PRODUCT DATA 7 07 92 00 Joint Sealants SONOLASTIC® ULTRA One-component, aliphatic, nonsag, elastomeric, polyurethane security sealant Description Features Ultra is a one-component, moisture-curing, aliphatic, nonsag, polyurethane sealant for security and institutional uses requiring elasticity and superior color integrity. Ultra is capable of withstanding ±25% movement in joints, yet has a high Shore A for security applications. • Aliphatic polyurethane technology Benefits Nonstaining, no yellowing, no chalking • Pick resistant Excellent for security applications, schools, and other public buildings • High UV resistance Experiences no discoloration from sunlight • No surface tackiness No dirt pick up, self-cleaning surface • Medium modulus resistance Provides superior puncture and abrasion • Superior gunability and workability Tools easily Yield • Movement capability ±25% Expands and contracts with joint movement See page 3 for charts. • Suitable for water immersion Documented performance in wet areas 300 ml (10.1 fl oz) cartridges, 30 per carton Where to Use SUBSTRATE APPLICATION • Concrete, masonry 20 U.S. fl oz (590 ml) ProPaks, 20 per carton • Expansion joints • Granite, marble • Curtain walls • Brick Packaging Color White, limestone, and aluminum gray. Refer to the Sonneborn® Color Portfolio. • Panel walls • Precast units • Aluminum, vinyl, and wood window frames Shelf Life • Prisons Cartridges and ProPaks: 1 year when properly stored. • Schools Storage • Parking decks Store in original, unopened containers away from heat and direct sunshine. Storing at elevated temperatures will reduce shelf life. • Plazas • Stadiums • Store fronts How to Apply Joint Preparation 1. The number of joints and the joint width should be designed for a maximum of ±25% movement. 2. The depth of the sealant should be 1/2 the width of the joint. The maximum depth is 1/2" (13 mm) and the minimum is 1/4" (6 mm). Maximum recommended joint width is 1-1/2" (38mm). Refer to Table 1. • Wastewater treatment plants • Dams TABLE 1 • Spillways and storm drains Joint Width and Sealant Depth • Wetwells and manholes JOINT WIDTH, IN (MM) SEALANT DEPTH AT MIDPOINT, IN (MM) LOCATION 1/4 – 1/2 (6 – 13) 1/4 (6) • Horizontal and vertical 1/2 – 3/4 (13 – 19) 1/4 – 3/8 (6 – 10) 3/4 – 1 (19 – 25) 3/8 – 1/2 (10 – 13) 1 – 1-1/2 (25 – 38) 1/2 (13) • Interior and exterior • Immersed in water ® SONNEBORN® PRODUCT DATA ULTRA Technical Data Test Data Composition Sonolastic® Ultra is a one-component, moisturecuring aliphatic polyurethane. RESULTS TEST METHODS Movement capability, % ±25 ASTM C 719 100 % modulus, psi (MPa) 160 (1.1) ASTM D 412 Tensile strength, psi (MPa) 600 (4.1) ASTM D 412 • Federal Specification TT-S-00230C, Type II, Class A, when primed Rheological, (sag in vertical displacement), at 120° F (49° C) No sag ASTM C 639 • Corps of Engineers CRD-C-541, Type II, Class A Ultimate elongation at break, % 600 ASTM D 412 • USDA compliant for use in meat and poultry areas Tear strength, pit 100 ASTM D 1004 Extrudability, 3 seconds Passes ASTM C 603 Hardness, Shore A, at standard conditions 50 ±5 ASTM C 661 Weight loss, after heat aging, % 9.2 ASTM C 792 Cracking and chalking, after heat aging None ASTM C 792 Tack-free time, hrs < 72 ASTM C 679 Stain and color change Passes ASTM C 510 Bond durability, on glass, aluminum, and concrete, ±25% movement Passes ASTM C 719 Compliances • ASTM C 920, Type S, Grade NS, Class 25, Use NT, T, M, A, G, and I • Canadian approval for use in areas that handle food • SWRI validated Typical Properties PROPERTY VALUE Service temperature range, ° F (° C) -40 to 180 (-40 to 82) Shrinkage None PROPERTY Adhesion in peel*, pli Primed dry Glass Aluminum Concrete 37 CF** 34 CF** 43 CF** Water immersion, 122˚ F (50˚ C) Passes 10 weeks with cycling ASTM C 794 ASTM C 1247 * Primed for water immersion dictated by ASTM C 920. Concrete and aluminum primed with 733; glass primed with 766. ** Cohesive failure Test results are averages obtained under laboratory conditions. Reasonable variations can be expected. 