Seamless Epoxy Flooring Systems Explained

August 25, 2014

Epoxy.com offers many different types of seamless flooring. We offer so many kinds that sometimes it confuses people. The purpose of this article is to explain the differences, and to help you choose the right epoxy seamless flooring system for your application. In some cases the right seamless flooring system will not even be an epoxy. It may be polyurethane or Methyl Methacrylate (MMA).

Epoxy.com Epoxy Chip Flooring in VT rest area.

Epoxy.com Epoxy Chip Flooring on a VT Interstate Rest Area – Taken over 15 years after installation.


Epoxy Floor Coatings

Epoxy coatings can be effective flooring systems. Using Epoxy as a flooring system you need a 100% solids, zero voc, hard durable coating. You also want a coating that is available in multiple colors. These floor coatings can last for decades, so you want to pick a color that you like. Properly installed you will be looking at this floor coating for a very long time. This kind of flooring system is available in the following options:

  1. Epoxy.com Product #1 – www.epoxy.com/1.htm – meets all the criteria above. It has good chemical resistance, and excellent cost to benefit ratio. Great for warehouses, in areas with high traffic and only modest chemical exposure.
  2. Epoxy.com Product #1ESD – www.epoxy.com/1esd.aspx. This is the same as product #1 above but has conductive filler in it. Depending on the primer you use under this system it can be conductive (100,000 – 1,000,000) ohms of resistance or Electro-Static Dissipative (ESD) which is 1,000,000 to 1, 000,000,000 ohms. Used in plants that produce explosive materials like ammunition, fireworks, flairs, or explosive solvents, and used in areas of sensitive electronics, like computer server buildings, avionics, electronics assembly and electronic production areas.
  3. Epoxy.com Product #2 – www.epoxy.com/2.aspx. This is similar to product #1 but with a much higher chemical resistance. This major increase in chemical resistance is offset by only a small increase in the cost of the #2 over the Product #1. The product #2 is well suited for applications like garages, machine shops, sewer tank floors, battery rooms, cooling towers, grooming shops, dog kennels and all areas where an economical chemical resistant coating is required.
  4. Epoxy.com Product #633 – www.epoxy.com/633.aspx – is a highly chemically resistant epoxy floor coating and flooring system. Like Product #1 and Product #2 is extremely durable. Product #633 is typically used in areas where containment of aggressive chemical is imperative. For example Product #633 will hold up to continuous exposure of 98% Sulfuric acid for a period of at least 6 months without loss of structural integrity. Great for secondary containment for a large number of chemicals.

     

All the systems above can go over many different types of substrates with the proper surface preparation. All of the products above are available in 17 colors and can be color matched for an additional cost. The systems above can be combined with various anti-skid materials or broadcast with silica broadcast aggregate to produce a thicker floor

 

Chip Floor

Epoxy.com Chip Flooring – www.epoxy.com/chips.aspx – is the perfect blend of economy, durability, low maintenance, and gorgeous appearance. It uses a 100% solids pigmented epoxy base coat, a full broadcast of plastic chips, and two coats of chemical resistant clear glaze. The chemical resistant glaze also makes this easily the most non-yellow epoxy top coat available today. This easy to clean chip flooring system is best for high traffic areas where appearance, durability and low cost of ownership is a must. Great for commercial and residential kitchens, bathrooms, showers, grooming shops, kennels, veterinary clinics, garage floors, show rooms, rest areas, and much more. This product can be installed with an integral cove base. Epoxy.com Chip Flooring can be installed by a contractor but easy enough to be installed by a home owner. Epoxy.com Chip Flooring can be installed in a residence but is rugged enough to be used in the most demanding commercial applications.

