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3246 Polyurea Flexible Quick Cure Joint Filler for Expansion Joints

3246 is a high performance 2 part 100% solids Polyurea joint filler designed for all interior and exterior expansion joints and outdoor control joints requiring a high density, extremely flexible, chemical, fuel and abrasion resistant solution.   It offers a quick 30-45 minute back in-service time for high value applications that can’t afford downtime including  parking structures, driveways, walkways, bridges, airfield joints and a wide variety of industrial, commercial and infrastructure applications.    It can also be used in very cold below zero temperature applications to -20°F which limit the use of other polymer products such as cold storage facilities or outdoor winter projects.  Just need to keep the 3246 warm at room temperature until ready to apply.

3246 is a self-leveling, 100% solids polyurea joint repair with no VOC’s and offers excellent resistance to moisture, chemicals and abrasive conditions.   It is machine dispensed using twin component joint filler dispensing machine.  It can also be applied manually in a twin cartridge configuration using a twin cartridge gun.   Moving joint repairs require a primer application within one hour of the 3246 application.. Use the 6012-2F Epoxy or the 7001 Polyurethane Primer from ASTC Polymers.

3246 is on the Costco master specs in CSI Division 3 as a polyurea joint filler for both new construction and maintenance repair of interior floor expansion joints.

Available in 2 gallon and 10 gallon kits for use with 2 component machine dispensing system or by hand using dual cartridge kits (21 oz or 600 ml total product per kit) with static mixer for dispensing using a Manual or Pneumatic Cartridge Gun.  3246 comes in a standard medium gray color.  Black, tan and non-pigmented available special order.  Call for details.

Where is the 3246 Polyurea used?

  • Driveways
  • Walkways
  • Loading docks
  • Moving expansion joints
  • Parking structures
  • Bridges
  • Airfields (Meets FAA P605)
  • Decks
  • Cold storage thresholds
  • Expansion Joints – interior/exterior concrete
  • Control Joints – exterior concrete

Why 3246 Polyrea Expansion Joint Filler?

  • Quick set with “Drive-Over” in 30 to 45 minutes
  • High Density Polyurea
  • Very Flexible formula
  • Meets USDA Requirements for intermittent contact
  • Meets FAA P605 – for airfield joints
  • Stays Flexible even in cold conditions
  • Self-leveling
  • Excellent Abrasion Resistance
  • High Impact Resistance
  • Chemical Resistant
  • 100% Solids, No VOC, No Odor
  • Apply using High Speed Machine Application and for small projects easy application using twin cartridge kits and 300 ml x 300 ml cartridge gun

Technical Information

Application method Dual Cartridge (requires dual cartridge gun), plural component pump
Color Dark gray.  Black, tan and non-pigmented by special order
Gloss level Low gloss
Paintable Yes, but should be done no more than 1 hour after application.  For aesthetic appearances and to stop dust from sticking to the new surface, can spread on fine sand or tack removal powder, dusting the surface.
Solids 100%
Mix Ratio 1:1
Tensile ASTM D412 450
Hardness ASTM D2240 Shore A 30-40
Viscosity @25C Part A:  450    Part B:  400 cps
Tear Strength STM 624-C 200 psi
Elongation ASTM D124 >600%
VOC 0%
Gel Times 3-5 minutes
Newly poured concrete Wait at least 28 days
Shelf Life 12 months when stored between 40F and 100F

Dripless DC600 Dual Component Joint Filler Cartridge Gun 300ML x 300ML | Epoxy Polyurea

$69.99

  • Dual-Component twin cartridge gun
  • Each cartridge holds either 11 oz /300 ml or 5.5 oz / 150 ml of product
  • Handles both 1:1 (300 ml x 300 ml) or 2:1 (300 ml x 150 ml) mix ratio tube configuration
  • Quickly Apply Polyurea, Epoxy, Urethane Products
  • Easy Application Of our Polyurea repair products: 3246, 3004, 800, 830 and the Epoxy/Urethane E443
  • Thrust Ratio 26:1 For Very High Viscosity Materials
  • Each Pull Of Trigger Advances Cartridges By 3.5 mm
  • Dual Steel Gripper Plates And Steel Push Disc Provide Durability
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Newborn 435-XSP Dual Component Cartridge Gun 300ml x 300ml

$95.00

  • Dual-Component Gun 10 oz/300ml Cartridge in 1:1 Ratio
  • Easily Converts to 300ml x 150ml cartridges
  • Quickly Apply Polyurea, Epoxy, Urethane Products
  • Easy Application Of Our Twin Cartridge Polyurea's 3246, 3004, 4034, 830
  • Thrust Ratio 26:1 For Very High Viscosity Materials
  • Two-piece stamped steel friction plate
  • Heat treated piston rod for increased durability
  • Pressure release thumb plate offers easier pressure release
  • Horizontal cartridge loading
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Newborn 535-XSP Professional Dual Component Cartridge Gun 300ml, 150ml, 75ml

