abe.®flo HPU is a medium-duty flow applied polyurethane topping based on water dispersed, liquid polyurethane resin system incorporating antimicrobial silver ion protection. A textured, smooth aggregate surface of uniform colour designed for excellent resistance to abrasion, chemical attack, and other physical aggression.

Uses

abe.®flo HPU provides a heavy duty, thermally shock resistant, hard wearing floor finish with exceptional chemical resistance.

Typical areas of application include food processing factories, chemical processing plants, and pharmaceutical production for use in wet and dry process areas where the floor is subjected to hot fluid spillage steam cleaning, heavy traffic, impact and chemical attack.

Advantages
  • Contains silver ion technology forantimicrobial protection.
  • Easy to clean and sanitize due toseamless flooring.
  • Heat is resistant to 80 °C.
  • High chemical resistance.
  • High abrasion resistance.
  • High impact resistance.
  • Non-slip matt finish.
  • Solvent free application.
Colours

abe.®flo HPU is not colour stable and may discolour on ageing; this is more noticeable in light colours. This will not impair its chemical resistance. Where colour matching is required over more than one order or delivery, a.b.e.®’s Technical Department must be contacted prior to placing the order(s) and the requirement stated clearly on all orders relating to the project(s).

The colour range includes dark green, mid grey, mustard, cream, blue and red.

Cautionary Note:

Variations in aggregates can cause variations in floor colour. Although every effort is made to keep product colours consistent, it is advisable to use product from the same batch in specific areas. Products can be pre-blended to further limit colour variations.

Application
  • Chemical processing plants.
  • Food processing plants withantimicrobial additive based on silver iontechnology making abeflo HPU ideal foruse in HACCP environments as itprovides a seamless, antimicrobial, mattfinish that imparts no chemicalcontaminants to foods.
    Breweries.
  • Engineering areas.
Technical Details
Compressive Strength 55 N/mm²
Tensile Strength 6.5 N/mm²
Flexural Strength 40 N/mm²
Colours Please refer to chart
VOC 8g/Lt
Water Absorption <0.2%
Elastic Mod. 1350 N/mm2
Impact Resistance Drop Test <3 mm
Heavy traffic 24 hours
Light traffic 12-16 hours
Abrasion Resistance Accelerated <0.03 mm
Chemical Resistance Acids and sugars
Kit yield 10.8 L
Nominal thickness 3.0 mm 3.6 m²/kit
Nominal thickness 4.0 mm 2.7 m²/kit
Watch Points

Prime concrete surfaces with abecote primer plus Silica sand scatter 1.8 mm. Application conditions should be between 10 °C and 25 °C with a maximum relative humidity of 75%.

Packaging

2.6 kg Resin (Code 52512BO026)
2.5 kg Hardener (Code 52513BO25)
15.5 kg Aggregate (Code C52510BO155)
Total kit 22.45 kg yields 10.8 litres
abe.®cote primer (Code 40003005)
Silica sand scatter 1.8 mm (Code 36903025)

Shelf Life

Six months when kept in a cool, dry place. Packaging must remain unopened.

Directions

Substrate Requirements
Concrete substrates are to be 20-25 MPa compressive strength and 1.5 MPa tensile adhesion strength, free of dust and friable materials. There must be no moisture vapour rising from the concrete and moisture content must be less than 5%.  Totally enclosed heavy shot blasting or scarification should be used to remove all residues to provide a dry, dust free open textured surface with exposed aggregate. Anchor grooves, minimum 4 mm wide x 4 mm deep, must be formed at all edges, bay joints, columns doorways, drains, and at regular centres across the floor.

Generally, groove width and depth are twice the screed thickness. If time constraints (or any other) result in the application of screed short of these anchor groves, cut new groves to finish off the application and start the next application with new groves.

System Requirements

Concrete Primer – abe.®cote primer +Silica sand scatter 1.8 mm

Polyurethane topping – abe.®flo HPU.

Application

Prepare surfaces to obtain a sound, dust free, dry surface.  Prime with abe.®cote primer + scattered aggregate and cure for at least 24 hours before applying abe.®flo HPU with a maximum overcoating time of 48 hours. Ensure application conditions are between 10 – 25 °C and at a maximum of 75% Relative Humidity. Before mixing, turn the resin bottle upside down and shake vigorously to re-suspend any sedimentation.

Mix the shaken resin and hardener in a pan mixer well. Then add the aggregate and, after the last of the aggregate has been added, mix until uniformly wetted out. Pour out the mix onto the demarcated area and trowel out into place. Spike roll out trowel marks and allow to settle.

Coving

Use the relevant abe.®screed PU CG coving grade colour with appropriate primer for coving and/or vertical applications.

Maintenance

Cleaning
Regular scrubbing and mopping will maintain the abe.®flo HPU in a serviceable condition.

Antimicrobial Resistance
The abe.®flo HPU makes use of silver ion technology in the formulation which inhibits the growth of bacteria and fungi in contact with the product. The hygienic advantage is therefore not only derived from the daily use of the floor but in the longer life this technology affords in retarding the degradation of the floor by microorganisms.

Colour Stability
abe.®flo HPU is not colour fast and will change in colour over time, especially when subject to direct sunlight and high intensity lighting. The rate of colour change is unpredictable.

Sealing

Stain resistance is enhanced if the abe.®flo HPU surface is sealed.

Storage

Store the kit in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight and where there is no exposure to damp and humidity.

Health & Safety

Please read Material Safety Data Sheet and specific health and safety data for this product provided in compliance with the requirements of OHSA No. 85 of 1993. The finished system is not hazardous to health.

Components & Pigments

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.

 

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