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SIGMACOVER 555

4 pages January 2013


Revision of August 2010

Description two component polyamide cured epoxy anticorrosive tiecoat

PRINCIPAL CHARACTERISTICS – final coat in epoxy underwater anticorrosive systems


– excellent water resistance
– epoxy anticorrosive with excellent adhesion for antifoulings
– good abrasion and impact resistance

COLOURS AND GLOSS black, grey – eggshell

BASIC DATA AT 20 °C (1 g/cm³ = 8.35 lb/US gal; 1 m²/l = 40.7 ft²/US gal)
(data for mixed product)
Mass density 1.4 g/cm³
Volume solids 56% ± 2%
VOC (Directive 1999/13/EC, SED) max. 276 g/kg (Directive 1999/13/EC, SED)
VOC (UK PG 6/23(92) appendix 3) max. 387 g/l (approx. 3.2 lb/gal)
Recommended dry film thickness 75 - 150 μm depending on system
Theoretical spreading rate 8.0 m²/l for 75 μm
4.0 m²/l for 150 μm
Touch dry after 6 hours at 20 °C
Overcoating interval min. 8 hours *
max. 5 days *
Full cure after 7 days * at 20 °C

(data for components)


Shelf life (cool and dry place) at least 12 months
* see additional data

RECOMMENDED – previous coat; dry and free from any contamination


SUBSTRATE CONDITIONS – substrate temperature should be above -5°C during application and curing
AND TEMPERATURES and at least 3°C above dew point and free from ice and any contamination
– during application and curing a substrate temperature down to -5°C is
possible, but curing to hardness takes longer and complete resistance will
be reached when temperature increases

INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE mixing ratio by volume: base to hardener 86 : 14

– the temperature of the mixed base and hardener should preferably be


above 15°C, otherwise extra solvent may be required to obtain application
viscosity
– too much solvent results in reduced sag resistance and slower cure
– thinner should be added after mixing the components

Induction time when substrate temperature is below 10°C, allow induction time after mixing
of 15 minutes
Pot life 4 hours at 20 °C *
* see additional data

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SIGMACOVER 555

January 2013

AIR SPRAY
Recommended thinner Thinner 91-92
Volume of thinner 0 - 5%, depending on required thickness and application conditions
Nozzle orifice approx. 1.5 - 2.0 mm
Nozzle pressure 0.3 - 0.4 MPa (= approx. 3 - 4 bar; 44 - 58 p.s.i.)

AIRLESS SPRAY
Recommended thinner Thinner 91-92
Volume of thinner 0 - 5%, depending on required thickness and application conditions
Nozzle orifice approx. 0.53 - 0.58 mm (= 0.021 - 0.023 in)
Nozzle pressure 12 - 15 MPa (= approx. 120 - 150 bar; 1740 - 2176 p.s.i.)

BRUSH/ROLLER
Recommended thinner Thinner 91-92
Volume of thinner 0 - 5% if required

CLEANING SOLVENT Thinner 90-53

ADDITIONAL DATA Film thickness and spreading rate

theoritical spreading rate m²/l 8.0 6.0 4.0


dft in μm 75 100 150

Maximum dft when brushing: 75 μm

Overcoating table for SigmaCover 555 for dft up to 150 μm

substrate -5°C 0°C 5°C 10°C 20°C 30°C 40 °C


temperature
with Sigma Coatings antifoulings minimum 24 hours 24 hours 24 hours 12 hours 8 hours 6 hours 4 hours
interval
maximum 10 days 5 days 5 days 4 days 3 days 3 days 2 days
interval

– surface should be dry and free from any contamination

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