Quartz Flooring

Quartz Flooring Product #15 – www.epoxy.com/15.aspx has a long history of being durable, attractive and non-yellowing. I personally installed this product on high school bathroom floors in the mid 70s. These floors have held up to the test of time with little or no wear, little or no loss of shine and little to no yellowing even under the urinals. This is also available with an integral cove base

Solid Colored Flooring

These solid colored floors are based around self leveling, trowelable or double broadcast application techniques. These floors are sometimes called shop floor. They are made to be thick and extra durable under extremely harsh environments. They can be top coated with any of the systems above under coatings. This kind of flooring is available in 3 speeds of cure: normal, fast, and cold cure. Solid colored flooring is also available with an integral cove base.

Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) Flooring

The big advantage of MMA is speed of curing. Each coat of MMA will cure hard to the touch in 1-2 hours. This allows the next layer to be applied quickly and traffic to be returned to it quickly. You can even build a fast setting integral cove out of MMA resin.

I personally installed MMA on one kitchen floor with a very tight schedule. The restaurant was only closed for breakfast. The project started with rotten plywood floors. At 10 PM the carpenters came in to work. They removed rotten floor and floor joists. They replaced the floor joists and the plywood. At 5 AM I went in with my crew and we primed the floor and sealed up the joints in the wood and the screw holes. At 6:30 AM we laid the floor. At 8 we put a glaze coating on the floor and by 10:30 the restaurant workers were on the floor prepping for lunch. The floor installation from start to traffic took just 5.5 hours.

Polyurethane Decking Systems

Polyurethane Decking – http://www.epoxy.com/elastomeric.aspx – is the system best used in areas where maximum flexibility is necessary. This is typically outdoors, waterproof applications like balconies.

Specialized Flooring

We have a number of systems that are specialized flooring like conductive and ESD (Electrostatic Dissipative) flooring – www.epoxy.com/conductive.aspx – and various hybrid systems. If your project does not seem to fit in the categories above email me at norm@epoxy.com or call us at 352-533-2167.

 

In conclusion we offer many types of seamless flooring systems, they can be used for commercial and residential applications. These systems are durable, economical, and easy to install even by homeowners. These seamless flooring systems may be made out of epoxy, polyurethane, or methyl Methacrylate (MMA). Seamless flooring systems are available in multicolored or solid colored. They range in chemical resistance from very good to resistant to aggressive chemicals. When in doubt what is right for your project send me an email at norm@epoxy.com or give me a call at 352-533-2167.


Epoxy.com Resin Products and Systems

April 4, 2014

Today’s Resin

The Right Resin System for the Right Job


We want you to have the “Right Resin Product for the Right Job”, so we are always looking to improve our systems with new epoxy technology and new epoxy resin formulations. Today we are featuring a Methyl Methacrylate MMA not an epoxy.  We are not just about epoxy but we want you to have the right resin system for your job.

 

MMA Concrete Crack Healer and Sealer

684LV – MMA CONCRETE CRACK HEALER and SEALER replaces Epoxy.com Product #685.  MMA CONCRETE CRACK SEALER Product #684LV is a 100% reactive ultra-low viscosity methyl methacrylate resin used as a penetrating crack sealer or to fortify extremely porous concrete substrates. MMA CONCRETE CRACK SEALER Product #684LV is typically used on bridge decks, parking structures, and floors or as a general penetrating sealer to prevent moisture intrusion.

One of the major advantages of MMA CONCRETE CRACK SEALER Product #684LV is its very low viscosity.  It is about the viscosity (thickness) of diesel fuel, so it soaks into the concrete and down into small cracks quickly.  It hardens in about an hour.  When it hardens it hardens with a bond strength to clean concrete that is greater than the tensile strength of that concrete.  In other words you have just chemically welded the two sides of the crack together, so that it is as if the crack had never happened.

The very fast setting time allows you to install you flooring or sealer system the same day that you repair your crack. At Epoxy.com we are all about systems.  Combining the right resin product to create the right system for your job.

