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ATLAS ELASTYK

ATLAS ELASTYK

highly flexible adhesive 2-10 mm (C2TE type)

ATLAS ELASTYK
P1  na ściany P1 na ściany
P2  na podłogi P2 na podłogi
P3  do wewnątrz P3 do wewnątrz
P4  na zewnątrz P4 na zewnątrz
W1  mrozoodporność W1 mrozoodporność
W2  wodoodporność W2 wodoodporność
D3 wejście po 24h D3 wejście po 24h
D11 grubość na ścianie 2-10mm D11 grubość na ścianie 2-10mm
N2  paca stalowa zębata N2 paca stalowa zębata

Product description

ATLAS ELASTYK is manufactured as a dry mix of high quality cement binder, aggregates and special composition of modifiers.
With improved bonding – minimum bonding to the substrate is 1.0 N/mm².
Range of adhesive thickness (2-10 mm) enables:
- thin-coat cladding fixing on even substrates,
- thin-coat cladding fixing on uneven substrates, preceded by substrate floating,
Extended open time - allows placing the tiles even 30 minutes since the mortar application – it can be once applied onto larger surface and therefore minimize the time of work.
Reduced slip - enables fixing the cladding “from the top” – proper consistency and layer thickness eliminate the adhesive slip. Therefore one can tile from the wall top and avoid cut-to-size tiles on exposed wall zones.

Main properties

  • for various types of ceramic, stone, concrete cladding and glass mosaic
  • for small, medium and large size tiles
  • for residential, commercial, public access buildings
  • high bonding and flexibility
  • for standard substrates – walls, plasters, screeds
  • for plasterboards
  • for floor and wall heating systems, sealing coats, façades

Main parameters

  • consumption: approx. 1.5 kg of dry mix / 1 m² / 1 mm adhesive layer
  • adhesive thickness: 2 - 10 mm
  • high bonding: ≥ 1 N/mm²

OPTIMAL FORMULA

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ATLAS ELASTYK is a standard cement adhesive of improved bonding to be used with ceramic, stone and glass cladding of any type. Owing to the special recipe ATLAS ELASTYK offers:
wide range of use – owing to bonding additives, the adhesive is characterized by high bonding to various tile types (also large size ones) and substrates,
easy and quick application – more effective tiling owing to extended open time and reduced slip,
durability – owing to flexibility, the adhesive is characterized by improved resistance to thermal and mechanical loads (e.g. with floor and wall heating system, plasterboards, elastic damp proofing of WODER E, WODER W or WODER DUO type).

PROPERTIES

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ATLAS ELASTYK is manufactured as a dry mix of high quality cement binder, aggregates and special composition of modifiers.
With improved bonding – minimum bonding to the substrate is 1.0 N/mm².
Much easier application – mortar is easy to mix and apply, does not slip of a trowel.
Range of adhesive thickness (2-10 mm) enables:
- thin-coat cladding fixing on even substrates,
- thin-coat cladding fixing on uneven substrates, preceded by substrate floating,
Extended open time - allows placing the tiles even 30 minutes since the mortar application – it can be once applied onto larger surface and therefore minimize the time of work.
Reduced slip - enables fixing the cladding “from the top” – proper consistency and layer thickness eliminate the adhesive slip. Therefore one can tile from the wall top and avoid cut-to-size tiles on exposed wall zones.

USE

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Fixing ceramic and stone cladding of any type.

TYPE OF FIXED CLADDING
POSSIBILITY OF USE
glazed tiles
+
terracotta
+
porcelain-gres tiles
+
marble/ natural stone cladding insusceptible to discolouration*
+
clinker
+
stone
+
ceramic mosaic
+
glass mosaic *
+
glass, coloured, printed tiles *
+
concrete/ cement tiles
+
laminated porcelain-gres tiles
Use ATLAS PLUS
composite panels
insulation and acoustic panels
*if in doubt carry out an application test. 

Fixing small, medium and large size claddings.

