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Product Data Sheet Edition 1008 / 1 Sikaflex-Construction (J)

Sikaflex-Construction (J)
1-part polyurethane sealant for building joints
Product Description
Uses

Construction

Sikaflex-Construction (J) is a one part, moisture curing, elastic joint sealant based on polyurethane. Suitable for indoor and outdoor applications.
Sikaflex -Construction (J) is suitable for sealing joints in building construction such as: Movement joints in precast concrete construction, balcony parapets, bridge cantilevers, retaining walls, subways, etc. Caulking of joints around windows and doors, skirtings, wall/floor joints, shutter housings, etc.

Characteristics / Advantages

1-part, ready to use Excellent adhesion to many substrates Good weathering and aging properties Excellent workability, easy to use Can be overpainted (subject to compatibility trials)

Tests
Approval / Standards Meets the requirements of: ISO 11600 Classification F 25 HM / F 20 LM ASTM C920 (Type S, Grade NS, Class 25)

Product Data
Form
Colour Packaging White, concrete grey, black and beige 600 ml sausages, 20 sausages per carton

Storage
Storage Conditions / Shelf Life 12 months from the date of production if stored properly in original, unopened and undamaged sealed packaging, in dry conditions at temperatures between +10C and +25C.

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Technical Data
Chemical Base Density Skinning Time Curing Rate Movement Capability 1-part polyurethane, moisture curing ~ 1.4 kg/ltr (depending on colour shade) 4 6 hours (+23C / 50% r.h.) ~ 10 mm / 6 days (+23C / 50% r.h.)

Maximum permissible joint movement: (expansion contraction) Maximum permissible shear movement: (longitudinal or transversal to joint) 8 mm 35 mm Dry Wet

25% of average joint width 20% of joint width

Joint Dimensions

minimum joint depth for expansion joints maximum joint width -30C to +70C temporary up to +50C

Service Temperature

Mechanical / Physical Properties


Shore A Hardness E-Modulus Elongation at Break Tensile Strength ~ 30 after 28 days (+23C / 50% r.h.) (JIS K 6253)

2 ~ 0.4 N/mm at 100% elongation (+23C / 50% r.h.) (DIN EN ISO 8340)

> 400% (+23C / 50% r.h.) (JIS K 6251)


At break At 60% elongation at +23C At 60% elongation at -10C

> 1.0 N/mm2 < 0.4 N/mm2 < 0.6 N/mm2

(JIS K 6251) (ISO 11600) (ISO 11600)

Elastic Recovery

> 80% (+23C / 50% r.h.) (ISO 11600)

System Information
Application Details
Consumption / Joint Design Standard dimensions for faade joints - precast concrete elements (as per DIN 18540 / ISO 11600)
Joint distance Up to 2 m 2 - 3.5 m 3.5 - 5 m 5 - 6.5 m 6.5 - 8 m

Minimum joint dimensions at time of sealant application Joint width Joint depth Joint length / 600 ml 10 mm 8 mm ~ 7.5 mm 15 mm 10 mm ~ 4.0 m 20 mm 12 mm ~ 2.5 m 25 mm 15 mm ~ 1.6 m 30 mm 15 mm ~ 1.3 m

The above consumptions are approximate

For common applications: Sealant-bead diameter (joint factor): Width : Depth

Up to 10 mm joint width

1:1 2:1 (minimum depth is 8 mm) 10 mm

More than 10 mm joint width Minimum joint width for joints around windows:

Backing Material Use soft, round or flat polyethylene profiles.

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Substrate Quality

Clean and dry, homogeneous, free from grease, dust and loose particles. Paint, laitance and other poorly adhering particles must be removed. Standard construction rules must be observed. For the selection of a suitable primer, please refer to Sika Primer chart or consult our Technical Service Department.

Substrate Preparation / Priming

Application Conditions / Limitations


Substrate Temperature Ambient Temperature Substrate Humidity +5C min. / +40C max. +5C min. / +40C max. Dry

Application Instructions
Application Method / Tools Protect joint flanks with masking tape. Insert backing material, apply primer and observe waiting time. Apply Sikaflex -Construction (J) with hand or air-pressure gun, avoiding air entrapment. Level sealant with trowel to concave finish. Where necessary, smooth with clean water, adding a few drops of a synthetic detergent. Remove masking tape before sealant has started to cure.
Clean all tools and application equipment with sealant remover / Sika Colma Cleaner immediately after use. Hardened and/or cured material can only be mechanically removed.

Cleaning of Tools

Notes on Application / Limitations

When smoothing the sealant, care should be taken that no smoothing liquid is allowed to penetrate between sealant and joint flanks. To maintain maximum movement capacity, do not overcoat joint sealant completely only the joint sides should be overcoated to maximum 1 mm width. Should overcoating be necessary, trials must be carried out to observe adhesion, compatibility and drying behaviour of coating. Insufficient ventilation (lack of moisture) slows curing rate. Silicon based products can negatively influence curing as well as bonding properties of sealant. Do not apply to concrete substrate treated with transparent coatings (glazed). Colour may be influenced by exposure to weathering (chemicals, high temperature, UV).

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Value Base Health and Safety Information Legal Notes

All technical data stated in this Product Data Sheet are based on laboratory tests. Actual measured data may vary due to circumstances beyond our control. For information and advice on the safe handling, storage and disposal of chemical products, users shall refer to the most recent Material Safety Data Sheet containing physical, ecological, toxicological and other safety-related data. The information, and, in particular, the recommendations relating to the application and end-use of Sika products, are given in good faith based on Sika's current knowledge and experience of the products when properly stored, handled and applied under normal conditions in accordance with Sikas recommendations. In practice, the differences in materials, substrates and actual site conditions are such that no warranty in respect of merchantability or of fitness for a particular purpose, nor any liability arising out of any legal relationship whatsoever, can be inferred either from this information, or from any written recommendations, or from any other advice offered. The user of the product must test the products suitability for the intended application and purpose. Sika reserves the right to change the properties of its products. The proprietary rights of third parties must be observed. All orders are accepted subject to our current terms of sale and delivery. Users must always refer to the most recent issue of the local Product Data Sheet for the product concerned, copies of which will be supplied on request.

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Phone: +606-7991762 Fax: +606-7991980 e-mail: info@my.sika.com www.sika.com.my

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