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Nitoflor SL4000 constructive solutions

Heavy duty, flow applied, 5 mm thick epoxy

resin based floor topping


Nitoflor SL4000 is designed for use in industrial

environments where high abrasion and impact loads are
likely. It provides a dense, impervious, colored and
chemically resistant floor surface which is hygienic and easy
to clean. Typical applications include dry food process
plants, traffic aisles and storage areas in factories and
warehouses, turbine rooms, AGV tracks, manufacturing
plants, and pharmaceutical manufacturing areas.


 Heavy duty - provides good protection in industrial


 Fast application - minimises downtime.

 Durable - good abrasion resistance.

 Hygienic - provides a dense, impervious, seamless floor

surface which is easily cleaned.
Design criteria
 Attractive - available in a wide range of colours to
enhance the working environment. Nitoflor SL4000 is designed for application at a nominal
thickness of 5 mm.
Standard compliance Substrates should be dry and not suffer, or be likely to suffer,
from rising damp. If necessary, suitable damp-proof
Nitoflor SL4000 has been tested in accordance with membranes should be installed to prevent this. Substrates
BS4247, Part 1 Nuclear Decontamination Parts A and B. In should not have a relative humidity greater than 75% at the
both instances a “good” classification was obtained. time of installation.
Approved by the United States Department of Agriculture in
federally inspected plant for meat and poultry. Specification clause

Flow-applied epoxy floor topping

The designated floor areas shall be surfaced with Nitoflor
Nitoflor SL4000 floor topping consists of graded aggregates SL4000, a 5 mm thick flow-applied epoxy resin floor topping.
bound in a pigmented epoxy resin binder. It is supplied as a The topping shall achieve a compressive strength of 80
four component system, pre-weighed for on-site mixing. 2 2
N/mm and a flexural strength of 37 N/mm at 7 days when
tested to BS6319. At 20 C, it shall be capable of accepting
When laid, it provides a smooth, light-reflective surface. foot traffic at 24 hours and vehicular traffic at 48 hours.

Technical support Properties

Fosroc offers a comprehensive range of high performance, Chemical properties

high quality, flooring, jointing and repair products for both
new and existing floor surface. In addition, the company Nitoflor SL4000 has excellent resistance at ambient
offers a technical support package to specifiers, end-users temperatures to a wide range of industrial chemicals.
and contractors, as well as on-site technical assistance in Specific data is available on request.
locations all over the world.
Note that it is especially important that spillage is cleaned up
since very much higher concentration of chemicals may
occur on evaporation.

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Nitoflor SL4000
Physical properties Using a spiked roller, remove air entertainment and
allow to cure.
The values given below are average figures achieved in
laboratory tests. Actual values obtained on site may show Install the most appropriate Fosroc joint sealant. This
minor variations from those quoted. will depend on the anticipated movement
accommodation factor and the end use of the new floor.
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Pot life @ 10 C @ 25 C @ 35 C For further advice, consult the local Fosroc office.
Nitoflor SL4000: 2 hours 1 hour 20 mins.
Nitoprime 25: 7-8 hrs 3-4 hrs 1-1.5 hrs The product can be applied to mild steel substrates provided
Nitoprime 30: 3-4 hrs 1-1.5 hrs 10-30 min. that the steel is thoroughly cleaned so that all corrosion
Nitoprime 31: 5-6 hrs 1.5-2 hrs 30-60 min. deposits and other contaminants are first removed and the
prepared surface is treated with a single application of
Physical properties
@ 20 C
@ 35 C Nitoprime 28.
Compressive strength
(BS6319): 80 N/mm
80 N/mm
2 Installation times will vary according to site conditions and
the size of the area involved.
Flexural strength
2 2
(BS6319): 37 N/mm 37 N/mm
Cure time Cleaning
Foot traffic: 24 hours 16 hours
Vehicular traffic: 48 hours 36 hours Nitoprime 25, Nitoprime 30, Nitoprime 31, Nitoprime 28 and
Chemical: 7 days 4 days Nitoflor SL4000 should be removed from tools and
Abrasion Resistance 0.0372 g / 1000 cycle equipment with Fosroc Solvent 102 immediately after use.
(ASTM D 4060): (CS 17 wheel) Hardened material can only be removed mechanically.
(ASTM D 2240 "Shore D"): 70 Limitations
Skid Resistance
(ASTM D 2394): Satisfactory Nitoflor SL4000 should not be applied on to surfaces known
to or likely to suffer from rising damp conditions or have a
Maintenance relative humidity greater than 75% as measured in
accordance with BS8203 Appendix A or by a Vaisala thermo
The service life of a floor can be considerably extended by hygrometer type HMI 31.
good housekeeping. Regular cleaning may be carried out
using a rotary scrubbing machine with a water miscible In areas where significant thermal shock is likely to occur,
cleaning agent at temperatures up to 50 C. consult the local Fosroc office.

