safe touch

DESCRIPTION

Based on sol-gel nanotechnology, the nC® ProTherm Safe Touch coating system is designed for Safe Touch and corrosion passivation. nC® ProTherm Safe Touch has a long lasting lifetime cycle of more than 20 years outdoors, and life-long expectancy indoors.

Because of the ability to reach a high temperature decrease (Delta-T) with a very thin layer of coating, nC® ProTherm Safe Touch offers space saving and cost reducing protection at a high degree of safety and quality. nC® ProTherm Safe Touch is hydrophobic and chemical resistant.

It provides Safe Touch surfaces and is capable of reducing surface temperatures of, for instance, steampipes from 160°C down to 40°C with a 4mm coating. In order to prevent corrosion, the nC® ProTherm Safe Touch coating is equipped with a corrosion passivating primer. The primer is based on surface bonding nanotechnology (sol-gel) and corrosion inhibiting particles that bond into the metal surface of the treated equipment. The system will prevent metals from corroding. It will stop already present corrosion.

nC® ProTherm Safe Touch is applied by brush, roller, knife or spraygun. It can be applied in one layer, between 3mm up to 8 mm and is fast drying. nC® ProTherm Safe Touch is available in all colours.

TECHNICAL

    • Delta-T up to 260°C
    • Low weight 0,95 gr/m³
    • Bonds into and with surface chemically, not mechanically
    • Passivates metal against corrosion
    • Hydrophobic, oleophobic surface and behaviour
    • Consumption 1350 gr/m²
    • Performs in temperatures of -90°C up to 750°C
    • Low VOC
    • No hazardous fumes

OPERATIONAL 

  • Establishes Safe Touch areas
  • No skin burns
  • Easy application
  • One layer application between 3mm up to 8mm
  • For indoor and outdoor use
  • No spray mist or overspray
  • Fast drying
  • Suits all metals and synthetics
  • Space saving
  • Chemical resistant
  • +15 y of service
  • All colours available

FINANCIAL 

  • 25% up to 50% less energy cost
  • 40% up to 60% less application/project cost
  • Low cost per m²
  • Fast Return On Investment
  • First-time-right product, fast application, low impact
  • Easy to repair, no cladding replacement cost
  • Very long service time
  • Safe work means happy employees

INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE

  • Use safety glasses. Protect hands and skin from exposure using gloves and appropriate clothing.
  • Ensure adequate ventilation.
  • Substrate must be free from grease, dirt or dust.
  • Ambient temperature must be between 4° C and 35° C.
  • Do not apply when ambient humidity exceeds 90%.
  • Mix dry component A 12% weight to resin component B 88% weight. Use (industrial) mixer.
  • Mix for at least 3 minutes.
  • Do NOT use any thinner.
  • Use knife or airgun/spraygun for application.
  • Film thicknesses can be varied from between 3mm to 8mm WFT.
  • DFT >3mm, <6mm for Safe Touch purposes.
  • DFT >5mm, < 19mm for thermal insulation purposes.
  • Cross layer-application is recommended, wet-in-wet.
  • Measure WFT during application. Product expands up from between 5% to 15% during application.
  • nC® ProTherm Safe Touch will decrease 10% in thickness during curing time.

Table for curing times, at ambient temperature of 20° C and 60% humidity:

Surface Curing time
All metals, indoor 12 hrs
All metals, outdoor 24 hrs / 48 hrs, depending on temperature and humidity
Product can be exposed to full rain after 12 hours. Full cure after 7 days
  • Let surface dry in for at least 6 hours before forced drying by means of blower or heater at 55° C max.
  • Surface can be painted over.
  • Clean knifes, nozzles with water immediately after any stop.
  • Wash hands and face after every stop.

LIMITATIONS

  • Do not use as a final floor covering.
  • Do not use under water.
  • Do not allow application during freezing temperatures.
  • Do not rely on visual measurement for coating thickness. Always use a wet film thickness (WFT) and/or dry film thickness (DFT) gauge in several areas to ensure proper application thickness.

LOGISTIC INFO

  • Never use pressure to empty drums.
  • Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
  • nC® ProTherm Safe Touch has a shelf life of 6 months.
  • Store nC® ProTherm Safe Touch between temperatures of 5° Celsius and 35° Celsius.
  • nC® ProTherm Safe Touch is available in 5 kg, 20 kg, 65 kg or 350 kg packaging.
  • Delivery time 1 to 3 weeks
  • UN number: None assigned.
  • UN proper shipping name: None assigned.
  • Transport hazard class(es): None assigned. Product is suitable for air transport.
  • Packing group: None assigned.
  • Environmental hazards: No known environmental hazards.
  • Special precautions for user(s): No known precautions for transport.
  • It is advised to avoid freezing product.
  • Guidance on transport in bulk: Transport in bulk according to Annex II of MARPOL 73/78 and the International Bulk Chemical Code (IBC code).

TYPICAL PROPERTIES

  • Appearance after mixing: Grey yoghurt, thixotropic
  • Odour: Acrylic
  • % Solids: 72%
  • Solvents: None, water 25,85%
  • Density 0,9 g/cm³
  • pH-Value 11 – 12
  • Shore Hardness A = 30 – 40
  • Boilingpoint 100° Celsius
  • Flashpoint 300° Celsius
  • Vapour pressure at 20° Celsius: 23 hPa
  • VOC IE 2010/75 EU: 2,4% (32,4 g/l)

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