POLYSEAL 1 PU

Description

One part polyurethane joint sealant

 

Polyseal 1PU is a one part low modulus high performance polyurethane sealant, which cures on absorption of atmospheric moisture to form a firm and flexible rubber watertight seal for moderate movement and control joints. Polyseal 1PU can be used in both horizontal and vertical applications. The sealant has a Movement Accomodation Factor (MAF) of ±25%.

Properties

  • Highly resilient with excellent recovery characteristics
  • Provides permanent and uniform watertight seal
  • Excellent adhesion to most building substrates. Can be used without the use of primer in new substrates
  • Non-toxic. Can be used in potable water reservoirs and swimming pools
  • Easy to apply, one component sealant. No mixing required
  • Overpainting can be done (Rigid paints may crack)

This TDS is applicable for the United Arab Emirates only. Please contact your local Polybit sales office for the available TDS in your region

Step by Step

Joint preparation

The joint edges must be clean, dry and free from oil, loose particles, cement laitance and other contaminants which may affect the adhesion. A thorough wire brushing, grinding, sand blasting or solvent cleaning may be required to expose a clean and sound substrate. When applied on glazed surfaces like ceramic or terrazzo tiles or porcelain enamel joint surfaces, the glaze should be removed by abrading with sandpaper or wire brush. 

Priming

On new substrates, the sealant can be applied without Primer. However, for old and very porous substrates apply Polyprime PS*. When applying on aluminium and metal surfaces, ensure the surface is cleaned of all lacquer or protective coatings. Galvanized, copper and stainless steel surfaces shall be primed with Polyprime NP*.

Back-up Material

A bond breaking backing rod (Polyrod)* shall be inserted into all movement joints to avoid a three sided adhesion. A bond breaking tape may be applied to joints where the depth does not allow the application of the backing rod.

Application

Polyseal 1PU is available in a ready to use self contained sausage which can be loaded onto a barrel gun. Start extruding the sealant into the joint firmly by maintaining an even pressure on the trigger of the gun. On vertical joints, sealant extrusion shall start from the bottom of the joint and continued to the top. Once the sealant has been installed a suitable rounded tool can be used to achieve a smooth hour glass profile. DO NOT USE SOAPY WATER SOLUTION. Any masking tape applied should be removed immediately after the sealant is installed.