Flooring & Coatings Systems
Vetotop EL492

Self smoothening epoxy based floor topping from 0.8 to 2 mm thickness

Uses
Industrial kitchens and food processing plants
Vehicle factories and car parks
Clean rooms and laboratories
Plant rooms & path ways
Any flooring were impact resistance is required
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Technical Information
Product Description

Vetotop EL492 is a multi component high performance self smoothening epoxy flooring system that flows in a honey like manner to self smoothen to a perfect level. Once cured, the product has excellent abrasion and chemical resistance. Vetotop EL492 provides an attractive hard wearing and easily cleanable floor finish. Its use on floors will enhance lighting in the environment due to the product reflective properties.

Advantages
  • Fast easy application
  • High abrasion and chemical resistance
  • Low maintenance costs
  • Hygienic, impervious and easily cleanable
  • Available in 8 standard colors with possibility of custom RAL colors
  • High bond, stronger than concrete cohesive strength
Compiliance Standard

BS EN476:2009 as class 1 in flame spread.

Packaging & Coverage

Vetotop EL492 supplied in 15 Liter Kit. Yield - 15 m²/kit @ 1mm thickness.

Vetoprime EP491 supplied in 4 Liter Kits. Yield - 7-10 m2/ Liter.

Shelf Life & Storage

Original sealed bag of Vetotop EL492 has a shelf life of 12 months provided it is stored clear of ground in a dry and shaded place below 35ºC.

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

Design Criteria

Vetotop EL492 is designed to be a hard wearing self smoothening single pour application on cementitious or metal substrates at thicknesses between 0.8 to 2 mm. When used on metal substrates, use Vetoprime EP290 which contains corrosion inhibitors. The applied product will be resistant to water as well as a wide range of chemicals.

Priming

All surfaces receiving Vetotop EL492 should be primed with Vetoprime EP491 which is designed for maximum absorption and adhesion to concrete substrates. Add the entire contents of the hardener tin to the base tin and mix the two primer components thoroughly for at least 2 minutes - only mix full packs. Once mixed, the primer should be applied immediately to the prepared substrate using stiff brushes and/or rollers. The primer should be well ‘scrubbed’ into the substrate to ensure full coverage, but care should be taken to avoid over application or ‘ponding’. Allow the primer to dry before proceeding to the next stage, do not proceed whilst the primer is ‘tacky’ as this will lead to unsightly marks in the finished surface. Porous substrates may require a second primer coat - when the first coat is directly absorbed into the substrate - but minimum over-coating times must still be observed.

Mixing

Vetotop EL492 is supplied in three pre-weighed packs (base, hardener and aggregate) which are ready for immediate on-site use. Part mixing of these components is not acceptable and will affect both performance and appearance of the finished floor. Mixing should be carried out using either a forced action mixer; or a heavy duty mobile mixer fitted with a jiffy type mixing paddle.

All such equipment should be of a type and capacity approved by Saveto. The components should be mixed in a suitably sized mixing vessel. Stir the base and hardener components individually then empty them into the mixing vessel scrapping the edges and mix for 2 minutes. The contents of the graded aggregate pack should be slowly added and mixing carried out for a further 3 minutes until a completely homogeneous material is obtained.

Application

Ensure that there are sufficient labor and materials to make the mixing and subsequent application process a continuous one for any given, independent floor area. Once mixed, the material must be used within its specified pot life. The material should be poured onto the prepared and primed substrate as soon as mixing is complete. It should be spread to the required thicknes using a notched trowel or a gauged spreader; with care taken not to overwork the resin, spreading evenly and slowly.

Immediately after laying, the material should be rolled, using a spiked nylon roller, to remove slight trowel marks, and to assist air release. The rolling should be carried out using a ‘back and forth’ technique along the same path. An overlap of 50% with adjacent paths is recommended. Further light rolling may be required to remove surface imperfections, or for subsequent release of trapped air, but should be prior to the setting of the product.

Floor Joints


All existing expansion or movement joints should be followed through the new floor surface. Joint sealant & joint geometry should be compatible with the floor type used, intended exposure conditions and likely movement characteristics of the substrate - consult the local Saveto office for more details.

Cleaning

Vetoprime EP491 and Vetotop EL492 should be removed from tools and equipment with Vetonit Solvent XX400 immediately after use. Hardened material can only be removed mechanically.

Maintenance

The service life of a floor can be considerably extended by good housekeeping. Regular cleaning may be carried out using a rotary scrubbing machine with a water miscible cleaning agent at temperatures up to 50ºC.

Surface Preparation

The surface should be sound, clean, free from loose material, grease, laitence, dirt curing compound, etc. Laitence and weak surface layer shall be removed using mechanical methods such as grinding or blasting in order to provide a sound well profi led surface. All necessary repairs should be made prior to application by using epoxy mortar from Vetorep ER range. New concrete floors shall be at least 28 days old with moisture content of less than 5% (shall earlier application be required testing of substrate for moisture conditions shall be made).

Limitation

Vetotop EL492 should not be applied on to surfaces known to, or likely to suffer from, rising dampness, potential osmosis problems or have a relative humidity greater than 75%.

In areas where significant thermal shock is likely to occur, for e.g. cold rooms etc., Please consult the local Saveto office.

Vetotop EL492 should not be applied to asphalt, weak concrete below 25 N/mm2 compressive strength, unmodified sand/cement screeds, PVC tiles or sheet or substrates known to move substantially e.g. steel walkways.

Vetotop EL492 should not be installed at temperatures below 5°C or above 40°C. If in doubt, or for application outside these temperature limits, please consult your nearest Saveto office.

In common with all epoxy materials some light shade changes may be experienced over the long term when placed in adverse exposure conditions.

Any such change in shade is not regarded as being detrimental to performance.

Additional Information
Health & Sefety

Vetotop EL492, Vetoprime EP491 and Vetonit Solvent XX400 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 confi ned areas, suitable respiratory protective equipment must be used.

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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