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High build characteristic allows for single coat applications

reducing labor costs.
Tough resin structure resists thermal-mechanical shock.
Outstanding adhesion insures reliable performance.
Excellent wear characteristic extends equipment operating life.
Convenient 4 : 1 mix ratio and verification of mix by color change.
Performs well under fluctuating chemical environments.
Material is available in five package sizes: 250 g, 400 ml cartridge, 1 kg,
4,5 kg and 24,8 kg. Each package contains pre-measured containers
(Part A and Part B). A mixing tool, and application instructions are also
Chemical Resistance
Recommended for exposure to moderate concentrations of acids, alkalies,
bleaches, and other chemicals. Please refer to the ARC Chemical
Resistance Charts for a comprehensive list of chemicals and associated
exposure ratings at ambient temperature. Post curing will improve chemical
resistance; contact ARC Technical Services for elevated temperature
ARC 858
An advanced ceramic composite for the repair and protection of
all metal surfaces subjected to erosion, corrosion and chemical attack.
It is normally applied at a thickness of 1,5 mm (60 mils) or more.
ARC 858 is 100% solids, non-shrinking and is grey in color.
The ARC 858 is formulated for light abrasive, erosive and corrosive
environments where metal loss is often repaired by more conventional
and costly weld overlay. It can be used either to rebuild eroded metal
surfaces or to provide a wear resistant surface which frequently
outperforms the original metal or weld overlay.
Composition - Polymer/Ceramic Composite
Matrix - A two component, crystallization resistant, modified epoxy resin
structure reacted with an aliphatic curing agent.
Reinforcement - A proprietary blend of fine ceramic particles designed
to achieve a smooth erosion and corrosion resistant surface.
Suggested Uses
Condensers Screw Pumps
Cooling Water Pumps Fans & Housings
Hoppers Wear Plates
Hydro Pulpers Pipe Elbows
Pulp Dewatering Screws Impellers
Pump Casings Pitted Tanks and Pipes
Slurry Pumps Heat Exchangers
Valves Wet Scrubbers
Volutes Tanks and Process Vessels
Waterboxes Vacuum Pumps
Technical Data
Cured Density 1,6 g/cc 100 lb/ cu.ft.
Compressive Strength (ASTM D 695) 910 kg/cm
13,000 psi
Flexural Strength (ASTM D 790) 620 kg/cm
8,800 psi
Flexural Modulus (ASTM D 790) 6,9 x 10
9.9 x 10
Tensile Strength (ASTM D 638) 211 kg/cm
3,000 psi
Lap Shear Adhesion (ASTM D 1002) 150 kg/cm
2,100 psi
Composite Rockwell Hardness (ASTM D 785) R105
Composite Shore D Durometer Hardness (ASTM D 2240) 88
Taber Abrasion (ASTM D 4060)
H-18/250 gram/1000 cycles 71 mg weight loss
Vertical Sag Resistance
at 21C (70F) and 6 mm (1/4") No sag
Maximum Temperature Wet Service 70C 158F
(Dependent on service) Dry Service 160C 320F
Surface Preparation
Proper surface preparation is critical to the long term performance of
this product. The exact requirements for surface preparation vary with
the severity of the application, expected service life, and the initial
substrate conditions.
Optimum preparation will provide a surface cleaned of all contaminants
and roughened to an angular profile between 75 -125 microns (3 to
5 mils). This is normally achieved by initial cleaning, abrasive blasting to
a cleanliness of White Metal (SA3/SSPC - SP5) or Near White Metal
(SA 2 1/2 SSPC SP10) followed by rinsing with an organic solvent which
evaporates leaving no film residue. Grinding to a rough surface profile,
followed by rinsing with solvent is acceptable although a subsequent
lowering in adhesion may result.
To facilitate mixing and application material temperatures should be
between 21 - 32C (70 - 90F). Each kit is packaged to the proper mix
ratio. If further proportioning is required the kit should be divided to the
correct mix ratio.
