Kerapoxy Design Kerapoxy Design
CT
EN
O
UT
IN COM
PLI
A
AM
IC T
ILES
RE
SIN
ER
ADHESIVE FOR C
EN 12004
TH EUROPEA
E WI
NS
NC
13888
RDS
NDA
TA
A
RE
ION
REACT
RDS
NDA
TA
IN COM
PLI
A
y
x
o
n
p
g
a
i
r
s
e
K De
TH EUROPEA
E WI
NS
NC EN 12004
ION
RESIN
GR
Two-component,
decorative, acid resistant
epoxy grout (available
in 25 different colours),
ideal for glass mosaics.
May also be used as
an adhesive
14
nEW
RS
U
o
l
o
c
CLASSIFICATION ACCORDING TO EN 13888
Kerapoxy Design is an RG-class reactive (R) mortar
for tile joints (G).
• Installing and grouting in swimming pools,
especially recommended for pools containing
spa or sea water.
CLASSIFICATION ACCORDING TO EN 12004
Kerapoxy Design is an R2-class reactive (R),
improved (2) adhesive.
• Repairing existing degraded grout by removing
all loose areas and to a minimum uniform depth
of 3 mm.
WHERE TO USE
Decorative grouting of internal and external tiled floors
and walls, in particular for glass mosaic. Also suitable
for an acid resistant bond to all substrates normally
used in the building industry.
Kerapoxy Design allows you to create floors, walls,
worktops etc. in compliance with the HACCP system
and the requirements of EC Regulation No. 852/2004
regarding hygiene and foodstuffs.
TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Kerapoxy Design is a two-component, decorative,
epoxy resin-based grout with very low emission of
volatile organic compounds, with silica sand and
other special components, with excellent chemical
resistance and easy cleaning properties.
Some application examples
• Installing and grouting decorative finishes in
environments with an high aesthetic value
(e.g. showrooms, commercial environments, etc.).
• Suitable for application on substrates where a
semi-transparent finish is required, it also allows
the light to filter through (e.g. glass substrates).
• Installing and grouting floors and walls in showers and
bathrooms. Suitable on fibreglass and PVC substrates.
• Installing and grouting floors and walls in thermal
facilities, saunas, Turkish baths, etc.).
Kerapoxy Design may be mixed with up to 10% by
weight of MapeGlitter, metalized coloured glitter, to
create particular special effects. Percentage depends
on the aestethical effect and workability desired.
MapeGlitter is available in silver and light gold and
another 22 colours on request.
When applied correctly, Kerapoxy Design forms
tile joints with the following characteristics:
• translucent effect, improves the chromatic effect of
finishes with particularly decorative characteristics;
• semi-transparent finish, very similar to glass mosaic,
guarantees better luminosity, lustre and appearance
of the mosaic;
xy
o
p ign
a
r
Ke Des
• excellent mechanical strength and chemical
resistance, therefore excellent durability;
• leaves a final smooth and compact
surface, which is non-absorbent and
easy to clean; guarantees a high level
of hygiene and blocks the formation of
mildew and mould;
• excellent workability, highly improved
compared with traditional epoxy mortars
thanks to its creamy consistency, which
guarantees a faster application, less waste
and makes it easier to clean the surface of
the mosaic, and to obtain a good finish;
• no shrinkage and, therefore, no cracking;
• uniform colours resistant to ultra-violet
light and atmospheric agents;
• excellent bonding properties.
Application of
Kerapoxy Design
RECOMMENDATIONS
•U
se Kerapoxy IEG to grout ceramic
floors subject to attack by oleic acids
(ham curers, sausage factories, oil mills,
etc.) and aromatic hydrocarbons.
• Use a flexible sealant from the MAPEI
range (such as Mapesil AC, Mapesil LM,
Mapeflex PU40, Mapeflex PU45 or
Mapeflex PU50 SL) for flexible expansion
joints or for joints subject to movement.
• Kerapoxy Design does not guarantee a
perfect bond when used as a grout if the
edges of tiles are wet or contaminated
with cement, dust, oil, grease, etc.
Wetting the surface
of the grout before
cleaning
• Kerapoxy Design leaves a semitransparent, translucent finish and the
final colour may vary dependent on the
type and colour of mosaics on which it
is applied and the colour of the adhesive
used for bonding. This variation must be
taken into consideration if the grout is
used for different types of tile in the same
room.
• If porcelain tiles are grouted with a
contrasting colour of Kerapoxy Design
(for example black on white), carry out
preliminary tests beforehand.
• Always carry out preliminary tests before
grouting stone or ground porcelain with a
porous or rough surface.
