NUKOTE AL® is NCSI’s multipurpose high performance aliphatic polyurea designed and developed to perform well for anticorrosion and waterproofing applications on steel, concrete, and many other substrates requiring high degree of UV and color stability. This coating is extremely color stable and displays excellent UV weathering characteristics, chemical resistance, high abrasion resistance, and gloss retention property. It is a two-component, 100% solids, pure polyurea that significantly reduces the moisture problems that commonly cause pin holing and blistering in most polyurethane, polyurethane-hybrid and other organic coating systems. . Nukote AL can be textured easily for antiskid purposes. The product has very good moisture permeation resistance and performs as an excellent barrier coating. Nukote AL provides excellent adhesion to most substrates when used with a suitable Nukote primer.
- 100% solids with zero VOC
- Fast reactivity and cure time resulting in almost immediate return-to-service time
- Performs in constant process temperatures from -22 °F to 140 °F (-30 °C to 60 °C)
- Maintains high physical properties on weathering
- UV and colour stable
- Superior elongation and tear properties
- Seamless, resilient, flexible and durable
- Excellent corrosion protection
- High impact and abrasion resistance
- Resistant to many solvents, acids and alkalis (consult NCSI)
- Low permeability waterproofing membrane
- As a Top coat on Aromatic polyurea and polyurethane membranes
- General waterproofing including exposed areas
- Corrosion protection in highly corrosive environments
- Carparks and heavy duty flooring
- Pedestrian and vehicular decks
- Secondary containment
Standard medium grey only. Custom colors, blended to match any RAL number, are available upon request subject to minimum quantity.
100-gallon (380-liter) drum sets, shipped in metal drums of 50 gallons (190 liters) each of side A and side B
10-gallon (38-liter) kits, shipped in plastic pails of 5 gallons (19 liters) each of side A and side B
275-gallon (1045 liter) totes.
Nukote AL may be applied at any rate to achieve the desired thickness.
Calculation for theoretical coverage: 40 Ft2 /gal @ 40 mils (1 m²/liter @ 1mm).
Twelve to eighteen months in factory delivered, unopened drums. Store on pallets and keep away from extreme heat, freezing, and moisture. The use of drum heaters is encouraged to reduce material viscosity at low temperatures.
|TECHNICAL DATA (All values @ 77 ºF / 25 ºC)||US||Metric|
|Solids by volume (ASTM D2697)||100%||100%|
|Volatile organic compounds (ASTM D2369)||0 lb./gal||0 gm/ lit|
|Theoretical coverage||40 ft2/gal @ 40 mils||1m2/ lit @ 1mm|
|Specific Gravity of materials (ASTM D792)||A: 9.35, B: 8.43 lbs./gal||A: 1.12, B: 1.01 kg/ liter|
|Viscosity at 158 ºF/70 ºC in cps ±10% (ASTM D4878)||A-160, B-80||A-160, B-80|
|Shelf life @ 77 ºF /25 ºC||12 – 18 Months||12 – 18 Months|
|Tensile strength (ASTM D412-C)||3000 – 3300 psi||21 – 23 MPa|
|Elongation (ASTM D412-C)||200-300 %||200-300 %|
|Hardness (ASTM D2240)||45-55 Shore D||45 -55 Shore D|
|Flexibility (2mm mandrel ASTM D522)||Pass||Pass|
|Water vapour transmission rate (ASTM E96)||0.045-0.049grains/hr-ft2||0.29to 0.39gms/hr-m2|
|Water absorption -24 hours (ASTM D570)||~ 1.5 %||~1.5%|
|Crack Bridging @ -13 ºF/-25 ºC (ASTM C1305), 25 cycles||Pass||Pass|
|Tear strength (ASTM D642 )||375 – 450 pli||65- 80 Kn/m|
|Impact Resistance (ASTM G14), No Holidays||> 200 in-lbf||> 20 J (N-m)|
|Fire Rating (ASTM E108)||Meets Class A for Flame spread|
|Flash point Pensky Martin||>200 °F||>93 °C|
|Service temperature (Dry)||-22 °F to 140 °F||-30 °C to 60 °C|
|Abrasion Resistance (ASTM D4060) weight loss||< 35 mg loss Taber CS 17 wheel 1Kg/1000 rev|
|PROCESSING PROPERTIES (Under standard lab conditions)|
|Mix Ratio V/V||1:1|
|Gel time||6 to 20 seconds|
|Tack free time ( DFT & Temperature dependent)||30 to 45 Seconds|
|Post cure time||24 hours|
|Properties and values are highly dependent on equipment, spray gun, mix chamber temperature, pressure and related parameters. Variations are possible and expected. Values included above are per NCSI standard lab practices & methodology at various dry film thicknesses|
Nukote AL might not be diluted under any circumstance. Thoroughly mix Nukote AL Part B resin material with air driven power equipment until a homogeneous mixture and color is obtained. Always use dedicated spray equipment.
