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ATLAS EPOXY GROUT

ATLAS EPOXY GROUT

two-component grout (1 – 10 mm)

ATLAS EPOXY GROUT
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
N11  paca z gumą N11 paca z gumą
N5  gąbka N5 gąbka

Product description

ATLAS EPOXY GROUT is a new generation grout of extraordinary durability and chemical resistance designed for places subject to intensive use. The use of epoxy technology enables to form perfect aesthetics and offers parameters many times higher than given by traditional cement grouts.

Main properties

  • for any type of tiles
  • quick application and profiling, extra smooth surface
  • very high resistance to scrubbing and abrasion
  • high chemical resistance and very low absorptiveness
  • for residential, commercial, public access, industrial buildings, particularly for intensively used areas

Main parameters

  • consumption: 0.4 kg / 1m² / 4 mm for tiles 30 x 30 cm
  • joint thickness: 1 - 10 mm
  • 12 colours

INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES

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Special properties of ATLAS EPOXY GROUT are most of all:
• safety and wide range of use – owing to the possibility of use with any substrate and cladding type (from 1 mm joint thickness), with no risk of discolouration and cracking,
extraordinary mechanical durability – the grout is resistant to abrasion, scratching, cracking, influence of high and low temperature,
high resistance to chemical factors (including acids, fats, aggressive and colouring factors such as alcohol (wine, spirit), juice, sauces, fats, jam, strong cleaning agents,
high resistance to washing, scrubbing and abrasion – the grout keeps its initial appearance even years of intensive use,
hygiene and safety of use - owing to extremely low grout absorptiveness and formation of unfavourable conditions for development of fungi and mould

USE

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Grouting ceramic and stone cladding.

TYPE OF GROUTED FACING
stone, terracotta and monocottura tiles
+
clinker and cotto tiles
+
porcelain-gres tiles
+
tiles resistant to discolouration
+
ceramic mosaic
+
glass mosaic
+
glass tiles resistant to scratching
+
decorated tiles with delicate pattern *
+
mirrors, mirror tiles and other surfaces susceptible to scratching *
+
metal tiles and aluminium sheets
+
natural stone, e.g. marble *
+
glass brick
+
*each time check the grout influence on tile

 Grouting small, medium and large size cladding.

SIZE OF GROUTED FACING
small and medium size tiles (< 0.1 m²)
+
large size tiles (< 0.25 m²)
+
very large size tiles (> 0.25 m²)
+
slim-type tiles
+

 Grouting cladding fixed on standard and deformable as well as difficult substrates.

TYPE OF SUBSTRATE BENEATH THE GROUTED TILES
concrete, cement, anhydrite screed, etc.
+
floor and wall screeds as above with heating: water and electric
+
concrete walls made of ceramic brick, silicate brick, with ceramic elements
+
walls made of cellular concrete, gypsum blocks
+
cement, cement-lime, gypsum plasters, etc.
+
walls and drywalls made of plasterboards, inc. fireplace casing
+
floors made of wood, OSB, dry gypsum screed
+
steel, plastic substrates
+

 Grouting tiles on vertical and horizontal surfaces, indoors and outdoors.

RESIDENTIAL SINGLE- AND MULTI-FAMILY BUILDINGS
living rooms
+
kitchens and kitchenettes
+
halls and antechambers
+
bathrooms
+
laundries
+
terraces and balconies
+
garages in single-family buildings
+
garages in multi-family buildings
+
external stairs
+
ceramic cladding on plinth
+
ceramic cladding on façades
+
OFFICE BUILDINGS
offices
+
kitchens and kitchenettes
+
bathrooms and showers
+
corridors and staircases
+
large-size garages
+
elements of small architecture
+
ceramic cladding on façades
+
terraces and balconies
+
external stairs
+
PUBLIC-ACCESS, COMMERCIAL AND SERVICE BUILDINGS
halls, corridors and staircases
+
offices
+
bathrooms and showers
+
industrial laundries *
+
industrial kitchens with adjacent premises *
+
rooms in nurseries, kindergartens, schools and other educational and cultural premises
+
lecture halls, seminar rooms, etc.
+
laboratories *
+
storage rooms
+
receptions, wards, consulting rooms and other healthcare premises
+
rooms in healthcare objects (where sterilization with UV lamps is required)
+
sterile rooms in healthcare objects, operating theatre, etc.*
+
salesrooms at pharmacies with auxiliary rooms
+
areas in sacral buildings
+
commercial halls and auxiliary premises in malls
+
areas in commercial buildings of any type
+
garages and large-size car parks
+
diagnostic station
+
auxiliary areas at sport stadiums
+
pool basins
+
pools: adjacent premises (changing rooms, showers, etc.)
+
beaches around pools, balneotechnique objects *
+
areas at SPA, sauna, jacuzzi
+
car showrooms
+
garages
+
car washes
+
fire protection water storage tanks
+
drinking water reservoirs
+
fountains
+
ceramic cladding on façades
+
terraces and balconies
+
external stairs
+
ceramic cladding on plinth
+
TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE BUILDINGS
railway and bus stations: platforms, communication routes
+
railway and bus stations: salesrooms, waiting rooms
+
railway and bus stations: auxiliary and adjacent rooms
+
airports: halls, communication routes, waiting rooms
+
airports: auxiliary and adjacent rooms
+
PRODUCTION AND INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS
production areas: food industry, fruit and vegetable industry*
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production areas: areas with no aggressive chemical load
+
production areas: production of fertilizers *
+
production areas: areas with aggressive chemical load *
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production: adjacent rooms (cloakrooms, bathrooms, offices, etc.)
+
agriculture: husbandry rooms with adjacent premises
+
wash rooms, production premises cleaned with vast amount of water
+
accumulator rooms *
+
storage rooms, warehouses
+
*determination of chemical loads and confirmation of resistance needed

