Nukote BLM is a fast set, rapid curing, 100% solids, flexible, aromatic, two-component spray polyurea elastomer that can be applied to suitably prepared interior or exterior concrete, metal and other surfaces to protect personnel and assets by making the building less vulnerable to threats of explosion and ballistics. Nukote BLM polyurea can also be used as a blast-resistant coating for existing structures and effectively contain debris in the case of an explosion and greatly reduce injuries and death from flying debris suitable in applications for both ballistic and explosive threats. Nukote BLM polyurea coating bonds to a variety of surfaces. It is resilient, tough, and can be retrofitted into any existing buildings. As a blast mitigating and anti-defragmenting protective liner, Nukote BLM has the desired physical properties for these type of applications and effectively deform and dissipate the blast energy while containing the debris. It also helps in increasing the ballistic resistance of steel as well as other building materials. Nukote BLM has good response to withstand critical negative pressure.
- 100% solids with zero VOC
- Fast reactivity and cure time resulting in almost immediate return-to-service time
- Performs in constant temperatures from -40 ºF to 250 ºF (-40 ºC to 120 ºC)
- Retains physical properties on weathering
- Very high elongation and tensile properties
- Improves ballistic limit of construction materials
- Delays Fracturing of steel
- Increases energy absorption of steel
- Contains fragmentation
- Seamless, resilient, flexible and tough
- Good corrosion protection
- Impact, tear and abrasion resistance
- Military installations and related buildings
- Sensitive industrial, commercial buildings, diplomatic establishments
- Nuclear plants and facilities
- Marine and maritime industries
- Oil & gas, petroleum industries
- Water, power, desalination plant, other sensitive assets
- Blast proof storage facilities
- Airports, sea ports, railway stations, bus stations
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 BLM may be applied at any rate to achieve the desired thickness. Calculation for theoretical coverage: 40 Ft² /gal @ 40 mils (1 m²/liter @ 1mm).
|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 158º F/70º C in cps ±10% (ASTM D4878)||A-260, B-380||A-260, B-380|
|Shelf life @ 77ºF /25º C||12 to 18 Months||12 to 18 Months|
|Tensile strength (ASTM D412-C)||3500 to 4300 psi||23 to 27 MPa|
|Elongation (ASTM D412-C)||375-450 %||375-450 %|
|Hardness (ASTM D2240)||45 – 55 Shore D||45-55 Shore D|
|Flexibility (2mm mandrel ASTM D522)||Pass||Pass|
|Water vapour transmission rate (ASTM E96)||0.037-0.038grains/hr-ft²||0.2 to 0.3gms/hr-m²|
|Water absorption -24 hours (ASTM D570)||~ 1 %||~1%|
|Crack Bridging @ -13º F/-25º C (ASTM C1305), 25 cycles||Pass||Pass|
|Tear strength (ASTM D624 )||450 to 500 pli||80 to 90 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 ºF||>93 ºC|
|Service temperature (Dry)||-40 ºF to 250 ºF||-40 ºC to 120 ºC|
|Abrasion Resistance (ASTM D4060) weight loss||< 8 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|
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.
Nukote BLM might not be diluted under any circumstance. Thoroughly mix Nukote BLM 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. The surface preparation of concrete should meet and conform to Joint 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, HXP-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 BLM 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|
|Sulphuric Acid 15%||R|
|Phosporic Acid 10%||R|
|Acetic Acid 10%||R|
|Water @ 176 ºF (80 ºC)||R|
|Hydrogen Sulphide (gas)||R|
|Ammonium Hydroxide 20%||R|
|Ammonium Hydroxide 50%||RC|
|Pottasium Hydroxide 10%||R|
|Pottasium Hydroxide 20%||RC|
|Sodium Hydroxide 20%||R|
|De ionized Water||R|
|Diesel Fuel, Gasoline (unleaded)||R|
|Motor Oil, Brake Oil||RC|
|R = Resistant, RC = Slight surface change or discolouration with no loss of hardness|