Nitoflor SL4000 should not be applied to asphalt, weak or

Application instructions friable concrete, unmodified sand cement screeds, PVC tiles
or sheet.
Nitoflor SL4000 should be applied by specialist contractors
who must follow the procedures laid down in the Product For information on other substrates, consult the local Fosroc
Application Guide. Fosroc works with a network of such office.
applicators that have been trained in the correct installation
procedures. The following steps are involved in the Nitoflor SL4000 should not be installed at temperatures
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application which would normally take place over a 2 to 3 below 10 C or above 35 C.
day period.
Thoroughly prepare the floor surface. Correct surface
preparation helps to achieve the necessary adhesive Supply
bond between the substrate and the new floor.
Nitoflor SL4000 (Base,
All existing expansion or movement joints should be Hardener, Filler, Color Pack) 15 Litre Packs
followed through the new floor surface. Joints should Nitoprime 25: 4 or 1 Litre Packs
be cleaned and prepared. Nitoprime 30: 4 or 1 Litre Packs
Nitoprime 31: 4 or 1 Litre Packs
Apply Nitoprime 25, Nitoprime 30 or Nitoprime 31 and Nitoprime 28: 4 or 1 Litre Packs
allow to cure for 8 to 24 hours at 20 C or 4 to 16 hours Fosroc Solvent 102: 4 litre Cans
at 35 C.

Apply the Nitoflor SL4000 topping. The material is

poured on to the primed surface and spread with a steel
trowel to achieve a 5 mm seamless topping.

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Nitoflor SL4000
Coverage Fire
Nitoflor SL4000: 1 liter / m /Pack @ 1 mm thick Nitoprime 25, Nitoprime 28 and Fosroc Solvent 102 are
Nitoprime 25: 5 - 8 m /Litre flammable. Keep away from sources of ignition. No
2 smoking. In the event of fire extinguish with CO 2 or foam.
Nitoprime 30: 5 - 8 m /Litre
Nitoprime 31: 2
5 - 8 m /Litre Do not use a water jet.
Nitoprime 28: 6 m /Litre
Nitoflor SL4000, Nitoprime 30 and Nitoprime 31 are non-
The coverage figures given are theoretical - due to wastage flammable.
factors and the variety and nature of possible substrates,
Flash points
practical coverage figures will be reduced. Typically, an
additional 10% should be allowed for surface irregularities o
and wastage although this will vary with site conditions. Nitoprime 25: 32 C
Nitoprime 28: 32 C
Fosroc Solvent 102: 30 C
Shelf life
Spillages of component products should be absorbed onto
All products have a shelf life of 18 months if kept in a dry earth, sand or other inert material and transferred to a
store in the original, unopened packs. suitable vessel. Disposal of such spillages or empty
packaging should be in accordance with local waste
Storage conditions disposal regulations.
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Store in dry conditions between 5 C and 30 C, away from For further information, refer to the Product Material Safety
sources of heat and naked flames, in the original, unopened Data Sheet.
packs. If stored at high temperatures the shelf life may be
Additional information
Precautions Fosroc manufactures a wide range of products specifically
designed for the specialist flooring industry. These include
Health and safety liquid-applied, chemically-resistant coatings, self-levelling
epoxy toppings and trowel-applied, highly abrasion resistant
Nitoflor SL4000, Nitoprime 25, Nitoprime 30, Nitoprime 31, screeds. Among them, are products suitable for use in the
Nitoprime 28 and Solvent 102 should not come into contact food and drinks industry, the pharmaceutical industry and in
with the skin and eyes, or be swallowed. Ensure adequate areas subjected to heavy industrial use. Where the control
ventilation and avoid inhalation of vapours. Some people of static electricity is an important consideration, Fosroc
are sensitive to resins, hardeners and solvents. Wear have developed conductive and dissipative seamless floor
suitable protective clothing, gloves and eye protection. If systems.
working in confined areas, suitable respiratory protective
equipment must be used. The use of barrier creams In addition, a wide range of complementary products is
provide additional skin protection. In case of contact with available. This includes joint sealants, waterstops,
skin, rinse with plenty of clean water, then cleanse with soap waterproofing membranes and specialised products for the
and water. Do not use solvent. In case of contact with repair and refurbishment of damaged reinforced concrete.
eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of clean water and seek
medical advice. If swallowed seek medical attention For further information about products or publications,
immediately - do not induce vomiting. contact the local Fosroc office.

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:
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Registered Office: Industrial Area, Phase 4, Road No. 414, Street No. 407
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