||: splash zones
: 1.2mm grd 316 stainless steel.
: acidic areas : 1.2mm grd 316 stainless steel.
: all other areas: 1.2mm az150 colorbond steel.
steel should constitute the minimum gauge to avoid excessive flexing
to the antislip material which can contribute to delamination. This
gauge also offers satisfactory resistance to impact and requires
less fixing points than thinner guages. For all areas not within
splash zones, (sea level plus 5 metres or acidic areas) Colorbond
steel offers excellent resistance to corrosion as it has a self
repairing zinc/alumina coating both sides of the steel, followed
by a primer and finally, baked enamel.
on steel foundation & integrated.
high build resin is applied directly to steel, the initial bond
will be adequate, however, the surface will inevitably delaminate
through either impact or thermal expansion differentials between
the resin and the steel. By utilising a fabric medium floating on
the steel foundation, these delamination problems are eliminated,
provided that the bonding system is adequate. Once adhered, Vigil
Antislip's fabric is rolled onto the steel through a system of pinch
rollers, which ensures maximum adhesion. When the first of the key
coats of the resin is applied to the fabric, the fabric becomes
an integral part of the resin system, dramatically increasing the
tensile strength of the system.
||: all layers
hand laminated - not sprayed.
: cured at optimum temperature - no oven use.
: resistant to solvents, acids & petroleum products.
: must not contain any pin-prick holes or bubbles.
resin system must be resistant to prolonged exposure to most chemicals,
particularly solvents. The resin should also be solvent free otherwise
standard petroleum products may dissolve the surface over time.
All Vigil Antislip products are individually hand laminated and
cured in a controlled environment with almost zero humidity and
an ambient temperature of 25 degrees Celsius. If the resin is sprayed,
uniformity and consistency will not be achieved. If the resin is
cured at a temperature greater than 40 degrees Celsius more products
can be produced per hour, however, styrene gas is created and will
work it's way to the surface. This is very bad for the environment
as styrene gas breaks down the earths ozone layer and it also leads
to bubbles and a brittle resin system. Pin-prick holes on the surface
visible with a magnifying glass indicate styrene bubbles which have
worked their way to the surface and burst. Any product with this
sign should be rejected.
carbide (sic)with mohs hardness rating of 9.2 - 9.5.
manufacturers have different names for each grade of their antislip
material. To ensure that the end user receives the required coarseness
of material, the following comparisons of Vigil Antislip grading
may be used. Only Silicone Carbide should be acceptable due to
it's inherent hardness (9.2 - 9.5 Mohs hardness rating) and non-wearing
crystalline structure. Sizes of Vigil Antislip aggregate are as
mesh/20 mesh matrix
the final coat of resin is applied to the aggregate, the edges
of all Vigil Antislip products are chipped to remove all aggregate
and then all edges are sealed with the final pigmented coat of
resin. If this is not done, the products edges are often chipped
during transportation or installation which leaves bare steel
on the edges.
remove the risk from buyers of purchasing inferior quality antislip
products, a warranty period of 10 years should apply. It should
also be a reasonable warrant; with few exceptions and the promise
of replacement of inferior products. Vigil Antislip products are
warranted against delamination, chemical attack, wear and corrosion
when in normal use for a period of 10 years.