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Epoxy Concrete Sealers

Water based epoxy sealers for use on concrete substrates and overlays provide a durable, long-wearing abrasion resistant finish. Epoxy sealers are thicker than other types of sealers. This makes them the best choice for protection against abrasions, scratches and high-traffic wear as they are much tougher than acrylic or other types of sealers. Most water based epoxy sealers are available in either clear or pigmented formulas. They have excellent adhesion to concrete and are low odor so they can be installed in occupied areas.

Because some epoxy sealers are susceptible to yellowing from UV exposure, they are ideally suited for indoor use. A 100% solids epoxy sealer, such as Duraamen's Perdure E12, was formulated to combat the yellowing of standard epoxy sealers. It is specifically formulated to be UV resistant while providing the same long-wearing finish and abrasion resistance that all epoxy sealers provide.

Epoxy sealers are also non-porous which prevents the escape of trapped moisture that can lead to bubbling or cracking of the finished floor. While this can be an issue with some applications, this property also makes water based epoxy sealers ideal for food preparation areas and other facilities where the floor is often in contact with water.

For applications where an epoxy sealer may be the ideal solution—but moisture vapor transmission of the substrate is a concern, Duraamen provides a breathable water based epoxy topcoat—Perdure BE58. This breathable epoxy topcoat allows water vapor to escape from the concrete substrate, preventing the flooring from bubbling and cracking. Perdure BE58 has good chemical resistance, is UV stable and provides the excellent wear and scratch resistance common to all epoxy sealers. It also meets USGBC–LEED low VOC requirements, as it is low odor.

Duraamen's full line of water based epoxy sealers are second to none. Contact a Duraamen representative today for help choosing the right epoxy sealer for your project.

Perdüre BE58 | water based breathable epoxy top coat

Perdüre BE58 is a unique water-based high solids breathable (moisture vapor tolerant) epoxy flooring top coat or grout coat for various Düraamen flooring systems. It can be applied in films up to 16mils without impacting cure properties. This product is ideal for any floor or wall coating project needing a high-build coating system that is moisture vapor tolerant, durable, with a requirement for USGBC LEED certification. Typical uses include corridors, lobbies, warehouse floors, light duty manufacturing areas and various residential or commercial areas.

The new waterborne curing agent technology offers Perdüre BE58 high film-building formulations with unique performance properties. The micro porous morphology of the epoxy thermoset network gives it the ability to “breath” over substrates with high moisture vapor transmission – a major factor in blistering of conventional epoxy coatings / sealers.

advantages

  • Breathable (moisture vapor tolerant)
  • Low odor
  • Meets USGBC – LEED Low VOC requirements
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Excellent abrasion resistance
  • Long working time
  • UV Stable
  • Meets USDA requirements for use in federally inspected facilities

Technical Data

Viscosity @ 75°F 600 – 1000cps Pot Life 25-35 minutes
Mixing ratio 1 parts A to 2 parts B by volume Dry to touch 6 hours @ 75°F
Solids Content 58% by volume Re-Coat 8-24 hours @ 75°F
VOC <50g/lt Light Traffic 24 hours @ 75°F
Bond Strength to concrete 400-500psi (100% concrete failure) ‘H’ Hardness 2 Days
Weight per gallon 8.75 pounds per gallon, mixed ‘5-H’ Hardness 30 Days
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Perdüre E12 | 100% solids epoxy flooring glaze

It is a 100% solids epoxy flooring glaze specially formulated for excellent clarity and water-white appearance. It is resistant to ultra violet (UV) exposure. Perdure E12 provides a wear and abrasion resistant finish that resists the normal ambering of epoxy finishes. With low odor and minimal health risks, Perdure E12 is the ideal seal coat for concrete and polymer concrete overlays.

advantages

  • Excellent clarity and colour retention
  • Low odor during application and cure; can be applied in occupied buildings
  • UV Resistant epoxy finish
  • Meets USDA requirements for food handling applications

Technical Data

Viscosity @ 75°F 800 – 1000cps Pot Life 20-30 minutes @ 75°F
Mixing Ratio 2 parts A to 1 parts B by volume Dry to Touch 8–10 hours @ 75°F
Solids Content 100% by volume Re-Coat 14–16 hours @ 75°F
VOC 0 Light Traffic 18 hours @ 75°F
Gloss, 60°F 90–100 “H” hardness 2 days
Weight Per gallon 9.00–9.20 pounds per gallon, mixed “5-H” Hardness 5 days
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Perdüre E32 | water-based epoxy flooring primer/sealer

It is a water based emulsion epoxy flooring primer/sealer designed to have a maximum penetration into concrete surfaces to provide high bond strength and adhesion. Specially formulated to reduce concrete out gassing, Perdure E32 has the ability to be applied to recently poured (green) concrete and achieve excellent adhesion. Perdure E32 has very low odor and can be used in occupied areas. Ideal for both new and old concrete surfaces, Perdure E32 is used as a primer for Perdure high build and thin film coating systems.

advantages

  • Low odor during application and cure
  • Fast dry and re-coat time
  • Easy clean-up
  • Can be used on damp/green concrete
  • Greatly reduces the probability of concrete out gassing

Technical Data

Viscosity @ 75°F 300 – 400cps Pot Life 3 hours
Mixing Ratio 2 parts A to 1 parts Bby volume Dry to Touch 4 – 6 hours @ 75°F
Solids Content 38-40% by volume Re-Coat 6 – 24 hours @ 75°F
VOC <60 gm/L Light Traffic 24 hours @ 75°F
Bond Strength to concrete 400-500psi (100% concrete failure) “H” hardness 2 days
Weight Per gallon 8.75 pounds per gallon, mixed “5-H” Hardness 30 days
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