Solvent-free high performance, high build epoxy flooring system
Vetotop EC498 is a two-component high-performance solvent-free epoxy coating system that adheres perfectly to concrete. Once cured, the product has excellent abrasion and chemical resistance. Vetotop EC498 provides an attractive, hard-wearing, and easily cleanable floor finish. Its use on floors will enhance the lighting in the environment due to the product's reflective properties.
BS EN476:2009 as class 1 in flame spread.
- Vetotop EC498 is supplied in 4 & 15 Liters Kit. Theoretical Coverage 1.5 - 3.5 m2/Kg
- Vetoprime EP491 is supplied in a 4 Liters kit. Theoretical Coverage 8 m2/Liter
- Vetoprime EP490 is supplied in a 4 Liters kit - Theoretical Coverage 8 m2/Liter
In the case of Antislip aggregates' use, the consumption values for the topcoat will increase by 15 to 20%. Antislip aggregate consumption:
- Vetotop EC498 with Antislip Aggregates Texture Fine, coverage 1.5 - 3.5 m2/Kg @ Thickness 0.75 - 1.5 mm
- Vetotop EC498 with Antislip Aggregates Texture Medium, coverage 1.2 - 3.0 m2/Kg @ Thickness 1.5 - 2.0 mm
- Vetotop EC498 with Antislip Aggregates Texture Coarse , coverage 1.0 - 3.0 m2/Kg @ Thickness 2.0 - 2.5 mm
Stated consumption data are for general guidance. Actual consumption depends on the nature of substrate, method of application, and wastage.
The original sealed kit of Vetotop EC498 has a shelf life of 12 months, provided it is stored clear of ground in a dry and shaded place below 35ºC.
Vetotop EC498 is designed to be a hard-wearing two-coat application on cementitious substrates. The applied product will be resistant to water as well as a wide range of chemicals.
If the concrete surface is porous, or the w/c ratio is >0.5, it is recommended to use Vetoprime EP491 as a film-forming primer or EP490 as a penetrating primer for porous substrates.
Vetoprime EP491 should be mixed in the proportions supplied. Add the entire content of the hardener container to the base container. When thoroughly mixed, preferably using a slow speed mixer, apply the primer in a thin, continuous film using rollers or stiff brushes. Work the primer well into the concrete's surface, taking care to avoid ponding or over application. Leave the primer to achieve a tack-free condition before applying the topcoat.
Mixing Vetotop EC498
In a separated mixing vessel, use a slow speed mixer to mix the base, hardener for 3 minutes. Mix these components in the quantities supplied, ensuring all containers are scraped clean. Do not add solvent thinners at any time.
The application and cure temperature must be above 15°C. Lay the first coat of Vetotop EC498 using a short-haired lamb wool roller or gauged squeegee to achieve a continuous coating. Ensure to remove loose hairs on the roller before use. Apply a minimum film thickness of 200 microns per coat for the flooring system (this can be increased where specifications demand). Apply the topcoat in the same manner within 8 to 24 hours of applying the topcoat.
If the option of using antislip aggregates has been chosen, the base coat should be dressed with the chosen antislip aggregates as soon as possible after laying the base coat. The recommended procedure is to blind the base coat completely, i.e., apply excess dressing aggregate to obliterate the base coating.
Alternatively, the antislip silica particles can be broadcast in a light random dressing to provide a less dense finish, or the product can be used to obtain a smooth finish by omitting the antislip aggregates.
When the base coat has reached the initial cure (after 12 hours at 20°C or 5 hours at 35°C), the excess aggregate should be vacuum cleaned from the surface.
The top coat can now be applied by a short-haired roller or airless spray equipment. Ensure achieving a continuous film and to seal the rough surface caused by the aggregate. Apply this topcoat within 36 hours at 20°C (15 hours at 35°C) of applying the resin base coat.
Expansion joints in the existing substrate must be retained and continued through the Vetotop EC498 topping. Saveto has a range of joint sealants specifically designed for flooring (see Vetoflex PS781 and Vetoflex PS782 product data sheets).
Clean tools and equipment with Vetonit Solvent XX400 immediately after use.
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 to provide a sound, well-profiled surface. Repair All necessary repairs before 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).
Vetotop EC498, Vetoprime EP491, Vetoprime EP490, and Vetonit Solvent XX400 should not contact 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, use suitable respiratory protective equipment.
The use of barrier creams provides additional skin protection. In case of skin contact, 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.
Vetoprime EP490 and Vetonit Solvent XX400 are flammable. Keep away from sources of ignition. No Smoking. In the event of a fire, extinguish with CO₂ or foam.
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 following any advice, specification, recommendation, or information given by us. Saveto has the right to change any of the technical data sheets' specifications upon its discretion without prior notification.
Hard copies of TDSs are printed once or twice a year. Our technical data sheets are continuously 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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