 


Epoxy.com Methyl Methacrylate (MMA)

December 23, 2010


Epoxy.com Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) Horizontal Concrete Repair and Patching Resins

Epoxy.com Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) repair and patching resins for vertical surfaces, can be placed very economically.  Surfaces repaired with Epoxy.com MMA Systems can be opened to traffic quickly (typically in two hours or less), dramatically reducing turn around time and the inconvinence associated with the longer down time of other materials .

Epoxy.com Methyl Methacrylate (MMA)
      Floor and Wall Coating, Flooring and Decking Systems

Epoxy.com Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) Seamless Flooring and Seamless Decking  Systems may be installed on most surfaces, including old or new concrete, wood, and metal. Epoxy.com Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) Seamless Flooring and Decking Systems are waterproof. Epoxy.com Methyl Methacrylate Flooring Systems can be used as a solid color, with colored quartz, or Epoxy.com Flooring Chips. Epoxy.com Product #692 Flexible Methacrylate can be used for crack isolation and waterproofing where movement is anticipated.
Epoxy.com Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) Seamless Flooring and Seamless Decking Systems are very easy and fast to install. They can even be installed at temperatures down to -22°F allowing them to be used in Freezer Rooms and extend the installation season for outside seamless decking and seamless flooring applications. The Epoxy.com Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) Flooring and Decking Systems are wear-resistant, shock absorbing (impact resistant) and can take full traffic and loads within 2 hours of installation.
  • Epoxy.com Product #690 Medium Viscosity Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) Sealer and Top Coating is a 100% reactive, medium viscosity methyl methacrylate resin developed as a sealer/topcoat over Epoxy.com Product #697 and Epoxy.com Product #698 Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) Flooring and Decking Systems.

  • Epoxy.com Product #691 Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) Primer is a 100% reactive Methyl Methacrylate primer for all Epoxy.com MMA floor and wall systems. Epoxy.com Product #691 Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) Flooring Primer also provides excellent filling and sealing as a scratch work filler (with filler added) to level uneven floor and wall surfaces. Epoxy.com Product #691 Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) Flooring Primer is a reactive Methyl Methacrylate resin, which hardens rapidly with the addition of Epoxy.com Product #695 MMA hardener, even at low temperatures.
  • Epoxy.com Product #692 Flexible MMA Membrane is a Flexible Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) Flooring, Decking Bridge  Mortar Resin is a higher viscosity, 100% reactive, flexible (up to 300% elongation) Methyl Methacrylate resin used as a crack isolation or waterproofing membrane under Epoxy.com Product #697 Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) Based Resin Systems. Epoxy.com Product #692 Flexible Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) resists cracking caused by horizontal substrate movement providing a crack resistant, resilient surface. Epoxy.com Product #692 Flexible Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) offers stress relieving properties for floor slabs showing movement and/or vibration. It may also be used by itself when maximum flexibility of the entire system is required.  When used by itself Epoxy.com Product #692 MMA Membrane must be sealed with Epoxy.com Product #693 Semi-Flexible MMA Coating.
  • Epoxy.com Product #693 Semi-Flexible MMA Coating is a 100% reactive, medium viscosity methyl methacrylate resin developed as a topcoat for exterior or interior use with Epoxy.com Product #692 Flexible MMA Membrane based Systems.  Epoxy.com Product #695 Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) Coating is semi-flexible designed primarily for outside use and will not yellow after curing. Its excellent clarity makes it ideal for sealing color quartz and vinyl flake systems. It is excellent for exterior applications such as parking decks, concrete and steel stairs, ramps, solid wooden decks, concrete  and patios as well as numerous other applications.
  • Epoxy.com Product #694 Pigment Packs for use in all Epoxy.com Methyl Methacrylate Products #690 – Product #699, and for use in Epoxy.com Products that are available in a neutral tint base. Available in 15 colors plus black and white.
  • Epoxy.com Product #695 Hardener Powder (BPO) for Epoxy.com MMA Flooring Systems is for use with Epoxy.com Products #691, #692 and #693. Epoxy.com Product #695 Hardener Powder (BPO) for Epoxy.com MMA Flooring Systems dosing can be changed due to temperature and desired set time / working time. Epoxy.com Product #695 must be well mixed with Epoxy.com MMA before adding any other aggregates and fillers.  After mixing the Epoxy.com Product #695 Hardening Powder into Epoxy.com  MMA the polymerization reaction which leads to the hardening of the MMA begins.
  • Epoxy.com Product #697 Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) Binder Resin – a 100% reactive methyl methacrylate binder resin and top coat for self leveling, broadcasting, and troweled mortar systems. Epoxy.com Product #697 Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) Binder Resin is ideal for decorative troweled and broadcast quartz floors and industrial surfacing subject to heavy loads and traffic. Typical thickness of this system is between 1/8 inch and 1/4 inch thick.
  • Epoxy.com Product #698 Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) Binder Resin  is a 100% reactive, low viscosity, flexible methyl methacrylate resin for use as a binder for low resin content troweled mortars and polymer concrete. The resin is ideal for making repairs and to change the slope on floors, bridge decks and joint headers. Epoxy.com Product #698 Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) Binder Resin  can be installed as thick as 2.5 inches in one operation.
  • Epoxy.com Product #699 Low Viscosity Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) Sealer is a 100% reactive, low viscosity methyl methacrylate resin developed as a chemical resistant sealer/topcoat. Epoxy.com Product #699 Low Viscosity Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) Sealer cures to a hard, scratch and wear resistant surface and is specifically designed for dry service in areas subjected to high traffic such as manufacturing areas, aisles, lobbies, service areas, and numerous other applications. Epoxy.com Product #699 Low Viscosity Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) Sealer is used as a sealer for Epoxy.com Product #697 and Epoxy.com Product #698 Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) Binder Resin Systems .
See also:

