CEG 2000™ 100% Solids Commercial Epoxy Grout-Technical Data Sheet

Posted onDecember 20, 2010

CEG 2000™ 100% Solids Commercial Epoxy Grout-Technical Data Sheet

* A 2 part blend of epoxies and aggregatestl
* No shrinkage
* High chemical stain resistance, impermeable and non-flammable
* Resistant to acids, alkalies and most solvents
* Easy installation and water cleanup
* Use to grout and set various tiles and pavers
* 8 standard colours
* Protected by MoldGard® Technology to resist mould and mildew growth
* Covered by a Lifetime Systems Warranty

Tile Types:
Can be used with virtually any type of tile including ceramic, porcelain, glass, mosaic, Saltillo, brick, pavers, natural stone and even green marble.

Pail Size: 1.02kg (Part A) & 11.40kg/7.6 Litres (Part B)

CEG 2000 Grout Colour Chart

Technical Data Sheet PDF

Data Sheet PDF

Material Safety Data Sheet Part A PDF

Material Safety Data Sheet Part B PDF

Global Tile Ltd
81 Mays Road, Onehunga
Auckland,1061, New Zealand
http://www.globaltile.co.nz
PO Box 12-504, Penrose
Auckland 1642, New Zealand

P: +64-9-6340712
F: +64-9-6342736

Powerflex-cementitious one pack flexible rubber based tile adhesive-Technical Data Sheet.

Posted onMarch 17, 2010

Powerflex-cementitious one pack flexible rubber based tile adhesive-Technical Data Sheet.

Description
Powerflex is a cementitious one pack flexible, fast setting rubber based tile adhesive. It provides extraordinary handling and when mixed with water becomes a smooth creamy paste that is easy to trowel. Powerflex is quick setting while providing excellent adhesion, water resistance, flexibility and bond strength. Grouting can be done in 3 hours.
Precautions

Powerflex is unsuitable for:

*
bonding moisture sensitive green marble;
*
bonding to MDF board, (timber and wax impregnated wood must be sheeted with fibre cement sheeting);
*
substrates subject to constant water immersion such as swimming pools.

Surface Preparation

All surfaces to be tiled must be flat and true, free from oil, dirt, grease or any other contaminants. Very porous surfaces should be primed with Plastinex (1 part Plastinex mixed with 4 parts water).

Concrete : New concrete must be allowed to cure for 6 weeks and should have a wood flat finish. When finished with a steel trowel, concrete must be acid etched, using Floor Prep.

Cement Render : Render to be left with a wood float finish and allowed to cure for 7 days.

Fibre Cement Sheets : Compressed fibre sheets should be primed with Plastinex (1 part Plastinex mixed with 4 parts water) and all joints to be taped with PVC duct tape and fixed according to manufacturer’s instructions.

Plasterboard : Must be fixed as per manufacturer’s instructions. Jointing compound must be primed with Plastinex (1 part Plastinex mixed with 4 parts water).

Painted Surfaces : Oil based paints must be in good condition with all flaky paint removed and the surface washed with a commercial cleaner such as Sugar Soap. Acrylic based paints to be treated in the same manner as oil based paint surfaces. PVA based paint surfaces must be scabbled to expose at least 80% of the original substrate. (Refer to Morgan Adhesives)

Tilt Up Slabs : Release agents on the surface can be a problem if not removed properly (e.g. silicone based products, diesel, etc.) liaise with the builder to find out which one has been used and remove it accordingly (e.g. using manufacturer’s directions). Only then can tiling commence.

Tile over Tile : Tiles should be thoroughly cleaned with a commercial cleaner such as Sugar Soap.

Vinyl Flooring : Any loose debris should be removed. Surface should be thoroughly cleaned with a commercial cleaner such as Sugar Soap.

Mixing Powerflex

Add Powerflex to clean water at a ratio of 20 kg to 6 litres of water. Mix product to a smooth paste free from lumps by using a drill that has a speed lower than 300 rpm, or mix by hand. Slacken the adhesive and re-mix after 5 minutes.

Pot Life

Powerflex has a pot life of approximately 1 hour at 20°C and 50% relative humidity.

Open Time

Powerflex has an open time of approximately 30 minutes, which can be shortened to just a few minutes by the action of sun, wind, high temperatures or highly absorbent surfaces. Tilers need to constantly check that the adhesive has not formed a surface skin and is still fresh to the touch.