$110.00

  • Dual-Component Gun 10 oz/300ml Cartridge 1:1 ratio
  • Multi-Ratio Easily Converts with Snap In/Snap Out Push Disks for 300ml, 150ml 75 ml cartridges
  • Quickly Apply Polyurea, Epoxy, Urethane Products
  • Easy Application Of Our Twin Cartridge Polyurea's 3246, 3004, 4034, 830
  • Thrust Ratio 26:1 For Very High Viscosity Materials
  • Extra Durable Teat Treated Piston Rod
  • Precision Sintered Friction Plate
  • Patented Stabilizing Plate for Extra Cartridge Support
  • Easy Release Start Burst Reverse Gripping Plate
  • Hammered Finished Alloy Handle With Comfort Grip
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Newborn 830A30 Pnuematic Dual Component Cartridge Gun 300ml, 150ml, 75ml

$350.00

  • Dual-Component Pneumatic Gun 10 oz/300ml Cartridges 1:1 ratio
  • 2.5" Cylinder Generates 490 lbs Nominal Thrust @100 psi
  • Quick application with smooth, even product flow
  • Multi-Ratio Convert to 300ml 150ml 75ml cartridges
  • Quickly Apply Polyurea, Epoxy, Urethane Products
  • Easy Application Of Twin 10.5 oz Cartridge Polyurea's 3246, 3003, 3004, 4034, 830 made by ASTC Polymers
  • Patented stabilizing plate securely holds cartridges
  • Adjustable heavy duty aluminum air regulator
  • Air dump valve stops flow instantly
  • Reverse air
  • Quick disconnect nipple
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Newborn 850A30 HD Pnuematic Dual Component Cartridge Gun 300ml, 150ml, 75ml

$560.00

  • Dual-Component Pneumatic Gun 10 oz/300ml Cartridges 1:1 ratio
  • Powerful 4" cylinder generates 1,100 lbs nominal thrush @100 psi
  • Quick application with smooth, even product flow
  • Multi-Ratio Converts to 300ml 150ml 75ml cartridges
  • Quickly Apply Polyurea, Epoxy, Urethane Products
  • Easy Application Of Twin 10.5 oz Cartridge Polyurea's 3246, 3003, 3004, 4034, 830 made by ASTC Polymers
  • Patented stabilizing plate securely holds cartridges
  • Adjustable heavy duty aluminum air regulator
  • Air dump valve stops flow instantly
  • Reverse air
  • Quick disconnect nipple
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SX20100 US SAWS Dual Component 2 Man Polyurea / Epoxy Joint Filler Pump

From: $7,000.00

  • Reduce Labor Cost With Significantly Increased Speed
  • Reduce Material Waste With Better Control of Flow
  • Allows Quick Joint Filling vs Cartridge Application
  • Production rates of up to 4,000 to 7,000 lineal feet per day
  • Works With Polyurea and Epoxy 2 Part Joint Fillers
  • Easy to Use – Inexpensive to Maintain
  • Twin 6.5 Gal Tanks Each Hold 5 Gal Joint Filler
  • Semi-Transparent Tanks To Monitor Liquid Level
  • Easy To Clean Polyethylene Tanks
  • Dispense 1:1 Ratio or 2:1 Ratio Product
  • 1/2HP 110V Electric Motor, 0-6 GPM Flow Control
  • 220V optional 1/2 HP Electric Motor Available Special Order Lead Time for use outside North America
  • Cordless Use With Optional Deep Cycle Battery & Power Invertor
PRICE INCLUDES LTL SHIPPING TO COMMERCIAL ADDRESS
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SX20550 US SAWS Dual Component 1 Man Polyurea / Epoxy Joint Filler Pump

From: $7,350.00

  • Reduce Labor Cost - redesigned low profile 1 man use
  • Significantly Increased application Speed
  • Reduce Material Waste With Better Control of Flow
  • Allows Quick Joint Filling vs Cartridge Application
  • Works With Polyurea and Epoxy 2 Part Joint Fillers
  • Easy to Use – Inexpensive to Maintain
  • Twin 6.5 Gal Tanks Each Hold 5 Gal Joint Filler
  • Semi-Transparent Tanks To Monitor Liquid Level
  • Easy To Clean Polyethylene Tanks
  • Dispense 1:1 Ratio or 2:1 Ratio Product
  • 1/2HP 110V Electric Motor, 0-6 GPM Flow Control
  • 220V optional 1/2 HP Electric Motor Available Special Order Lead Time for use outside North America
  • Cordless Use With Optional Deep Cycle Battery & Power Invertor
PRICE INCLUDES LTL SHIPPING TO COMMERCIAL ADDRESS
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Application Instructions

Primer
Small exterior joints of less than ½” do not need a primer. Large joints with the substrate prepared via shot-blasting or sand blasting may not require a primer. For large moving joints a primer may be used. Use ASTC 6012-2F Epoxy or  7001 Polyurethane Primer . Prime 1-2 hours before application of the 3246. For best bonding results apply the joint product as soon as possible over the primer when the solvent in the primer has flashed. All moving joints require a primer before application of the 3246. Prime approximately one hour before application of the 3246. For best bonding results apply the joint product as soon as possible over the primer. See data sheets on above primers.

