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Nitofix

General-purpose epoxy adhesive

Joint Strength

USES
For high strength bonding of common construction materials:
Concrete, Metals, Asbestos, Glass, Timber, Rubber, Plastics,
Ceramics, etc. NITOFIX is particularly suitable for the repair
of damaged items with closely fitting joint surfaces requiring a
fine glue-line, e.g. Ceramic Repairs, Timber Joints, Fixing of
Laminates/Veneers etc.

Shelf life

33 N/mm2 (4750 lbs/in2) Aluminum


2
abraded or etched 14 - 20 N/mm (2 2
3000 lbs/in ) steel abraded or etched
Lap joint shear tests for brass, lead tin,
polythene, P V C with aluminum show
joint strength in excess of 7 N/mm2 (1000
2
lbs/in )
o
12 months minimum if stored below 20 C

NITOFIX Fast Set grade is available on request


ADVANTAGES

Set Time at 25oC = 30 mins


Pot life at 25oC

Strong

Adhesion tests show failure in


substrate - not in glue-line

Versatile

Bonds most common materials

Tough

Resistant to oil and chemical attack

Waterproof

Unaffected by immersion or sluicing

Easy to use

One to one mixing facilitates ease of


mixing

Economical

Simple mixing minimizes waste

Locally made

Specially formulated for use in Middle


East conditions

Description
NITOFIX is an easily worked multi-purpose medium viscosity
adhesive based on solvent-free epoxy resins. It is supplied
as a two-pack material which on mixing cures to a high
strength, oil, water and chemical resisting film with
exceptional adhesive properties

= 10 mins

APPLICATION
Preparation
Surfaces to be bonded should be dry, sound and thoroughly
clean. Smooth surfaces should be abraded or acid etched as
appropriate see below.

Surface
Concrete Asbestos
Cement etc.
Metals Steel, Brass,
Stainless Steel,
Copper etc.
Glass, Ceramics

PROPERTIES
o
2 1/2 hours @ 20 C
1 - 1 1/2 hours @ 40oC
Cure time
12 hours at a temperature of not less
o
than 20 C
full cure
24 hours as above stronger joints will be
achieved if the joints are warmed to a
o
maximum of 100 C during the curing
period. At this temperature the cure will
be completed in 20 minutes
Temperature
Curing takes place at temperatures
o
above 5 C. At lower temperatures, curing
will be retarded Maximum cure
temperature 100oC
Liner Coefficient 60 x 10-6/oC
of expansion
Modulus of
2000 N/mm2 (0.3 x 106 lbs/in2)
Elasticity

Pot life

Timber
Plastics (i.e. Nylon
Perspex etc.)
P.V.C

preparation
Dry, Remove Laitance and Loose
Aggregates.
Degrease, Abrade or Acid Etch

Degrease and Abrade


Treat with concentrated sulphuric
or nitric acid for 5 minutes or
abrade
Dry and Abrade
Degrease and Abrade
Wipe with trichlorethylene soaked
rag and roughen

Traces of oil and grease can be removed with FOSROC


CHEMICAL DEGREASER - see separate Data Sheet followed
by washing with water and drying.

Mixing
Equal quantities of each component should be scooped
from the tins and mixed together thoroughly in a pliable
polythene beaker or disposable unwaxed cardbooard
carton with a spatula or palette knife. To avoid waste,
only sufficient material for the work in hand should be
mixed.

cream such as Kerocleanse 22 and Rozalex 42. Follow


by washing with soap and water. Do not use solvent. The
use of goggles is recommended but should accidental
eye contamination occur, wash thoroughly with plenty to
water and seek medical treatment immediately. Ensure
good ventilation and do not smoke during use.
Fire
FOSROC SOLVENT 102 is ventilation and do not use
near a naked flame.

Bonding
The mixed NITOFIX is applied to both surfaces in a thin
even film and the two surfaces brought together. An
adhesive layer of between 1 25 and 250 microns
should be used. Care should be taken to position the
bond surfaces correctly, as cured joints can only be
broken down with difficulty. Excess pressure to the joint
is to be avoided to prevent extrusion of the adhesive,
but light clamping or suitable support is necessary.
Before leaving the adhesive to cure, excess glue
should be removed from the joints with a sharp knife.
Solvent should not be used for this work as it may
remove NITOFIX from the joint itself.
CLEANING
Tools and equipment should be cleaned with FOSROC
SOLVENT 102 immediately after use.

Flash Point

SUPPLY
Reference should be made to your local FOSROC office
or representative.
Contract supplies may be arranged with the factory in
Jeddah.
PACKING & COVERAGE
NITOFIX

Hardened NITOFIX can be removed from pliable


polythene beakers by flexing.

0.45 kg. pack


Covers 0.6 to 0.8 m2

FOSROC Solvent 102

PRECAUTIONS

33oC

FOSROC solvent 102

4and 25 liter cans

FOSROC CHEMICAL DEGREASER 30 liter carboys


Health & Safety
Some people are sensitive to epoxy resins so gloves
and a barrier cream, Kerodex 71, Rozalex 9, DebbaWet Work or similar, should be used when handling
these products. If contact with the resin occurs it must
be removed, before it hardens with a resin removing

*Denotes the trade marks of Fosroc International Limited

Fosam Company Limitd


Jeddah Sale Office
Riyadh
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Jubail

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Head Office & Factory

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Important note: Fosroc products are guaranteed against defective materials and manufacture and are sold subject to its standard terms and conditions of
sale, copies of which may be obtained on request. Whist Fosroc endeavors to insure that any advice, recommendation, specification or information it may give
is accurate and correct, it cannot, because it has no direct or continuous control over where how its products are applied, accept any liability either directly or
indirectly arising from the use of its products, whether or not in accordance with any advice, specification, recommendation or information given by it