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MMA CLEAR SEALER TOP COATING

Epoxy.com Product #6930

Methyl Methacrylate Technical Data Sheet


DESCRIPTION

Epoxy.com #6930 MMA (methyl methacrylate) SEALER is a 100% reactive semi-flexible medium viscosity methyl methacrylate resin developed as a sealer/topcoat over various Epoxy.com MMA Systems. Product #6930 MMA SEALER is a chemical resistant coating with improved UV light resistance specifically designed for exterior use such as vehicular parking decks, pedestrian decks, roof decks, pool decks, concrete and steel stairs, ramps, and interior freezer/cooler rooms.

Methyl Methacrylate Product #6930 MMA SEALER is suitable for use in numerous other applications, both indoors and outdoors.

ADVANTAGES

  • Medium viscosity
  • Fast cure for rapid recoat and return to service
  • UV resistance; non-chalking
  • Semi-flexible for exterior use and freezers
  • Meets USGBC LEED criteria for low VOC Chemical resistance
  • Meets USDA requirements
  • Use over wide temperature range even below freezing.

CONSIDERATIONS

  • Concrete must be dry, free of dirt, waxes, curing agents and other foreign materials
  • Maintain coating thickness at 15-30 mils per coat to minimize ambering
  • On or below grade installation must have an efficient vapor barrier under the slab (minimum 10-15 mil)
  • Moisture vapor transmission must be less than 3 lbs per ASTM F1869 and less than 80% RH per ASTM F2170 unless Epoxy.com moisture mitigation system is used
  • MMA odor must be contained and/or ventilated with negative air flow as necessary
  • Small enclosed spaces require proper negative air flow ventilation to ensure proper curing

APPLICATION

SURFACE PREPARATION

Surface Preparation is the most critical portion of any successful resinous flooring system application. All substrates must be properly prepared as outlined in Epoxy.com Surface Preparation Technical Bulletin. Epoxy.com Technical Service is available to answer any questions. All Epoxy.com MMA Flooring Systems require a minimum surface profile of CSP 4-5.

INSTALLATION

Product #6930 MMA (Methyl Methacrylate) SEALER requires the addition of  Product #695 MMA HARDENER to start the hardening process. The amount of hardener must be adjusted to the respective surface temperature (see table below). At temperatures below 40°F, MMA COLD TEMPERATURE ACCELERATOR must be used in addition to the amount of hardener used at the 40°F or 30°F level.

Mix Ratios, Working Life, Hardening/Temperature

Temp of Floor,
Resin and Air 
Hardener by
vol oz. per gallon
Working Life
Minutes
Hardening Time
Minutes
+30°F 9 vol. oz +0.5 vol oz
MMA Cold Cure Additive
�25 �60
+40F° 7 vol. oz. �25 �50
+50°F 5 vol. oz. �15 �40
+60°F 4 vol. oz. �15 �40
+70°F 3 vol. oz. �15 �40
80°F-90°F 2*-3 vol. oz �13-15 �30-40

*Do not use less than 2 oz. Epoxy.com #695 MMA Hardener by volume unless confirmed with jobsite testing. Consult with Epoxy.com Technical Support Department if performing mix ratio by weight instead of by volume.

COLOR SELECTION

Epoxy.com #6930 MMA SEALER is supplied Clear (slight haze). Color packs are available, refer to Epoxy.com MMA Color Card. Color pack mix ratio is 1 quart pigment per 5 gallons resin.

COMPOSITION

100% reactive methyl methacrylate resin.

COVERAGE

Epoxy.com #6930 MMA SEALER is typically spread at 50-100 square feet per gallon to yield 15-30 mils.

Do not apply greater than 30 mils per coat to minimize ambering.

Important Note: Yellowing of the resin will occur with excessive thickness or higher amounts of hardener, beginning in the range of 4 vol. oz. It is advised to use lower amounts and allow for extra cure time, particularly with clear resin or very light basecoat colors.

ADDITIVES / SPECIAL CONDITIONS MMA COLD TEMPERATURE ACCELERATOR

At temperatures below 40°F, MMA Cold Temperature Accelerator must be used in addition to the amount of hardener used at the 40°F or 30°F level.

As a rule of thumb add about ½ oz by volume per gallon of resin @ 32� to 39°F, up to 2.0 oz by volume per gallon @ -20°F, increasing the quantity gradually in a consistent linear progression as the temperature decreases.  