Exclaim

Proper mixing and installation is critical to the optimal success of all product.  See Installation Tips, Techdata, & MSDS for more details on our products.  Be sure to contact us with any questions and/or concerns that you have.

For more information please contact:

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A Division of Epoxy Systems, Inc.
20774 W. Pennsylvania Ave.
Dunnellon, Florida 34431
Over 300 products,
Since 1980
Florida & Vermont
USA


Epoxy.com Catalog of Products

November 28, 2010

Epoxy.com Product Catalog

Here is a list of the current Epoxy.com Products.  In addition to the products below, we also have products which we can “custom” make to your specifications. This page is the most  frequently updated on our website.  So please check this page often, to see our latest product additions.

Injection and Binary Delivery Systems

  • Injection Machines
  • Manual Injection Pump
  • Injection Ports
  • Binary Tubes 75 ML
  • Binary Tubes 150 ML
  • Binary Tubes 300 ML
  • Static Mixing Tubes for Binary Tubes
  • Manual Gun for Binary Tubes
  • Pneumatic Gun

Misc. Products

  • Fiberglass Tape 4 and 6 inch wide
  • Fiberglass Woven For Reinforcement
  • Gage Rake for overlays
  • Mixing Paddles – drill mixers, Speedy mixers, Mud and Resin Mixers, and Cast head mixers
  • Spiked Rollers- for overlays
  • Spinney Rollers – for overlays
  • Shed Resistant Roller Covers
  • Professional Rollers Covers
  • Jumbo  2 1/4 Diameter Core Roller Covers
  • Perforated Core Roller Covers
  • Roller Handles
  • Floor Squeegees
  • Serrated Edge Floor Squeegees
  • Wood Back Squeegees
  • Mini Roller Covers and Frames
  • Rubber Gloves
  • Paint Brushes
  • Bondable PTFE Cut to Order
  • Graffiti Cleaner
  • and more …

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Proper mixing and installation is critical to the optimal success of all product.  See Installation Tips, Techdata, & MSDS for more details on our products.  Be sure to contact us with any questions and/or concerns that you have.

