Mortars have a history of corrosion control when used in the construction of floors, trenches, sumps and tanks in steel mills, mines, metal finishing and chemical-processing plants.

600/610 mortars can be used in accordance with ANSI/ASTM C386, "Standard Practice for Use of Chemical- Resistant Sulfur Mortar."

600/610 comply with the requirements of ANSI/ASTM C617, "Standard Method of Capping Cylindrical Concrete Specimens."

Outstanding Characteristics
600 and 610 mortars are manufactured in both ingot/briquette and flake forms. The 600/610 mortars melt rapidly, set quickly - within minutes - and meet most production requirements.

600 is silica-filled, while 610 is carbon-filled for those applications where hydrofluoric acid exposure is encountered. Refer to Sauereisen Chemical Resistance Chart for suitability in specific chemical service.


Temperature of Working Area
Maintain a temperature of 50° on air, brick, substrate, during mixing, application, and cure.

Surface Preparation
All surfaces in contact with No. 600/610 should be clean, dry, and free of dust, dirt, grease, oil, and other contaminants that may inhibit bond of No. 600. Surface prep should be in accordance with membrane requirements.


600/610 must be melted to a free-flowing state for use. Place a quantity of No. 600/610 into a suitable clean, dry, steel, temperature-controlled kettle and melt to a smooth, free-flowing liquid at 265°F to 290°F. Stir occasionally while melting or when adding more material.

Use a suitable melting pot for sulfur-base compounds equipped with automatic temperature controls.

If heated above 300°F, the material thickens. To reduce viscosity and lower the temperature to optimum range, remove the heating element and/or add additional No. 600/610 material. Overheated material is still usable after temperature has decreased to 260°F - 290°F, provided temperature has not exceeded 300°F.

Capping Plate Preparation
Capping plates should be lightly coated with mineral oil prior to 600 application.

Empty quantity of 600 into melting pot and regulate temperature between 265°F and 290°F. Melt material in this temperature range to a smooth, free-flowing liquid.


Pour the molten 600 into the capping plate with a ladle. Place the concrete cylinder immediately into the sulfur cement and allow to remain until the compound solidifies (approximately one minute). After the compound has solidified, remove the capped cylinder from the mold.

Installation of Walls and Floors
Walls - Set the masonry units on 620 wood spacers and form ¼-inch wide horizontal and vertical joints. Install a single layer at a time and fill joints before proceeding with successive layers. When the exposed joints are to be 600/610, they must be taped with muslin strips saturated in Sauereisen 14 to retain the molten mortar until it congeals. Muslin may be stripped, resaturated and reused as soon as 600/610 Mortar congeals. The pour should stop when the joint is approximately 1/2 inch below the top surface of the masonry unit to provide a key for subsequent courses.

Floors - Using a suitable pouring container, apply a thin layer of 600/610 over membrane to prevent damage prior to brick installation. Set the masonry units on No. 620 wood spacers and align brickwork, maintaining ¼-inch wide vertical joints. Pour molten No. 600/610 into vertical joints until completely filled.

Temperature of Capping Plate
Maintain an optimum temperature of 85°F to 90°F on the capping plate to prevent thermal shock and potential cracking when molten material is poured into the capping plate.


Estimating Table - material quantities per square foot

Common floor and tank brick quarry tile sizes
Length (in) 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 9 9 9 9
Width (in) 3 7/8 3 7/8 4 4 3 3/4 2 1/4 4 1/2 3 3/4 4 1/2 4 1/2 2 1/2 3
Thickness (in) 1 3/16 1 3/8 1 3/8 1 1/2 2 1/4 3 3/4 3 3/4 4 1/2 2 1/2 3 4 1/2 4 1/2
Number of Brick with 1/4-in joints 4.23 4.23 4.11 4.11 4.36 6.98 3.67 4.36 3.28 3.28 5.66 4.79
Lbs Mortar per ft2 for 1/4" side joints
600 1.20 1.39 1.37 1.50 2.27 5.29 3.39 4.55 2.18 2.62 5.78 5.10
610 1.14 1.32 1.30 1.41 2.15 5.01 3.21 4.31 2.07 2.48 5.47 4.83
Lbs Mortar per ft2 for 1/4" setting bed or back joint
600 2.84 2.84 2.84 2.84 2.84 2.84 2.84 2.84 2.84 2.84 2.84 2.84
610 2.58 2.58 2.58 2.58 2.58 2.58 2.58 2.58 2.58 2.58 2.58 2.58

The above quantity requirements are based upon physical dimensions of chemical-resistant masonry units and actual weight of mortar as determined by ASTM C905. Actual usage rate will vary dependent upon scope of installation, experience of workmen, field conditions and other contingencies. Personnel using the above chart should, therefore, add an appropriate wastage factor.


600 & 610 will harden upon cooling. Allow minimum of two hours after hardening before placing into service or crushing capped specimens.


600 & 610 flake form is packaged in 50 lb. bags on plastic-wrapped pallets and the ingot/briquettes come ten (10) 5-lb. pieces per case.

620 Wood Spacers are 500 pieces/lb.


Unused material left in the melting kettle can be removed by chipping after it has cooled.


Sauereisen 600 & 610 have a shelf life of one year when stored in unopened, tightly sealed containers in a dry location at 70°F. 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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