RCF Saturant-Adhesive Epoxy
RCF Saturant-Adhesive Epoxy is a two-component, 100% solids, moisture-tolerant, low to medium viscosity, high strength, low modulus, multi-purpose liquid epoxy adhesive. It meets the current ASTM C881 and AASHTO M235 Types I, II, IV,& V Grade 3, Classes B & C
2. WHERE TO USE
RCF Saturant-Adhesive Epoxy can be used for wet lay-up structural repairs with carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP), fiberglass
reinforced polymer (GFRP) and injections. Use to bond freshly mixed concrete to hardened concrete, to fill voids and cracks in
concrete, masonry and other substrates. It can also be injected, used as a binder in epoxy mortar, as an anchoring adhesive, or as a
binder for high friction surface treatments (HFST) on concrete, asphalt or other substrates.
• High strength/low modulus structural adhesive
• Rapid cure formula
• Made in America
• Convenient 1:1 mix ratio by volume
• Provides a vapor barrier after curing
4. SHELF LIFE / STORAGE
24 month shelf life when stored in unopened containers in dry conditions and stored at 40°F-95°F (4°C-35°C)
5. TECHNICAL DATA
|RCF Saturant-Adhesive Epoxy Technical Data|
|Storage Conditions||40˚F – 95˚F (5˚C – 35˚C).|
|Condition material to||65˚F – 85˚F (18˚C – 29˚C) before using.|
|Mix Ratio||1:1 by volume|
|Viscosity||2,000 cps @77 F (25 C)|
|Gel Time (60 g mass)||25 minutes|
|Tack Free Time (73’F or 23’C)||3 to 5 hours|
|Tensile Properties (ASTM D638), 7 day cure
|2,800 psi (19.3 MPa)
|Bond Strength (ASTM C882)
2 day cure:
14 day cure:
|2,000 psi (13.8 MPa)
2,800 psi (19.3 MPa)
|Compressive Properties (ASTM D695), 7 day cure
|5,000 psi (34.5 MPa)
110,000 psi (760 MPa)
|Compressive Strength (ASTM C579)
3 hour cure:
24 hour cure:
|1.500 psi (10.3 MPa)
5,000 psi (34.5 MPa)
|Bond Strength (ASTM C1583/ACI 503R)||300 psi (2.0 MPa)|
|Flexural Strength (ASTM D790)||3,000 psi (20.9 MPa)|
|Shrinkage on Cure (ASTM D2566)||0.2%|
|Thermal Compatibility (ASTM C884)||Pass|
|Heat Deflection Temperature (ASTM D648)||120˚F (49˚C)|
|Water Absorption (ASTM D570)||0.2% (24 hr)|
|Chloride Ion Permeability (AASHTO T277)||0.0 coulomb|
*NOTE: Epoxy cure is affected by temperature. Low
temperatures will increase cure time, higher temperatures
with decrease cure time.
6. MINIMUM CURING TIME
|MINIMUM CURE TIME||10 HRS||6 HRS||4 HRS||3 HRS||2 HRS|
21.5 oz (600 ml)
2 Gallon Units
10 Gallon Units
7. APPLICATION TEMPERATURE
Substrate and ambient air temperature between 50°F and 100°F ( 6°C and 38°C) to be maintained thru the curing period.
8. CONDITION PRODUCT
Condition cartridge and contents to a temperature of 65°F to 85°F (18°C to 29°C) for easier dispensing.
9. LIMITATIONS & WARNINGS
Do not thin. Solvents will prevent proper cure
10. MANUFACTURER’S PRINTED INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
For complete installation instructions on various applications using RCF Saturant-Adhesive Epoxy visit www.rhinocarbonfiber.com or
call Rhino Products for more information at 1-888-684-3889.
11. SURFACE PREPARATION
RCF Saturant-Adhesive Epoxy is specially formulated for use as a saturant epoxy for CFRP. New concrete must be a minimum of 28 days
old. Surfaces must be clean of all dirt, oil, debris, wax, grease or dust must be removed. Prepare the surface mechanically using a
scarifier, sand blast, shot blast, bush hammer or other equipment that will provide a minimum surface profile of CSP3, as defined by ICRI
310.2R. A roughened surface that exposes the aggregate and/or pores of the substrate is imperative for good adhesion.
12. CLEAN UP
Clean tools and equipment with Tough Wipes by Rhino, a biodegradable formula that removes and neutralizes the epoxy. Do not allow
epoxy to harden on equipment as cured material can only be removed mechanically.
Please refer to the SDS for RCF Saturant-Adhesive Epoxy published on our Website, www.rhinocarbonfiber.com or call Rhino Products
for more information at 1-888-684-3889. This TDS sheet is not intended to list all Safety and Health Requirements necessary for the
installation of these products. All Health and Safety Requirements required by OSHA shall be followed.
Rhino Products warrants to the Buyer that this product is in good quality and conforms to the manufacturer’s specifications in force on
the date of manufacturer when used in accordance with the Installation Instructions and stored as directed in the technical literature.
The manufacturer cannot warrant or guarantee any particular method of use, performance or application under any particular condition
and Buyer is responsible for determining the suitability of intended purpose and assumes all risks therein. RCF shall not be liable for any
injury, loss, cost of labor or consequential damages either directly, indirectly or incidentally, arising out of the use or misuse of any
product sold by RCF or another distributor. If the product is proven to be in non-conformance, the Buyers sole remedy shall be a refund
of the purchase price or replacement of the product.