Application
Use a 1:1 positive displacement (cylinder) application machine or plural component pump such as the US Saws Model SX2000. Pre-condition 3246; Make sure the product is >72°F before beginning the machine application. Warm the product in the containers as needed to proper working temperature for this product. Use ONLY the ASTC recommended static mixing units for this product.  When using Duplex Cartridges of the 3246 PenJoint, keep cartridges warm and follow all application instructions for cartridge use.  You will need a Manual or Pneumatic Cartridge Gun to properly dispense the twin cartridges.

Preparation
Concrete must have a minimum 28 day cure prior to application. Use a dry diamond saw, saw/abrade both sides of the joint walls. Assure that the joint is properly abraded and cleaned to full depth of the product fill area. Clean saw cut joints with a wash-down of alcohol/water mix or other fast flash solvent to remove dust prior to product application. The concrete surface must be dry. Remove any curing agent, form release materials, oils, wax, moisture or any material that may effect bonding. Clean, vacuum and wash to remove dust from the walls of the joint.

Filling
Fill the joint from the bottom of the joint up. Fill as suggested above; fill depth and fill to below grade. The product is self- leveling and quick to set, avoid overfilling.  Always mix the part B before using.

After the 3246 has set, about 10 minutes, a simple dusting using corn starch removes the remaining surface tack eliminating the potential of environmental dust, insects, etc. sticking to the surface as well as providing a smooth color stable finish.  The dusted surface can be touched in just a few minutes allowing traffic into adjacent areas in 30 minutes or less.  Excess dust is removed using a blast of compressed air, a standard leaf blower or a broom. The result is a clean and nicely finished expansion joint that is ready for service.

Bond Breaker
A bond breaker is often used at the bottom of an expansion joint to allow for greater movement of the product filling the joint. Use a bond breaker on deep joint fills as needed.

Joint Size and Movements:

Expansion joints should be designed with a maximum of +/- 25% movement. The overall movement of a joint should be measured at the temperatures extremes that are normal for the structure.  Measure the opening of the joint at the coldest temperature and at the highest temperature and multiply by 4. If a joint opens and closes 1/4 inch the joint width should be 1 inch and the fill depth should also be approximately ½” to 1 inch with the backer rod placed at this depth.

Depth:
Minimum depth is normally about half the open width of the joint to equal the depth over backer rod. Areas of higher movement, standing water and deicing chemicals should have joint depth of ½ the width and up to 1 to 1.5 inches depth over a backer rod.
Structures such as bridges, airfields or parking structures that are exposed to wide thermal cycle swings and a high movement potential that may exert excessive compression and expansion (pulling) forces on the joint material should be filled when they are “cool” and open. The configuration of the backer rod should be round allowing for the added depth on the sides of the fill.

Minimum Depth Airfields:

Shallow fill applications have a greater potential for loss of adhesive bond and damage when snow removal equipment is used. Moving joints may be filled slightly greater than the half the width as determined by the project engineer. A primer may be required.

Below Finished Grade
Keep the installation of the product slightly below the finished surface grade. Install the product when the joint area is cool and the joint is open.

Important
Monitor The Static Mixing Wand, During The Application And Change Static Mixers When Product Build-Up Is Observed. Failure To Do The Above May Result In Improper Product Mixing.

LIMITATIONS

  • Top coat the surface of the 3246 not more than 1 hour after application in joints on surfaces that will have a finish coat
  • Do not use on wet surfaces or expose part A to moisture.  Part A is moisture sensitive, keep away from compressed air units that may dispense moisture near the part A, avoid exposing the pail/container to humidity. Observe appearance of part A in humid conditions.
  • Store out of direct sunlight, store ten gallon kits on wood pallets at room temperature.
  • Warm or pre-condition product kits on pallets before using in cool conditions below 70F.
  • 3246 Polyurea exhibits good chemical resistance to motor pool fluids, aviation fluids, i.e. hydraulic fluid, diesel fuel and JP4 and cleaning solutions for short periods of time. To maintain proper joint integrity clean up chemical spills soon.
  • Submersion of product or continued water ponding over product - may result in a low skid resistance condition, hazardous working condition or slip hazard. Chemicals, oils, soaps etc. should be removed from the surface as a normal part of cleaning and maintenance.

3246 Data Sheet

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