Morcemcolor® Epoxi

Epoxy antacid two-component mortar for laying and filling of ceramic tiles and mosaics with joints of width between 1 and 15 mm. Resistant to UV rays exposure and weather and climate action.

EN 13888 - RG EN12004 - R2T GBC ES Resistente a los ataques

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Composition

Epoxy mortar of two antacid components, where the part A is constituted by a mixture of resin epoxy, inert siliceous and additives, and the part B is constituted by catalysts of  organic nature.

Features and applications

  • Easy application and cleaning even in comparison with the cementitious grouts for tiles.
  • Stable and uniform colour in all types of tiles.
  • Resistant to UV rays exposure  and weather and climate action.
  • High mechanical strength.
  • Without absorption.
  • It prevents the proliferation of moulds and fungus
  • Total absence of cracks or fissures after the hardening.
  • For antacid laying and filling in pavements and coverings, indoors and outdoors of ceramic tiles and glass mosaic with joints of 1 to 15 mm of width.
  • Pavement joints with radiant heating.
  • Foors and walls  bathrooms and showers
  • Cooking hobs, terraces and balconies.
  • Optimal chemical resistance, suitable for surfaces exposed to aggressive chemicals, such as: dairies, breweries, butchers and food industries in general, advised also for filling joints in swimming pools, including thermal and saline water.
  • The product can be used for ceramic tiles stucco in environments submitted to direct contact with food, as kitchens, slaughter houses, meat counters , fishes, lacteal, pastry shops, etc
  • Suitable for stucking and landfilling of mosaic joints also in swimming pools with MORCEMDRY system.

Substrates

  • The adhesive or mortar used for the laying of ceramic pieces must be completely dry and hardened.
  • The joints must be dry and clean in its entire length and depth, being empty at least 2/3 of the thickness of the ceramic piece.
  • The adhesive or mortar remains  between joints must be eliminated

Instructions for use

  • Cut the corner of the bag containing the component B and pour it  entirety on the component A (dough). Mixe relation of 100 parts by weight of component A for 8 parts by weight of component B (wear gloves).
  • Mix the two components through agitation with  a drill with a spiral agitator until  to get a homogeneous mixure without lumps.
  • Scratch with a spatula or trowel the walls and the bottom of the container mixture to avoid product residues without reacting.
  • Partial mixtures mustn´t be realized.
  • The obtained product from the mixture may work for approx. 1 hour at a temperature of 23° C.
GROUTING CERAMIC
  • Refill the joints with a rubber trowel, it is necessary to compact the product firmly, applying it in diagonal sense of the joints and removing the excess of product with the same rubber trowel.
  • The workability and hardening time of the product is greatly influenced by the ambient temperature, the ideal temperature application is between + 18° C to + 23° C. In these conditions the workability time will be 1 hour and the traffic will be possible after 24 hours, but if the temperature is + 15° C we will need three days to circulate.
  • The pavement commissioning with chemical attacks is possible after 5 days at temperatures of + 23 ° C and after 10 days at temperatures of + 15 ° C.
  • With temperatures between + 8° C and + 12° C the product is very consistent and difficult to apply and the hardening time is greatly extended. Please do not add water or solvents to improve its workability.
  • At very high working temperatures, it is suitable to apply the product quickly in order to reduce the working time from the reaction heat of  that it can happen in the joints.
 
CLEANING AND FINISHING
  • The Cleaning and finishing will be done when the product would still be fresh and in the shortest possible time , taking care to not empty the joints and without leaving veils on the surface of the ceramic pieces.
  • Spread manually,  clean water on the tiles surface , the first cleanliness using a trowel with a white wet felt, doing circular movements in hourly and anti-hourly sense, to seal perfectly the sides of the ceramic pieces and removing the excess of product that stays on the ceramic pieces. Later do it a second times with a rigid sponge (type sweepex) to obtain a joint with smooth and firm surface, removing totally the product of the ceramic pieces taking care to not empty the joint and drying the excess  water, to avoid  leaving residual veils on the ceramic pieces.
  • When felt and sponge are impregnated of resin and the cleaning is no longer possible, they must be replaced.
  • Another method of cleanliness is with a monobrush, once it has been taken the joint  excess of the ceramic surface,  spreads  water on the grouted surface and the cleanliness is done with a monobrush equipped with felt. Replace the felt disc when this one is impregnated with product.
  • If there were any transparent veils on the ceramic surface, they can be eliminated after 24h or after the joint hardening (depending on the temperatures), using DESMOR EPOXI (consult its technical sheet for its correct use).
USE AS ADHESIVE
  • It is also suitable for the bonding of glass and ceramic mosaics of any absorption and of small format (not exceeding 12 x 24.5 cm)on  wall and floor surfaces.
  • When it is  used as adhesive, it  is classified R2T according to Norm UNE EN 12004
  • Apply the dough  in the support with a suitable notched trowel and lay the ceramics with pressure.

