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Anti-Slip White Color Aluminum Oxide Additive For Epoxy, Polyaspartic, Urethane Coatings

Our Anti-Slip Aluminum Oxide White Colored Additive provides an extremely aggressive, tough, durable long lasting anti-slip surface when added to epoxy, polyspartic, polyurea and urethane coatings.  They are made from high grade coarse crystalline alumina that have been converted to corundum form and are fully shrunk during the manufacturing process and produced by sintering calcined alumina at a temperature just under the fusion point of the aluminum oxide, then crushed, graded or screened and ground to their specific powdered particle size.  These white colored particles have a high thermal conductivity and good resistance to thermal and mechanical shock.  In addition they have a high heat capacity, high electrical capacity and provide excellent abrasion resistance when broadcast or mixed into 2 part high performance floor coatings.

Aluminum oxide aggregates provide a more aggressive surface than silica or lighter weight polybead aggregate and are great for industrial and commercial applications where anti-slip and safety requirements are most important and user wants the longest lasting anti-slip additive.  However they are heavier and do not blend as easily as polybeads into the coating and more care is required to make sure they are thoroughly mixed into the coating (aggregate is added to Parts A & B during initial jiffy mixing process) to keep from settling.  The aluminum oxide aggregate is best applied by broadcasting into the topcoat while wet and then backrolling to fully encapsulate with the coating.

Sold in 10 lb containers.  Available in 16 grit (extra coarse) and 36 grit (coarse), 54 grit (medium) aggregate size.  Grit size and usage quantity varies with coating and level of safety and non-slip required.  Typical usage is 1 lb for 2-3 gallons coating.  Increase/decrease as required. Recommend small test to understand how much additive will produce your desired results.

How to choose aluminum oxide grit size?  Determine thickness of coating for suggested grit size.

54 grit (45 mesh) for coatings 1-3 mils DFT
36 grit (30 mesh) for coatings 3-7 mils DFT
16 grit (12 mesh) for coatings 7-12 mils DFT

Anti-slip aggregates are used primarily to reduce the risk of falls from a wet, slippery surface.  How much anti-slip aggregate to use involves a trade-off between safety, visual appearance and ability to keep clean.  Anti-slip aggregates will reduce the sheen level of a coating and become more visible the greater the application rate.  They can also make it harder to keep clean. Users need to determine there own requirements as every application is different.  Don’t recommend aluminum oxide for applications where people are walking on the surface in bare feet.

SELECT BEST MIX OF USAGE AND GRIT SIZE FOR YOUR REQUIREMENTS. FROM LEAST TO MOST AGGRESSIVE:

  • SSR-20 (2 sizes) are round polybeads that are the least aggressive, least visible and easiest to apply anti-slip.  They are a lightweight additive mixed into the topcoat while mixing Parts A and B.  Not recommended for use in heavy duty commercial or industrial applications or where an aggressive anti-slip surface is required.
  • Silica (2 grit sizes) is a low cost anti-slip for a more aggressive anti-slip protection. It is a heavier additive that is typically broadcast into the topcoat while wet and then backrolled so it is encapsulated by the coating.  It is also more visible and harder to clean than the SSR-20.  It is most commonly used in commercial and industrial applications.
  • Aluminum Oxide (3 grit sizes and 2 colors) is a very tough mineral used for maximum anti-slip protection.  It is the longest lasting, most durable anti-slip aggregate offering the greatest degree of safety on wet surfaces.  However it will also be the most visible and most difficult to keep clean and is not recommended for use in applications where people are walking on it in bare feet. Aluminum oxide is typically broadcast into the topcoat while wet and then backrolled so it is encapsulated by the coating.   It is used primarily in heavy duty commercial and industrial applications and residential applications where safety is paramount.  White colored used for clear and decorative coating systems and brown colored used for pigmented systems only when a more budget friendly anti-slip soloution is desired.

Where is Aluminum Oxide Aggregate used?

  • Decorative 2 Part Floor Coatings
  • Industrial Floor Applications
  • Commercial Store Floors
  • Parking Structure Surfaces
  • Food Packaging, Wet Conditions
  • Garage Floors
  • Entrances & Exit Areas
  • Stairs, Decks & Balcony’s

Why Aluminum Oxide Aggregate?

  • Adds very tough skid resistance & texture profile to a surface
  • Works well with high performance 2 part floor coatings
  • Does not change physical properties of the coating
  • Well bonded into the body of the coating
  • Long lasting for extended anti-slip performance
  • Excellent in marine environments
  • White color can be used with clear coatings and decorative floors using chips
  • High hydrolitic stability

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Crystal Form Alpha Alumina
Chemical Nature Amphoteric
Specific Gravity 3.95 g/cm3
Loose Pack Bulk Density 1.61 – 1.87 g/cm3
Hardenss Knoop – 2000; Mohs – 9
Melting Point 2000C (3.630F)
Reaction with Acids Subject to mild attack by aqua regia and hot hydrochloric; less attack than brown aluminum oxide
Reaction with Alkalis Very slight with hot strong solutions

TYPICAL CHEMICAL ANALYSIS
ALUMINUM OXIDE
(Al2O3)  99.55%
TITANIA
(TiO2)  0.01%
SILICA (Not Free)
(SiO2)  0.05%
IRON OXIDE
(Fe2O3)  0.04%
CALCIUM OXIDE
(CaO)  0.03%
MAGNESIA
(MgO)  0.02%
ALKALI (Soda & Potash)
0.30%

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