Mix Ratio By Weight
A : B 4 : 1
When mixing with hand tool or hand held tool, add Part B to Part A.
Mix by hand for 1 minute. Shift a small portion of this mix back to Part B
container and scrape the walls of this container to remove all traces of
residue. Transfer all material back to Part A container and mix until a
homogeneous color is achieved which is free of streaks. Immediately
apply. If power mixing, use a Jiffy type blade and mix at low speed.
Periodically scrape sides and bottom of container and mixing blade.
Do not over mix.
Working Time - Minutes
10C 16C 25C 32C
50F 60F 77F 90F
250 g 75 60 40 30
1 kg 60 45 30 25
4,5 kg 45 35 25 5
The chart above defines the practical working time of ARC 858, starting from when mixing begins.
Application By Hand
The ARC 858 is normally applied at a thickness between 1,5 mm - 19 mm
(1/16"- 3/4"), however it may be applied at a minimum thickness of
0,5 mm (20 mils). Minimum application temperature is 10C (50F).
Using a trowel, press the material into the surface profile to completely
wet out the surface. Once the material is placed it may be smoothed
using a variety of methods. Always apply and finish to desired contour
within listed working times.
If required ARC 858 can be machined using a carbide tool bit once the
product has cured to Light Load as described below. Otherwise use
a diamond cutting tool or post grind. In certain applications requiring
additional support, it may be advantageous to either weld expanded
metal onto the surface prior to preparing the surface or to impregnate
nylon reinforcing mesh into the composite while still wet.
The material may be overcoated with any of the ARC Polymer Composites.
If it has cured to the point of Light Load as described below the
surface should be roughened and rinsed with an organic solvent prior
to topcoating. Prior to this point no additional surface preparation is
required provided that the surface has not been contaminated.
Application By Manual or Pneumatic Gun
In order to dispense materials from either the manual or pneumatic gun,
it is required to warm the ARC 858 400 ml cartridge for 25 35 minutes
at 25 35C (77 95F). Pressure feed to the pneumatic gun should not
exceed 4 bar (55 psi). Insufficient heating or excessive pressure can cause
leakage or rupture of the cartridge.
Based on a 3 mm (1/8") thickness:
250 g kit will cover 521 cm
(.53 ft.
400 ml cartridge will cover 1333 cm
(195 in
1 kg kit will cover 2083 cm
(2.11 ft.
4,5 kg kit will cover 0.94 m
(9.5 ft.
24,8 kg kit will cover 5 m
(50.9 ft.
To calculate the kilograms required for a given application use
the appropriate formula below:
1,6 x Area (m
2) x Average Thickness (mm) = kg or
3.8 x Area (ft
2) x Average Thickness (inches) = kg
Curing Schedule
10C 16C 25C 32C 43C
50F 60F 77F 90F 110F
Tack Free 5 hrs 3 hrs 2 hrs 1 hrs 0.5 hrs
Light Load 9 hrs 7 hrs 3.5 hrs 2.5 hrs 1.5 hrs
Full Load 48 hrs 36 hrs 20 hrs 16 hrs 12 hrs
Full Chemical 96 hrs 72 hrs 36 hrs 30 hrs 24 hrs
Full chemical properties can be achieved rapidly by force curing. To force cure, first allow
the material to become tack free, then heat to 70C (158F) for 4 hours.
Clean Up
Use commercial solvents (Acetone, Xylene, Alcohol, Methyl Ethyl Ketone)
to clean tools immediately after use. Once cured, the material would
have to be abraded off.
Store between 10C (50F) and 32C (90F). Excursions beyond this
range which may occur during shipping, are acceptable. The shelf life
is two years in unopened containers.
Before using any products, review the appropriate Material Safety Data
Sheet (MSDS) or Safety Sheet for your area. Follow standard confined
space entry and work procedures, if appropriate.
Technical Data reflects results of laboratory tests and is intended to indicate general characteristics only. A.W. CHESTERTON COMPANY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES EXPRESSED, OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WARRANTIES
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