SIZE OF FIXED ELEMENTS
POSSIBILITY OF USE
small and medium size tiles (< 0.1 m²)
+
large size tiles (< 0.25 m²)
+
very large size tiles (> 0.25 m²)
Use ATLAS PLUS
slim-type tiles

 Fixing the cladding on horizontal and vertical surfaces, indoors and outdoors.

BUILDING TYPE
POSSIBILITY OF USE
residential
+
public access, offices, healthcare
+
commercial and service
+
sacral
+
industrial and multi-storey garages
Use ATLAS PLUS
industrial warehouses
infrastructure
SPA
 
PLACE TYPE
POSSIBILITY OF USE
surfaces of low traffic
+
surfaces of moderate traffic
+
kitchen, bathroom, laundry, garage
+
balconies, loggia
+
slab stairs outdoors
+
communication routes (except of external stairs)
+
cladding on plinths
 
surfaces of intensive traffic
Use ATLAS PLUS
terraces
beam stairs outdoors
showers, washes, rooms washed with plenty of water
façades (incl. ETICS systems)
technological tanks, pools, fountains, jacuzzi, balneotechnology (with no aggressive chemicals in use)
drinking water reservoirs
sauna

 Fixing the cladding on standard substrates.

SUBSTRATE TYPE
POSSIBILITY OF USE
cement screeds and mortars
+
anhydrite screeds
+
cement, cement-lime and gypsum plasters
+
walls made of cellular concrete
+
walls made of silicate brick or hollow blocks
+
walls made of ceramic brick or hollow blocks
+
gypsum blocks
+

 Fixing the cladding on deformable substrates or, so called, difficult substrates.

SUBSTRATE TYPE
POSSIBILITY OF USE
concrete
+
mineral, dispersion and reactive sealing coats
+
screeds (cement and anhydrite) with water and electric heating system embedded
+
screeds with heating mats embedded in the adhesive
+
plasters with wall heating system
+
plasterboards
+
gypsum-fibre boards
+
cement-fibre boards
+
existing ceramic and stone cladding (“tile on tile”)
Use ATLAS PLUS
terrazzo
magnesium substrates
dry substrates made of gypsum boards
concrete resin lacquers bonded to the substrate
dispersion, oil paints bonded to the substrate
wooden floors (thick. >25 mm)
OSB/3 and OSB/4 and chipboards on floors (thick. >25 mm)
OSB/3 and OSB/4 and chipboards on walls (thick. >18 mm)
insulation and acoustic panels
metal and steel surfaces
plastic surfaces
mastic asphalt screeds

TECHNICAL DATA

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Mass bulk density (after mixing)
approx. 1.4 kg/dm³
Mixing ratio (water/dry mix)
0.29 – 0.30 l / 1 kg
7.25 - 7.50 l / 25 kg
Min./max. adhesive thickness
2 mm / 10 mm
Adhesive preparation temperature, substrate
and ambient temperature during work
from +5°C to +25°C
Maturing time
5 minutes
Pot life*
approx. 4 hours
Open time*
min. 30 minutes
Adjustability time*
10 minutes
Floor access/ grouting*
after 24 hours
Full operation load – foot traffic*
after 3 days
Full operation load – vehicle traffic*
after 14 days
Floor heating (warm surface)*
after 14 days

The time shown in the table is recommended for the application in the temperature 23°C and humidity 55% (approx.).

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

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The product conforms to PN-EN 12004 + A1:2012 standard for C2TE class adhesive. EC Declaration of Performance No. 213/CPR.

CE
2007, 0767
PN-EN 12004 + A1:2012
(EN 12004:2007 + A1:2012)
Cement adhesive for tiles of enhanced parameters,
extended open time and reduced slip
C2TE type
for indoor and outdoor use,
for walls and floors
Reaction to fire – class
A1
A1fl
Bonding strength
- initial bonding
≥ 1.0 N/mm²
Durability - bonding after:
- heat exposure
- immersion in water
- freeze-thaw cycles
≥ 1.0 N/mm²
≥ 1.0 N/mm²
≥ 1.0 N/mm²
Release/content of hazardous substances
See: Safety Data Sheet

The product has been given the Radiation Hygiene Certificate.

