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Chemical Resistant Flooring

Zeraus - Chemical Resistant Epoxy Coating

Zeraus' chemical resistant flooring systems are designed to give outstanding resistance to damage resulting from acids, oil, solvents and other harsh chemicals.

 

 

Chemical Resistant Product Line

ZeraDur N300CR (Formerly ZeraChem N)
This epoxy novolac system resists to a broad range of chemicals including 98% sulfuric acid as well as most solvents. It is especially suitable in areas subject to high concentrations of acids such as metal plating, chemical processing plants, storage areas, battery recycling plants, waste treatment facilities and secondary containment areas.

ZeraDur™ 200
This high-performance heavy duty 100% solids epoxy coating exhibits very good all-around resistance to alkalis, solvents, and most mineral acids. It combines excellent aesthetics, color stability, fast-setting and outstanding durability.  It is designed for many applications including laboratories, pharmaceutical industries and steel manufacturing facilities.

ZeraClad™ V-100
It is a high performance two-component, 100% solids epoxy wall coating that provides an aesthetically pleasing high gloss finish combined with very good chemical resistance. It is a highly durable coating and specially formulated based on a color stable cycloaliphatic amine hardener. ZeraClad V-100 is recommended as a wall coating for laboratories, swimming pool, shower rooms, locker-rooms, hospitals, warehouse facilities, food and meat packaging plants, breweries, recreational facilities, underwater fountains and pharmaceutical plants.

ZeraKlear™ CR
It is a 100% solids, two-component, clear epoxy coating that possesses very good all-around chemical resistance. It generates a hard-smooth attractive gloss finish with excellent mechanical strength and durability.

Chemical Resistant Charts


Chemical Resistance Charts for Flooring and Coatings

ASTM C722 Chemical Resistance Test: 7 Days Full Immersion @ 23°C/50% RH (7 Days Full Cure)

 

ACIDS

Chemicals Conc. ZeraDur 200 ZeraDur 300 ZeraKlear CR ZeraClad V-100 ZeraBrite SA ZeraSpart 100
Acetic Acid 10% E E E E E E
  20% E E E E E E
  40% F E F F F F
  glac. F F F F F F
Battery Acid   E E E E    
Benzoic Acid   E E E E    
Boric Acid   E E E E    
Citric Acid 50% E E E E    
Chromic Acid 50% E E E E    
Formic Acid 10% F E F F    
  20% F E F F    
  50% F E F F F F
Flourosilicic Acid 10% E E E E    
  35% E E E E    
Glycolic Acid 20% E E E E    
  40% F F F F    
  98% F F F F    
Hydrochloric Acid 20% E E E E E E
  36% E E E E E E
Lactic Acid 20% E E E F    
  40% E E E F    
  88% E S E F S S
Nitric Acid 20% E E E E    
  40% E E E E    
  60% E E S E S S
  100% F F F F    
Sulphamic Acid 40% E E E E E E
Sulphuric Acid 40% E E E E E E
  70% E E E E E E
  98% F E F F    
Phosphoric Acid 35% E E E E E E
  75% E E E E E E
Tartaric Acid 0.5 E E E E    


RATING LEGEND

E - Excellent (no effect), slight loss of gloss
G - Good (only slight discoloration or staining, otherwise no effect)
S - Satisfactory (slight softening or blistering but film integrity intact)
F - Fail, not recommended (severe attack, swelling, sample destroyed)

Note: some discoloration might not be acceptable for customer in certain applications. Please check before making recommendation.

RATING BY RECOMMENDATION

E&G - For Immersion
S - For splash and spill only
F - Not recommended

 

SOLVENTS

Chemicals ZeraDur 200 ZeraDur 300 ZeraKlear CR ZeraClad V-100 ZeraBrite SA ZeraSpart 100
Acetate, PM E E E E F F
Chlorine E E E E F F
Acetone G F S G    
Benzyl Alcohol G F S E F F
Butanol E E E E    
n.Butyl Acetate E E E E    
Butyl Carbitol E E E E F F
Cyclohexanol E E E E    
Dibasic Ester E E E E    
D-Limonene E E E E F F
Ethanol E E E E E E
Ethyl Acetate S S S S F F
Furfural Alcohol F F F F F F
Isopropanol E E E E S S
Methanol G E G S F F
Methylene Chloride F F F F F F
Methyl Ethyl ketone (MEK) G F F F F F
Methyl Isobutyl Ketone (MIBK) E E E E E E
Methyl pyrrolidene F F F F F F
Mineral Spirits E E E E    
Naphtha, H.F. E E E E    
Oxol 100 E E E E    
Tetrahydro Furfural Alcohol F F F F F F
Toluene E E E E    
Trichloroethane F F F F F F
Varsol E E E E    
Xylene E E E E E E


RATING LEGEND

E - Excellent (no effect), slight loss of gloss
G - Good (only slight discoloration or staining, otherwise no effect)
S - Satisfactory (slight softening or blistering but film integrity intact)
F - Fail, not recommended (severe attack, swelling, sample destroyed)

Note: some discoloration might not be acceptable for customer in certain applications. Please check before making recommendation.

