Redgard Aquaseal HI-RISE X3

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REDGARD AQUASEAL HI-RISE X3

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Redgard Aquaseal Hi-Rise X3 is a unique elastomer that expands approximately 300% of its original volume during the spray application.  In place yield is +50 mils per gallon per 9.3 sqm when sprayed through Lock N Load gun.  As X3 rises, it bridges substrate imperfections to virtually eliminate blowholes and pinholes when applied to porous surfaces such as vertical poured concrete and concrete masonry units (cmu).  X3 is formulated with the “Ultrabond” molecule therefore is self-priming in most instances.

  • 100% solids, no solvents and no VOCs.
  • Extended tack time  to allow deep surface penetration.
  • Compliant with FDA/USDA for incidental food contact.

Unlike most spray-applied polyureas, X3 has the unique advantage of adhering to many polymeric subtrates, both new and aged, typically without the use of primers or extensive surface preparation.

In house testing has shown excellent adhesion to certain clean, dry surfaces including:

  • Primers past recoat window
  • Crumb Rubber surfaces
  • Certain roofing membranes
  • Shotcrete substrates
  • Glass
  • Wood
  • Concrete
  • Latex rubber
  • SBR rubber
  • Aged polyurea
  • Epoxy
  • Most metals
  • Spray applied bisect to minimise surface preparation labor.
  • To fill and protect a variety of porous surfaces.
  • Waterproofing exterior basements and foundations.
  • Protective elastomer for sprayed-in-place urethane foam.
  • Roof systems (metal, concrete, wood, etc).
  • Repair existing containment liners.
  • To fill or repair control joints, random cracks, and shallow spalls on concrete surfaces.
  • Earthen containment lining used with or without geotextile fabric.
  • Wastewater containment as a re-surfacer.

X3 is available in Neutral, Medium Grey, and Sand. X3 is photosensitive and will change color in a matter of minutes from spray application. Note: X3 is an aromatic polyurea; therefore, as with all aromatics color change and superficial oxidation will occur. Aliphatic urethane and other suitable topcoats can be used where long-term color stability and increased longevity in full sun exposure are of critical importance.

Service Temperature ± 30-90 sec.
(-45˚C -+93˚C)
*Complete polymerization to achieve final strength can take up to several days or weeks, depending on a variety of conditions or product type.
Tensile Strength ASTM D638 ± 180 psi (1.2 mpa)
R-Value (initial) 2.7 per inch
Elongation (Shore A) ASTM D2240-81 50 ± 5
Adhesion to concrete < 100 psi

The samples for tests were sprayed with LPG Proportioner with Lock N Load gun using polyurea nucleation kit. All cured film properties are approximate since processing parameter, ad-mixture types, and quantities change physical properties of the cured elastomer. All samples for above tests were force to cure 48 hours or aged for more than three weeks.

Gel ± 30-90 sec.
Tack Free ± 4-6 min.
Post Cure ** 24 hour
Recoat 0-24 hours
**Complete polymerization to achieve final strength can take up to several days or weeks, depending on a variety of conditions or product type.
Solids by Volume 100%
Solids by Weight 100%
Volatile Organic Compounds 0 lbs/gal (0 g/l)
Theoretical Coverage DFT 100 sq. ft. @ 16 mils/gal
Weight per gallon (approx.) 8.55 lbs. (3.87 kg)
Number of coats 1-2
Mix Ratio (by volume) 1 "A": 1"B"
Viscosity (cps) A:800 approx.
B:700 approx
Shelf Life Unopened Containers @60-90˚F (15-32˚C) Six Months

Minimum material/container temperature for application is 70˚F (21˚C)

It is recommended that oxidised polymeric surfaces be power washed with 2500-3500 psi water
pressure to achieve maximum adhesion of X3. If there is a possibility of surface contamination, scrub with a solution of 1/4 tsp. Dawn detergent plus 1 tbsp. of vinegar per 1 gallon of warm water, followed by a thorough water rinse.

ABRASSION RESISTANCE ASTM D4060 1000 g - 1000 cycles H-18 wheel 54.mg loss
CS-17 wheel 4.4 mg loss
Mandrei Bend Test ASTM D522-93a Passed Mandrei Size - 1" Test Temp -60˚F(-51˚C

The polyol “B” component must be thoroughly power mixed each day, prior to use. Use a folding blade mixer or equivalent equipment. Install mixer through the extra 2” bung hole provided on all “B” drums. Care must be taken not to cross contaminate the individual components with the mixing equipment.
Thinning is not required. Using any thinner may adversely affect product performance.

Apply X3 only to clean, dry, sound surfaces free of loose particles or foreign matter. A primer may be required, subject to type and/or condition of the substrate.

Consult technical service personnel for specific primer recommendations and substrate preparation procedures. X3 can be sprayed over a broad range of ambient and substrate temperatures. Contact technical service personnel for specific recommendations, pricing, and availability of spray and auxiliary equipment.
To reduce the possibility of blisters and blow holes when applying X3 to cementitious or other porous substrates:

  1. Do not apply on damp or wet substrates.
  2. Start spray application after peak heat of the day
    when surface is cooling.
  3. Do not apply on areas in direct sunlight.
  4. The temperature of the X3 material and hose
    temperature should be approximately the same
    temperature as the substrate being sprayed.
    Adhere to instructions on container label.

