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Epoxy Durability

The epoxy topcoat lasts twice as long as standard urethanes and up to four times as longer than standard epoxies. It has a satin sheen which maintains a fresh look even in traffic aisles. Slight texture creates a safer workplace by providing greater traction which helps reduce risk of slip and fall accidents. 100% aliphatic or UV-stable formula which helps keep floors from yellowing over time.

Roller For Epoxy Floor

Epoxy Details

Pilmer Epoxy uses a low-odor, 100% solids epoxy that self-levels. The Low odor formula works perfectly around odor-sensitive stock and environments. In addition, it has reduced solvent which means less evaporation and less waste. The epoxy is eligable for LEED green building certification credits under the Indoor Environmental Quality, and 4.2 Low-Emitting Materials, Paint and Coatings sections. 

Commercial Epoxy Floor Product

Epoxy Color

If the epoxy is a solid color than colorant is added to the epoxy on site at time of mixing. If epoxy is a flake color (speckled) then the color is applied to the 1st layer of epoxy after it has been applied to the floor. The flake coverage is refered to as broadcast. 

Applying Flakes To Epoxy Floor

Epoxy Chemical Resistance

* Only adverse effect was staining. NOTE: Reduced chemical resistance and staining is possible in pigmented versions of the system

Excellent (No Adverse Effect) - Recommended


Good (Limited Adverse Effect) - Use for short-term exposure


(Moderate Adverse Effect) - Not recommended


Poor (Unsatisfactory) - Little or no resistance to chemical

Chemical 1 Day 7 Days
10% Hydrochloric Acid E E
30% Hydrochloric Acid (Muriatic) E E
10% Nitric Acid E E
50% Phosphoric Acid E G
37% Sulfuric Acid (Battery Acid) E E
10% Acetic Acid E E
10% Citric Acid E E
Oleic Acid E E
10% Ammonium Hydroxide E E
50% Sodium Hydroxide E E
Ethylene Glycol (Antifreeze) E E
Isopropyl Alcohol E E
Methanol E E
d-Limonene E E
Jet Fuel - JP-4 E E
Gasoline E E
Mineral Spirits E E
Xylene E E
Methylene Chloride P P
Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) E E
Propylene Glycol Methyl Ether Acetate (PMA) E E
20% Ammonium Nitrate E E
Brake Fluid E E
Bleach E E
Motor Oil (SAE 30) E E
Skydrol 500B E E
Skydrol LD4 E E
20% Sodium Chloride E E
1% Tide Laundry Soap E E
10% Trisodium Phosphate E E
Coffee E E
Coke E E
Katchup E E
Mustard G* G*
Red Wine E G*
3M™ DuraPrep™ G F
Purdue Betadine Solution G* G*

Epoxy System Properties

* Results are based on conditions at 77°F

Property Test Method Results
Abrasion Resistance Taber Abraser CS-17 Taber Abrasion Wheel 1,000 gram load, 1,000 revolutions ASTM D4060 18 mg/loss Result based on independent lab
Adhesion to Concrete, psi [MPa] ASTM D4541 450 [3.10] (concrete failed)
Adhesion to Concrete, psi [MPa] ASTM D7234 732 [4.48] (concrete failed)
Coefficient of Friction – COF, James Friction Tester ASTM D2047 0.63
Coefficient of Friction - Wet Static, BOT 3000 ANSI/NFSI B101.1 0.94
Compressive Strength, psi [MPa] ASTM D695 13,500 [93.079]
Flammability ASTM D635 182 mm/min
König Hardness (3 mil/0.08 mm film) (topcoat resin) ASTM D4366 171.3
Resistance to Yellowing As measured using ASTM D2244 after 1000 consecutive hours UV exposure in QUV ASTM G154 <10 increase of yellow units (CIE Lab Δb) if pigmented topcoat
Shore D Hardness ASTM D2240 80-85@ 0 sec | 75-80 @ 15 sec
Sward Hardness (1 mil film) ASTM D2240 35-40
Tensile Strength, psi [MPa], (resin) ASTM D2370 8,000 [55.158]
Percent Elongation, (resin) ASTM D2370 6
Water Absorption (24 hours) ASTM D570 0.2% Weight Increase
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