• Do not add water or solvents to Kerapoxy
Design to increase its workability.
• Do not use Kerapoxy Design to grout
joints which are wider than 7 mm.
• Use the product at temperatures between
+12°C and +30°C.
Cleaning off the glass
mosaic with a damp
Scotch Brite® pad
• The packages are pre-dosed and,
therefore, it is not possible to make mixing
errors. Do not estimate the quantities when
mixing: hardening will be compromised
if the catalysing ratio is wrong.
• If hardened Kerapoxy Design has to
be removed from the joints, use an
industrial hot air blower. If hardened
localized residues of the product remain
attached to the tiles, use Pulicol 2000
for cleaning.
ACID RESISTANT GROUTING
APPLICATION METHOD
Preparation of the joints
The joints must be clean, free from dust
and empty down to at least 2/3 of the
thickness of the tiles. Any adhesive or
mortar which has seeped into the joints
while laying the tiles must be removed
while still fresh.
Before grouting, make sure the installation
mortar or adhesive has set and that most
of the moisture has evaporated.
Kerapoxy Design is not harmed by damp
from the substrate, but the joints must not
be wet when grouting.
Preparation of the mix
Pour the hardener (component B) into
the container of component A and mix
well until a smooth paste is obtained. We
recommend using a low-speed electric
mixer to guarantee perfect blending, and to
avoid overheating of the mix which would
reduce working times. Where required, add
MapeGlitter once the blend has been mixed,
at a ratio of up to 10% by weight. Use the
mix within 45 minutes of preparation.
Application
Spread Kerapoxy Design with a special
MAPEI grout float, making sure that the
joints are filled right down to the bottom.
Remove excess material by passing the
edge of the same trowel diagonally over
the tile joints.
Finish
Tiled finishes must be cleaned after grouting
while Kerapoxy Design is still “fresh”.
Wet the grouted surface and emulsify with
an abrasive pad for cleaning joints (such as
Scotch-Brite® or MAPEI tile-joint cleaning
kit). Take care not to drag grout from the
joint. Tiles/mosaics may also be cleaned with
the same pad, but it must be more saturated
with water. Any liquid which remains on
the surface may be removed with a hard,
cellulose sponge (such as a MAPEI sponge).
Replace the sponge when it is coated with
too much resin, and also when finishing off
the grouted joints.
After the finishing operation, it is very
important that no traces of Kerapoxy
Design remain on the surface of the tiles.
Once hardened, it is very difficult to remove.
Therefore, rinse the sponge often with clean
water during cleaning.
With very large floor surfaces, finishing
may be carried out by wetting the surface
and using a single-head rotary machine
CHEMICAL RESISTANCE OF CERAMIC TILING GROUTED WITH KERAPOXY DESIGN*
PRODUCT
Group
Acids
Name
Acetic acid
Hydrochloric acid
Chromic acid
Citric acid
Formic acid
Lactic acid
Nitric acid
Pure oleic acid
Phosphoric acid
Sulphuric acid
Alkalis
Saturated
solutions
at +20°C
Oils and
fuels
Solvents
Tannic acid
Tartaric acid
Oxalic acid
Ammonia in solution
Caustic soda
Sodium hypochlorite in solution:
active chlorine
active chlorine
Potassium
permanganate
Potassium hydroxide
Sodium bisulphite
Sodium hyposulphite
Calcium chloride
Ferric chloride
Sodium chloride
Sodium chromate
Sugar
Aluminium sulphate
Petrol, fuels
Turpentine
Diesel fuel
Tar oil
Olive oil
Light fuel oil
Petrol
Acetone
Ethylene glycol
Glycerine
Methylene glycol acetate
Perchloroethylene
Carbon tetrachloride
Ethyl alcohol
Trichloroethylene
Chloroform
Methylene chloride
Tetrahydrofurane
Toluene
Carbon sulphide
White spirit
Benzene
Trichloroethane
Xylene
Mercuric chloride (HgCl2)
Hydrogen peroxide
Legend: + excellent resistance
USE
Concentration %
Laboratory
benches
2.5
5
10
37
20
10
2.5
10
2.5
5
10
25
50
50
75
1.5
50
96
10
10
10
25
50
6.4 g/l
162 g/l
5
10
50
10
5
1
10
25
