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Fosroc® Nitoflor TF120 UB constructive solutions

Heavy-duty polyurethane based floor screed,


5 mm to 12 mm thick, resistant to steam, hot
water and chemicals

Uses Properties

Nitoflor TF120 UB is designed for use as heavy-duty floor The values given below are typical figures achieved in
screed in environments where high resistance is required laboratory tests.
against impact, thermal shock, abrasion and chemicals. The
thermal stability and chemical resistance makes it suitable for Compressive strength
2
use in food processing areas, drink and beverage production (BS6319) Part 2, 1983: 100 N/mm
areas, cold stores, freezer rooms, commercial kitchens and Flexural strength
restaurants. It is particularly useful in areas when steam or (BS6319) Part 3, 1990: 25 N/mm2
hot water is required for cleaning. Tensile strength
2
(BS6319) Part 7, 1985: 15 N/mm
Advantages Impact resistance No damage or
(BS8204): deterioration
Excellent mechanical properties. Resistance to fungal growth
(ASTM G21) MIL-D-3134: Passes
High impact and abrasion resistance. Resistance to elevated No flow, softening,
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Temperature (115 C): chalking or cracking
Abrasion resistance
Resistant to thermal shock.
(ASTM D4060 at 1000 cycles): 0.05 grams loss
Resistant to steam and hot water cleaning. o
20 C 35oC
Pot life: 125 minutes 60 minutes
Suitable for service range from –45oC to 115oC. Initial cure: 24 hours 12 hours
Full cure: 7 days 5 days
Resistant to freeze/thaw cycles.
Chemical resistance
Good resistance to a wide range of chemicals.
Nitoflor TF120 UB will resist spillage of the following
Antislip provides safe, textured slip-resistant surface for chemicals at 25oC.
pedestrian and vehicular traffic.
Inorganic
Description Sodium Hydroxide 40%, Sodium Chloride (Saturate)
Chlorine Water
Nitoflor TF120 UB is a polyurethane-based floor screed
designed for use at thickness between 5 mm and 12 mm. Organics
The product is formulated specifically to withstand thermal Glucose syrup (saturate), Citric acid (10%), Tartaric acid
shock, freeze/thaw cycles and chemical attack. The product (10%), Nicotinic acid (10%)
is supplied as a four component system (including colour
pack), pre-weighed for on-site mixing. The product is Carbonated beverages
available in Dark grey, Light grey, Buff, Silver grey, White, Pepsi, Coca Cola, Miranda, Fanta, 7 up, Team
Off white Sage green and Brick red.
Fruit juices
Technical support Grape juice, Orange juice, Fruit cocktail, Apple juice,
Mango juice, Pineapple juice, Lemon juice
Fosroc offers a comprehensive range of high performance,
high quality flooring, jointing and repair products for both new Fats
and existing floor surfaces. In addition, the company offers a Vegetable oil, Cheese, Butter
technical support package to specifiers, end-users and
contractors, as well as on-site technical assistance in
locations all over the world.

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Fosroc® Nitoflor TF120 UB
Sea food Steel surfaces
Fish (varieties), Prawns (varieties), Fish liquid, Fish blood,
Processed fish oil Steel surfaces should be degreased and grit blasted to SA
2½ immediately prior to application. Clean steel surfaces
Poultry should be primed with Nitoprime 28 prior to the application
Chicken, Egg (yolk + white) of Nitoflor TF120 UB.

Meat Priming
Beef, Sheep blood
All surface treated with Nitoflor TF120 UB should be prime
Fuels with Nitoprime 25 or Nitoprime 31, a solvent free epoxy
Petrol, Diesel, Engine oil, Hydraulic oil, Break fluid, Coolant resin primer designed for maximum absorption and
adhesion to the substrate. Add the entire contents of the
Cleaning aids hardener tin to the base tin and mix thoroughly.
Dishwashing liquid, Clorox, Jiff, Commercial detergents
Once mixed, immediately apply the primer in a thin
continuous film to the clean prepared surfaces. Work the
Electrochemical solutions
primer into the surface and avoid over application and
Copper sulphate 1 M, Zinc Sulphate 1 M
pudding. On porous floors, Primer will be absorbed very
quickly leaving characteristic light coloured dry patches. It
Note: The local Fosroc office should be consulted for is recommended that a second priming coat is applied in
additional chemicals, different concentrations or these areas.
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operating temperatures greater than 25 C.
Mixing
All the above properties have been determined by laboratory
controlled tests and success in use will be determined by the It is important that Nitoflor TF120 UB is mixed correctly.
implementation of good housekeeping practices.
Pour the entire colour pack into the base container and mix
Instructions for use thoroughly with a slow speed electric drill fitted with a
suitable Fosroc mixing paddle for 15 – 20 seconds or until
Surface preparation the mix becomes homogeneous.

It is essential that Nitoflor TF120 UB is applied to sound, The entire contents of the hardener should then be poured
clean and dry surfaces in order that maximum bond strength into the base container and mixed thoroughly until
is achieved between the substrate and the flooring system. homogenous.
All dust and debris should be removed prior to application of
the product or its primer. Pour the mixed base, hardener and colour pack slowly into
a suitable forced action mixer such as Mixal, Cretangle or
New Concrete floors similar. A free fall mortar mixer is not suitable. Add the
filler. Continue mechanical mixing for a further 2 – 3
Should be at least 14 days old (at 20oC) with maximum minutes, until all components are thoroughly blended.
moisture content not exceeding 5%. Laitence deposits on
new concrete floors are best removed by light grit blasting, Application
mechanical scabbling or grinding.
The mixed Nitoflor TF120 UB should be spread to uniform
Old concrete floors thickness on the primed surface using either a garden rake
or the edge of a plastic trowel only when the primer is in a
Again, mechanical cleaning methods are strongly tacky condition. The material should be tamped with a
recommended on old concrete floors particularly where wooden float to ensure complete compaction and finally
heavy contamination by oil and grease has occurred or finished a closed even texture using a steel trowel.
existing coatings are present. These may well have been Screeding rods are useful to maintain a minimum
absorbed several millimetres into the concrete. To ensure compacted thickness of 5 mm (5000 microns).
adhesion, all contamination should be removed. Proprietary
chemical degreaser may be used on small areas of light Once mixed, the material must be used within its pot life,
contamination only. after this time any unused material will have stiffened and
should be discarded.
Any damaged areas or surface irregularities should be
repaired using one of the repair range of products. Expansion joints