For more information please contact:

Epoxy.com
A Division of Epoxy Systems, Inc
20774 W. Pennsylvania Ave.
Dunnellon, Florida 34431
Over 350 products,
Since 1980
Florida & Vermont
USA
Office Hours: 9AM-4PM Eastern Time (6AM-1PM Pacific Time).
Closed 12Noon-1PM Eastern Time for Lunch

321-206-1833   Customer Service – Ordering and Order Status
                          Katey Fontaine, VP – Customer Service Director
sales@epoxy.com

714-657-3826  Technical Support
352-533-2167  Norm Lambert, President – Technical Support Director 
info@epoxy.com

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office@epoxy.com

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Epoxy.com Product #695 BPO Hardener for Epoxy.com Methlyl Methacrylate (MMA)

October 20, 2010

Epoxy.com Product #695

Methyl Methacrylate Hardener (Hardening Powder – BPO)


Description

Epoxy.com Product #695 Hardener Powder (BPO) for Epoxy.com MMA Flooring
Systems is for use with Epoxy.com Products #691, #692, #693,
#697, #698 & #699. Epoxy.com Product #695 Hardener Powder (BPO) for Epoxy.com MMA Flooring Systems dosing can be changed due to temperature and desired set time / working time.
Epoxy.com Product #695 must be well mixed with Epoxy.com MMA before adding any
other aggregates and fillers.  After mixing the Epoxy.com Product #695
Hardening Powder into Epoxy.com  MMA the polymerization reaction which
leads to the hardening of the MMA begins.

Composition

Epoxy.com Product #695 is a white dry powder consisting of 50% BPO,
Dibenzoylperoxide.

Technical Data

Appearance Sandy, white dry powder
Content of Dibenzoylperoxide andDicydohexlphtalate Approximately 50%
Self-accelerating decomposition temperature  140° F
Self-ignition temperature >680°F
Solubility Not soluble in water

Packaging

5 lbs 1gallon Pail
15 lbs 3 gallon Pail
55 lbs Box

Use

Epoxy.com Product #695 MMA Hardener Powder must be mixed just immediately
before the application of Epoxy.com MMA. All other powders and fillers must
be added after
Epoxy.com Product #692 and the Epoxy.com MMA resin have been well mixed
together. A dosing chart is shown below.  Be sure to double check with
the individual technical data sheets for the Epoxy.com MMA you are mixing
with Epoxy.com Product #692.

Caution

Epoxy.com Product #692 is an oxidizing agent that violently decomposes
under the influence of heat or when it comes in contact with deducing
agents.  Do Not mix With Accelerators. 
Store separately from Epoxy.com MMA resins.  Review MSDS information
completely before using this or any other Epoxy.com Products.

Storage

Store in tight containers in dry environments below 80°F.

Mix Ratios

PRODUCT       SUBSTRATE/MATERIAL TEMPERATURE (°F) Epoxy.com Product #695 MMA Hardener (BPO)VOL OZ.PER GALLON OF RESIN
#691 MMA Primer 30°F 12.7
40°F 9.0
50°F 7.5
60°F 5.5
70°F 3.5
90°F 1.8
#692 MMA Flexible Membrane   40° F 8.0
50°F 7.0
60°F 5.0
70°F 5.0
90°F 3.0-4.0
Epoxy.com #693 MMA                 40°F 5.5
50°F 4.5
60°F 3.5
70°F 2.0
90°F 1.0-2.0

For more information Contact:

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President &
Director of Technical Support
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Epoxy.com Product #693 Methyl Methacrylate Coating

October 18, 2010

Epoxy.com Product #693

Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) Coating

For Top Coating All Epoxy.com Methyl Metacrylate Systems


DESCRIPTION

Epoxy.com Product #695 Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) Coating is
a 100% reactive, medium viscosity methyl methacrylate resin developed as a
topcoat for exterior or interior use with Epoxy.com MMA Systems.  Epoxy.com
Product #695 Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) Coating is semi-flexible for outside use
and will not yellow after
curing. Its excellent clarity makes it ideal for sealing color quartz and vinyl
flake systems. It is excellent for
exterior applications such as parking decks, concrete and steel stairs, ramps,
and numerous other applications.