TECHNICAL DATA

Viscosity @ 75°F 130-190 cps
Percent Reactive 100%
Volatile Organic Content (VOC) (EPA Method 24) 20 g/L, compliant to low VOC Rule 1113 in all 50 states
Working Time 50° to 70°F 13-35 minutes will vary with temperature and Hardener added
Recoat Time See Chart
Weight Per Gallon 8.3 lbs per gallon

MIXING / INSTALLATION

Very Important: MMA COLD TEMPERATURE ACCELERATOR MUST be added to the MMA resin and thoroughly blended BEFORE adding the Product #695 hardener or hazardous decomposition may occur (i.e., violent foaming).

MMA COLD TEMPERATURE ACCELERATOR will cause yellowing, is advised to use pigmented MMA resin versus clear to reduce the appearance of yellowing, darker colors will be less affected than lighter colors. Coating work should be continued only after the complete hardening of the previous layer. Tap random areas with a hard edge tool to confirm resin is hard and not "surface dry".

Add hardener to the clear resin and blend, after 30 seconds add pigment and continue blending for 1-2 minutes.

Apply mix to the hardened MMA primer/body coat pouring a ribbon and spreading material with a notched/flat squeegee or trowel to the desired thickness, followed immediately with rolling using a short/medium nap roller.

Roll in one direction, then roll in a 90° pattern. This will reduce the occurrence of roller marks in the top coat.

Coating thickness should be a minimum of 10 mils and maximum of 20 mils (80-160 square feet per gallon) over a smooth primer/basecoat, or maximum of 25-30 mils when used as a grout coat over a textured broadcast system, depending on the profile of the base material.

100 square feet per gallon is average over a smooth basecoat. If the coating exceeds 20 mils over a smooth basecoat, the top coat may remain visibly blue or yellow.

IMPORTANT: Backrolling should be performed immediately after spreading, and should be completed before reaching the upper limit of the pot life time, as the resin quickly transitions from fluid to sticky within a few minutes. Very light surface rolling may still be performed towards the end of the working time, but do not allow full weight of the roller to completely imbed in the resin and contact the bond line or problems may result (resin may become "stringy" and pull away from the previous layer). Also, be aware that addition of the pigment to the clear resin may slightly speed up the cure process. Use a clean roller cover with each successive batch.

IMPORTANT: Do not apply Epoxy.com #6930 MMA SEALER in direct overhead sunlight due to possible inhibition of paraffin shield resulting in cure problems or color variations. Apply early/late when sun is at a low angle or in cloudy conditions.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Hardness, Shore D ASTM D2240  25
Heat Resistance, dry heat  140�F

CLEAN UP

Clean tools and equipment with MMA MONOMER, lacquer thinner or MEK. Consult material Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for safety and health precautions.

MAINTENANCE

Epoxy.com #6930 MMA SEALER is considered to be a low maintenance flooring solution. After completing the application of Epoxy.com #6930 MMA SEALER, the installer should provide the owner with maintenance instructions. #6930 MMA (methyl methacrylate) SEALER is easily cleaned with neutral soaps or detergents. Refer to Epoxy.com Care and Maintance Technical Bulletin for additional recommendations.

Certain textures and environments require specific cleaning with bristled brushes. Due to the thermoplastic character of MMA (methyl methacrylate) resins, black marks can occur from fork lifts and tires skidding.

HELPFUL HINTS

  • Adequate cross ventilation should be provided. Good ventilation during the processing ensures a good cross linking and hardening.
  • Read, understand and follow material Safety Data Sheets and application instructions prior to use.
  • Use only as directed.
  • If substrate and/or material temperature is above 90°F, DO NOT apply material unless prepared for very short working time, possible roller marks, aesthetic variations in finish, etc.

AVAILABILITY

Contact Epoxy.com Customer Service Department

TECHNICAL SERVICE

Epoxy.com Technical Support Deparment provides services and consultations on material selection, specification, troubleshooting, and other information on the proper repair and protection of concrete surfaces.

STORAGE

  • Store Epoxy.com #6930 MMA SEALER in a cool and dry place, below 80°F, out of direct sunlight.
  • Do not store near open flame or food.
  • Shelf life is 12 months in the original unopened containers.

After extended storage

Additives and fillers can separate with storage, materials should be inspected for any visible signs of settlement, polymerization, or paraffin coagulation (clumps, strands). Thoroughly mix pails or drums (use a drum mixer, do not rely on rolling drum on floor) and pour into new containers to inspect resin before use.

Proper mixing and installation is critical to the optimal success of all product.  See Installation Tips, Techdata, & MSDS for more details on our products.  Be sure to contact us with any questions and/or concerns that you have.

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