It is recommended that X3 be sprayed in multi-directional (north-south/east-west) passes to ensure uniform thickness. To achieve optimum mix and rise, nucleation at the gun needs to be a minimum of 9 cfm and 90 psi. To spray X3 using the nucleating kit with a manufacturer synergy proportioner, the liquid temperature must be a minimum 21oC maximum of 38oC and optimum of 32 oC. Follow the instructions attached to “A” and “B” containers.

  • This product is for professional use only.
  • This product must be stored at temperatures between 60-90˚F (15-30˚C).
  • Liquid temperature in drums during application 70-100˚F (21-38˚C).
  • Apply product  when surface  and air temperatures are above 40˚F (5˚C) and the surface temperature is at least 5˚F (3˚C) above dew point and rising.
  • Undried air exposed to liquid components will reduce physical properties of the cured coating.
  • This product has not been tested for flame spread or smoke development.
  • Do not apply X3 as a waterproofing barrier on the negative side of a structure where hydrostatic pressure is possible.
  • Minimum material/container temperature for spray application is 70˚F (21˚C).
  • Note: The material supplied is a two component system (Component “A”/”B”), which is used to formulate this product. The quality and characteristics of the finished polymer is determined by the mixture and application of the two components.
  • Avoid moisture contamination in containers. Containers should not be released if contamination is suspected. COcreated pressure can develop.  Do not attempt to use contaminated material. 

Note : This product is formulated using two components (Component “A”/Component “B”).  The quality and characteristics of the finished polymer is determined by the mixture and application of the two components.

REDGARD POLYUREA WATERPROOFING SYSTEM

What is Polyurea?

PDA Definition: “A pure polyurea coating/elastomer is derived from the reaction product of a polyisocyanate component and an amine-terminated resin blend”.

Polyurea has various formulations depending on intended use.

Advantages of Polyurea

Fast Reaction Time

Polyurea’s fast reaction time (5-15 seconds) leaves polyurethane and epoxy materials in the proverbial dust. It is an autocatalytic polymer. With the fast reaction time, polyureas do not easily react with humidity and moisture in substrates, so the material can be readily applied over cold or damp substrates, such as steel, concrete, wood or PU foam.

Moisture Insensitivity

Where moisture or humidity is a concern, polyureas outperform any product on the market today. Polyurethanes can be sensitive to high humidity and moisture in a substrate. As a result, they will react with atmospheric moisture or high humidity to produce carbon dioxide gas and cause foaming and/or pinholing in the surface. In contrast, polyureas are not affected by moisture.

Excellent Adhesion

If a substrate is moist or has condensation on it, polyurea will perform much better than polyurethanes.

Superior Tensile Strength

In waterproofing applications, a low modulus and a high elongation elastomer are required to meet the challenge. Polyurethanes have traditionally been regarded as having higher elongation and a lower modulus than a polyurea with a similar hardness. However, the days of polyurethanes having lower modulus than polyureas are over. Modern advances in the chemistry mean polyureas are formulated to feel as soft and elastic as polyurethane.

Low to No Volatile Content

Modern structural polyurea systems can offer these companies an alternative production material to eliminate government fines and increase profits.

High Abrasion Resistance

In applications once thought to require high-solids epoxies, polyureas are winning at every turn. In the rail and barge industry, polyureas are used instead because of their superior elongation and high impact resistance. Epoxies will crack and delaminate when exposed to constant pounding.a low modulus and a high elongation elastomer are required to meet the challenge. Polyurethanes have traditionally been regarded as having higher elongation and a lower modulus than a polyurea with a similar hardness. However, the days of polyurethanes having lower modulus than polyureas are over. Modern advances in the chemistry mean polyureas are formulated to feel as soft and elastic as polyurethane.

Heat and Fire Resistance

When it comes to heat resistance and fire retardance, polyureas have the advantage over comparably formulated polyurethane. Because of its formulation, structural/rigid polyureas have excellent resistance to heat distortion and sagging.

Environmental Protection

Exposed polyurea is widely used in applications such as concrete or geotextile coatings for secondary containment applications. Polyureas’ fast cure times allow it to be rapidly applied to a prepared substrate with minimal downtime for the facility. This has made polyurea the choice of facility managers for walls around and floors under chemical storage of diluted acids, alkali, salt solution, organic solvents and oils. Polyurea provides a strong barrier to spills from reaching the environment.

Comparison of Polyurea vs. Other Coatings

Substrates for Spraying Polyurea Coatings

  • METALS
  • CONCRETE
  • WOOD
  • GLASS
  • GEO-TEXTILE
  • SPF INSULATION
  • PLASTICS & INORGANICS
  • PROJECTS OUTSIDE RE-COAT WINDOW – OLD MEMBRANES

Uses of Polyurea

wall waterproofing, waterproofing, polyurea, repainting, reflective coating,
wall waterproofing, waterproofing, polyurea, repainting, reflective coating,
wall waterproofing, waterproofing, polyurea, repainting, reflective coating,
wall waterproofing, waterproofing, polyurea, repainting, reflective coating,
  • Corrosion Protection
  • Water Resistance
  • Abrasion Resistance
  • Chemical Resistance
  • Erosion Protection
  • Weather Protection
  • Primary and Secondary Containment
  • Hazardous Material Encapsulation
  • Blast and Ballistic Mitigation
  • Non-Skid, Slip Resistant Surfaces
  • Structural Reinforcement
  • Retrofits/Rehabilitation