Key Facts

Polycoat RBE 15

SBS modified bitumen emulsion 

Properties

  • Cold applied.
  • Single component, easy to apply.
  • Can be applied on damp substrates.
  • Asbestos free, odorless. Can be applied in closed or confined spaces.
  • Water-based and therefore is non-toxic.
  • Environmentally friendly.
  • Good resistance against chloride and sulphate ions.
  • Has good adhesion to most building substrates.
  • Seamless/joint free.

Description

Polycoat RBE 15 is an emulsified bituminous coating modified with 10% Styrene Butadiene Styrene Rubber, which dries to form a tough and seamless, flexible water and vapor proof protective coating.

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

Substrate Preparation

The surface shall be cleaned thoroughly of all contaminants like dust, traces of curing compound, oil and grease. All surface imperfections, protrusions, structurally unsound and friable concrete must be removed and repaired.

Priming

It is highly recommended to apply a priming coat prior to the application of the Polycoat RBE 15 coating on the substrate. The primer can be prepared in the site by diluting Polycoat RBE 15 with 20% water and applying this diluted coat as the primer. For very dry and porous substrates apply two coats of this primer. The primer can be applied to damp or freshly cast concrete surfaces also. However, it should not be applied on waterlogged or flowing water areas. Further coats shall be applied only after the primer coat dries off completely. In case of delay in application of the top coat for more than 24 hours, a fresh coat of primer shall be re-applied.

Application

Stir the contents of the drum thoroughly before application to remove all sediments. Depending on the dry film thickness required, apply the rubberized bitumen coating @1–2m²/L/coat. On vertical areas, it is recommended to apply the coating in multiple layers in order to avoid sagging of the heavy bodied coating. Subsequent coats shall be applied only after the previous coat dries off completely and shall be applied at right angles to the previous coat. Clean dry sand may be broadcasted onto the wet coating to provide a key for the subsequent coats and achieve a greater dry film thickness. The coating should be applied and finished up to the DPC level. If a plaster or cement render is to be applied on the bitumen coated surface, clean dry sand shall be broadcasted on to the coating whilst it is still wet. Leave the coating for curing for a minimum period of 48 hours before applying any protection board or backfilling.

Protection

Polycoat RBE 15 coating should be protected from getting damaged due to the ongoing site activities and during backfilling. Coating can be protected either by a cement sand screed (50mm thick) or by an asphaltic protection board (Bituboard*). Alternatively, a 1000 gauge polythene sheet can also be used for protecting the coating in areas where the backfill material is not very coarse. 

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