Fiber reinforced bitumen paint


POLYCOAT FBR is a high build bitumen emulsion based protective coating, manufactured to comply with ASTM D 1227 Type 11, Class 1. It is a blend of carefully selected bitumen and non-asbestos fibres. The coating is dark brown in color, which dries to form a tough black flexible film. The system complies with the requirements of BS 8102:1990.


  • Excellent resistance to the attack of salts present in underground water, dilute acids, alkalis, chlorides and sulphate ions. 
  • Good adhesion to most surfaces, like concrete, metal, wood, cork. 
  • Easy to apply. 
  • Cold applied. 
  • Can be applied on damp substrates. 
  • Asbestos Free. 
  • Economical. 
  • Non-flammable. 
  • Versatile.

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


Ensure that all surfaces that are to be treated are sound and free from oil, grease, cement laitance and loosely adhering particles. If required light mechanical grinding or wire brushing is recommended.


All surfaces are to be primed with POLYPRIME WB prior to the application of POLYCOAT FBR, as this will assist brushing and rolling of the heavier bodied product and will ensure a more readily achieved even coverage. The primer can be applied by brush, roller or squeegee. Allow the primer to dry before any further coats are applied. However, if the primer coat is left open for more than 24 hours after it becomes dry, clean the surface of any settled dust and apply a fresh coat of the primer.


Thoroughly mix the contents of the drum so that the fibres are uniformly dispersed in the coating and there is no settlement due to storage. POLYCOAT FBR can be applied by brush or trowel. Application of 2 coats @ 1lt./m²/coat will give a total Dry Film Thickness of 1mm. The second coat should be applied only after the first coat has dried completely.

The coating shall be protected from ongoing site activities and during backfilling from getting damaged by a 150 micron polyethylene sheet. The coating shall be protected with BITUBOARD protection boards in areas where coarse backfill aggregates will be used.


Use a reinforcing scrim at up stands and around pipe works. The scrim is to be embedded into the POLYCOAT FBR coating and then another coat is to be given on top of it. The area coated with POLYCOAT FBR shall be temporarily protected from mechanical abrasion using a suitable protection.

The coated surface should be covered by an aluminum/solar reflective paint or a screed after it has fully dried-off.