(+) good resistance
* Evaluated in compliance with EN 12808-1 standards
INDUSTRIAL FLOORING
Permanently
Sporadically
+
+
–
+
–
+
+
–
+
+
(+)
+
–
–
+
(+)
+
+
–
+
+
+
+
+
used (+20°C)
+
(+)
–
+
–
(+)
+
–
+
(+)
–
(+)
–
–
+
–
+
(+)
–
+
+
+
+
+
used (+20°C)
+
+
–
+
–
+
+
–
+
+
(+)
+
–
–
+
(+)
+
+
–
+
+
+
+
+
+
–
+
(+)
+
+
+
+
+
+
+
+
+
+
+
+
+
(+)
+
+
–
+
+
–
–
(+)
+
–
–
–
–
–
(+)
+
–
–
–
+
+
+
+
(+)
–
(+)
–
+
+
+
+
+
+
+
+
+
(+)
+
+
(+)
(+)
+
+
–
+
+
–
–
–
(+)
–
–
–
–
–
–
+
–
–
–
+
+
+
(+)
+
–
+
(+)
+
+
+
+
+
+
+
+
+
+
+
+
(+)
+
+
+
–
+
+
–
–
(+)
+
–
–
–
–
–
(+)
+
–
–
–
+
+
+
+
– poor resistance
TECHNICAL DATA (typical values)
Conforms to the following standards:
– European EN 12004 as R2
– ISO 13007-1 as R2
– European EN 13888 as RG
– ISO 13007-3 as RG
PRODUCT IDENTITY
component A
component B
Consistency:
creamy paste
gel
Colour:
available in 24 different colours and translucent
Density (g/cm³):
1.641.06
Dry solids content (%):
100100
Brookfield viscosity (mPa·s)
700,000400,000
EMICODE:
EC1 R Plus - very low emission
APPLICATION DATA (at +23°C and 50% R.H.)
Mix ratio:
component A : component B = 9 : 1
Consistency of mix:
creamy paste
Density of mix (kg/m³):
1,550
Pot life of mix:
45 minutes
Application temperature range:
from +12°C to +30°C
Open time (as an adhesive):
30 minutes
Adjustability time (as an adhesive):
60 minutes
Set to light foot traffic:
24 hours
Ready for use:
4 days
Spreading blue
Kerapoxy Design used
as an adhesive with
notched trowel
Laying glass mosaic
with Kerapoxy Design
on wall
FINAL PERFORMANCE
Bond (shear strength) according to
EN 12003 (N/mm²):
– initial bond:
– after immersion in water:
– after thermal shock:
25
23
25
Flexural strength (EN 12808-3) (N/mm²):
45
Compressive strength (EN 12808-3) (N/mm²):
75
Abrasion resistance (EN 12808-2):
147 (loss in mm³)
Water absorption (EN 12808-5) (g):
0.05
Resistance to humidity:
excellent
Resistance to ageing:
excellent
Resistance to solvents and oils:
very good (refer to table)
Resistance to acids and alkalis:
excellent (refer to table)
In service temperature range:
from -20°C to +100°C
The following day,
grouting with Kerapoxy
Design in the same
colour and the same
application procedure
previously shown
110 MANHATTAN 2000
111 SILVER GREY
113 CEMENT GREY
114 ANTHRACITE
130 JASMINE
132 BEIGE 2000
133 SAND
134 SILK
135 GOLDEN DUST
142 BROWN
136 MUD
149 VOLCANO SAND
174 TORNADO
700 TRANSLUCENT
710 ICE WHITE
728 DARK GREY
729 SAHARA YELLOW
731 DARK BROWN
720 PEARL GREY
760 GOLD
750 RED
730 TURQUOISE
740 BLUE
●
●
●
●
●
●
●
●
●
●
●
●
●
●
●
●
●
●
●
●
●
●
●
SILVER
103 MOON WHITE
●
LIGHT GOLD
799 WHITE
●
The table contains the 25 base colours from the current Kerapoxy Design range. All the colours in the Kerapoxy Design range may
be mixed with light gold or silver MapeGlitter to create an even wider range of colours.
with special abrasive felt disks such as
Scotch-Brite®.
Residual liquid may be drawn off using a
rubber rake.
Kerapoxy Cleaner (special cleaning
solution for epoxy grout) may also be used
for the final cleaning cycle and may also be
used to remove thin residues of grout up to
several hours after application. In this case,
the product must be left to react for longer
(at least 15-20 minutes).
The efficiency of Kerapoxy Cleaner
depends on the amount of residual resin
and the amount of time gone by after
application. Cleaning must be carried out
while still “fresh” as described above.
APPLICATION METHOD WHEN
USED AS AN ADHESIVE
After mixing the two components as
described above, spread the adhesive on
the substrate using a suitable notched
trowel. Firmly press the tiles/mosaics
into the adhesive bed to guarantee good
adhesive transfer. Once set, the bond
is extremely strong and resistant
to chemical agents. The particular
consistency of the product makes it
possible to grout the joints immediately
after bonding the tiles, including on vertical
surfaces, which considerably reduces the
final laying time.
