SikaTop Armatec-110 EpoCem is a quality anti-corrosion coating and bonding agents from our range of concrete repair products.
Specifically formulated as a bonding primer for concrete repair mortars and reinforcement corrosion protector, the Sika Top Armatec 110 EpoCem is a cement-based, three component epoxy resin enriched with a corrosion inhibitor to act as an anti-corrosive coating material.
Best uses for Sika Top Armatec 110 EpoCem
SikaTop Armatec-110 EpoCem can be used as a bonding agent for concrete, mortar and steel. Commonly, it’s used in repairs alongside Sika’s range of patching and repair mortars, or in jobs which require bonding new and old concrete.
The other common application of Sika Top Armatec 110EpoCem is as an anti-corrosion coating for reinforcement steel. This can include anything from repairing reinforced concrete in structures where the underlying steel has corroded to reinforcing steel in thin reinforced concrete sections as a preventative measure.
Sika Top Armatec 110 EpoCem is also suitable for control of anodic areas.
Characteristics & Advantages of Sika Top Armatec 110 EpoCem
SikaTop Armatec-110 EpoCem is an improved bonding agent which contains EpoCem technology. It’s compatible with most Sika MonoTop repair mortars and can be brushed on or spray-applied.
SikaTop Armatec 110EpoCem offers excellent adhesion to concrete and steel, as well as extended open times for repair mortars. The bonding agent is certified for application under dynamic load conditions and approved for potable water contact when used with SikaCem.
Additional benefits of the Sika Top Armatec 110 EpoCem include its’ high mechanical strength and excellent resistance to water and chloride penetration. The bonding agent is sold in pre-measured, ready-to-use packs, which makes it easy to mix and ensures a long pot life.
If stored properly in undamaged original sealed packaging, Sika Top Armatec-110 EpoCem has a shelf-life of 12 months from the date of production. Ensure it’s kept in in dry and cool conditions (between +5°C and +25°C).
Sika Top Armatec 110EpoCem is solvent-free, non-flammable and will not be affected by moisture. These properties, combined with the corrosion inhibitors it contains, make it an excellent bonding coat which can be applied prior to cement and epoxy-based repair mortars.
When used as a bonding agent, Sika Top Armatec 110 EpoCem covers between 1.5 m2 and 2 m2 per litre. In anti-corrosion coating applications, its coverage ranges from 0.5 m2 to 2 m2 per litre for each coat.
SikaTop Armatec-110 EpoCem Substrate Quality
When you are applying SikaTop Armatec 110EpoCem on concrete, mortar and stone, you should always first make sure that all the surfaces have been thoroughly cleaned. You can use a wire brush to mechanically remove all loose materials, or clear them with sand blasting or water. Once you’ve cleaned the surface, make sure it’s free of standing water before applying the bonding agent.
For steel applications, take care to remove traces of rust, oil, grease and mill scale from all surfaces before coating with SikaTop Armatec-110 EpoCem.
Application Method & Tools of SikaTop Armatec 110 EpoCem
Depending on the end use of SikaTop Armatec 110EpoCem, its application methods vary slightly. If you are using the product as reinforcement corrosion protection, use a medium hard brush or spray gun to apply a 1 mm layer over the cleaned reinforcement, following with a second coat once the first one has dried (at +20°C, it should take approximately 2 – 3 hours).
To achieve a good bond when using SikaTop Armatec -110 EpoCem as a bonding primer, apply the product well into the substrate, filling all pores. Take care to protect freshly applied coats against contamination and rain until the repair mortar is applied.
SikaTop Armatec 110EpoCem has also been tested with Sika repair mortars and is certified for dynamic loading applications. Refer to separate sheets for further information if you wish to use the product for such applications.
Cleaning of Tools
Once you’ve applied SikaTop Armatec-110 EpoCem, use water to clean all tools and application equipment. If the material is not removed from them immediately after use, in can only be cleaned mechanically once hardened.
Limitations of Sika Top Armatec 110 EpoCem
When applying SikaTop Armatec 110 EpoCem, don’t exceed the recommended dosage of added water. Only apply to sound, prepared substrates and avoid application in rainy or windy conditions, or in direct sunlight. We don’t recommend using Sika Top Armatec-110 EpoCem with fast setting concrete or mortars.