Cautions and recommendations

  • Apply preferably the product with temperatures  between +18 ºC and +23ºC. Avoid to apply in low temperatures conditions  or high environmental dampness to avoid the superficial carbonation formation that might alter the color uniformity 
  • Remove immediately the excessive parts of product of the ceramics surface because when it hardens, it will be only possible to remove it mechanically, with serious risks for the final  work result.
  • Mix the two components (A + B) properly.
  • Change frequently the wash water.
  • Change frequently the felt and the sponge if they are impregnated with product.
  • Do not tread on the newly applied surface to avoid staining the pavement with resin residues.
  • The product can´t be applied on very porous pieces as for exemple. Fired clay or cement ground.
  • Do not cover with fabrics or other materials recently applied to prevent the condensation formation that would result from the superficial carbonation product altering its uniformity color.Wait about 24-48 hours depending on the temperature before protecting the surface.
  • In the case that the application is on natural stone, it is indispensable to do  a preliminary test to verify the possible absorption of epoxy resin on slabs. If it happens a darker veil on the surface and sides of slabs would appear and it couldn´t be removed. This problem occurs in general in clear color of marbles.
  • The product cannot be used on surfaces where there are confined chemical aggressive substances admitted only for intermittent contact (see chemical resistance tables).
  • Do not mix the product with water or solvents.
  • With  ceramic tiles pressed by compaction and with a similar surface of  wood  it can be difficult to remove the spots. In this case , it is recommended to do a previously test or to consult to the technical department.
  • Do not use the product for applications not listed in this technical data sheet.

Resistance to chemicals chart

(The included table, is a synthesis of chemical resistance tests realized in according to the norm UNE EN 12808-1)
CHEMICAL RESISTANCE OF COATINGS CERAMIC WITH MORCEMCOLOR EPOXY BOARD ROOM DESTINATION FLOOR
Group Name Conc. % CONTINUOUS SERVICE INTERMITTENT SERVICE
24 h 7 days 14 days 28 days
Ácidos Acetic acid 2.5 I I I I I
5 I I I G I
Hydrochloric acid 37 I I I G I
Citric acid 10 I I I I I
Lactic acid 2.5 I I I I I
5 I I I I I
10 I I I I I
Nitric acid 25 I I I I I
50 I L L L I
Pure Oleic acid - I L L L I
Sulfuric acid 1.5 I I I I I
50 I I I I I
96 L L L L L
Tannic acid 10 I I I I I
Tartaric acid 10 I I I I I
Oxalic acid 10 I I I I I
 
Group Name Conc. % CONTINUOUS SERVICE INTERMITTENT SERVICE
24 h 7 days 14 days 28 days
Alkalis Amoniaco en soluc. 25 I I I I I
Caustic soda 50 I I I I I
Sodium hypochlorite in Sun: conc. Active CL >10 I I I G I
Potassium hydroxide 50 I I I I I
Sodium bisulfite 10 I I I I I
 
Group Name Conc. % CONTINUOUS SERVICE INTERMITTENT SERVICE
24 h 7 days 14 days 28 days
Solutions saturated at 20ºC Sodium hyposulfite   I I I I I
Calcium chloride   I I I I I
Sodium chloride   I I I I I
Iron chloride   I I I I I
Sugar   I I I I I
Group Name Conc.% CONTINUOUS SERVICE INTERMITTENT SERVICE
24 h 7 days 14 days 28 days
Oils and fuels Gasoline   I I I G I
Turpentine   I I I I I
Diesel   I I I I I
Virgin olive oil   I I I I I
Lubricating oil   I I I I I
Group Name Conc. % CONTINUOUS SERVICE INTERMITTENT SERVICE
24 h 7 days 14 days 28 days
Solvents Acetone   I L L L I
Ethylene glycol   I I I I I
Glycerin   I I I I I
Ethyl alcohol   I I G L I
Solvent Petrol   I I I I I
Oxygenated water 10 I I I I I
25 I I I I I
 

LEGEND:

  • "I" IDEAL RESISTANCE
  • "G" GOOD RESISTANCE
  • "L" LOW RESISTANCE
 
If this information contained in this technical data sheet are the result of our experience, they also have an indicative value. Every specific case must be submitted to preliminary practical  tests by the user that assumes the final responsibility of the work.
 