3. In deep joints, the sealant depth must be controlled by Closed-Cell Backer-Rod or Soft BackerRod. Where the joint depth does not permit the use of backer-rod, a bondbreaker (polyethylene strip) must be used to prevent three-sided adhesion. 4. To maintain the recommended sealant depth, install backer-rod by compressing and rolling it into the joint channel without stretching it lengthwise. Closed-Cell Backer-Rod should be about 1/8" (3 mm) larger in diameter than the width of the joint to allow for compression. Soft Backer-Rod should be approximately 25% larger in diameter than the joint width. The sealant does not adhere to it, and no separate bondbreaker is required. Do not prime or puncture the backer-rod. Surface Preparation WOOD Surfaces must be structurally sound, fully cured, dry, clean, free of dirt, moisture, loose particles, oil, grease, asphalt, tar, paint, wax, rust, waterproofing or curing and parting compounds, and membrane materials. New and weathered wood must be clean and sound. Scrape away loose paint to bare wood. Any coating that cannot be removed must be tested to verify adhesion of sealant or to determine an appropriate primer. CONCRETE, STONE, AND OTHER MASONRY METAL Clean by grinding, sandblasting, or wire brushing to expose a sound surface free of contamination and laitance. Remove scale, rust, and coatings from metal to expose a bright white surface. Remove protective coatings as well as any chemical residue or film. Aluminum window frames are frequently coated with a clear lacquer that must be removed before the application of Ultra. Any coating that cannot be removed must be tested to verify adhesion of sealant or to determine an appropriate primer. Remove any other protective coatings or finishes that could interfere with adhesion. SONNEBORN® PRODUCT DATA ULTRA Yield LINEAR FEET PER GALLON* JOINT DEPTH (INCHES) 1/4 3/8 JOINT WIDTH (INCHES) 1/2 5/8 3/4 7/8 1 1/4 308 205 154 122 – – – 3/8 – – – 82 68 58 51 1/2 – – – – 51 44 38 19 22 25 *One gallon equals approximately 12 cartridges or 6 ProPaks METERS PER LITER JOINT DEPTH (MM) 6 10 JOINT WIDTH (MM) 13 16 6 24.8 16.5 12.4 9.8 – – – 10 – – – 6.6 5.5 4.7 4.1 13 – – – – 4.1 3.5 3.0 Priming Clean Up For Best Performance 1. Special circumstances or substrates may require a primer. It is the user’s responsibility to check the adhesion of the cured sealant on typical test joints at the project site before and during application. Refer to product data sheet on Primer 733 or 766 (Form No. 1017962) and consult Technical Service for additional information. 1. Immediately after use, clean equipment with Reducer 990 or xylene. Use proper precautions when handling solvents. • Do not allow uncured Ultra to come into contact with alcohol-based materials or solvents. 2. For immersion applications, Primer 733 must be used. 3. Apply primer full strength with a brush or clean cloth. A light, uniform coating is sufficient for most surfaces. Porous surfaces require more primer; however, do not overapply. 4. Allow primer to dry before applying Ultra. Depending on temperature and humidity, primer will be tack free in 15 – 120 minutes. Priming and sealing must be done on the same work day. Application 1. Ultra comes ready to use. Apply by professional caulking gun. Do not open cartridges or sausages until preparatory work has been completed. In cool or cold weather, store at room temperature for at least 24 hours before using. 2. Fill joints from the deepest point to the surface by holding a properly sized nozzle against the back of the joint. 3. Dry tooling is recommended. DO NOT use soapy water or solvents when tooling. Tooling results in the correct bead shape, a neat joint, and maximum adhesion. 