ARMADILLO LK NANO (EP3020)
Class: 8 SubClass: PackGroup: III UN: 1719 HazChem: 2R EPG: OHSHazard: Y
ARMADILLO LK is a proprietary blend of silica (Si) polymers which penetrate concrete surfaces providing an increase in abrasion resistance and a reduction in the surface absorption of liquids.
The Lithium & Potassium silicates and siliconate compounds present in ARMADILLO LK each play a unique role in densifying and sealing concrete.
The nano Lithium & Potassium Silicates in ARMADILLO LK penetrates deep within the matrix and chemically reacts with calcium hydroxide (also known as portlandite) in the surface to produce calcium silicate hydrate (CSH) – the primary strength-providing portion of concrete paste.
Portlandite is a soft, porous mineral that is subject to carbonation and chemical attack, so replacing it with the much stronger CSH is a major benefit of ARMADILLO LK.
The siliconate in ARMADILLO LK also reacts with the concrete to form a hydrophobic polymer within the pores and on the concrete surface.
The ultimate result is a concrete floor that is exceptionally dense and liquid-repellent, which equals long-lasting protection and durability.
ARMADILLO LK is water based. It generally dries tack free in 2 to 4 hours at 21C @ 50% RH.
- Interior or exterior
- Warehouse floors
- Commercial floors
- Manufacturing plants
- Residential garages and basements
- Distribution centers
ADVANTAGES OF USE
- Reduces porosity and increases hardness of the concrete surface
- Combines with the concrete becoming part of the matrix and lasts the lifetime of the substrate.
- VOC Compliance with GREEN STAR- OFFICE DESIGN V3 IEQ-13
- Resists penetration of oil and many chemicals
- Reduces the ingress of carbon dioxide and resulting carbonation (degradation of the substrate)
- Minimizes tyre marks and enables them to be more easily removed
- Equipment can be cleaned with water
- Can be applied to fresh, new, or existing concrete
- Low sheen enhances the appearance of concrete surface
- Will not blush
- Compatible with bond breakers for tilt-up projects.