The surface of a concrete subfloor should be dry, smooth, structurally sound and free of depression, scale, or foreign deposits of any kind. Remove all curing compounds. Abrasive blast, sweep blast or water blast to remove all latent material and expose voids. Use a good quality epoxy filler or mortar for void and spall filling, skim coat or repairs. Prime, fill imperfections in the substrate surface to limit out-gassing. All concrete substrates, on or below grade level should be tested for moisture content. On-grade or below-grade concrete floors or slabs should have a moisture barrier installed to protect from ground moisture. Meet and conform to either NACE 6 /SSPC-SP 13 standards and achieve a concrete surface profile of CSP 3 to CSP 6 as per ICRI Guideline No.03732 for optimum performance.
All surfaces should be clean and free from contamination. The surface should be assessed and treated in accordance with ISO 8504, Abrasive blast the surface to minimum NACE-2/SSPC SP-10/Sa 2.5, as per ISO 8501-1, for a visual assessment of surface cleanliness with an anchor profile of 3 to 4 mils (75 -100 microns). Soluble salts must be removed to an acceptable levels. Refer to NCSI surface preparation manual for detailed procedures for different types of substrates.
Must be applied utilizing high-pressure, heated plural component spray proportioning equipment, such as Graco Reactor 2, or equivalent, capable of delivering materials without loss of pressure or drop in temperature for the appropriate hose length on a consistent basis. For optimum performance, the substrate should be abrasive blasted. Concrete substrates should be allowed to cure a minimum of 30 days. On concrete, Nukote AL should always be applied over a suitable primer for maximum adhesion. For all submersed or immersion applications, use of a suitable primer is absolutely essential. On horizontal surface applications, a texture “stipple” coat can be applied for non-skid purposes, after reaching the initial desired film thickness. Recommended DFTs are a function of the project specific requirements. Please review your specific project with Nukote technicians.
EQUIPMENT CLEAN UP:
Cured product may be disposed of without restriction. Uncured Isocyanate and resin portions should be mixed together and disposed of in accordance with local regulations. Containers should be disposed of according to local environmental laws and ordinances.
Do not open until ready to use, and store in a sealed container after opening. Adding a nitrogen blanket is strongly recommended for the ‘A’ component when storing after opening.
This product contains Isocyanate and curatives
Each Nukote product formulation has varying levels of resistance to specific chemicals. Please review the chemical immersion test data included in the Nukote Test Book for general resistance to specific chemicals at specific concentration levels. Chemical concentrations are complex and when combined with temperatures above ambient levels this complexity increases exponentially. Contact Nukote Technical Personnel for specific recommendations for chemical resistance prior to specifying these products in this application type. Consult with NCSI for more details on product and chemical resistance. The following chart is the results of Polyurea immersed in chemicals and tested as per modified ASTM D 3912.
|Hydrochloric acid upto 10%||R|
|Ammonium Hydroxide 20%||R|
|Sulphuric Acid 15%||R|
|Ammonium Hydroxide 50%||RC|
|Phosporic Acid 10%||R|
|Pottasium Hydroxide 10%||R|
|Acetic Acid 10%||R|
|Pottasium Hydroxide 20%||RC|
|Sodium Hydroxide 20%||R|
|De ionized Water||R|
|Water @ 176 ºF (80 ºC)||R|
|Diesel Fuel, Gasoline (unleaded)||R|
|Hydrogen Sulphide (gas)||R|
|Motor Oil, Brake Oil||RC|
|R = Resistant
RC = Slight surface change or discolouration with no loss of hardness