2. Remove cured sealant by cutting with a sharpedged tool. 3. Remove thin films by abrading. Curing Time The cure of Ultra varies with temperature and humidity. The following times assume 75° F (24° C), 50% relative humidity, and a joint 1/2" width by 1/4" depth (13 by 6 mm). Skins: overnight or within 24 hours Functional: within 3 days Full cure: approximately 1 week Immersion service: 21 days • Do not apply polyurethane sealants in the vicinity of uncured silicone sealants or uncured Sonolastic® 150 or 150 Tint Base. • Ultra should not come in contact with oil-based caulking, silicone sealants, polysulfides, or fillers impregnated with oil, asphalt, or tar. • All horizontal applications require the use of Primer 733. • Protect unopened containers from heat and direct sunshine. • In cool or cold weather, store container at room temperature for at least 24 hours before using. • When Ultra is to be used in areas subject to water immersion, cure for 21 days at 70˚ F (25˚ C) and 50% relative humidity. Allow longer cure time at lower temperatures and humidity. • Do not use in swimming pools or other submerged conditions where the sealant will be exposed to strong oxidizers. Avoid submerged conditions where water temperatures will exceed 120˚ F (50˚ C). • Lower temperatures will extend curing times. • Do not apply over freshly treated wood; treated wood must have weathered for at least 6 months. SONNEBORN® PRODUCT DATA ULTRA • Substrates such as copper, stainless, and galvanized typically require the use of a primer; Primer 733 or 766 is acceptable. For Kynar coating use Primer 733 only. An adhesion test is recommended for any other questionable substrate. Health and Safety First Aid ULTRA • Ultra can be applied below freezing temperatures only if substrates are completely dry, free of moisture, and clean. Contact Technical Service for more information. Risks In case of eye contact, flush thoroughly with water for at least 15 minutes. SEEK IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ATTENTION. In case of skin contact, wash affected areas with soap and water. If irritation persists, SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION. Remove and wash contaminated clothing. If inhalation causes physical discomfort, remove to fresh air. If discomfort persists or any breathing difficulty occurs, or if swallowed, SEEK IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ATTENTION. • Do not use as a cap, heel, or toe bead for exterior glazing. Refer to the Sonolastic® 150 product data sheet (Form No. 1026309). • Make certain the most current version of this data guide is being used; call Customer Service (1-800-433-9517) to verify the most current version. • Proper application is the responsibility of the user. Field visits by BASF personnel are for the purpose of making technical recommendations only and not for supervising or providing quality control on the jobsite. BASF Building Systems 889 Valley Park Drive Shakopee, MN, 55379 www.BASFBuildingSystems.com Customer Service 800-433-9517 Technical Service 800-243-6739 Warning Ultra contains Stoddard solvent, methylene bis (4-cyclohexylisocyante) and crystalline quartz silica. May cause skin, eye and respiratory irritation. May cause dermatitis and allergic responses. Potential skin and/or respiratory sensitizer. Ingestion may cause irritation. Reports associate repeated or prolonged occupational overexposure to solvents with permanent brain, nervous system, liver and kidney damage. INTENTIONAL MISUSE BY DELIBERATELY INHALING THE CONTENTS MAY BE HARMFUL OR FATAL. Precautions KEEP OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN. Use only with adequate ventilation. Keep container closed. Prevent contact with skin, eyes and clothing. Wash thoroughly after handling. Use impervious gloves, eye protection and if the TLV is exceeded or used in a poorly ventilated area, use NIOSH/MSHA approved respiratory protection in accordance with applicable federal, state and local regulations. All warnings must be observed until container is commercially cleaned or reconditioned. Refer to Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for further information. 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