Fixobond Flex II

INTRODUCTION

FIXOBOND FLEX II is two components; highly polymer modified thin/ thick set premium grade ex adhesive. High polymer modification provides stability, high shear, tensile & bonding characteristics required for installation of artificial stone, natural stone & various tile over most surfaces. FIXOBOND FLEX IIsurpasses the requirements of IS 15477: 2004. FIXOBOND FLEX II can be used to adhere both wall and oor tiles and is suitable for interior and exterior use.

 

RECOMMENDED APPLICATIONS

installation of artificial composite stones or tiles
vitrified, porcelain tiles and a wider range of other substrates
can use over concrete, cement render & screeds, brickwork and block work
can use on approved waterproofing membranes and existing tiles.
Interior or Exterior
bathrooms, Swimming pool, stone cladding, framing of natural artificial stones
 

FEATURES & BENEFITS

For external & internal use.
Excellent stability & dual bonding strength.
Excellent slip resistance on vertical applications.
Superior workability & heatproof.
Ultra high adhesion & flexural strength.
For a high demanding applications like flooring, exterior stone cladding, water immersion & wet areas etc.
Can use thin & thick bed.
Two parts, pre packed for control and convenience.
 

TECHNICAL PROPERTIES

Appearance White Powdered Mixture + White Liquid Additive
Compressive Strength 32.9 N/mm² (28 days)
Flexural Strength 12.5 N/mm² (28 days)
Tensile Strength 2.3 N/mm² (28 days)
Shear Bond Strength 2.0 N/mm² (28 days)
Open Time Approximately ± 30 minutes
Pot Life Approximately ± 1 hour
Setting Time 8 - 24 hours

COVERAGE

Coverage may vary depending on substrate surface conditions

PACKAGING

FIXOBOND FLEX II is supplied in 20 Kg plastic lined bags & 5 L jerrycan.

SHELF LIFE

FIXOBOND FLEX II can be stored unopened above oor level in a cool dry place for up to 12 months.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

SURFACE PREPARATION

All surfaces must be clean, dry and free from any contaminates such as dust, oil, wax, grease, curing agents or other substances that may affect adhesion performance. Building debris such as off cuts, sawdust, nails, screws, plaster, wood etc., must be thoroughly cleaned with the help of wire brush - vacuum cleaner - damp sponge.
Note: If applying over existing tiles various preparation methods apply depending on surface and application. Do not apply over any deteriorating substrates. Ensure that new concrete slab is fully cured. Ensure that screeds have cured, normally after 7 days, depending on screed thickness and temperature. Ensure waterproof membranes have cured, minimum 24 – 48 hours after application.

PRIMING

Porous Substrates: Prime with ASCOBOND AR 470/OPC using by brush or roller. Allow primer to reach a touch dry film prior to applying FIXOBOND FLEX II. Do not over dilute primer. Mix 1 part of primer to 3 parts clean water. Extremely porous surfaces may require second coat.

MIXING

Pour approximately 5 L of liquid additive in a clean vessel/container and gradually add 20 Kg of FIXOBOND FLEX II adhesive whilst mixing. (Slight water can be added in hot weather)Using a mechanical mixer at medium to high speed, mix powder and liquid additive together until smooth paste consistency is achieved. Allow to set a few minutes, re-mix before applying. Adhesive should not slump when combed out using the appropriate size notched trowel.

APPLICATION METHOD

Tile installation must be undertaken in accordance with Indian Standard requirements. Ensure the back of the tiles to be adhered are free from dust or any materials which may inhibit adhesion.

  1. Spread FIXOBOND FLEX II adhesive over prepared surface/substrate using an appropriate notched trowel.
  2. When installing wall and floor tiles, lay one tile over adhesive then lift tile up again . Finished bed thickness should be a minimum of 4 mm for wall tiles and 3-6 mm for floor tiles.
  3. Ensure all tiles are fully supported by adhesive and that no voids are present.
  4. Inspect the underside of tile for complete bedding adhesion.
  5. Clean away any excess adhesive from the joints and face of the tiles whilst the adhesive is still wet.
  6. Ensure minimum grout joints of 1.5 – 3 mm spacing between tiles. Larger joints required for quarry / stone tiles. Refer to tile manufactures specifications.
  7. Allow to dry undisturbed for 24 hours prior to foot traffic and grouting.

SUBSTRATES

Compatible with most solid substrates such as concrete, masonry, plaster board, fibrous cement sheeting, renders & screeds. All substrates should be pre-tested to ensure suitability.

CURING

Adhesive begins to set after an hour and is trafficable approximately 4 - 6 hours (longer if temperatures do not exceed 10°C) after installation depending on air and substrate temperatures. Grouting generally is best 24 hour after tiles have been installed. Optimum performance level is reached after 28 days of curing.

CLEAN UP

Clean skin with soap and water. Tools and equipment should be cleaned with solvent thinners.

* Kindly follow the required health and safety precautionary measures. (Refer our Safety Data Sheet for more details)

 
 

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