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SIGMACOVER 580

4 pages November 2011


Revision of October 2011

DESCRIPTION two component epoxy anticorrosive/ antifouling tiecoat for one coat application
during under water hull repairs at dry docking

PRINCIPAL CHARACTERISTICS – epoxy under water anticorrosive primer/coating


– excellent tiecoat providing adhesion for antifoulings
– one-coat application reduces application time
– direct antifouling application
– simplifies dry docking procedures and reduces down time

COLOURS AND GLOSS grey, dark grey - eggshell

BASIC DATA AT 20°C (1 g/cm³ = 8.35 lb/US gal; 1 m²/l = 40.7 ft²/US gal)
(data for mixed product)
Mass density 1.4 g/cm³
Volume solids 57 ± 2%
VOC (supplied) max. 280 g/kg (Directive 1999/13/EC, SED)
max. 390 g/l (approx. 3.2 lb/gal)
Recommended dry film thickness min. 250 μm
Theoretical spreading rate 2.5 m²/l for 250 μm *
Touch dry after 6 hours
Overcoating interval min. 8 hours *
max. 5 days *
Full cure after 7 days *
(data for components)
Shelf life (cool and dry place) at least 12 months
* see additional data

RECOMMENDED – for immersion in sea water


SUBSTRATE CONDITIONS • steel; blast cleaned to ISO-Sa2½ , blasting profile 40 - 70 μm, for
AND TEMPERATURES excellent corrosion protection
• steel; blast cleaned to ISO-Sa2, blasting profile 40 - 70 μm or power tool
cleaned to ISO-St3 for good corrosion protection
– substrate temperature should be above 5°C during application and curing
and at least 3°C above dew point and free from ice and any contamination

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SIGMACOVER 580

November 2011

INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE mixing ratio by volume: base to hardener 86 : 14


– the temperature of the mixed base and hardener should preferably be above
15°C, otherwise extra solvent may be required to obtain application viscosity
– too much solvent results in reduced sag resistance and slower cure
– thinner should be added after mixing the components
– preferable application temperature above 5°C to ensure good curing,
application down to 0°C is possible
Induction time when substrate temperature is below 10°C, allow induction time after mixing of
15 minutes
Pot life 4 hours at 20°C *
* see additional data

AIRLESS SPRAY
Recommended thinner Thinner 91-92
Volume of thinner 0 - 5%, depending on required thickness and application conditions
Nozzle orifice approx. 0.53 - 0.58 mm (= 0.021 - 0.023 in)
Nozzle pressure 12 - 15 MPa (= approx. 120 - 150 bar; 1700 - 2130 p.s.i.)

AIR SPRAY
Recommended thinner Thinner 91-92
Volume of thinner 0 - 5%, depending on required thickness and application conditions
Nozzle orifice approx. 1.5 - 2.0 mm
Nozzle pressure 0.3 - 0.4 MPa (= approx. 3 - 4 bar; 43 - 57 p.s.i.)

BRUSH/ROLLER
Recommended thinner Thinner 91-92
Volume of thinner 0 - 5% if required

CLEANING SOLVENT Thinner 90-53

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS for paint and recommended thinners see safety sheets 1430, 1431 and relevant
material safety data sheets
this is a solvent borne paint and care should be taken to avoid inhalation of
spray mist or vapour as well as contact between the wet paint and exposed skin
or eyes

ADDITIONAL DATA Film thickness and spreading rate

theoretical spreading rate m²/l 2.5 2.1


dft in μm 250 300

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