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Polimar provides a flexible, high performance UV resistant coating that forms a seamless waterproofing barrier. High levels of strength make Polimar the choice for areas with difficult access and intricate detailing requirements.

System components:

- Polimar EC:

A black, viscous, thixotropic liquid formulated from moisture triggered polyurethanes that cure to form a seamless, durable waterproof coating. Polimar EC is designed to be the embedment coating of the Polimar EC/UV roofing system and is used in conjunction with Polimar GRF100 or Polimar GRF200 glass reinforcement fleece depending on the performance specification required. Polimar EC has excellent wetting characteristics for ease of embedment, providing a high build, high solids base coat that offers superb adhesion normally without the need for primers that can be applied using a brush, roller or airless spray equipment.

- Reinforcement:

  • Polimar GRF100, a 100 g/m² glass reinforcement fleece which is embedded into the first coat of Polimar EC, or
  • Polimar GRF225, a 225 g/m² glass reinforcement fleece which is embedded into the first coat of Polimar EC and is designed to provide extended protection depending on the chosen specification, or
  • Polimar KRM (Knitted Reinforcing Matt) designed specifically for the treatment of cracks, overlaps, expansion joints and edging. Polimar KRM is embedded into the first coat of Polimar EC over these areas.

- Polimar Bridging Tape:

A bridging tape designed to be applied to wide joints (1 mm+) or to joints where significant movement can be expected. Polimar Bridging Tape is applied before any coatings by removing the protective backing and pressing the tape down firmly so that it bridges the joint, ensuring that the edges of the tape are flush with the surface to be coated.

- Polimar UV topcoat:

A viscous, thixotropic liquid formulated from a blend of UV moisture triggered polyurethane resins that cure to form a seamless, durable waterproof coating. Polimar UV is a high build top coating for horizontal and vertical surfaces and can be applied in one or two coats allowing easy joint bridging. Polimar UV provides excellent thermal and UV performance, is available in light grey, mid grey, dark grey and white finishes and can be applied using a brush, roller or airless spray equipment.

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Standard product features

Vapour control layer:

Heat activated self-adhesive vapour control layer.

Insulation:

Aluminium faced PIR based insulation board – tapered or uniform thicknesses.

NBS Specification

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This product is associated with the following NBS Create clause:
20-50-30/140 Liquid applied warm roof covering system

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Product specification

An important note about specifying

Manufacturer

Name:

IKO PLC

Tel:

+44 (0)1257 255 771

Product reference

Polimar EC/UV Warm Roof System

Primer

IKOpro Systems Bonding Agent

Vapour control layer

Systems S-A Vapour Control Layer

Insulation

 - Type:

IKO PIR/ ALU Insulation

 
 - Thickness:
[ ______ ]
 
 - Fixing:
[IKOpro polyurethane adhesive for insulation]
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Polyurethane adhesive for bonding insulation.
[IKOpro Faststick adhesive for insulation]
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Two part, solvent-free polyurethane adhesive for insulation.
 

Preparation membrane

Polimar Preparation membrane - Adhered to Insulation with IKOpro Systems Bonding Agent.

Coating application

 - Base coat:

Polimar EC (two coats applied ‘wet-on-wet’) - Coverage rates are dependent upon system being offered.

 
 - Reinforcement:
[Polimar GRF100 to all areas embedded in base coat]
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For 15 year designed solution.
[Polimar GRF225 to all areas embedded in base coat]
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For 20 year designed solution.
[Polimar KRM to cracks, overlaps, joints and edgings embedded in base coat]
 
 - Top coat:

Single coat Polimar UV - Roller, brush or spray applied.

 

Colour

[Dark Grey]
[Light Grey]
[Mid Grey]

Application rate

 - Polimar EC base coat:
[1.2 l/m² with GRF100 Reinforcement (total for 2 coats applied 'wet-on-wet’)]
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15 year designed solution.
[2.0 l/m² with GRF225 Reinforcement (total for 2 coats applied 'wet-on-wet’)]
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20 year designed solution.
 
 - Polimar UV top coat:

Single coat applied at 0.5 l/m² - For both 15 year and 20 year protection.

 

Manufacturer details

Appley Lane North,
Appley Bridge,
Wigan,
Lancashire, WN6 9AB
Tel +44 (0)1257 255 771
Fax +44 (0)1257 252 514
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