AQUA ST-AL (FLOSIL EPOXY ST-AL)
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High Performance Chemical Resistant Aluminium Coating

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 envionments (C5). Exhibits excellent adhesion to moderately prepared surface and excellent chemical resistance. Can be appl ied as self-sufficient coating system.

  • Extensive Applications
  • Surface Tolerant
  • High Volume Solids, Low Viscosity
  • Excellent Chemical Resistance
Colour Aluminium 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 Sq.m/liter at 250μ DFT
Method of Application Airless spray, Conventional Spray, Roller, Brush
Touch Dry 4-6 hours
Dry to Handle @ 30°C 8-12 hours
Full Cure 3 Days
Minimum Over-coating Interval 4 hours at 30°C
Maximum Over-coating Interval 72 hours at 30°C

Systems and Compatibility

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

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

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

Possible Applications

  • Marine and Offshore structural steel
  • Electrical DTs & SDTs
  • Transformers
  • Industrial structural steel
  • Lamp Poles, Decorative Lighting Structures
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.

Surface Preparation

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.

Recommended Surface Preparation

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 AL 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.

Thinning

Aqua T01 – 10 - 20 %

Airless Spray

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

Conventional Spray

Recommended. Do not exceed spray pressure than 4 Kg/Sq.Cm

Brush / Roller

Recommended

Available worldwide through Flosil-BET Coatings (India) Pvt Ltd.

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

Shelf Life: 12 months* from the date of manufacturing.

*Material to be stored in sealed and unopened containers in closed shelter.

PROTECTION AGAINST FLUORIDE FUMES

Support Structure Before Application Aqua ST-AL

After application of Aqua ST-AL

After Aqua ST-AL application

CONTACT /
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Flosil-BET

No:40, Velichai Village,
Vandalur – Kelambakkam Road,
Chennai – 600 048.