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ASA MORTAFIX -synthetic latex additive to produce a high strength-Technical Data Sheet

By  Last updated: 4th September 2010

ASA MORTAFIX -synthetic latex additive to produce a high strength-Technical Data Sheet

DESCRIPTION
A synthetic latex additive, used in conjunction with sand and cement mortars to produce
a high strength, waterproof adhesive for the bonding of all types of ceramic tiles. Ideal
for bonding monocottura and fully vitrifi ed tiles, as well as natural stone, marble, granite
and mosaic tiles onto concrete, cement render and brickwork walls and fl oors. This
adhesive is also suitable for adhering tiles over existing, sound ceramic tiles. For both
internal and external applications.
FEATURES & BENEFITS
Waterproof
Economical
High compressive strength
Ideal for commercial installations
Internal and external applications
High adhesive strength

RECOMMENDED FOR
Existing tiles
Concrete
Cement render
Brickwork
Use in areas covered by AS3958.1-1991 clauses
3.3.1.1;3.3.1.2 3.3.2.1;3.3.3.1;3.3.3.2;3.3.3.3;3.3.3.4;3.5.1.1;3.
5.2.1;3.5.4.1.

SURFACE PREPARATION
All surfaces must be fi rm, rigid, clean, dry, sound and smooth and be free from grease, wax, oil, laitance, curing
compounds and all other contaminants likely to prevent the adhesive bonding. Smooth steel trowel fi nished
concrete must be mechanically abraided to increase adhesion. Porous surfaces should be primed with ASA
Multiprime. Concrete should be allowed to cure for at least 28 days and cement render to cure for at least 7
days prior to tiling. Existing ceramic tiles must be fi rmly adhered onto the substrate. The tiles must be thoroughly
cleaned prior to the application of the adhesive.
EXPANSION JOINTS
Movement joints must be incorporated in the tile layout in accordance with AS3958.1-1991 clauses 5.4.5.1 to 6.
MIXING
4kg of sand and cement mix requires approximately 1 litre of Mortafi x. Add the measured amount of Mortafi x into
a clean bucket. Slowly add the required quantity of sand and cement into the bucket with continuous mixing. Mix
until lump free. Once all the powder has been added, it should be allowed to stand for 2 minutes. The mix should
then be re-stirred. The adhesive is now ready for use.
APPLICATION
Apply the mixed adhesive to the prepared substrate using the appropriate notched trowel for the size of the tile
being laid. A minimum of 1mm bed thickness for walls and 3mm for fl oors must be achieved. Ensure that the
bedded tiles are fully supported by the adhesive with no voids underneath or behind. Lay tiles into the adhesive
before it skins. The adhesive may also need to be applied to the back of the tiles to accommodate the required
levels. Do not disturb tiles until the adhesive has dried.
GROUTING
Use the appropriate ASA grout, allowing joint widths of 1.5mm to 6mm for walls and 3mm to 12mm for fl oors as
per AS3958.1-1991 clause 5.4.6.
CLEAN UP
Mortafi x can be removed from the surface of the tiles using a damp cloth while the adhesive is still wet. Tools and
equipment can be cleaned with warm water and detergent prior to the adhesive drying.
PACKAGING
20 litre plastic pails, 5 litre and 1 litre jerry cans.
COVERAGE
12mm x 12mm trowel approximately 6kg/m²
6mm x 6mm trowel approximately 3kg/m²

Technical Data Sheet 

http://asanzltd.com/pdffiles/Additives/MORTAFIX.pdf

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