abe acrylic

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Single-component acrylic sealant

DESCRIPTION

abe® acrylic is a fast cure, flexible, smooth white filler that once set can be painted with PVA/acrylic paint.

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USES

Suitable for interior use to fill gaps between most surfaces including glass, wood ceilings, plaster board, metals, ceramic tiles, plastics painted surfaces, ceilings, cornices and joints.

ADVANTAGES

  • Fast cure
  • Flexible
  • 10% joint movement
  • Excellent adhesion
  • Paintable in one hour at 25o C

SURFACE PREPARATION

All surfaces must be clean, dry and free from loose matter,oil, grease and other contaminants.

BONDING / PRIMING

Excellent bonding to most substrates. No priming required unless specified otherwise.

MIXING

Not required as abe® acrylic is a one-component acrylic sealant.

COVERAGE

Dependent on joint size, approximate coverage is 7.7m per 280 ml cartridge based on a 6 mm x 6 mm joint.

APPLICATION

Cut tip of nozzle at the angle required. Apply abe® acrylic sealant from a caulking gun using sufficient pressure to ensure adequate contact with sides of joint. The surface of the joint may be smoothed over with a little liquid soap and water.

TYPICAL PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Movement tolerance ± 10%
Colour White
Chemical resistance Very good resistance to weathering, ageing, salt solutions and diluted alkalis. Not resistant to acids, fuels, oils or solvents.
Cure time @ 25oC Touch dry: 1 hour Full cure: 3-7 days

 

CLEANING

Tools, brushes and mixing equipment should be cleaned immediately after use and before material has set by washing with soap and water.

PROTECTION ON COMPLETION

abe® acrylic may be left neat on interior walls but must be overcoated on exterior walls with a PVA/acrylic paint.
It is possible to overcoat abe® acrylic within one hour of application.

TEMPERATURE AND RELATIVE HUMIDITY

Application temperature:

5°C to 80°C

MODEL SPECIFICATION

One-component, flexible, paintable filler/sealant. Internal use only.

The sealant will be abe® acrylic, a one-component, flexible, paintable, sealant applied in accordance with the recommendations of a.b.e.® Construction Chemicals.

PACKAGING

abe® acrylic is supplied in 280 ml cartridges, packed in boxes of 12.

HANDLING & STORAGE

This product has a shelf life of 6 months if kept in a dry cool place in the original packaging. In more extreme conditions this period might be shortened.

HEALTH & SAFETY

abe® acrylic should not be allowed contact with skin and eyes. The use of gloves and eye protection is advised. Splashes into eyes should be washed immediately with plenty of clean water and medical advice sought.

Cured abe® acrylic is inert and harmless.

IMPORTANT NOTE

This data sheet is issued as a guide to the use of the product(s) concerned. Whilst a.b.e.® Construction Chemicals endeavours 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.