Quick curing seamless flooring system for VCT, VAT and concrete floors.

SUMMARY

SUPER-TOUGH, 100% SOLIDS FLOORING

BIO-FLOR™ 182 is a solvent-free, highly adhesive flooring system designed for application over surfaces such as existing vinyl tiles and concrete. Finished thickness is typically 35 –45 mils, which provides excellent wearability in a variety of colors and textures.

BIO-FLOR™ 182 is an extremely versatile system offering a choice of several hardwearing texture aggregates and high performance epoxy binders. All formulations are solvent free to eliminate the odor and explosion hazards of epoxy solvents. The system can be installed adjacent to other trades without objection resulting in minimum downtime and disruption.

BIO-FLOR™ 182 has given excellent results on busy loading docks and has proved particularly effective for encapsulating old vinyl asbestos tile, asphalt plank and asbestos reinforced asphalt plank floors with a tougher seamless surface.

RECOMMENDED USES

LOADING DOCKS:
Generally used with aluminum oxide abrasive for maximum durability and traction. Reduces or eliminates sweating following sudden changes in weather from cold to hot and humid.

VINYL ASBESTOS TILE AND ASBESTOS ASPHALT PLANKING:
Encapsulates after preparation by OSHA approved janitorial scrubbing. Makes an attractive and extremely tough, seamless flooring in any color.

FOOD HANDLING FACILITIES:
Meets USDA FSIS Directive 11,000.4 “Approval Of Paints and Coatings Used in Official Establishments”dated 8/12/94 for floors.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

VEHICLE TYPE : Epoxy/Aliphatic amines

PIGMENTATION : Color/Inert/mineral aggregates

COLORS : All colors including white

FINISH : High gloss, textures from glass smooth to non-slip

THINNER : Not normally required

CLEANER : MEK or lacquer thinner

MIXING RATIO : varies

INDUCTION TIME : Not required

POT LIFE : Approx. 15’ /77°F

FLASH POINT : Over 200°F

SOLIDS BY VOLUME : 100%

SPREADING RATE/GAL : Normally 105 – 125 sq.ft./gallon per coat

DRY TIME, (LIGHT TRAFFIC) : 12 hours @ 77°F

APPLICATION METHOD : Squeegee/roller, roller

FLAME RESISTANCE :  1.0+watts/sq.cm. (ASTM E648-94a)

VOC : Essentially zero

APPLICATION NOTES

SURFACE PREPARATION:

This may be accomplished in several ways:

New Concrete: leave to cure properly for a minimum of 20 days before coating. Weak surface laitance must be removed by either; acid etching or abrasive blasting. (Note: acid etching can be difficult and unreliable unless performed with particular attention to proper acid application, scrubbing, rinsing, and drying.) Abrasive blasting, (recommended), may be effected by conventional open blasting or with “Blastrac”® type centrifugal equipment. The concrete surface after preparation should have the granular appearance of medium sandpaper.

Aged Concrete: best prepared by abrasive blasting. If contaminated contact Thin Film Technology for advice.

Vinyl Asbestos/Vinyl Composition Tile: Prepare for coating by scrubbing with wax stripper using a janitorial scrubber. (Note: when stripping vinyl asbestos tile, (VAT), use no more aggressive pad than a green pad in accordance with OSHA directives – under no circumstances abrade the tile surface). Check the pH of the surface using pH test paper – rinse until pH is in the range 6 – 8.5. Vacuum, squeegee or blow-dry the surface before coating application.

Asphalt planking with asbestos: These surfaces are best prepared by janitorial stripping twice. Follow the procedure described above for VAT stripping as completely as possible then repeat the process before rinsing and checking pH using pH test paper to ensure pH is in the range 6 – 8.5. Dry the surface before BIO-FLOR™ application.

APPLICATION:

Follow the sequence described below for aggregate filled systems, application of single or unfilled systems follows the notes under “Primer, or Base Coat” below:

Primer, or Base Coat is applied at a spreading rate of 120sq.ft./gal (concrete) to 125 sq.ft./gal (Vinyl Tile) to yield a wet film of approximately 13mils. Application is made by pouring a mixed two-gallon kit over a roughly measured 210-250sq.ft. area then spreading using long handled squeegees followed by final backrolling. The formulation is self-leveling and will flow out to level most surface irregularities within a few minutes.

Aggregate is applied at a rate of 0.3 – 0.5lbs/sq.ft.either “chicken-feeding” by hand or by a mechanical aggregate spreader. The object is to “over-seed” or to apply enough aggregate to completely saturate the wet coating film leaving unabsorbed grains on the surface. Aggregate is spread within minutes of the primer coating application while it is still uncured and quite liquid. Remove the excess aggregate by brushing with a stiff yard broom when the film has hardened sufficiently – this will be after about five hours at 77°F. The surface exposed after brooming will be flat and uniform.

Glaze or Sealer application is made following the same pour/squeegee/roll method used for the primer coat at a spreading rate of about 100sq.ft./gallon. “Stretching” the coverage to about 140sq.ft./gallon will result in a greater surface texture for enhanced skid resistance, conversely application of more glaze coat will result in a smoother film which may be desirable in some applications.

CURING BEFORE SERVICE:

Allow 12hrs curing at 77°F before initial service, which includes rolling, but not spinning, wheeled traffic. Unlimited service is possible after about 24hrs. at 77°F with “full cure” occurring about 3 days after the last coating application.


WE URGE YOU TO READ THE MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET (MSDS) BEFORE USING AND TO CALL THIN FILM TECHNOLOGY, INC., AS NECESSARY FOR ADVICE OR INFORMATION BEFORE ANY ACTUAL OR CONTEMPLATED APPLICATION.

SAFETY: This is a hazardous material if misused. Read and understand the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) before use.

WARRANTY DISCLAIMER: The technical data given herein has been compiled for your help and guidance and is based upon our experience and knowledge. However, as we have no control over the use to which this information is put, no warranty, express or implied, is intended or given. We assume no responsibility whatsoever for coverage, performance or damages, including injuries resulting from use of this information or of products recommended herein.

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