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Nitomortar EL constructive solutions

Abrasion resistant epoxy based lining mortar

Uses Properties

A trowellable epoxy mortar with maximum chemical and The following properties were obtained at a temperature of
abrasion resistance for the protection of concrete and similar 20 C unless otherwise specified.
substrates. Ideal for rehabilitation of manholes, lining of
outfalls, sewage works and all similar structures which are in Test method Typical result
contact with chemical contaminants. Compressive strength:
(BS 6319, Part 2) 70 N/mm at 7 days
Tensile strength:
Advantages 2
(BS 6319, Part 7) 12 N/mm at 7 days
Flexural strength:
Unaffected by a wide range of acids, alkalis, industrial (BS 6319, Part 3) 2
28 N/mm at 7 days
chemicals and sewage. o
Pot life: 2 hours at 20 C
1 hour at 35 C
Excellent resistance to abrasion and impact. Initial hardness: 24 hours at 20 C
Full cure: 7 days at 20 C
Superior bond strength to virtually all substrates, dry or Fresh wet density: 3
Approximately 1750 kg/m (full
damp. compacted)
Chemical resistance: The low permeability of
No need for primer on most concrete surfaces. Nitomortar EL retards
chemical attack in aggressive
Early development of strength minimises disruption. environments. Performance of
Nitomortar EL blocks
Cured material provides a long lasting waterproof barrier. continually immersed at 20 C.
Bleach Excellent
Pre-weighed components ensure consistency.
Detergent Excellent
Petrol Excellent
Description Sodium chloride 20% Excellent
Sodium hydroxide 20% Excellent
Nitomortar EL is based on high quality solvent-free epoxy Sulphuric acid 5% Excellent
resin system. The special silica aggregates provide high Sulphuric acid 15% Excellent
strength and excellent abrasion resistance. It is specially
designed to give excellent ‘hanging’ properties for vertical and Additional tests have shown no significant physical or
overhead work. Nitomortar EL is a three-component material chemical change after 100 days.
supplied in pre-weighed quantities ready for on-site mixing and
Application clauses

Technical support Abrasion-resistant epoxy lining mortar

Fosroc offers a comprehensive range of high performance, The abrasion-resistant epoxy lining mortar shall be
high quality construction products. In addition, the company Nitomortar EL, a three-component solvent-free epoxy resin
offers a technical support package to specifiers, end-users mortar with a density not greater than 1750 kg/m . The
and contractors, as well as on-site technical assistance in cured mortar shall achieve a compressive strength of 70
2 2
locations all over the world. N/mm , a flexural strength of 28 N/mm and a tensile
strength 12 N/mm when tested at 7 days.
Design criteria
Application instructions
Nitomortar EL can be applied in section up to 12 mm thickness
in vertical and overhead locations in a single application Preparation
without the use of formwork. Greater thicknesses than those
specified can be achieved by application of subsequent layers. Clean the surface and remove any dust, unsound or
Consult the local Fosroc office for further information. contaminated material, plaster, oil, paint, grease, corrosion
deposits or algae.
For higher build characteristics to vertical or overhead
locations, Nitomortar HB is recommended. Surface should preferably be prepared using high pressure
water jetting or light abrasive blasting, followed by
thorough washing to remove dust and remaining particles,

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grinding using carborandum stone is an acceptable means of Large quantities can be mixed in suitable forced action
preparation. mixer (e.g. Cretangle or Pennine) but no more than can be
reasonably used within the pot life of the product should be
Oil and grease deposits should be removed by steam prepared at any one time.
cleaning, detergent scrubbing or the use of a proprietary
degreaser. The effectiveness of decontamination should then Application
be assessed by a pull-off test.
Apply the mixed Nitomortar EL to the prepared substrate at
Prior to the application of Nitomortar EL, all active hydrostatic a minimum thickness of 3 mm by spatula or steel float,
leaks must be stopped by using Renderoc Plug, (a hydraulic pressing firmly into place to ensure positive adhesion and
cement specifically formulated to stop water ingress) or Nitofill full compaction. To avoid sagging on vertical surfaces, do
WS60 and Nitofill UR63 expanding polyurethane crack not apply in thicknesses over 12 mm.
injection and water stop system.
Application thickness will vary with profile and alignment of
Substrate priming substrate. Where necessary mortar should be built up in
Under normal circumstances concrete surfaces do not require
a primer. However, concrete or other substrates which are Build-up
highly porous or where build/sag requirements are critical
should be sealed with a single coat of Nitoprime 28. Additional build-up can be achieved by application of
multiple layers. Where thicker sections are required, the
The mixed primer should be scrubbed well into the prepared surface of the intermediate applications should not be
substrate, taking care that all imperfections in the surface are closed, to provide a suitable surface for subsequent layers.
properly coated and avoiding ‘pudding’ in depressions. If the The application of additional layers should follow between
Nitoprime 28 primer is absorbed within 30 minutes, a second 24 and 36 hours at 20 C after the first application. This
coat should be applied before continuing. time should be reduced at higher temperature. Application
of Nitomortar EL may then proceed.
Nitomortar EL can be applied as soon as the primer has
started to gel but still has surface tack. This is normally If sagging occurs during application, the Nitomortar EL
between 20 minutes and 4 hours dependent on ambient and should be completely removed and reapplied at a reduced
substrate temperature. thickness on to the substrate.