RATING BY RECOMMENDATION

E&G - For Immersion
S - For splash and spill only
F - Not recommended

 

BASES

Chemicals ZeraDur 200 ZeraDur 300 ZeraKlear CR ZeraClad V-100 ZeraBrite SA ZeraSpart 100
Ammonium Benzoate E E E E E E
Ammonium Hydroxide E E E E E E
Potassium Hydroxide E E E E E E
Potassium Hydroxide E E E E E E
Sodium Chloride E E E E E E
Sodium Hydroxide E E E E E E
Sodium Hydroxide E E E E E E
Sodium Hypochlorite E E E E E E
Trisodium Phosphate E E E E E E
Zinc Oxide Solution E E E E E E
Zinc Sulphate E E E E E E
Calcium Chloride E E E E E E
Sodium Sulphide E E E E E E


RATING LEGEND

E - Excellent (no effect), slight loss of gloss
G - Good (only slight discoloration or staining, otherwise no effect)
S - Satisfactory (slight softening or blistering but film integrity intact)
F - Fail, not recommended (severe attack, swelling, sample destroyed)

Note: some discoloration might not be acceptable for customer in certain applications. Please check before making recommendation.

RATING BY RECOMMENDATION

E&G - For Immersion
S - For splash and spill only
F - Not recommended

 

PETROLEUM PRODUCTS

Chemicals ZeraDur 200 ZeraDur 300 ZeraKlear CR ZeraClad V-100 ZeraBrite SA ZeraSpart 100
Brake Fluid E E E E E E
Diesel Fuel E E E E E E
Engine Oil (10 W30) E E E E E E
Esso Turbo Oil E E E E E E
Gasoline E E E E E E
Hydraulic Fluid E E E E E E
Jet Fuel E E E E E E
Skydrol E E E E E E
Brine E E E E E E
L-602 E E E E E E
Transformer Oil E E E E E E
Transmission Fluid E E E E E E
Turbo Fuel B E E E E E E


RATING LEGEND

E - Excellent (no effect), slight loss of gloss
G - Good (only slight discoloration or staining, otherwise no effect)
S - Satisfactory (slight softening or blistering but film integrity intact)
F - Fail, not recommended (severe attack, swelling, sample destroyed)

Note: some discoloration might not be acceptable for customer in certain applications. Please check before making recommendation.

RATING BY RECOMMENDATION

E&G - For Immersion
S - For splash and spill only
F - Not recommended

 

CHEMICALS

Chemicals ZeraDur 200 ZeraDur 300 ZeraKlear CR ZeraClad V-100 ZeraBrite SA ZeraSpart 100
Diamines E E E E E E
Ethylene Glycol            
Ethyl Morpholine E E E E E E
Formaldehyde E E E E E E
Glycerin E E E E E E
Hydrazine Hydrate E E E E E E
Hydogen Peroxide (10%) E E E E E E
Hydogen Peroxide (30%) S S S F F F
Hydogen Peroxide (50%) F F F F F F
Pyridine E E E E E E
Styrene E E E E E E


RATING LEGEND

E - Excellent (no effect), slight loss of gloss
G - Good (only slight discoloration or staining, otherwise no effect)
S - Satisfactory (slight softening or blistering but film integrity intact)
F - Fail, not recommended (severe attack, swelling, sample destroyed)

Note: some discoloration might not be acceptable for customer in certain applications. Please check before making recommendation.

RATING BY RECOMMENDATION

E&G - For Immersion
S - For splash and spill only
F - Not recommended

 

FOOD & MISC.

Chemicals ZeraDur 200 ZeraDur 300 ZeraKlear CR ZeraClad V-100 ZeraBrite SA ZeraSpart 100
Beer E E E E E E
Blood E E E E E E
Coffee E E E E E E
Coke E E E E E E
Cooking Oil E E E E E E
Honey E E E E E E
Hot Animal Fat E E E E E E
Javex E E E E E E
Ketchup E E E E E E
Lard E E E E E E
Margarine E E E E E E
Milk E E E E E E
Mustard E E E E E E
Pine Oil E E E E E E
Tea E E E E E E
Acidic Waste Water @180F F F F S F F
Urine (Animal) E E E E E E


RATING LEGEND

E - Excellent (no effect), slight loss of gloss
G - Good (only slight discoloration or staining, otherwise no effect)
S - Satisfactory (slight softening or blistering but film integrity intact)
F - Fail, not recommended (severe attack, swelling, sample destroyed)

Note: some discoloration might not be acceptable for customer in certain applications. Please check before making recommendation.

RATING BY RECOMMENDATION

E&G - For Immersion
S - For splash and spill only
F - Not recommended

 

CHEMICAL RESISTANCE OF WATERBORNE COATINGS

ASTM D 1308 – Covered Spot Test, 24hrs @ 23C

Chemical ZeraTuf W-104 ZeraTuf W-104 with Crosslinker ZeraTuf W-104 Grey
Baking Soda No Effect No Effect No Effect
Sugar No Effect No Effect No Effect
Sulphuric Acid (10%) No Effect No Effect Stained
Chlorine No Effect No Effect No Effect
Lactic Acid (10%) Stained Stained Stained
Colorax (50%) No Effect No Effect No Effect
Windex No Effect No Effect No Effect
Coffee Stained Stained Stained
Ethanol (50%) Stained Stained No Effect
CLR No Effect No Effect Stained
White Wine No Effect No Effect No Effect
Red Wine Stained Stained Stained
Vinegar No Effect No Effect No Effect
Tea No Effect No Effect Stained
Milk No Effect No Effect No Effect
Ketchup No Effect No Effect Stained
Mustard Stained Stained Stained
Cooking Oil No Effect No Effect No Effect
Leather Cleaner No Effect No Effect No Effect
Windsheild Washer Fluid No Effect No Effect No Effect

 

NOTE: The information contained herein is given in good faith to be used as a guide for product selection. Since operating conditions are beyond our control, customers must ensure that the product is suitable for the purpose in which it is intended. All information contained in this Chemical Resistance Chart is to be used as a guide and is subject to change without notice.