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DELTA

jointing compound for filling joints without tapes

DELTA

Product description

Filing gypsum DELTA is designed for filling joints between plasterboards without reinforcing tapes (refers to factory-cut edges).

Main properties

  • Pot life: approx. 60 min.
  • Flexural strength: ≥ 260 N
  • Bonding to the plasterboards: ≥ 0.25 N/mm²

Main parameters

  • Consumption: approx. 0.5 kg / 1 m²/ 1 mm of coat thickness
  • Maximum single coat thickness: 15 mm

USE

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Filing gypsum DELTA is designed for filling joints between plasterboards without reinforcing tapes (refers to factory-cut edges). In case of constructions made of boards fixed with one layer, at points particularly exposed to cracking (e.g. attics, wall corners, joints between boards and partitions made with traditional technologies, etc.) as well as for on-site cut boards, it is advisable to use additional reinforcing tape.

PROPERTIES

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Filling gypsum DELTA is a dry mix based on highly strong alpha gypsum, mineral fillers and modifiers. Due to type of use and special operation conditions, the compound is elastified with polymers and additionally reinforced with cellulose fibres. Appropriate amount of polymers improves elasticity and bonding to substrate, whereas content of fibres strengthens and thickens the material structure, therefore improves resistance to cracking and joint mechanical strength. The mass is plastic, easy to apply and shape. The mortar sets and dries with limited shrinkage (no effect of mass retention), which reduces stress causing surface cracking. The mass forms between plasterboards very durable bond characterised by high strength. Jointing without tapes reduces the time of application and its cost.
 

SUBSTRATE PREPARATION

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The jointing can commence after stable and rigid plasterboards fixing. Boards surface should be cleaned of dust and any dirt which would impair mortar bonding. Edges of on-site cut boards should be bevelled with a knife or a plane at the angle of 20-25° at 2/3 of their thickness. Excessively absorptive substrates, including on-site cut edges as above, should be  primed with EURO-GRUNT 100 priming agent (transparent). Any steel elements, which might contact the mortar directly, should be protected against corrosion.

MORTAR PREPARATION

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Pour the dry mix into a container with clean water (ratio: approx. 0.5 l of water for 1 kg of gypsum), leave for 3-5 minutes, so the powder soaks with water, then mix manually with a trowel (mixing time approx. 1-2 minutes) until homogenous. The mass can be used just after mixing and keeps the working parameters within approx. 60 minutes. Before mixing the next batch clean the container thoroughly as the set mortar residues may shorten the setting time of the next mix. Mixing with high speed mixers reduces the setting time, leads to excessive mass aeration and reduces the mass strength.

APPLICATION

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Jointing should be executed in two phases in stable air and humidity conditions. In the first one the mass is applied deeply, transversely to board edges, so the joint between boards is fully filled. Then, spread the mass uniformly along the joint and collect any irregularities (protrusions) with a stainless steel trowel. In the second phase (prepare new batch of compound), when surface hardens, apply the mass again upon joint surface and spread along until smooth and even surface forms. In case of cut edges, in order to unify joint and board plane, the width of second coat should be min. 40 mm.
Avoid direct sunshine, draughts, excessive and intensive room heating, provide appropriate ventilation during compound drying. After drying, any irregularities can be smoothed with fine sand paper. Plasterboards joined with filling gypsum DELTA can be coated with any top finished (paints, wallpapers, thin-coat plasters, ceramic cladding). Follow the guidelines of top finish manufacturer.

CONSUMPTION

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The average consumption is approx. 0.5 kg/1 m²/ 1 mm of coat thickness. Depends on the board edges type and thickness.

PACKAGES

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Foil bags 5 kg. Pallet: 600 kg in 5 kg bags.

TRANSPORT & STORAGE

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Shelf life is 12 months from the production date given on the bag. Transport and store the product in tightly closed bags, on pallets, in dry conditions. Protect against humidity. Incoherence with recommendations listed above may impact the product working parameters.

TECHNICAL DATA

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Mixing ratio:
ca. 0.5 l of water for 1 kg of dry mix
ca. 2.5 l of water for 5 kg of dry mix
Pot life:
approx. 60 minutes
Beginning of the setting:
60-180 minutes
Grain size:
screening on a sieve 0,315 mm – 0.0%
screening on a sieve 0.2 mm - ≤ 1%
Bulk density:
1.0 kg/m³
Presence of cracking in the zone of 150 mm from the thin wedge edge:
no
Compressive strength:
≥ 6.0 N/mm²
Flexural strength:
≥ 3.0 N/mm²
Conditions during work:
substrate and ambient temperature:
+10 °C and +25 °C, room humidity: up to 70%
Bonding to plasterboards:
≥ 0.25 N/mm²
Maximum single coat thickness:
15 mm

Standard marking
Filling mass for filling joints between plasterboards without tapes, for manual application, standard setting time
4B - EN 13963
Use
Indoors
Reaction to fire
Class A1
Flexural strength
≥260 N
Release/content of hazardous substances
See: Safety Data Sheet

 Conforms to the requirements of PN-EN 13963:2008 standard.
Declaration of Performance no. EC 22/CPR.
The product has been given the hygiene certificate no. HK/B/0142/01/2010 issued by the Polish National Institute of Hygiene and the radiation hygiene certificate no. HR/B/107/2011.
 
NOTE
Keep out of the reach of children. Do not breathe dust. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice. Do not empty into drains. Wear suitable protective clothing and eye/face protection. If swallowed, seek medical advice immediately and show this container or label.
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 building principles and OHS regulations. At the time of publication of this product data sheet all previous ones become void.
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DELTA
DELTA
jointing compound for filling joints without tapes

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