Mixing Finishing

Care should be taken to ensure that Nitomortar EL is To close the surface and to create a smooth, impermeable
thoroughly mixed to produce a fully homogeneous trowellable finish lubricates the trowel with clean water. This may give
mortar. a slight whitening of the surface but des not affect
Nitomortar EL must be mixed by mechanical means. The
‘hardener’ and ‘base’ components must be stirred thoroughly Nitomortar EL is finished by the use of a wood float and
to disperse any settlement before mixing them together. The closed with a steel trowel. The completed surface should
entire contents of the ‘hardener’ and ‘base’ components not be overworked.
should then be emptied into a suitable, clean mixing drum and
thoroughly mixed using a slow speed electric drill (350 to 500 Important note: Do not use solvent to thin components or
rpm) fitted with an approved spiral stirrer for approximately 5 to lubricate trowel as this will prevent proper cure.
minutes until a uniform colour and gel-like consistency has
been produced. High temperature working
While mixing continuously, the entire bag of aggregate should At ambient temperatures above 35 C Nitomortar EL and
then be added slowly and the three components blended Nitoprime 28 will have shorter pot life and working life.
together for a further 2 to 3 minutes, ensuring that the The materials should be stored in the shade or in air-
aggregate is thoroughly wetted out with the mixed resin. conditioned environments and should not be applied in
Under no circumstances should part packs be used. direct sunlight.


Curing protection is not necessary for Nitomortar EL.

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Over-coating with protective/decorative finish
Note: The coverage figures for Nitoprime 28 are
Nitomortar EL is extremely durable and resistant to a wide theoretical due to wastage factors and the variety and
range of industrial chemicals and will provide excellent nature of possible substrates, practical coverage figures
protection to the substrate. will be reduced.

The surrounding parts of the structure will generally benefit Storage

from the application of a protective coating too, thus bringing
them up to the same protective standard as the repair itself. Shelf life
Fosroc recommended the use of the Nitocote range of epoxy
resin, chemical-resistant coatings. o
All products have a shelf life of 12 months at 30 C if kept in
a dry store in the original, unopened bags or packs.
For surrounding areas not subjected to chemical or physical
wear Fosroc recommend the use of the Dekguard range of Storage conditions
anti-carbonation, anti-chloride coatings, thus bringing them up
to the same protective standard as the repair itself. These Store in dry conditions in the original, unopened bags or
products provide a decorative and uniform appearance as well packs. If stored at high temperatures and/or high humidity
as protecting areas of the structure which might otherwise be conditions the shelf life may be reduced to 4 to 6 months.
at risk from the environment.

Nitocote epoxy resin coatings should be applied within 24 Precautions

hours. For further advise, consult the local Fosroc office.
Health and safety
Nitoprime 28 and Fosroc Solvent 102 are flammable.
Nitomortar EL and Nitoprime 28 should be removed from Nitomortar EL and Nitoprime 28 and Fosroc Solvent 102
tools, equipment and mixers with Fosroc Solvent 102 should not come into contact with the skin, eyes or be
immediately after use. swallowed. When using Fosroc Solvent 102 ensure a
adequate ventilation and avoid inhalation of vapour. Some
people are sensitive to resins, hardeners and solvent.
Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves, and eye
protection. The use of barrier creams provides additional
Do not mix part packs under any circumstances. Nitomortar skin protection. In case of contact with eyes, rinse
EL should not be exposed to moving water during application. immediately with plenty of clean water and seek medical
Expose to heavy rainfall prior to final set may result in surface attention immediately. If swallowed seek medical attention
scour. If any doubt arises concerning temperature or immediately. Do not induce vomiting.
substrate condition, consult the local Fosroc office.
Nitomortar EL is non-flammable. Nitoprime 28 and Fosroc
Supply Solvent 102 are flammable. Keep away from sources of
ignition. No smoking. In the event of fire, extinguish with
Nitomortar EL: 17.5 kg pack CO 2 or foam. Do not use a water jet.
Nitoprime 28: 1 and 5 kg packs
Fosroc Solvent 102: 4 and 25 litre cans Flash Points
Coverage and yield Nitoprime 28: 27 C
Fosroc Solvent 102: 33 C
Nitomortar EL: 3 to 3.5 m at 3 mm thickness per
17.5 kg pack For further information, refer to the Product Material Safety
Nitoprime 28: 2
5 m per kg Data Sheet.

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Additional information

Fosroc manufactures a wide range of complementary

products which include:

Waterproofing membranes & waterstops

Joint sealants & filler boards
Cementitious & epoxy grouts
Specialized flooring materials

Fosroc additionally offers a comprehensive package of

products specifically designed for the repair and
refurbishment of damaged concrete. Fosroc’s ‘Systematic
Approach’ to concrete repair features the following:

Hand-placed repair mortars

Spray grade repair mortars
Fluid micro-concretes
Chemically resistant epoxy mortars
Anti-carbonation/anti-chloride protective coatings
Chemical and abrasion resistant coatings

For further information on any of the above, please consult

your local Fosroc office - as below.

Important note:
Fosroc products are guaranteed against defective materials and manufacture and are sold subject to its standard Conditions
for the Supply of Goods and Services, copies of which may be obtained on request. Whilst Fosroc endeavours to ensure that
any advice, recommendation, specification of information it may give is accurate and correct, it cannot, because it has no direct
or continuous control over where or how its products are applied, accept any liability either directly or indirectly arising from the
use of its products, whether or not in accordance with any advice, specification, recommendation of information given by it.

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