Expansion joints in the existing substrate should be


continued through the Nitoflor TF120 UB topping, and filled
to the required level with a suitable sealant from the

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Fosroc® Nitoflor TF120 UB
Nitoseal* range incorporating the appropriate movement Coverage
accommodation factor (MAF).
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Nitoflor TF120 UB: 1.2 m per pack at 10 mm
Sealing thickness
2
Nitoprime 25 / 31: 4 – 5 m per lkg
Although Nitoflor TF120 UB is impervious at 5 mm thick, in
constantly wet operation areas or where a high degree of Note: The coverage figures given are theoretical - due to
cleanliness is required, it may be sealed with a mixed binding wastage factors and the variety and nature of
compound of Nitoflor TF120 UB SEALER. This binder possible substrates, practical coverage figures will be
consists of base, hardener and colour pack (excluding filler). reduced. Typically an additional 10% should be
The preliminary application of Nitoflor TF120 UB must have allowed for surface irregularities ad wastage although
reached initial cure and high spots such as trowel marks this will vary with site conditions.
rubbed down prior to the application of the Nitoflor TF120 UB
SEALER.
Storage
Cleaning
Shelf life
Nitoprime and Nitoflor TF120 UB should be removed from
tools and equipment with Fosroc Solvent 102* immediately All products have a shelf life of 12 months if kept in a dry
after use. Hardener material can only be removed store in the original, unopened packs.
mechanically.
Storage conditions
Maintenance
Store in dry conditions between 5oC and 35oC, away from
The service life of a floor can be considerably extended by sources of heat and naked flames, in the original, unopened
good housekeeping. Regular cleaning should be carried out packs. If stored at high temperatures the shelf life may be
using a rotary scrubbing machine with a water-miscible reduced.
cleaning agent.
Precautions
Limitations
Health and safety
■ Nitoflor TF120 UB should not be installed at
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temperatures below 5 C. Nitoflor TF120 UB, Nitoprime and Fosroc Solvent 102
should not come into contact with the skin and eyes, or be
■ Nitoflor TF120 UB should not be applied on to surfaces swallowed. Ensure adequate ventilation and avoid
which are known to or likely to suffer from rising damp, inhalation of vapours. Some people are sensitive to resins,
osmosis or have a relative humidity greater than 75% as hardeners and solvents.
measured in accordance with BS8203 Appendix A or by
Hammond concrete/mortar moisture tester type COCO. Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves and eye
protection. If working in confined areas, suitable respirator
■ Nitoflor TF120 UB should not be applied to asphalt, protective equipment must be used.
unmodified sand/cement screeds, PVC tiles or sheet.
For information on the suitability of other substrates, The use of barrier creams provide additional skin protection.
consult the local Fosroc office. In case of contact with skin, rinse with plenty of clean water,
then cleanse with soap and water. Do not use solvent.
■ Nitoflor TF120 UB results in colour change in contact
with oxidising acids. In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty
of clean water and seek medical advice. If swallowed seek
medical attention immediately – do not induce vomiting.
Estimating
Fire
Supply
Nitoflor TF120 UB and Nitoprime are non-flammable.
Nitoflor TF120 UB: 12 litre packs
Nitoprime 25 / 31: 1 and 5 kg packs Fosroc Solvent 102 is flammable. Keep away from sources
Fosroc Solvent 102: 4 litre can of ignition. No smoking. In the event of fire extinguish with
CO2 or form. Do not use a water jet.

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Fosroc® Nitoflor TF120 UB
Flash points

Fosroc Solvent 102: 33oC

Disposal

Spillages of component products should be absorbed onto


earth, sand or other inert material and transferred to a
suitable vessel. Disposal of such spillages or empty
packaging should be in accordance with local waste
disposal regulations.

For further information, refer to the Product Material Safety


Data Sheet.

Additional Information

Fosroc manufactures a wide range of complementary


products which include:

Waterproofing membranes and waterstops.

Joint sealants and filler boards.

Cementitious and epoxy grouts.

Specialised flooring materials.

Fosroc additionally offers a comprehensive package of


products specifically designed for the repair and
refurbishment of damaged concrete. Fosroc’s ‘Systematic
Approach’ to concrete repair features the following:

Hand-placed repair mortars

Spray grade repair mortars.

Fluid micro-concrete.

Chemically resistant epoxy mortars.

Anti-carbonation/anti-chloride protective coatings.

Chemical and abrasion resistant coatings

For further information on any of the above, please consult


your local Fosroc office – as below.

Important note:
Fosroc products are guaranteed against defective materials and manufacture and are sold subject to its standard Conditions
for the Supply of Goods and Services, copies of which may be obtained on request. Whilst Fosroc endeavours to ensure that
any advice, recommendation, specification of information it may give is accurate and correct, it cannot, because it has no direct
or continuous control over where or 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 of information given by it.

Fosam Company Limited


Head Office Telephone: +966 2 637 5345 Fax: +966 2 637 5891 email: fosam@fosroc.com
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Registered Office: Industrial Area, Phase 4, Road No. 414, Street No. 407
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