Low friction coating

Two component, solvent free, pigmented polyamide cured epoxy, modified to improve slip factor.


Lining of surfaces to prevent build-up of low abrasion materials, particularly in feed meal silos.

  • Brush applied low friction lining. 
  • Greatly reduces build-up problems when storing fine powders, meal etc. 
  • Allows free flow of materials along coated surfaces. 
  • Easy to apply. 
  • Economical.
Properties of Wet Material

Mixing ratio 

Not advisable 

Density (typical) 



Base: White Activator: Clear Finish: Gloss 

Flash point: 



Do not dilute 


High viscosity liquid 

Shelf life 

2 years from date of manufacture 

Properties of Dry Film

Max service temperature 

Dry: Ambient Immersion: Not recommended 

Abrasion resistance (Taber) 

Using 2xCS 10 wheels loaded with 1000g each 112μm film loss.

45μm after 1000 revolutions 

Bond Strength 

> 8.8 MPa 


Cured material is inert and harmless 

Water tainting 

Will not taint water 

Chemical resistance 

Will resist vegetable oils 

Properties During Application

Application by 

Brush, short fibre roller 

Pot life @25°C 

40 min/500ml 

Volume solids 


Recommended av. dft per coat 


Theoretical coverage for above dft 

8 m./L on smooth surface 

Wet film thickness at above 


Maximum recommended wft 


Practical coverage for estimating purposes 


Recommended number of coats 

2 minimum 

Curing time 

Touch dry: 4 hrs Hard dry: 12 hrs Full cure: 7 days 

Over-coating time @25°C 

Minimum 12 hrs Maximum 48 hrs 

Application temperature range 

10°C to 40°C 

Do not apply coating if humidity is in excess of

85% @ 21°C or 75% @ 10°C 

Fire resistance of wet film. 


Equipment clean up 

abe® super brush cleaner 

Surface Preparation

Steel should be grit blasted to a minimum standard of Sa 2 . on the Swedish Code of Practice SIS 0 55900. 

Concrete should be free of all laitance and preferably should be lightly abrasive blast cleaned. All blemishes in the surface such as pop-outs, omegas, blowholes and honeycomb should be patched with epidermix 201. This should be left overnight to dry and should be sanded smooth. Over-coating of epidermix 201 should be carried out within 48 hours. All debris of preparation must be completely removed.


Steel should be primed with a coat of abe.®cote 384. If maximum smoothness of coating is required this may be overcoated with a coat of abe.®cote 386 which should be rubbed down after drying overnight. Concrete should be primed with a coat of abe.®cote 386. If maximum smoothness of coating is required, a second coat should be applied the following day, left overnight and then rubbed down. All debris of rubbing down must be completely removed.


Stir contents of each container very well. 

Add the Activator to the Base and stir together for at least FIVE MINUTES using a flat paddle. It has been found that mechanical mixing gives better dispersion than manual mixing. A suitable mixing method would be a slow speed electric drill (approximately 200 rpm) fitted with a paddle. 

If only part of a kit is to be used, add one volume Activator to two volumes Base. Measuring must be accurate and separate stirrers and containers used for proportioning each component.


abe.®cote SF 321 must be applied to the primed surface within the over-coating time stipulated for the specific primer. 

Application may be by brush or short fibre roller. 

To achieve optimum finish the first coat of abe.®cote SF 321 may be rubbed down and then over-coated with a second coat. 

At least seven days must elapse between applying the last coat and putting the installation into service

Shelf Life

Two years from date of manufacture. 


5L dual pack tins.

Model Specification

The low friction coating will be abe.®cote SF 321, a two-component, filled, solvent free polyamide epoxy resin system, applied in accordance with a.b.e.® Construction Chemicals’ recommendations.

Health & Safety

Product safety information required for safe use is not included. Before handling, read product and safety data sheets and container labels for safe use, physical and health hazard information. The safety data sheet is available from your local a.b.e.® Construction Chemicals sales representative.

Important Note

This data sheet is issued as a guide to the use of the product(s) concerned. Whilst a.b.e.® Construction Chemicals endeavors to ensure that any advice, recommendation, specification or information is accurate and correct, the company cannot – because a.b.e.® has no direct or continuous control over where and how a.b.e.® products are applied – accept any liability either directly or indirectly arising from the use of a.b.e.® products, whether or not in accordance with any advice, specification, recommendation, or information given by the company.

Further Information

Where other products are to be used in conjunction with this material, the relevant technical data sheets should be consulted to determine total requirements. a.b.e.® Construction Chemicals has a wealth of technical and practical experience built up over years in the company’s pursuit of excellence in building and construction technology.


The table below shows the coefficient and (angle) of friction for each of a selection of material surfaces and grain combinations. These results are comparative but show the efficacy of abe.®cote SF 321. 



Grit Maize 

Maize Chaff (flakes)

Stainless steel 

0,26 (14,8°) 

0,30 (16,7°) 

0,30 (16,9°) 


0,38 (20,8°) 

0.61 (31,5°) 

0,51 (27,2°) 

Plain concrete 

0,43 (23,4°) 

0,58 (30,2°) 

0,62 (32,0°) 

abe.®cote SF 321 

0,25 (13,9°) 

0,22 (12,1°) 

0.23 (13,1°)

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