Wetting or priming the substrate prior to tiling prolongs the open time of the adhesive. It is not advisable to wet the adhesive when it has formed a skin as water only increases the rate of cement hydration and will result in an anti adhesive film. Skinned adhesive must always be removed and disposed of.

Application

Always install the tiles in accordance with AS 3958 1:1991 and ensure the backs of the tiles are free of dust. Spread Powerflex evenly across one square metre at a time with a 6 x 6 x 6 notched trowel for walls or a 10 x 10 x 10 notched trowel for floors. The choice of trowel should be governed by the depth of the knobs, grooves or ridges on the back of the tile and the evenness of the substrate.

Lay the tiles with a fair pressure and at right angles to the notched pattern.

The final bed of adhesive should be between 2mm and 4mm. Wall tiles should have a finished joint width of 2mm – 4mm and floor files a finished joint width of 3mm – 6mm. Tiles can be adjusted for approximately 10 minutes after laying.

Coverage

20 kgs of Powerflex will cover approximately 8-10 square metres with a 10mm notched trowel for floors and/or 10-12 square metres with a 6mm notched trowel.

Dry Time

Powerflex dries in approximately 3 hours and cured within 24 hours at 23°C and 50% relative humidity. It may require longer times to cure for denser tiles and substrates or at installation temperatures below 10°C.

Expansion Joints

Joint Grouting

Grouting may commence after approximately 3 hours (depending on variables such as sun, heat, wind, etc.)

Shelf Life

Powerflex can be stored in the original packaging in a dry elevated position for 6 months.

Packaging

Powerflex is available in 20kg, 10kg and 5kg bags and 1kg handyman tubs.

Guarantee

Product Datasheet

Morgan Ceramic Tile Adhesives

http://www.morganadhesives.com.au
11 Raymond Avenue
Bayswater 6053
Western Australia

Telephone +61 8 9272 4666
Facsimile +61 8 9370 1744

Email: info@morganadhesives.com.au

Account queries email accounts@morganadhesives.com.au

Powerflex Lite-fast setting, rubber based tile adhesive-Technical Data Sheet.

Posted onMarch 17, 2010

Powerflex Lite-fast setting, rubber based tile adhesive-Technical Data Sheet.

* High Flexibility
* Enhanced Handling Characteristics
* Grout in 6 hours
Description:

Powerflex Lite is an off white, cementitious one pack, flexible, fast setting, rubber based tile adhesive. When mixed with water, Powerflex Lite becomes a smooth creamy paste that has extraordinary trowelling characteristics. Powerflex Lite, when cured, exhibits water resistance, high bond strength & high flexibility. Powerflex Lite installations can usually be grouted after only 6 hours.
PRECAUTIONS
Powerflex Lite is unsuitable for:

* bonding moisture sensitive green marble;
* bonding to MDF board or timber & wax impregnated wood – (Our technical advice – sheet with fibre cement boards).
* bonding to substrates subject to constant water immersion such as swimming pools.

SURFACE PREPARATION & EXPANSION JOINTS

All surfaces to be tiled must be flat and true, free from oil, dirt, grease or any other contaminants. Very porous surfaces should be primed with Plastinex (1 part Plastinex mixed with 4 parts water). Incorporate expansion joints in accordance with AS 3958.1 1991.

Concrete: New concrete must be allowed to cure for 6 weeks and should have a wood float finish. Use Floor Prep to acid etch an adhesive key into concrete finished with a steel float.

Cement Render: Render to be left with a wood float finish and allowed to cure for 7 days.

Fibre Cement Sheets: Fibre cement sheets must be primed with Plastinex (1 part Plastinex mixed with 4 parts water) and all joints must be taped with PVC duct tape and fixed according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Plasterboard: Plasterboard must be fixed as per manufacturer’s instructions. Jointing compound must be primed with Plastinex (1 part Plastinex mixed with 4 parts water).

Painted Substrates: Oil based paints must be in good condition with all flaky paint removed. Surface must be washed with a commercial cleaner such as Sugar Soap. Acrylic based paints to be treated in the same manner as oil based paints. PVA based paint surfaces must be scabbled to expose at least 80% of the original substrate. (Call us for free site specific technical advice)

Tilt Up Slabs: Silicon or diesel release agents must be thoroughly removed prior to tiling. Liaise with the manufacturer to identify the release agent and removal strategy. Gyprock sheeting or sandblasting is recommended.