APPLICATION

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Substrate preparation
The substrate should be:
stable – sufficiently sound, resistant to deformation, free from materials which would impair adhesion, stabilized.
even – maximum adhesive thickness is 10 mm, in case of larger irregularities use, e.g. ATLAS ZW 330 mortar, screeds ATLAS SMS, SAM, POSTAR.
clean – free from layers which can impair adhesion, especially dust, dirt, lime, oils, greases, wax, residues of oil and emulsion paints. The substrate coated with algae, fungi, etc. must be cleaned and protected with ATLAS MYKOS agent.
primed with:
- ATLAS UNI-GRUNT or ATLAS UNI-GRUNT PLUS – substrates of excessive or heterogenous absorptiveness,
- ATLAS GRUNTO-PLAST – if the substrate absorptivity is low, or it is coated with layers limiting the adhesion.
 
Detailed guidelines concerning the substrate preparation, depending on its type. 

Substrate type
Preparation
Fresh cement screeds ATLAS POSTAR 80, ATLAS SMS 15 or ATLAS SMS 30
Stabilized min. 24 hours; optimum moisture content < 4% by weight.
Fresh cement screeds ATLAS POSTAR 20
Stabilized min. 5 days; optimum moisture content < 4% by weight.
Other cement screeds
Stabilized min. 28 days; optimum moisture content < 4% by weight. Prime with ATLAS UNI-GRUNT or ATLAS UNI-GRUNT PLUS.
Anhydrite screeds ATLAS SAM 55, ATLAS SAM 100, ATLAS SAM 150, ATLAS SAM 200
Stabilized min. 2-3 weeks; optimum moisture content < 0.5% by weight. Prime with ATLAS UNI-GRUNT or ATLAS UNI-GRUNT PLUS. If, white surface tarnish forms during drying, it should be removed mechanically (grinded) and the surface dusted. Screed grinding accelerates the drying time.
Cement and anhydrite screeds on floor heating
Appropriately heated and primed with ATLAS UNI-GRUNT or ATLAS UNI-GRUNT PLUS.
Walls made of silicate or ceramic bricks and hollow blocks, cellular concrete
Leveling coat required (plaster). Direct fixing onto rough wall is possible in case of substrate appropriate dimensional tolerance. In such case it is necessary to execute full joint wall (or re-fill the joints) and repair any gaps or irregularities with ready-to-use mortars.
Prime with ATLAS UNI-GRUNT.
Cement and cement-lime plasters made of ready ATLAS mortars
Stabilized min. 3 days* for each 10 mm of thickness; optimum moisture content < 4% by weight.
Other cement and cement-lime plasters
Stabilized min. 7 days*. Prime with ATLAS UNI-GRUNT.
Gypsum plasters
Prime with ATLAS UNI-GRUNT. If the gypsum plaster is applied in a wet room it should be protected thoroughly against moisture. If damp has the form of short term action or average water splash, then the plaster should be coated with a preparation improving resistance against damp penetration, e.g. ATLAS GRUNTO-PLAST. In environment more subject to damp it is necessary to apply a watertight coating, e.g. ATLAS WODER E.
Concrete
Stabilized min. 21 days; optimum moisture content < 4% by weight. Remove remains of formwork oils and other substances which would impair adhesion obligatorily. Holes, cracks and other gaps should be filled with ATLAS BETONER system mortars.
*The time shown in the table is recommended for the application in the temperature 20°C and humidity 50% (approx.). 

