Vinyl Ester

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Vinyl Ester Systems


DESCRIPTION ™ VINYL ESTER SYSTEMS utilize ™ 100% solids vinyl ester resin in a wide range of industrial applications. ™ VINYL ESTER SYSTEMS can be installed as a coating, slurry, or mortar to meet various chemical and heat resistance needs. ™ VINYL ESTER SYSTEMS, when installed as aggregate-filled mortar, can also include WATERPROOFING MEMBRANES to produce waterproof, crack resistant systems. Consult with ™ Technical Support for specific design information. An integral cove base can be installed in areas requiring seamless wall to floor coatings.  VINYL ESTER SYSTEMS provide outstanding chemical resistance in many applications. Consult the Chemical Resistance Guide, and/or ™ Technical Support for further information. VINYL ESTER COATING

  • 20 to 40 mils total thickness
  • 100% Solids Coating
  • Excellent acid and corrosion resistance
  • Can be installed with integral glass flake or fiberglass mat for improved thermal shock and heat resistance.
  • Ideal for tank linings, exteriors of high temperature equipment, and as coatings for concrete floors, trenches, pits, and sumps. VINYL ESTER SLURRY

  • 1/16 TO 1/8 INCH
  • Anti-Skid Finish
  • Provides Maximum chemical resistance
  • Excellent wear resistance in light traffic
  • Ideal for secondary containment applications
  •  VINYL ESTER SLURRY is typically used in plating and metal finishing plants, pulp, petroleum, electronic chip making, chemical processing facilities, and power and water treatment plants. VINYL ESTER TROWELED SURFACING

  • Trowel Applied
  • Smooth or Non-Smooth Finish
  • Designed to resist high impact, thermal shock, extreme chemical environments, and heavy load bearing applications.
  • VINYL ESTER TROWELED SURFACING is ideal for use in chemical processing facilities, and hazardous materials storage areas.


Reagent Rating
Acetic Acid - 75%




Acrylic Acid - 25%


Black and White Pulp Liquer


Citric Acid


Chromic Acid - 20%


Chloroacetic Acid - 50%


Copper Plating Solution


Diesel Fuel


Ethylene Glycol


Fatty Acids


Formic Acid




Hydrochloric Acid - 37%


Hydrogen Peroxide - 30%


Lactic Acid


Methyl Ethyl Ketone


Nitric Acid - 50%




Phosphoric Acid - 85%


Sodium Hydroxide - 50%


Sodium Peroxide


Sulfuric Acid - 75%










R Recommended for continuous service

L - Limited recommendation, occasional spills

This chart is intended as an aid in evaluating the performance of these systems in various chemical exposures. The data is intended as a guide only. Some chemicals, such as strong oxidizing acids (nitric or chromic) may leave surface stains in the finished system. This is a surface blemish and does not cause system failure. In severe or combination exposures, a sample should be tested under simulated use conditions. Product data is revised as needed to reflect the most recent technology and field experience. Consult ™ (Epoxy System Inc.) for current printing of literature and updated chemical resistance information

COMPOSITION  VINYL ESTER SYSTEMS are composed of 100% solids vinyl ester resins filled with a variety of graded quartz, silica, or ceramic fillers which can be modified to create the best design mix for ideal performance.

ADVANTAGES  VINYL ESTER SYSTEMS are the standard for heavy duty flooring systems protecting the substrate from extreme chemical exposure, impact, abrasion, and severe thermal shock.

Advantages include:

  • Extremely chemically resistant finishes
  • High Wear and Abrasion Resistance
  • Power Trowelable for Larger Applications
  • Available in assorted finishes for a variety of service properties
  • Can be made waterproof with ™ Waterproofing membrane.


  •  VINYL ESTER SYSTEM should only be applied over sound, clean substrates free of paint, curing compounds and other foreign materials which can prevent proper bond.
  • Substrate temperature must be above 50 Degrees F.
  • Most  VINYL ESTER SYSTEMS require skilled installers for proper application.
  • Vinyl Ester resin has a characteristic styrene odor during application and curing VINYL ESTER SYSTEMS should be applied in areas with adequate ventilation
  • Design criteria can limit material choice. Consult with technical support for assistance.

COLOR SELECTION VINYL ESTER SYSTEMS are available in Grey or Brick Red. Custom colors are available subject to laboratory approvals, minimum quantities, lead time for production and increased cost.


Surface Preparation

Surfaces must be clean and sound. Remove all dirt, laitance, grease, curing compounds and other foreign matter by sandblasting, or mechanical abrasion. Remove water and dust from all surfaces with an oil-free air blast immediately prior to application of compound.


Installation procedures on all VINYL ESTER SYSTEMS are to be followed without exception. These include subfloor preparation and prime, body, and finish coat application as specified. Specific procedures depend on the type of system chosen VINYL ESTER SYSTEMS require multiple coats and skilled installers approved by


Prolonged or repeated exposure may cause eye or skin irritation. If contact occurs, wash immediately and seek medical help. Use safety glasses with side shields and wear protective rubber or polyethylene gloves. See MSDS on the material for more details and precautions before using.

MAINTENANCE VINYL ESTER SYSTEMS must be allowed to properly cure for maximum resistance. Newly installed systems must be cured a minimum of 18 to 24 hours before wash-down. Seven days are normal curing times for maximum resistance.

Regulated spill wash-down and removal will prolong service life of VINYL ESTER SYSTEMS. VINYL ESTER SYSTEMS are not self cleaning or non-staining.


Gloss, 60 degrees F. 100
Weight/gallon 9.75 mixed
Solids Content 100%
Mix Ratio 1gal. A. to 4-8oz. B by volume
Pot Life 45 minutes @ 70 degrees. F
Viscosity 600 cps, mixed, approx.
Tensile Strength 11,000 p.s.i
Adhesion to metal 2,500 p.s.i
Adhesion to concrete 350 p.s.i (concrete fails)
Hardness Shore D 11,000 P.S.I
Elongation 2.0 - 3.0 %
Abrasion Resistance cs-17 wheel, 1kg load, 1000 rev. 26-28 mg loss
Service Temperature 320 Degrees F. (wet)

400 Degrees F. (dry)


  Test Name Vinyl Ester Slurry Vinyl Ester Surfacing
Compressive Strength @ 7 days ASTM C-579 12,000 p.s.i 12,000 p.s.i
Tensile Strength ASTM C-307 2,400 p.s.i 1,950 p.s.i
Flexural Strength ASTM C-580 8,500 p.s.i 2,500 p.s.i
Bond Strength ACI Comm #403 350 p.s.i (concrete fails) 350 p.s.i (concrete fails)
Thermal Coefficient of Expansion ASTM D-696 0.000014 inch per inch per degree F. 0.000035 inch per inch per degree F.
Abrasion Resistance CS-17 Wheel, 1 Kg load, 1000 rev. ASTM D-1044 0.1 gm maximum weight loss 0.1 gm maximum weight loss
Thermal Shock Resistance ASTM C-884 passed passed
Water Absorption ASTM C-413 0.1% 0.1%
Flammability ASTM D-635 Self-extinguishing Self-extinguishing
Impact Resistance MIL-D-3134F 16 ft-lbs concrete fractures 16 ft-lbs concrete fractures
Indentation MIL-D-3134F No indentation No indentation


Proper mixing and installation is critical to the optimal success of all product.  See Installation Tips, Techdata, & MSDS for more details on our products.  Be sure to contact us with any questions and/or concerns that you have.

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