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Elastacrete-FLEXIBLE ACRYLIC ADDITIVE FOR KEMGRIP, CEMENT AND MORTAR CONSTRUCTION CHEMICALS

By  Last updated: 4th September 2010

Elastacrete-FLEXIBLE ACRYLIC ADDITIVE FOR KEMGRIP, CEMENT AND MORTAR
CONSTRUCTION CHEMICALS

DESCRIPTION
ELASTACRETE replaces water in portland cement and mortar mixes to make an adhesive that has flexibility,
high strength, improved bond strength and is chemical, vibration and shock resistant.
USES
Bedding and bonding ceramic tiles, granite, slate, glass tiles, stone, marble and terrazzo tiles or slabs vertically or
horizontally to interior or exterior surfaces of cement render, brick, block, compressed cement sheeting.
FEATURES
Use for thin or thick bed fixing. It is unaffected by high humidity and can be used in immersed applications.
ELASTACRETE’s high shear tensile and bond strength make it ideal for areas subject to damp and humid
conditions, vibration and thermal movements.
Surfaces must be free from dirt, dust, grease and other contaminants. Steel floated concrete floors must be acid
etched prior to tiling.
DOSE (Approximate)
6lt per 20kg bag KEMGRIP STD/FLOOR AND WALL.
PERFORMANCE DATA
Exceeds the performance requirements of AS2358 and BS5385 Shear Bond Strength 34kg/cm2 (3.33Mpa)
SPECIFICATION
The ceramic tile adhesive will be a premixed flexible acrylic cement and mortar additive that conforms to AS2358
and BS5385 and has a minimum shear bond strength of 34kg/cm (3.33Mpa) such as ELASTACRETE manufactured
by Construction Chemicals and shall be applied in accordance with the manufacturing application instruction.
PACKAGING
MIXING
APPLICATION
USES
076 DECEMBER 03
CONSTRUCTION
CHEMICALS
● ADELAIDE 467 – 469 SOUTH RD REGENCY PARK 5010 PH: (08) 8346 8013 FAX: (08) 8340 2052
● BRISBANE 45 COULSON ST WACOL 4076 PH: (07) 3271 2944 FAX: (07) 3271 3892
● MELBOURNE 11 GABRIELLE CT BAYSWATER NORTH 3153 PH: (03) 9761 4711 FAX: (03) 9761 4748
● PERTH 11 COLLIE RD WELSHPOOL 6106 PH: (08) 9356 9999 FAX: (08) 9356 9955
● SYDNEY 31 NEWTON RD WETHERILL PARK 2164 PH: (02) 9756 3533 FAX: (02) 9756 3534
● AUCKLAND 16 CARPENTER RD EAST TAMAKI PH: (09) 273 5444 FAX: 0800 266 236
● KUALA LUMPUR LOT 2 JALAN KECAPI 33/2 ELITE INDUSTRIAL ESTATE OFF JALAN BUKIT KEMUNING
40000 SHAH ALAM PH: (603) 5122 2522 FAX: (603) 5122 2526
“The information contained in this technical publication is based on our current knowledge and experience and is provided as a guide only. In view of the many factors that may
affect application it is the users sole responsibility to ensure suitability for a specific purpose.”
MIXING
Elastacrete replaces water (Water must not be
added). Mix sufficient to last 30-60 minutes.
Allow to stand 5-10 minutes and restir before use.
ELASTACRETE is mixed with KEMGRIP STANDARD
for 6mm and 10mm notched trowelled application in
the ratio of 1lt ELASTACRETE to 4kg KEMGRIP
STANDARD.
For 12mm notch trowel or thick bed application mix 1lt
Elastacrete with 6kg Mortar (2kg cement : 4kg sand).
APPLICATION
Irregular or rough surfaces should be levelled with a
render coat of 1 litre ELASTACRETE to 2kg cement
to 4 parts sand, applied over a bond coat of 1 litre
ELASTACRETE to 2kg cement.
Apply the adhesive with a notched trowel, 6mm for
walls, 10mm for floors, spreading only 1 m2 at a time
and press the dry tiles or slabs firmly into the wet
adhesive using a slight twisting motion so no voids
appear beneath the tiles. Irregular backed tiles and
large tiles or slabs should be buttered flat or covered
with adhesive before pressing into the adhesive ribs
to ensure complete bond.
GROUTING
Allow 24 hours before grouting with KEMGROUT.
Tiles will be trafficable after 24-48 hours depending
on the temperature and adhesive thickness.
SHELF LIFE
2 years

Source: http://www.constructionchemicals.com.au/PDF/Elastacrete.pdf

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