Adhesive preparation
Pour the adhesive from the bag into a container with the suitable amount of water (see Technical Data for ratio) and mix, using a low speed mixer with a drill for mortars, until homogenous. The dispersed adhesive should be left to rest for 5 minutes and then remixed. So prepared adhesive should be used up within approx. 4 hours.
Adhesive application
The adhesive should be applied onto the surface with a steel trowel and then distributed evenly and shaped (possibly in one direction) using a notched trowel. It is advisable to spread a thin adhesive coat first and then apply the coat of desired thickness and shape it with a notched trowel. It is recommended to lead a notched trowel in one direction. On walls, it’s recommended to shape the adhesive in vertical direction.
Installing the tiles
After the application, the adhesive retains its properties for approx. 30 minutes (in temperature approx. 23 °C and 55 % humidity). Within this time, the tile must be placed and pressed well (the contact surface between the adhesive and the tile should be uniform and as large as possible – min. 2/3 of tile surface). Remove the excess of the adhesive pressed into the joints immediately. In case of floor tiles or tiling outdoors it is advisable to keep the full bonding surface (use the mixed method consisting in application of the adhesive on the substrate and the back of a tile, if needed). Keep the joint width appropriate for the tile size and operation conditions (check data in the sheets of ATLAS grouts).
Tile adjustment
The position of a tile can be adjusted with delicate moves along the bonding plane. It can be done within approximately 20 minutes since the tile is pressed (in temperature approx. 23 °C and 55 % humidity).
Grouting and cladding use
Foot traffic and grouting with ATLAS GROUT, ATLAS ARTIS GROUT, ATLAS DECORATIVE GROUT or ATLAS EPOXY GROUT can start after approx. 24 hours since the tiles fixing. The mortar reaches the operational strength after 3 days (check the Technical Data). Expansion joints, joints along the wall corners, at sanitary equipment, etc. should be filled with sanitary silicone ATLAS SILTON S or ATLAS ARTIS.

CONSUMPTION

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Average consumption listed in the table below refers to application upon even substrates. Substrate irregularities increase the actual mortar consumption.
 

Tile size
[cm]
Place of application
Recommended notch size
[mm]
Consumption
[kg/m²]
2 x 2
wall
4
1.3
 
floor
4
1.3
10 x 10
wall
4
1.3
 
floor
6
2.0
15 x 60
wall
6
2.0
 
floor
8
2.5
20 x 25
wall
6
2.0
 
floor
8
2.5
25 x 40
wall
6
2.0
 
floor
8
2.5
30 x 30
wall
6
2.0
 
floor
8
2.5
30 x 60
wall
8
2.5
 
floor
10
3.0
40 x 40
wall
8
2.5
 
floor
10
3.0
50 x 50
wall
8
2.5
 
floor
10
3.0

IMPORTANT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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• The tiles must not be soaked before fixing. When determining the adhesive thickness under the cladding, one should consider the geometric deviation of tiles shape, e.g. plane warpage. Tiles subject to discolouration in contact with grey cement should be applied with the use of adhesives based on white cement binder.
• Open time – from the moment of application of the adhesive to the moment of placing the tiles upon it – is limited. In order to check if it is still possible to fix tiles, performing a test is recommended. It consists in pressing your fingers against the adhesive. If the adhesive remains on the fingers, you may fix the tiles. If the fingers are clean, the old layer of the adhesive has to be removed and a new one applied.
• The tools must be cleaned with clean water directly after use. Difficult to remove residues of the set adhesive can be removed with the ATLAS SZOP agent.
• Contains cement. May cause respiratory irritation. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye damage. May cause an allergic skin reaction. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid breathing dust. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. If skin irritation or a rash occurs: Get medical advice/attention. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses if present and easy to do – continue rinsing. Follow the instructions of the Safety Data Sheet.
• The adhesive must be transported and stored in tightly sealed bags, in dry conditions (most preferably on pallets). Protect against humidity. Shelf life in conditions as specified is 12 months from the production date shown on the packaging. Content of soluble chromium (VI) in ready-to-use mix - ≤ 0.0002%.
 

PACKAGING

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Packaging
Foil bags: 25 kg
Pallet: 1,200 kg in 25 kg bags
 
 
The above information constitutes basic guidelines for the application of the product and does not release the user from the obligation of carrying out works according to engineering principles and OHS regulations.
At the time of publication of this product data sheet all previous ones become void.
Date of update: 2017-04-24
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ATLAS ELASTYK
ATLAS ELASTYK
highly flexible adhesive 2-10 mm (C2TE type)

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