Paint High Built Epoxy Anti Skid Coatings for Vehicle and Air Craft Floorings

In highly vulnerable and fast action combat zones soldier being transported by land and air platforms require swift egress and ingress form the aircraft or the APC’s which demands the flooring to be anti-skid providing firm grip to the soldiers foot avoiding fall or fatalities. Additionally, coatings demonstrate excellent weatherability and are resistant to extreme climatic conditions making it an excellent choice for application on ramps and other surfaces demanding non-skid performance, in high altitude areas.

Aether Low Solar Absorbing high build Epoxy Two component antiskid coating enhancer is designed for application on decks, floorings and similar platforms which require to provide firm grip for moving personnel. Prevents loss of coefficient of friction when coated over primed epoxy surfaces. The product has a non-reflective matte appearance and provides maximum adhesion, toughness, wear resistance and excellent weather ability. The pigments used in the coating contain special colors which minimize Infra-red absorption thus minimizing deck temperatures.

Physical Properties of Formulation

Viscosity of Mixed Paint @300C ASTM D 1200 50 Seconds (Max)
Specific Gravity@300C ASTM D 1475-85 12.00±0.50 Kg/ 10L
Fineness of Grind ASTM D 1210-05(2014) < 20 Microns
Flash Point (Closed Cup) ASTM D 93 > 200C
Volatile Organic Compound ASTM D 3960 < 340 Grams/Ltr

Performance Properties of Dried Coating

Specular Gloss @600 ASTM D 523-14(2018) In between 0-5
Color IS 5, Pantone, RAL & Fed Std 595-C ΔE<1
Mandrel Bend Test ¼“ ASTM D 522 No Sign of Damage, Detachment or Cracking
Flash Point (Closed Cup) ASTM D 93 > 200C
Resistance to Heat IS 101 (Part7, Sec 3) No appreciable change in Color
VOHAP Content ASTM D 3271 Absent
Adhesion by Tape test ASTM D 3359 The coating does not exhibit permanent marring caused by masking tape applied to the coated test panels
Dry Film Thickness ASTM D 1005-95 (2013) 100-150 Micron
Resistance to Humidity Under Conditions of Condensation IS 101 (Part6, Sec 1) No Sign of Corrosion in 500 Hours
Salt Fog Resistance ASTM B 117-19 No signs of Flaking, Blistering & Corrosion
Hydro carbon Fluid Resistance MIL-PRF-22750G The Film does not show excessive softening, whitening or dulling. Film softening does not exceed a 2 pencil hardness difference from an Un exposed film with identical cure history prior to the hydrocarbon exposure, after 24 hours dry.

Application Areas

The Anti Skid Coating is Recommended for Vehicle and Air Craft Floorings, can be used on flight decks, safety markings, center lines for aesthetic enhancement. Also, they demonstrate excellent resistance to extreme climatic conditions making it an obvious choice for coating surfaces and ramps which demand non-skid performance in high altitude areas.

Application Instructions

The Preferred Method of application of non-skid Coating is by a Nap Roller, but can also be readily applied by Brush or Spray.

Surface Preparation / Cleaning

The surface should be sand blasted adhering to SA 2.5 specifications. Surface should be free of oil, grease,dust and loose particles.For mechanical cleaning surface should be sand blasted to min. ST 2 standards. Soundly prepared surfaces will lead to a better paint application.When used over old coating systems,the surface must be clean,dry and properly anchored.

Application Data

Application Method Nap Roller, Brush or Spray
Cleaning/Thinning Epoxy Thinner
Thinner (Volume) 5-7% depending on method of application
Conventional Spray Requirements 50 psi
Airless Spray Requirements 2200 psi
Nozzle Size 0.018''
Mixing Ratio (By Volume) 4:1 (v/v)
Pot Life @30°C 8 hours

Safety, Handling, Storage, Shelf Life:

Store in a cool ( ~25°C ) and dry area, and keep away from direct sun light. For detailed handling procedures please refer to product's MSDS. When stored properly, product has a 1 Year shelf life.