SET TO LIGHT FOOT TRAFFIC
Floors are ready for light foot traffic after
24 hours at +20°C.
READY FOR USE
4 days. After 4 days, the surfaces may
also be subjected to chemical attack.
Cleaning
Tools and containers may be cleaned while
the product is still fresh using plenty of
water. Once Kerapoxy Design has set,
it may only be removed mechanically or
with Pulicol 2000.
CONSUMPTION
The consumption of Kerapoxy Design
varies dependent on the size of the joints
and the size and thickness of the tiles. The
consumption is approximately 1.4 kg/m²
(2x2 cm size) when used to grout mosaic.
When used as an adhesive, the consumption
of Kerapoxy Design is 2-4 kg/m².
It is possible to use the following formula
to evaluate grout consumption:
FORMULA FOR THE COVERAGE CALCULATION:
Spreading Kerapoxy
Design on wood-effect
porcelain floor tiles
with a rubber trowel
(A + B)
kg
x C x D x 1.5 =
(A x B)
m²
lengthof
of tile
tile (mm)
AA==length
(in mm)
widthof
of tile
tile (in
(mm)
BB==width
mm)
thickness of
of tile
tile (mm)
CC==thickness
(in mm)
widthof
of joint
joint (mm)
DD==width
(in mm)
MapeGlitter consumption varies according
to the desired aesthetic effect and at
maximum it is equal to 10% by weight of
Kerapoxy Design.
PACKAGING
Kerapoxy Design is supplied, with mixing
proportions carefully measured, in drums
containing component A and canister
containing component B, which must only
be added at the moment it is required.
The product is supplied in 3 kg units.
Wetting the grouted
surface prior to
cleaning
MapeGlitter is supplied in 100 g sachets.
COLOURS AVAILABLE
Kerapoxy Design is available in 25 colours
(24 colours + neutral - No. 700 translucent).
MapeGlitter is available in silver and light
gold. A further 22 colours are available on
request.
STORAGE
Kerapoxy Design may be stored for up to
24 months in its original packaging in a dry
place.
Cleaning the joints with
a Scotch-Brite® pad
Store component A at a temperature of at
least +10°C to avoid crystallisation of the
product, reversible by heating up.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR
PREPARATION AND APPLICATION
Kerapoxy Design component A is irritant
for the skin and eyes. Both component
A and B can cause sensitization in those
predisposed. Kerapoxy Design component
B is corrosive and may cause burns.
During the application we recommend to
wear protective gloves and goggles and
to take the usual precautions for handling
chemical products. In case of contact with
the eyes or the skin wash immediately with
plenty of water and seek medical attention.
Cleaning and finishing
the joints with a hard
cellulose sponge
consequences deriving from the use
of the product.
Please refer to the current version of the
Technical Data Sheet, available from our
website www.mapei.com
This symbol is used to identify Mapei products
which give off a low level of volatile organic
compounds (VOC) as certified by GEV (Gemeinschaft Emissionskontrollierte Verlegewerkstoffe,
Klebstoffe und Bauprodukte e.V.), an international
organisation for controlling the level of emissions
from products used for floors.
PRODUCT ONLY FOR PROFESSIONAL USE.
WARNING
Although the technical details and
recommendations contained in this
product data sheet correspond to the
best of our knowledge and experience,
all the above information must, in every
case, be taken as merely indicative and
subject to confirmation after long-term
practical application; for this reason, anyone
who intends to use the product must
ensure beforehand that it is suitable for
the envisaged application. In every case,
the user alone is fully responsible for any
Our Commitment To The Environment
MAPEI products assist Project Designers
and Contractors create innovative LEED
(The Leadership in Energy and Environmental
Design) certified projects,
in compliance with the U.S. Green
Building Council.
All relevant references
for the product are available
upon request and from
www.mapei.com
®
BUILDING THE FUTURE
149-4-2015 (GB)
Furthermore, Kerapoxy Design component
A and component B are dangerous for the
aquatic life. Do not dispose of the product
in the environment.
For further and complete information about
the safe use of our product please refer
to the latest version of our Material Safety
Data Sheet.
Any reproduction of texts, photos and illustrations published
here is prohibited and subject to prosecution
(GB) A.G. BETA
xy
o
p ign
a
r
Ke Des
Was this manual useful for you? yes no
Thank you for your participation!

* Your assessment is very important for improving the work of artificial intelligence, which forms the content of this project

Download PDF

advertising