PROPERTIES

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GUARANTEED COLOUR – owing to the use of special, strictly selected inorganic pigments and high resistance to external factors.
100% TIGHTNESS – owing to very low absorptiveness the product is resistant to water.
MYCO PROTECT – protects against development of fungi, mould and algae.
High chemical resistance – perfect for kitchens, bathrooms, showers, garages, water treatment plants, barns, dairies, slaughterhouses, car washes, accumulator rooms, breweries, wineries, bottling plants, laboratories, etc.
Wide range of use – can be used with any cladding on any substrate type, indoors and outdoors. Recommended for dry, damp and wet rooms, onto floor heating and deformable substrates.
Very high mechanical strength – forms very hard grout, recommended for intensively operated areas, has flexural strength 8 times higher, compressive strength 3 times higher and abrasion resistance 4 times higher than the standard requirements.
Manufactured in 12 colours – matching the colours of ATLAS grouts, silicones and trims.

TECHNICAL DATA

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ATLAS EPOXY GROUT is a product consisting of two components – A and B which have to be mixed before application. Component A is a mixture of epoxy resin with specially selected aggregate, fillers, pigments and modifying and decorative additives. Component B is a high quality polyamide hardener for epoxy resins.

Density after mixing the components
1.55 g/cm³
Min./max. joint thickness
1 mm / 10 mm
Mortar preparation temperature,
substrate and ambient temperature during work
from +10°C to +25°C
Temperature resistance
from -30°C to +90°C
Component A mixing time
approx. 3  minutes
Mass mixing time
approx. 3  minutes
Pot life
approx. 45 minutes
Cleaning
max. 10 - 20 minutes
Foot traffic
approx. 24 hours
Full mechanical resistance
after 7 days
Full chemical resistance
after 7 days
The time shown in the table is recommended for the application at a temperature of about 23 ° C and of 55% humidity.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

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The product conforms to PN-EN 13888:2010 standard. Declaration of Conformity No. 191. The product has been given the Hygienic Certificate by the National Institute of Hygiene.

Reactive resin based mortar
for ceramic tiles grouting
PN-EN 13888:2010
Class
RG
Flexural strength
≥ 30 N/mm²
Compressive strength
≥ 45 N/mm²
Shrinkage
≤ 1.5 mm/m
Water absorption after 240 min.
≤ 0.1 g
Abrasion resistance
≤ 250 mm³

GROUTING

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Substrate preparation
Before grouting, carefully clean the joints between tiles of dust and any contamination. The joints should be of even depth - while fixing tiles, remove excessive adhesive immediately. One can begin grouting only when the adhesive sets, not earlier than 24 hours since fixing the tiles. In case of use of ATLAS MIG 2 or ATLAS PLUS EXPRESS adhesive, one can begin grouting already after 4 hours. Directly before grouting clean the tiles and joints with a damp sponge. Grouting can commence when they dry completely.
Grout preparation
Check the table of chemical resistance available before the grout use. The epoxy mortar is delivered as a set consisting of two components: the mass (A) and the hardener (B), in appropriate mixing ratio. All works connected with preparation must be carried out in temperature between +10°C and +25°C. It is recommended to keep the grout in the room of use for min. 12 hours in the application conditions. Mix the component A thoroughly (approx. 3 min), then add component B (hardener), keep the mixing ratio prepared in the package. Mix the mass with a low-speed hand mixer until mass of homogenous consistency and colour is formed (min. 3 minutes). Do not heat the ready-to-use mass in warm water. The mass must be used up within approx. 45 minutes in temperature 20-23°C.
Grouting and cleaning
The mass must be applied into the joints with a rubber spatula. Clean the cladding surface immediately after grouting (not later than after 20 minutes) using hard sponges soaked with clean water, with circular moves, paying attention not to damage the already applied grout. Profile the grout (if necessary) after approx. 1 hour with the use of a cellulose sponge until perfectly smooth surface is formed. Then wash the cladding with a wet sponge, frequently rinse the sponge. If a tarnish occurs on the initially set grout surface – wash the surface with warm water with addition of detergent or alcohol.
Cladding use
Foot traffic on the grouted or fixed tiles is possible after 24 hours.