USES

  • Parking decks
  • Steel and Concrete Stairs
  • Ramps
  • Wooden and Concrete Decks
  • Balconies
  • Driveways

ADVANTAGES

  • Low temperature accelerators are available for positive cures at temperatures from 32° to 55°F.
  • Excellent resistance to a wide range of chemicals.
  • Easy to apply by conventional painting techniques.
  • Clear after curing.
  • Suitable for USDA food handling areas.
  • Quick recoat time 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Flexibility makes it ideal for cold temperature, over wood, and outside
    uses.

CONSIDERATIONS

  • Concrete must be dry, free of dirt, waxes, curing agents and other foreign
    materials.
  • Do not store outside in direct sunlight, storage temperature must be < 80°F.
  • Substrate must be completely dry.
  • On or below grade installation must have an efficient vapor barrier under
    the slab (minimum 10-15 mil).
  • Moisture vapor transmission must be less than 3 pounds per ASTM-F-1869
    and less than 80% RH per

ASTM F-2170.

COMPOSITION

Epoxy.com Product #693 Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) Coating is a 100% reactive
methyl methacrylate resin.

APPLICATION

SURFACE PREPARATON

Surface Preparation is the most critical portion of any successful resinous flooring system application. All
substrates must be properly prepared as outlined in
Epoxy.com Surface Preparation Guide.

MIXING/APPLICATION

Epoxy.com Product #693 Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) Sealer and Coating requires
the addition of  Epoxy.com Product #695 MMA Hardener to start the hardening
process. The amount of hardener must be adjusted to the respective surface temperature (see table
below). At temperatures below 40�F, Epoxy.com Product #696 Accelerator must be used in addition to the amount of hardener used at
the 40�F level (about � oz by
vol./gal. @ 32°F up to 2.0 oz by vol./gal. @ -20°F).

For Epoxy.com Product #693 MMA Resin

Temp. (°F) of Resin,

Air & Floor SurfaceHardener % by Wt.

Based on Wt. of

#693 ResinHardener by Vol.

(oz.) Based on

Gallon of #693 ResinPot Life (min.)Harden Time (min.)+403.05.5Approx. 40Approx. 60+502.54.5Approx. 30-35Approx. 50+602.03.5Approx. 25-30Approx. 45+701.02.0Approx. 20Approx. 40

Epoxy.com Product #693 Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) Coating  must be applied 50-100 sq. ft./gal. (16-32 mils) for safe
through-hardening. To avoid yellowness do not apply more than 80 mils (20 sq ft/gal.).
For outdoor applications add 1% Epoxy.com Product #693 UV Inhibitor at a
rate of 1% by volume. Pigmented topcoats are achieved by adding pigment packs (1 quart per 5 gallons
resin) to Epoxy.com Product #693 Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) Coating.
Apply material with a notched trowel or squeegee and back roll with a short nap
mohair roller.

CLEAN UP

Clean skin with soap and water; use MEK, xylene, or clean proprietary epoxy thinners for equipment.
Consult Material Safety Data Sheet for safety and health precautions.

COVERAGE

will yield 16-32 mils at 50-100 square feet per gallon, average.

COLOR SELECTION

Contact Epoxy.com Sales Department

TECHNICAL DATA

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Working Life 20-40 min. will vary with Temp

& amount of hardenerRecoat time45-60 minutesSolids Content100%Mix RatioSee chart aboveViscosity220-225 cps approx.Weight Per Gallon8.1 lbs.

