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TECHNICAL DATA SHEET

CEMENT PLASTER
GENERAL PURPOSE

DESCRIPTION
HIGHLAND CEMENT PLASTER is a dry mix factory produced cement plaster for internal and external walls. It
can be applied by suitable plastering machine or manually. HIGHLAND CEMENT PLASTER is chemically
modified and only requires the addition of clean water.

ADVANTAGES
Quality controlled and factory blended to give a consistently high quality product.
Excellent adhesion.
No cement and sand storage required at site.
Reduces wastage.
Better workability.
Suitable for wide range of masonry/concrete backgrounds.
Fibre reinforced for shrinkage crack resistance.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Binder Ordinary Portland Cement
Colour Grey
Size of Aggregate 0.1 2.35mm
Pack Size 50kg bags (30 per pallet)
Water Requirement 7.5 ltr. per 50kg bag approx.
Coverage 30 ltrs. per 50 kg bag
Working Time Approx. 60 minutes
Curing Minimum 72 hours with potable water (4-5 times a day)
Storage & Shelf Life 6 months from date of manufacture, when stored in dry conditions
VOC Content Zero
Insulation Value Thickness 15mm U Value , W/mk 0.500
Thermal Resistance =0.015/0.5 =0.03

COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH
Test Method: Air cured for 28 days (7 days @ high humidity followed by normal lab. conditions for 21 days).
After curing, the test was carried out in accordance with BS 6319 Part 2 : 1983.
Test Description Age/Days Test Result Average
1 2 3 4 5 6
Compressive Strength 28 13.1 12.1 12.8 12.7 14.5 14.4 13.2
2
(N/mm )

FLEXURAL STRENGTH BS EN 196 PART 1 : 2005


Test Description Age/Days Test Result
2
Flexural Strength (N/mm ) 28 1 2 3 Average
4.4 4.3 4.1 4.3

PULL OFF TEST in Accordance with BS 1881 Part 207 : 1992


Surface Pull off Stress (N/mm2) Nature & Location of Failure
Concrete Substrate 1.5 Plaster Failure
Lightweight Block 0.3 Block Failure
Concrete Block 0.7 Concrete Block Failure

These test results are based on laboratory conditions.


Actual site results will depend on quality of application and curing regime.
DIRECTIONS
SURFACE PREPARATION
Remove all the dust, loose particles, oil, grease and patches of salts from the surface to be rendered. Spray
sufficient amount of clean potable water to neutralize the suction of the background. Allow the free water
to evaporate completely before the application of the cement render. The fixing of all attachments such as
pipes, electrical fittings, corner beads etc. should be carried out before the rendering is begun.
For rendering a normal surface the concrete must be hacked by hand or apply Highland Key Coat to achieve
better mechanical key on concrete surface prior to rendering.

Apply Highland Key Coat for Smooth surfaces on smooth concrete, which is modified with micro silica curing
compound and any other type of organic or inorganic admixtures.
Curing of the Key Coat with potable water is absolutely necessary 4 5 times a day for at least 2 days. In the
event of dissimilar backgrounds fix a steel wire mesh across the joint to resist the formation of cracks due to
differential movement of the backgrounds. For straight vertical joints of masonry background a V groove
should be made in the rendering when it is in wet condition.

MIXING
When applied with a plastering machine the water is manually adjusted with the flow meter once in the
beginning only. But in case of manual application mix one bag of 50kg material with 7.5 litres of clean
potable water. The mixing should be done with a suitable electric stirrer. Material which has begun to
harden or is caking should not be used.

APPLICATION
HIGHLAND CEMENT PLASTER can be applied to a thickness of 15 20mm in one coat with a spray machine.
But where the thickness is expected to exceed more than 20mm it should be applied in multiple coats.
When applied in more than one coat it is important that the previous coat of plaster should be cured for at
least 2 days and the surface must be scratched in order to receive further coats of plaster firmly on it.
Finishing of the render/plaster should always be done with a wooden float for external use and a metal
trowel for smooth internal work.

COVERAGE
2
Coverage is one litre per square metre per mm of thickness; therefore 1 x 50kg bag will cover 2m @ 15mm
thickness.

CURING
The plaster/render should be kept moist by curing 4 5 times a day with a gentle spray of clean potable
water for 3 days.

PRECAUTIONS
Rendering may be affected by the combined action of wind, sun and rain, hence protective measures should
be taken during application. Highland will not be held responsible for any claim arising out of non-
performance of the product due to any application procedure and or usage of product for non
recommended purpose. Please contact Highland technical team for more details on application of
HIGHLAND CEMENT PLASTER for purpose other than mentioned above on surfaces with special chemical
additives. The application of primer/paint or texture finishes should be carried out only when the plaster is
completely hardened and free from moisture.

HEALTH AND SAFETY


This product contains cement, and contact with skin may cause irritation. It should not be inhaled, and a
properly designed and maintained face mask should be used whilst handling, pouring and mixing the
powder. Avoid contact with the product by working carefully, using a barrier cream and wearing protective
gloves. If any contact does occur, wash thoroughly with soap and water. Use eye protection. Avoid contact
with eyes, if such contact occurs irrigate with water for 20 minutes and seek medical advice.
If mistakenly ingested, drink plenty of clean water and seek medical advice.
TECHNICAL SERVICE
The HIGHLAND BUILDING PRODUCTS Technical Department is available to assist you in the correct use of our
products and its resources are at your disposal entirely without obligation.

DISCLAIMER
To the best of our knowledge and belief, this information is true and accurate, but as conditions of use and
any labour involved are beyond our control, the end user must satisfy himself by prior testing that the
product is suitable for his specific application, and no responsibility can be accepted, or any warranty given
by our Representatives, Agents or Distributors. Products are sold subject to our Standard Conditions of Sale
and the end user should ensure that he has consulted our latest literature.

HIGHLAND BUILDING PRODUCTS


A Division of:
Fibrex Construction Group
PO Box 462, ABU DHABI
Tel: (00971) 2 5511462
Fax: (00971) 2 5513862
email: highland@fibrex.ae Issue 4 August 2013
V. Collinson