Aqua ST-AL

Product Description

A two-component modified epoxy, high volume solid, high build, surface tolerant aluminum filled coating meeting requirements of SSPC PS 26, designed to work in industrial and marine environments (C5). Exhibits excellent adhesion to moderately prepared surface and exc el lent chemical resistance. Can be appl ied as self-sufficient coating s y s t em. Used as primer in a multi-coat coat ing systems.

  • Extensive Applications
  • Tough, Durable, Easy to Maintain
  • Surface Tolerant
  • High Volume Solids, Low Viscosity
  • Excellent Chemical Resistance

Possible Applications

  • Marine and Offshore structural steel
  • Electrical DTs & SDTs
  • Storage tank protection
  • Industrial structural steel
  • Non-ferrous substrate as primer

Product Information

Colour Alluminium Finish
Finish Leafing & Non Leafing
Volume Solids 80 ± 3%
Mixing Ratio 1.7:1 By Weight (Part A : Part B)
Pot Life 80 minutes @ 35° C
Typical Film Thickness 150μm dry
Theoretical Coverage 3.8 m2/liter at 250μ DFT
Method of Application Airless spray, Conventional Spray, Roller, brush
Touch Dry 4-6 hours
Dry to Handle @ 30° C 8 hours @ 30° C
Hard Dry 12 hours
Full Cure 3 Days

Overcoating Conditions

Minimum Over-coating Interval 4 hours at 30° C
Optimum Over-coating Interval 8 hours at 30° C
Maximum Over-coating Interval Unlimited*

Systems and Compatibility

Aqua ST ALUMINIUM may be used as a standalone coating system, in which case, it must be applied at a thickness of 300 microns minimum.

Aqua ST ALUMINIUM maybe over coated with following products.

Aqua PU 17-06

For more product and system recommendations, please consult Flosil-BET Coatings (India) Pvt Ltd.

Performance Data

Abrasion Resistance Max 90mg weight loss per 1000 cycles - 1kg load - CS10 Wheel - ASTM D4060
Impact Resistance 27 Joule - ASTM D2794
Dry Heat Resistance 55° C - ASTM D2485
Pull - Off Adhesion 10.66 Mpa - ASTM D4541
Scratch Hardness 12.5 kg Load - No Failure - (BS3900 Part E2)
Salt Fog Resistance Excellent, Unaffected after 6000 hr Exposure - ASTM B117 Continued to 10000 hr
Cyclic Fog / UV Exposure Excellent, Unaffected after 6000 hr Exposure - ASTM 5894-05 Continued to 10000 hr


All surfaces to be coated shall be dry and free from oil, grease, dust, dirt and any foreign matter that can adversely af fect adhesion of coating. Solvent cleaning as per SSPC SP1 shall be conducted wherever necessary.


Surface shall be prepared by hand/power tool to achieve ST2 / ST3 standard of surface preparation as per ISO 8501-1. Any tightly adhering Old coating may remain on surface. For larger surface areas, abrasive blasting may be carried out to achieve Sa 2 as per ISO 8501-1.

Mixing a Liquid binder

Aqua ST ALUMINIUM is supplied in 2 parts, a liquid binder (Part A) and (Part B). Always mix liquid (Part B) into the liquid (Part A) while stirring. 75-100 RPM mixer is recommended. Material should be mesh screened prior to application.


Aqua T01 – 10 - 20 %


Tip range : 0.43 - 0.53 mm at 3500 - 4000 psi tip pressure.


Recommended. Do not exceed spray pressure than 4 Kg/Cm2




Air Temperature 5-50° C
Substrate Temperature 5-55° C
Relative Humidity 50% minimum, 90% maximum
Surface temperature shall always be at least 3°C above Dew Point. Do not expose the coated articles where there are chances of condensation on the surface.

Availability & Packing Size

Available wor ldwide t h r o u g h Flosi l -BET Coatings ( India) Pvt Ltd.

Standard Packing Size = 20 L & 16 L (Mix Paint). Smaller pack sizes of 4 L & Retail Pack Size available on request.

Shelf Life: 12 months* from the date of manufacturing. (*Material to be stored in sealed and unopened containers in closed shelter.)

Important Note

The information in this data sheet is not intended to be exhaustive. Any person using this product for any purpose other than that specifically recommended either in this data sheet or by authorized representatives of Flosil-BET does so at their own risk. All advice given or statement made about the product (whether in the data sheet or otherwise) is correct to our knowledge, however, we have no control on the quality and condition of the substrate being coated with this product and hence Flosil-BET does not assume any liability arising out of misuse of this product. All safety precautions must be taken while handling of this product. Please refer to MSDS for more details.


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Vandalur – Kelambakkam Road,
Chennai – 600 048.