MAINTENANCE

Epoxy.com Product #693 Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) Sealer and Coating is considered to be a low maintenance flooring solution. Certain textures and environments,
however, require specific cleaning with bristled brushes. Due to the thermoplastic character of MMA resins,
black marks can occur from fork lifts and tires skidding.

STORAGE

Store in a cool and dry place, below 80°F, out of direct sunlight. Do not store near open flame or food. Shelf life
is 6 months in the original unopened containers.

HELPFUL HINTS

Adequate cross ventilation should be provided. Good ventilation during the processing ensures a good cross
linking and hardening. Read, understand and follow Material Safety Data Sheets and Application Instructions
prior to use.

Use only as directed. If substrate and/or material temperature is above 90°F, DO NOT apply material.

Keep Out of Reach Of Children

Contact Epoxy.com Technical Support with your questions about this
product at 352-533-2167. Epoxy.com Technical Support Department can help you
with the selection, specification, installation, and maintenance of
Epoxy.com products, or visit http://www.epoxy.com/.

Norm Lambert
President &
Director of Technical Support
Epoxy Systems, Inc
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Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) Flexible Membrane System

October 7, 2010

Epoxy.com Product #692

Flexible Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) Flooring Mortar System

For use in Epoxy.com Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) Flooring, Decking & Bridge
Deck Systems


Perfect for outdoor and cold weather installation

DESCRIPTION

Epoxy.com Product #692 Flexible Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) Flooring, Decking
Bridge  Mortar Resin is a higher viscosity, 100% reactive, flexible methyl
Methacrylate resin used as a crack isolation or waterproofing membrane under Epoxy.com MMA Systems. Epoxy.com Product #692 Flexible
Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) resists cracking caused by horizontal substrate movement providing a crack resistant, resilient surface.
Epoxy.com Product #692 Flexible Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) offers stress relieving properties for floor slabs showing movement and/or
vibration.

Excellent for use as an intermediate layer in:

  • Loading docks
  • ramps
  • equipment rooms
  • large animal rooms
  • activity rooms
  • automotive and
    tooling industry
  • freezers
  • coolers
  • bridge decks
  • pedestrian walkways
  • parking garages
  • ship decks
  • joint repair
  • food industry
  • dairies
  • beverage industry
  • numerous other applications.

ADVANTAGES

  • Crack resistant flexibility Elongation of 300%.
  • Reduces noise created by mechanical vibrations.
  • May be applied in thickness of 1/8″-¼ “.

CONSIDERATIONS

  • For improved intermediate adhesion, broadcast Epoxy.com Product #692 Flexible Methyl Methacrylate (MMA)  with 16-30 mesh
    silica sand.
  • Concrete must be dry, free of dirt, waxes, curing agents and other foreign materials.
  • Do not store outside in direct sunlight , storage temperature must be < 80°F.
  • On or below grade installation must have an efficient vapor barrier under the
    slab (minimum 10-15 mil).
  • Moisture vapor transmission must be less than 3 lbs per ASTM-F-1869 and less
    than 80% RH per
    ASTM F-2170.

COMPOSITION

Epoxy.com Product #692 Flexible Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) Flooring, Decking
Bridge  Mortar Resin is a 100% reactive methyl methacrylate resin.

COLOR SELECTION

Epoxy.com Product #692 Flexible Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) is supplied clear
(slight haze). Color packs are available for selected colors. Color pack mix
ratio is 1 quart pigment per 5 gallons resin. See Epoxy.com MMA color card.

SURFACE PREPARATION

Surface preparation is the most critical portion of any successful resinous
flooring system. All substrates must be prepared as indicated on the
Epoxy.com Surface Preparation Guide.

MIXING AND INSTALLATION

Epoxy.com Product #692 Flexible Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) is typically used in
conjunction with fillers and fine aggregate and requires the addition of Epoxy.com Product #695 MMA
hardener to start the hardening process. The amount of hardener must be adjusted
to the respective surface temperature (see table). At temperatures below 40°F, Accelerator 101 must be
used in addition to the amount of hardener used at the 40°F level (about ½ oz by vol./gal. @ 32°F up to 2.0 oz by
vol./gal. @ -20°F).

