Flooring & Coatings Systems
Vetotop EC198

Water based chemical & abrasion resistant antibacterial wall & floor thin epoxy coating

Low vehicular traffic.
Schools and office buildings, restaurants and food factories.
Hospital & clinic procedure rooms and pharmaceutical plants.
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Technical Information
Product Description

Vetotop EC198 is a hygienic waterborne coating based on formulated epoxy resin and curing agents specially selected for their ability to be applied and cured in a wide range of temperatures, on dry, damp and/or slightly damp green concrete. The product is composed of 2 components; a base and a hardener, providing a lump-free smooth semi-gloss finish.

  • Near-Zero odor and VOC.
  • Self-priming application on concrete substrates.
  • It does not support the growth of mold, fungi or algae.
  • Ease of application.
  • Excellent abrasion and chemical resistance.
  • Low maintenance costs.
  • Hygienic, impervious and easily cleanable.
  • Used for both floors and walls.
  • Available in 8 standard colors with the possibility of custom RAL colors.
  • High bond, stronger than concrete cohesive strength.
  • Economic installation.

BS EN476:2009 as class 1 in flame spread.

Packaging & Coverage

Vetotop EC198 supplied in 4 & 16 Liter Kits. Yield 5m²/Liter @ 200 micron wft.

Shelf Life & Storage

An original sealed bag of Vetotop EC198 has a shelf life of 12 months provided it is stored clear of ground in a dry and shaded place below 35ºC.

Available in 8 standard colors with possibility of custom RAL colors.
Application Information
Instructions for use

Design Criteria

Vetotop EC198 is designed to be a hard-wearing single or dual coat application on cementitious or metal substrates. When used on metal substrates, it is recommended that the application takes place within 2 to 3 hours from substrate preparation to prevent early rust formation. The applied product will be resistant to water as well as a wide range of chemicals.


Generally, no primer is required for the use of Vetotop EC198, on cementitious substrates, however, where highly absorbent cementitious surfaces exist, Vetoprime AP443 can be used.

For metal substrate, it is mandatory to use primer recommended Vetoprime EP390 before application.


The individual components of Vetotop EC198 should be thoroughly stirred before mixed together. The entire contents of the hardener container should be poured into the base container and the materials mixed thoroughly for at least 3 minutes. The use of a heavy-duty slow speed drill fitted with a mixing paddle is desirable.


The mixed Vetotop EC198 should be applied to the prepared surface using a brush or lambs-wool roller. Ensure that the area is completely coated and that ‘ponding’ of the material does not occur.


The applied coating can receive foot traffic in 24 hours, however, it shall be allowed to cure for 7 days to achieve full cure to receive vehicular traffic and its chemical resistance properties.


Vetotop EC198  should be removed from tools and equipment with water immediately after use. Hardened material can only be removed mechanically.

Surface Preparation

The surface should be sound, clean, free from loose material, grease, laitance, dirt curing compound, etc.

Laitance and weak surface layer shall be removed using mechanical methods such as grinding or blasting in order to provide a sound well-profiled surface. All necessary repairs should be made prior to application by using epoxy mortar from the Vetorep ER range.

New concrete floors shall be at least 28 days old with a moisture content of less than 5% (shall earlier application be required testing of substrate for moisture conditions shall be made).

Steel substrates should be grit blasted to surface quality SA2½ (BS 4232:Second Quality), then apply Vetoprime EP390, wait till it dries, then continue the application of Vetotop EC198.

Additional Information
Health & Sefety

Vetotop EC198 should not come into contact with skin and eyes or be swallowed. Ensure adequate ventilation and avoid inhalation of vapors. Some people are sensitive to resins, hardeners, and solvents. Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves, and eye protection. If working in confined areas, suitable respiratory protective equipment must be used. The use of barrier cream provides additional skin protection. In case of contact with skin, rinse with plenty of clean water, then cleanse with soap and water. Do not use solvent. In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of clean water and seek medical advice. If swallowed, seek medical attention immediately - Do not induce vomiting.

Vetotop EC198 is flammable. No Smoking. In the event of a fire, extinguish with CO2 or foam.

Important note

Saveto endeavors to ensure that any advice, recommendations, information it may give, is accurate and correct. It cannot accept any liability either directly or indirectly arising from the use of its products, because it has no direct or continuous control over where or how its products are applied, whether or not in accordance with any advice, specification, recommendation or information given by us. Saveto has the right to change any of the specifications mentioned in the Technical data sheets upon its discretion without prior notification.

Hard copies of TDSs are printed once or twice a year, while our technical data sheets are continuously being updated as per R&D improvements and new 3rd party testing; kindly refer to our website for the latest updated TDSs.


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