DESCRIPTION: FAKOLITH FK-450 FoodGrade is the first high performance waterborne epoxy food paint, which is certified as suitable for direct and indirect contact with food and drinking water. It is high solids, low voc, low odor and has excellent CE marking tests. FK-450 FoodGrade, which generates a film with high resistance to abrasion, impermeable to liquid water but breathable to water vapor, easy to clean and disinfect with hot water. Its excellent insulating qualities and vapor barrier effect, make it work as an excellent waterproofing and long-term anticorrosive treatment for metals in combination with the correct anticorrosive primer system (except immersion where FK-45 or FK-100 FoodGrade is recommended). Compatible with most mineral surfaces, properly primed metals, lacquered sandwich panels, and previous compatible paints and/or primers, well adhered and resistant to Class 0-1 grid cut test, UNE-DIN EN ISO 2409:2007. Resistant to most disinfectant cleaners according to Test DIN EN ISO 4628-2: 2004-01. (For greater safety, please consult our Technical Dept. prior to use). Coverage Class 1 (300 µm dry film) and wet rub Class 1, DIN EN 13300.
CERTIFIED FOOD PAINT SUITABLE FOR DIRECT CONTACT: FK-450 FoodGrade epoxy food paint duly complies with all current European regulations for materials in contact with food, EC Regulation 852/2004, Regulation 1935/2004/EC, EC Regulation 1895/2005, HACCP production and EC Regulation 2023/2006 GMP, as well as RD 847/2011 and Commission Regulation (EU) No. 10/2011 and its subsequent amendments including EU 2018/213 (BPA compliant), on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food such as. To this end, FK-450 FoodGrade is being tested with simulants A, B, C, D2 (OM2-40ºC) and C (OM4-100ºC), as demonstrated by the tests carried out by Fakolith in independent certified entities, such as Tecnalia and the National Center for Food Technology (CNTA) among others, that it complies in all cases tested with the overall and specific migration limits imposed by these regulations for the above-mentioned simulants, which are equivalent to all simulants and therefore suitable for direct contact with all foods and beverages (exception: vinegar damages the resin): vinegar damages the epoxy resin. Not suitable for food intended for infants or young children according to regulation (EU) No 609/2013). FK-450 FoodGrade will have Food Conformity Declaration - Health Registration FAKOLITH RGSEAA ES-39.005259/T. Available in the main industrial colors of the food industry and sanitary sector.
AQUA-FOODGRADE TECHNOLOGY: FAKOLITH FK-450 FoodGrade is the first 2-component, high solids epoxy food paint that does not contain or require additional solvents or alcohols for its application. The A+B mixture incorporates water emulsion as a solvent. This is a milestone that will facilitate room temperature or forced drying, as water is much easier and safer to evaporate. Especially in confined spaces, having no flammable or volatile hazardous materials during application and curing is a great novelty and advantage.
BIOFILMSTOP SANITARY TECHNOLOGY (Treated article BPR Art.3 ): FK-450 Foodgrade is a food grade paint that combines FoodGrade Technology with BioFilmStop sanitary technology for inhibition and high resistance to biofilm and bacteria, ISO 22196:2011 (Escherichia coli, Listeria monocytogenes, Bacillus subtillis, Pseudonomas aureginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella enteritidis, Legionella pnemophila, etc.). ...) also significantly improving HACCP, food safety and asepsis of the user industry. It also includes Fakolith's innovative FOODTECH film protection technology based on food preservatives.
MAIN USE: FK-450 FoodGrade food epoxy is specially formulated for the protection and finishing of mineral deposits of drinking water or water from food and agricultural processes, solid food deposits, as well as skirting boards, floors, walls, ceilings, objects, machinery, installations, structures, etc. located indoors. In general use in the food industry, health, pharmaceutical and cosmetic sector, industry in general, construction and civil works.
METHOD OF APPLICATION: After adequate preparation of the base and having checked the suitability of the environment, FK-450 FoodGrade can be applied by brush, roller or for optimal finishes and applications with AirMix or Airless spraying equipment. Slowly pour component B over component A, and stir at low revolutions with an electric agitator for at least 2 minutes until its correct homogenization. Let it rest for at least 1 minute before starting to apply. Always mix complete sets of A+B to avoid errors in the mixing ratio. Plan the application well taking into account its possible short pot-life. Can be applied in systems with fiber mesh in tanks and with anti-skid quartz sand in pavements. If necessary adjust the viscosity of the paint by adding 5-10% of potable water.
ATTENTION TO APPLICATION AND CURE CONDITIONS: Drying times and waiting time for the second coat depend on the actual thickness of the layer, temperature, relative humidity and ventilation. The ambient and base temperature, as well as the temperature of the paint should never be lower than +10ºC nor higher than 35ºC, and the relative humidity should not be higher than 70-75%. The surface temperature of the base to be painted should always be at least 3ºC above the dew point to avoid condensation. It is estimated that the ideal application temperature is around 20ºC and 60% relative humidity. In case the environmental conditions are not adequate for its application and curing, these should be adapted with air extraction and ventilation, either at room temperature, with cold or heat, with dehumidifiers, etc; until the environmental conditions are adequate and stable during the application and curing, and always avoiding the generation of condensation humidity, since this would prevent the correct curing of the paint, a fact especially to be watched in tanks and confined spaces. The epoxy paint should not receive contact with water or surface condensation during the first 72 hours of curing, or the paint may not cure correctly, appearing "Amine Blush" wash spots.
OTHER GENERAL APPLICATIONS: The paint offers good general performance, at least after 72 hours of curing, although we recommend not to subject the paint film to severe chemical-physical aggressions until it has cured for at least 1 week (walls, floors, ceilings...indirect contact).
For further details see technical data sheet and/or application guides, and safety data sheet.
AVERAGE PAINT YIELD: according to the recommended film thickness depending on the use of FK-450 FoodGrade
-For a dry film thickness of 200 µm - 428 gr/m² are consumed - yielding 2.34 m²/Kg (3 m2/l.).
-For a dry film thickness of 300 µm - 640 gr/m² are consumed - yielding 1.56 m²/kg (2 m2/l.).
-For a dry film thickness of 350 µm - 748 g/m² are consumed - yielding 1.34 m²/kg (1.72 m2/l.)
-For a dry film thickness of 400 µm - 854 g/m² are consumed - yielding 1.17 m²/kg (1.50 m2/l.)
-For a dry film thickness of 500 µm - 1.068 g/m² are consumed - yielding 0.94 m²/kg (1.20 m2/l.)
-For a dry flim thickness of 700 µm - 1.494 kg/m² is consumed - yielding 0.67 m²/kg (0.86 m2/l.)
A+B kits of 5 Kg