Two-Component Structural Repair Epoxy Mortar. 

Two-component, solvent-free, filled, polyamide cured epoxy. Repairing and patching defects in concrete such as honeycomb and spalls.

  • Easily installed by gloved hand.
  • Easily smoothed to finish off.
  • Holds perfectly in overhead work.
  • Non-slump in vertical.
  • Needs no priming.
  • Strengths way above surrounding concrete.
  • Resistant to oils, fuels, water, dilute chemicals.
  • Non toxic in water containment.
Surface Preparation

Any surface to be repaired with epidermix 314 must be clean, mechanically sound and dry. The surface should be chipped to expose main aggregate and in the case of honeycomb, all suspect material must be cut out. The surface must be free of all debris prior to placing the compound.

Bonding / Priming

Self priming.

Properties of Wet Material
Mixing ratio 1 : 1 by volume
Density (typical) 1.91 g/cm3
Colour Base: Off white
Activator: Grey
Mixed: Grey – similar to concrete
Finish Trowelled to smooth finish with water – wet steel trowel
Flash point 150ºC
Dilution Do not dilute
Consistency Each component is a heavy paste
Toxicity Uncured material is toxic
Properties During Application
Application by Gloved hand and/or steel trowel
Pot life @ 25ºC 110 – 130 minutes/500ml
Volume solids 100%
Theoretical coverage 1 m2/l/1mm thickness
Wet thickness at above 1mm
Maximum recommended thickness per layer 25mm
Curing time @ 25ºC Touch dry 6 hrs
Practical cure 12 hrs
Overcoating time @ 25ºC Minimum –  8 hrs
Maximum – 24 hrs
Applicaton temp. Range 10ºC to 40ºC
Fire resistance of wet material Non-flammable
Equipment clean-up a.b.e.® super brush cleaner
Properties of Cured Material
Maximum service temperature Dry – 70ºC
Wet – 60ºC
Compressive strength @ 25ºC 60 MPa in 24 hrs
74 MPa in 7 days
Tensile strength @ 25ºC 8 MPa
Lap shear on grit blasted steel 2mm bondline thickness
Arizone shear test Concrete failure in bondline at 400 kN load 44 MPa concrete
Shrinkage during cure Negligible
Toxicity Non-toxic
Water resistance Excellent
Tainting Will not taint water
Solvent resistance Resists aliphatic solvents, oils, petrol, diesel, fuel
Chemical resistance Resists dilute inorganic acids and dilute alkalis
Mixing

epidermix 314 is a heavy paste to the extent that it can only be mixed by kneading with gloved hands. Set up equal volumes of base and activator side by side on a clean board. Do not take more than about 250ml of each compound at one time. Knead the two components together (like mixing bread dough) for at least five minutes.

Coverage

1m2/l/1mm thick.

Application

Mixed epidermix 314 should be pressed into place in the repair area, always using a GLOVED HAND. The viscosity ofepidermix 314 is sufficient to hold its place in soffit repairs and on vertical faces. If the void is too big to fill in one placing, leave the contact surface rough to act as a key for subsequent placing once the first application has set.  A final smooth finish may be obtained by trowelling off the surface of the still uncured epidermix 314 with a water-dampened steel trowel.

Cleaning

abe® super brush cleaner before dried/cured.

Protection on Completion

Against traffic and spillage until cured. Most epoxies chalk and degrade in extensive sunlight.

Temperature & Relative Humidity

See “Properties of Materials, Properties During Application, Cured and Wet”.

Model Specification

Two component epoxy mortar. The mortar shall be epidermix 314, a two component, solvent free, polyamide cured epoxy mortar applied in accordance with the manufacturers recommendations, a.b.e.® Construction Chemicals. The cured mortar shall have a compressive strength of 74 mPa in seven days and be resistant to aliphatic solvents, oils, petrol and diesel fuel.

Packaging

epidermix 314 is supplied in 2l and 4l kits.

Handling & Storage

This product has a shelf life of 24 months if kept in a dry cool place in the original packaging. In more extreme conditions this period might be shortened.

Health & Safety

Uncured epidermix 314  is toxic and flammable. Always ventilate the working area well during application and drying. Avoid flames in vicinity. Always wear gloves when working with the material and avoid excessive inhalation and skin contact. If material is splashed in the eye, wash with copious quantities of clean water and seek medical attention.

Cured epidermix 314 is inert and harmless.  When transporting liquids and semi liquids by aircraft, ask for material safety data sheet.

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.