Consumption according to dimensions (kg/m²)

TILE FORMAT (mm)
JOINT WIDTH (mm)
1,5
2
3
4
5
7
10
2,5x2,5x4 2,00            
10x10x4
1,40
1,86
 
 
 
 
 
10x10x10
4,65
6,20
 
 
 
 
 
15x15x4
0,80
1,70
 
 
 
 
 
15x15x10
2,10
4,10
 
 
 
 
 
15x30x8
1,20
2,50
 
 
 
 
 
20x20x3
0,70
0,93
1,40
1,86
2,33
3,26
4,65
23x23x8
1,10
2,20
3,20
4,30
5,40
7,50
10,80
25x25x10
1,20
2,50
3,70
5,00
6,20
8,70
12,40
50x50x4
0,20
0,50
0,70
1,00
1,20
1,70
2,50
50x50x10
0,60
1,20
1,90
2,50
3,10
4,30
6,20
100x100x8
0,37
0,50
0,74
0,99
1,24
1,74
2,48
125x240x12
0,34
0,45
0,68
0,91
1,13
1,47
2,26
150x150x6
0,18
0,24
0,36
0,48
0,61
0,85
1,21
150x150x8
0,25
0,33
0,50
0,66
0,83
1,16
1,65
200x200x8
0,19
0,25
0,37
0,50
0,62
0,87
1,24
250x330x8
0,13
0,17
0,26
0,35
0,44
0,61
0,87
300x300x8
0,12
0,17
0,25
0,33
0,41
0,58
0,82
300x600x10
0,12
0,16
0,23
0,31
0,39
0,54
0,78
400x400x10
0,12
0,16
0,23
0,31
0,39
0,54
0,78
450x450x10
0,10
0,14
0,21
0,27
0,34
0,48
0,68
600x600x10
0,08
0,10
0,15
0,20
0,26
0,36
0,51
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CONSUMPTION AS ADHESIVE
Notched trowel of 4 mm, consumption: 1.6 kg/m2

 

Packaging

Plastic container of 5 kg Bi-component on pallet of 450 kg. Storage up to 24 months in its original closed packing and without overturning, sheltered by the wheather and the dampness.

Technical data

(Statistical results in standard conditions)

APPLICATION DATA
Waiting time for its application Put on the pavement
-  Normal adhesive: 24 hours
- With rapid adhesive: 4 hours
- Mortar: 7-10 days
Put on the cladding
- Normal adhesive: 6-8 hours
- With rapid adhesive: 4 hours
- Mortar: 2-3 days
Mixing relation
Component A: 100 parts by weight
Component B: 8 parts by weight
Mixure Consistency Pasty
kneaded product Density 1.55 g/cm3
Dough Life time  Approx. 1 hour t = + 23° C
Permitted application temperature From + 12 ° C to + 30 ° C
Preferred application temperatures From + 18° C to + 23° C
Passability 24-hour t = + 23° C
Commissioning time 5 days in T = + 23° C
Width of joints 1 to 15 mm
PERFORMANCES SUCH AS ADHESIVE
Adherence to the initial cut 12003 ≥ 2 N / mm2
Adherence to the cut  after  water immersion  EN 12003 ≥ 2 N / mm2
Adherence to the cut  after heat shock EN 12003 ≥ 2 N/mm2
Classification according to UNE-EN 12004 R2T
PERFORMANCES AS GROUTING 
Resistance to abrasion (EN 12808-2) ≤ 250 mm3
Resistance to flexion after 28 days (EN 12808-3) ≥ 30 N/mm2
Resistance to compression after 28 days (EN 12808-3) ≥ 45 N/mm2
Retraction (EN 12808-4) ≤ 1,5 mm/m
Water absorption after 4 hours (EN 12808-5) ≤ 0,1 g
Working temperature From -20 °C to + 100 °C
Classification according to UNE-EN 13888 RG
 
DATOS DE IDENTIFICACIÓN
Appearance Component A: colored dense dough Component B: dense liquid
Colors available White EP 154  
Beige EP 172  
Grey EP 157  
Dark grey EP 156  
Brown EP 189  
   
Customs classification 35069100  

Note

The instructions for use are given according to our tests and knowledge and do not imply any commitment by GRUPO PUMA nor free the consumer from the examination and verification of the products for their correct use. Claims must be accompanied by the original packaging to allow a proper traceability.

GRUPO PUMA is not responsible, in any case, for the application of its products or constructive solutions carried out by the application company or other parties involved in the process and / or execution of the work, limiting the responsibility of GRUPO PUMA exclusively to the damages directly attributable to the supplied products, individually or integrated in systems, due to failures in their manufacturing process.

In any case, the drafter of the work project, the technical management or the person responsible for the work, or collaterally the application company or other parties involved in the process and / or execution of the work, must ensure the suitability of the products addressing the characteristics of them, as well as the conditions, support and possible pathologies of the work in question.

The values obtained by GRUPO PUMAS's products or its constructive solutions that, as the case may be, are determined by the EN standards or any other regulation that applies to it in each case refers exclusively to the conditions specifically stipulated in said regulation and that are referred to, among others, to certain characteristics of the support, humidity and temperature conditions, etc. without being them required in the tests obtained under different conditions, all in accordance with the relevant regulation.

Ranges

Colors in stock

Blanco
Gris
Gris oscuro
Antracita
Beige
Marrón