Tile Over Tile: A light sanding is required. Tiles should be thoroughly cleaned with a commercial cleaner such as Sugar Soap.
MIXING & POT LIFE
Add Powerflex Lite to clean water at a ratio of 20kg to 5 litres of water. Mix the adhesive to a smooth paste free from lumps by using a drill that has a speed lower than 300 rpm, or mix by hand. Slacken the adhesive and re-mix after 5 minutes. Powerflex Lite has a pot life of approximately 1 hour at 23°C and 50% relative humidity.
OPEN TIME

Powerflex Lite has an open time of approximately 30 minutes, which can be shortened to just a few minutes by the action of sun, wind, high temperatures or highly absorbent surfaces. Dampening or priming the substrate prior to tiling prolongs the open time of the adhesive. Tilers need to constantly check that the adhesive has not formed a surface skin and is still fresh to touch. Adhesive with a surface skin must be always removed and discarded.
APPLICATION, TOOLS AND ADJUSTABILITY TIME

Always install the tiles in accordance with AS 3958 1:1991 and ensure the backs of the tiles are free of dust. Spread Powerflex Lite evenly across one square metre at a time with a 6mm notched trowel for walls and a 10mm notched trowel for floors. The choice of trowel should be governed by the depth of the knobs, grooves or ridges on the back of each tile and the evenness of the substrate. Lay the tiles with a fair pressure and at right angles to the adhesive notched pattern. The final bed of adhesive should be between 2mm and 4mm. Wall tiles should have a finished joint width of 2mm – 4mm and floor tiles should have a finished joint width of 3mm – 6mm. Tiles can be adjusted for approximately 10-15 minutes after laying.
COVERAGE

20kgs of Powerflex Lite will cover approximately 12 square meters with a 6mm notched trowel for walls and approximately 10 square meters with a 10mm notched trowel for floors.
CURE TIME

Powerflex Lite cures in approximately 6 hours at 23°C and 50% relative humidity. High density substrates or tiles and temperatures during installation below 10°C will significantly increase the cure time.
CLEAN UP

Remove excess Powerflex Lite from the grout joints after 10 minutes and clean the tiles with a damp cloth or sponge. Tools and hands can be cleaned with water while the adhesive is still wet.
JOINT GROUTING

Depending on environmental conditions, commence grouting after approximately 6 hours. Use Regular or Superior Grout for grout joints between 3mm to 6mm. Morgan Slate & Quarry Grout should be used for joint sizes between 6 – 20mm. Use Aquapoxy, a three component anti-acid epoxy grout, if the joints are required to have a good chemical resistance. Grout Add may also be mixed with Regular Grout to impart extra flexibility, reduce porosity and increase water resistance.
JOINT GROUTING PRECAUTIONS

DO NOT use excessive amounts of water during mixing or initial cleaning as this will cause irregular colour finishes and also weaken the grout. DO NOT mix the grout with an electric drill above 300 RPM as this can entrap air into the mix causing grout to dry soft and powdery or with unsightly pin holes in the surface. All grouts should be Damp Cured for 48 hours. Refer to the Australian Standard AS 3958 Part 1 Section 5.7.3.
SHELF LIFE

Twelve months if stored in a dry & elevated position in the original factory sealed packaging.
PACKAGING

Powerflex Lite is available in 20kg bags.
SPECIFICATION CLAUSE

The wall & floor adhesive shall be Morgan Powerflex Lite – a high performance tile adhesive complying with all relevant Australian & International technical standards.
MORGAN QUALITY POLICY STATEMENT

Powerflex Lite is manufactured and distributed to a quality system based on ISO 9001:2000. Powerflex Lite is guaranteed for 10 years when installed to the guidelines of AS 3958 Part 1 & 2 and in conjunction with written technical information supplied by Morgan Ceramic Tile Adhesives.

Guarantee

Morgan Ceramic Tile Adhesives

http://www.morganadhesives.com.au
11 Raymond Avenue
Bayswater 6053
Western Australia

Telephone +61 8 9272 4666
Facsimile +61 8 9370 1744

Email: info@morganadhesives.com.au

Account queries email accounts@morganadhesives.com.au