Typical Slurry/Topping Formula

Material Weight Volume
Epoxy.com Product #692 8.4 lbs. 1.0 gal.
Epoxy.com Product #82 Leveling Filler 20 lbs. 1.8 gal.
Pigment Pack N/A 6.4 Vol. oz.
Epoxy.com Product #695 MMA Hardener Follow chart Follow Chart
 

Add hardener to the clear resin and blend; add dry powders and mix thoroughly
with propeller mixer. Blend pigment and mix for 1-2 minutes until no lumps are present. Apply mix to the
primed surface using a gauge rake or notched trowel. The above mixture will yield approximately 1.8 gal. of
slurry. Coverage is:

3/32 inch 30 sq ft
1/8 inch 22-23 sq ft
3/16 inch 15.0 sq ft
1/4 inch 11.3 sq ft

The fresh slurry coat must be broadcast to excess with a wearing coarse of
aggregate. Rates will vary from 0.25-1.25#/sq ft depending on type and size of aggregate. It is recommended to
broadcast 16-30 mesh aggregate. Do not use broadcast aggregate smaller than 30 mesh. Aggregate may be
natural or colored quartz, sand, aluminum oxide, emery, etc.

Epoxy.com Product #692  systems must be top coated, protected, or sealed with Epoxy.com
Product #693 Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) Top Coating. These can be either
pigmented or non-pigmented.

Pot Life and Hardening/Temperature

Temp. (°F) of
Resin, Air & Floor
Surface

Hardener by
Vol.(oz.)

Based on Gallon

of #692 MMA Resin

Pot Life (min.)

Hardening

Time(min.)

+41 8.0 Approx. 25 Approx. 70
+50 7.0 Approx. 25 Approx. 65
+68 5 Approx. 20 Approx. 50
+70 5 Approx. 20 Approx. 45
Below 41°F Epoxy.com Product # 696 Accelerator must be used in addition to the amount of hardener
used at the 41°F level (about ½ oz by vol./gal. @ 32°F up to 2.0 oz by vol./gal. @ -20°F).

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Percent Solids 100%
Working Life, 50° – 70° 20-25 min.
Recoat Time 55-75 Min.
Viscosity, cps 1,100-1,200 cps
Weight per Gallon 8.3 lbs
Compressive Strength 2,500-3,000 psi
Tensile Strength 75-80 psi
Elongation at Break 300%

CLEAN-UP

Clean tools and equipment with lacquer thinner or MEK. Consult Material Safety Data Sheet for safety and health precautions.

STORAGE

Store in a cool and dry place, below 80°F, out of direct sunlight. Do not store
near open flame or food. Shelf life is 4-6 months in the original unopened containers.

HELPFUL HINTS

Additives and fillers can separate with storage. Stir thoroughly before using or
removing from drum.

Adequate cross ventilation should be provided. Good ventilation during the processing ensures a good cross
linking and hardening. Read, understand and follow Material Safety Data Sheets and Application Instructions
prior to use.

Use only as directed. If substrate and/or material temperature is above 90°F, DO
NOT apply material.

For industrial Use only.

Keep out of reach of children.

Contact Epoxy.com Technical Support with your questions about this
product at 352-533-2167. Epoxy.com Technical Support Department can help you
with the selection, specification, installation, and maintenance of
Epoxy.com products, or visit http://www.epoxysystems.com.

Norm Lambert
President &
Director of Technical Support
Epoxy Systems, Inc
Available by Phone M-F 9AM-4PM Eastern Time (6 AM – 1 PM Pacific Time)
352-533-2167 (Voice)
352-465-3497 (fax)
norm@epoxy.com

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