CONSUMPTION

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The grout consumption depends on the width and the depth of the joints and the type and size of the tiles used. It can be calculated for a given surface according to the formula:
z = (a1 + a2)/a1 ∙ a2 x S x b x c x g
z – amount of grout needed [kg]
a1 and a2 – tile length and width [m]
S – surface to be grouted
b – joint depth [m]
c – joint width [m]
g – grout density [kg/m²] – for ATLAS EPOXY GROUT g = 1500
Examples of consumption:

Tile size
Width of joint
[mm]
Depth of joint
[mm]
Consumption
[kg/m²]
0.02 m x 0.02 m
2.0
2.0
approx. 0.65
0.10 m x 0.10 m
3.0
7.5
approx. 0.70
0.30 m x 0.30 m
4.0
7.5
approx. 0.40
0.30 m x 0.60 m
5.0
7.5
approx. 0.30
0.50 m x 0.50 m
5.0
7.5
approx. 0.25
0.60 m x 0.60 m
5.0
7.5
approx. 0.20

IMPORTANT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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The grout consumption depends on the width and the depth of the joints and the type and size of the tiles used. It can be calculated for a given surface according to the formula:
z = (a1 + a2)/a1 ∙ a2 x S x b x c x g
z – amount of grout needed [kg]
a1 and a2 – tile length and width [m]
S – surface to be grouted
b – joint depth [m]
c – joint width [m]
g – grout density [kg/m²] – for ATLAS EPOXY GROUT g = 1500
Examples of consumption:

Tile size
Width of joint
[mm]
Depth of joint
[mm]
Consumption
[kg/m²]
0.02 m x 0.02 m
2.0
2.0
approx. 0.65
0.10 m x 0.10 m
3.0
7.5
approx. 0.70
0.30 m x 0.30 m
4.0
7.5
approx. 0.40
0.30 m x 0.60 m
5.0
7.5
approx. 0.30
0.50 m x 0.50 m
5.0
7.5
approx. 0.25
0.60 m x 0.60 m
5.0
7.5
approx. 0.20

IMPORTANT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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• Before grouting the whole cladding, carry out test application on a small fragment (best on a waste piece of tile) and test cleaning in order to eliminate the tile discolouration.
• Use grout of the same manufacturing date and the same batch number for each individual surface.
• Silicones and grouts are manufactured on the basis of different types of binders, therefore differ in the degree of smoothness and gloss. These factors naturally influence the colour shade of each product type.
• Protect fresh grout against temperatures below +5 °C and precipitation until fully hardens.
• After 4 hours in temperature +20°C, only mechanical removal of grout residues is possible.
• In joints located in particular parts of cladding (internal and external corners, expansion joints), finishing beads should be used, e.g. ATLAS EDGE TRIMS or filling with permanently elastic materials e.g. ATLAS ARTIS silicone.
• The tools must be cleaned with water directly after use. Cleaning at a later time is very difficult and can be done mechanically only.
• Water reservoirs designated for drinking water should be washed with water after the product ageing.
• The colour shown on the package front has a view character. Due to difference in technologies used in poligraphy and construction any differences between shades of a particular product colour and its simulation shown on the package does not constitute the basis for any claims against the editor as well as ATLAS. The particular colour shade depends on its texture homogeneity, conditions of use, substrate and ambient conditions as well as lighting conditions. The actual colour shade may to some extent differ from the one shown on the label. Use the grout of the same manufacturing date and the same batch number for each individual surface.
• For component A. Contains epoxy resin (average molecular weight ≤ 700), and alkyl (C12-C14) glycidyl ether. Causes serious eye irritation. Causes skin irritation. Harmful to aquatic life with long-lasting effects. To avoid risks to human health and the environment, comply with the instructions for use. If medical advice is needed, have product container or label at hand. Keep out of reach of children. Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. Wear protective gloves. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. Wash hands thoroughly after handling. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/ shower. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses if present and easy to do – continue rinsing. Dispose of contents/container according to local regulations.
• For component B. Contains 3-Aminomethyl-3,5,5-trimethylcyclohexylamine. Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. May cause an allergic skin reaction. Harmful to aquatic life with long-lasting effects. If medical advice is needed, have product container or label at hand. Keep out of reach of children. Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. Wear protective gloves. Do not get in yes, on skin, or on clothing. Wash hands thoroughly after handling. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/ shower. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses if present and easy to do – continue rinsing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container according to local regulations.
• The product must be transported and stored in tightly sealed original packages, in dry conditions (most preferably on pallets) in temperatures between +10°C and +25°C. Shelf life in conditions as specified is 12 months from the production date shown on the packaging

PACKAGING

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Plastic buckets 2 kg. The bucket contains 2 bags with component A (2 x 0.92 kg) and 2 packages with component B (2 x 0.08 kg).
Plastic buckets 5 kg. The bucket contains 2 bags with component A (2 x 2.30 kg) and 2 packages with component B (2 x 0.20 kg).
 
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 one become void.
Date of update: 2016-02-18