Excellent levelling properties make it easy to create a smooth, high-gloss finish without heating or blowing
A high-quality finish achievable regardless of whether it’s hot, cold, wet or dry.
Formulation adapted from proven industrial technology, which means it looks great and lasts as well.
No solvents, carcinogens, flammables or strong odours keeps project sites safe for all.
A solvent-free, clear, two-pack epoxy designed as a specialist resin in residential, retail and commercial projects requiring a high-quality decorative finish.
Quality materials are selected to create a consistent, high-performance coating that is perfectly suited to the visual demands of homes, retail outlets, showrooms and other decorative applications.
Artepoxy Liquid Crystal is formulated to defoam without heating or blowing, and the exceptional flow/levelling properties minimises the risk of craters in the cured film. When used with metallic effect pigments, stunning resin floors with high-end finishes are possible.
ASTM D451/ISO 4624
|Concrete - substrate failure in dry and wet|
ASTM D-2280 JIS K 5600-5-4:1999
|70-75 Shore D. HB Scratch Pencil Hardness|
|CS-17 Test Wheel, 1kg, 1000 Cycles - 83mg|
|6.7kW/m2 Critical Radiant Flux 108% min Smoke Value|
<0.05 mg/m2/hr Total Volatile Organic Compounds (TVOC)
(2mm film over 96 hours)
Artepoxy Liquid Crystal is resistant to exposure from spillage of most household & commercial chemicals, e.g. detergents, soaps, oils/grease etc. Staining may occur when exposed to aggressive chemicals. Good housekeeping practices, including dilution and prompt clean up, will help minimise damage.
The actual coverage achieved by Artepoxy Liquid Crystal will depend on the substrate characteristics and condition.
The theoretical yield for a 400-micron film (typical thickness) are: 12 litre kit @ 2.5m2/L = 30m2
Time (@ 25°C)
Pot Life - 20 minutes
Set (touch) - 6 hours
Set (hard) - 12 hours
Re-coat (min.) - 12 hours
Re-coat (max.) - 30 hours
Full Cure - 7 days
Approximate time frames for full kit @ 25°C. Pot life will shorten for larger mixes. Curing times will decrease with increasing temperature (+10°C will halve curing times, -10°C will double them).
New concrete surfaces should be allowed to cure for a minimum of 28 days. Old, damaged, cracked and/or heavily contaminated concrete surfaces should be degreased with a detergent and patch repaired prior to surface preparation. Diamond grind or shot blast to obtain a CSP 2-3. Properly prepared surfaces should be structurally sound and free of contamination, laitance and any loose material. Ensure surface is clean, dry and dust-free again if there’s a delay between preparation and application.
If the concrete is found to be weak, powdery or porous during substrate preparation, apply a suitable primer/sealer first.
Maximum delay between coats is 30 hours @ 25°C. Should this time be exceeded the previous coat must be lightly abraded with 80-120 grit paper, vacuumed and wiped with methylated spirits or other suitable solvent. Old, existing films can be over-coated providing they’re in good condition and there are no adhesion issues. If in doubt, a tensile adhesion test should be conducted.
WARNING: Part B is a Class 8 Corrosive. For full safety instructions, consult SDS. Wear protective clothing, goggles and gloves to prevent skin and eye contact.
NOTE: Check packaging for correct components before mixing.
Mix product at a ratio of 3:2 by volume. Pour Part B into Part A and blend for 2 minutes.
Artepoxy Liquid Crystal kits can be split by using the following weights and volumes to make 1 litre -
|Part A||Part B|
If pigmenting, pre-mix pigment pots into Part A first with a drill mixer before adding Part B.
Brush, roller, squeegee or trowel.
Application thickness - 400 microns (2.5m2/L).
For best results, pour product immediately onto the floor after mixing. Start 50cm from a wall and work towards the exit point pouring in an “S” shaped pattern.
Leave enough mixed product to cut in with a brush next to vertical surfaces and around tight areas. Approximately 100mm is typical.
Perform a rough spread using the squeegee to achieve a relatively even film, allow product to level for 2-3 minutes, then backroll smooth using 12mm x 270mm roller covers.
De-lint all rollers first by wrapping the roller in masking tape and removing. When backrolling, roll in long, even, overlapping strokes to get the product feeling and sounding the same.
To work a fresh batch into the seam of another, pour the material approximately 15cm from the edge and overlap with the roller by about 30cm. Try to minimise the number of seams and keep them as fresh as possible.
Each kit must be applied within the pot life times listed in the Cure Schedule table to ensure best results.
Keep containers closed when not in use. Store below 40°C. Do not store in direct sunlight. Shelf life is at least 12 months in original, unopened container. Seek advice from your local council regarding accepted disposal methods.
CAUTION: KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. IF ON SKIN: Remove immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water. IF IN EYES:
Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Immediately call a POISON CENTRE (Australia - 13 11 26) or doctor/physician. If skin
irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention.
WARRANTY DISCLAIMER: The technical data given herein has been compiled for your help and guidance and is based upon our experience and knowledge. However as we have no control over the use to which this information is put, no warranty express or implied is intended or given. We assume no responsibility whatsoever for coverage, performance or damages, including injuries resulting from use of this information or of products recommended herein.