Aluma Plate

Aluma-Plate® has numerous applications as a protective coating. It is a mixture containing a high concentration of fine-gained aluminum oxide ceramic beads (Aluma-Sand®) bonded in an epoxy matrix. Aluma-Plate offers superior abrasion resistance and excellent physical properties combined with good chemical resistance.

Aluma-Plate may be installed as a patching or lining compound by troweling in various applications. It offers a high-bond strength to steel substrates as well as property prepared concrete.

Typical applications include:

  • Ash Lines
  • Centrifuges
  • Pipe Elbows
  • Chutes
  • Pump Housings
  • Tanks
  • Cyclones
  • Transitions
  • Troughs and Flumes
  • Dust Collectors
  • Spray Driers
  • Chippers and Chip Bins
  • Hoppers
  • Wash Boxes
  • Dredging Equipment
  • Silos
  • Screw Conveyors
  • Classifiers

Features and Benefits:

  • Superior abrasion-resistance and impact resistance
  • Resistance to water and weather
  • Good resistance to a wide range of chemicals including diluted acids, alkalis and solvents
  • Highest ceramic bead concentration offered on the market; 70% concentration of Aluma-Sand® solid ceramic beads - (20-40 mesh) suspended in an epoxy resin
  • Outperforms other coatings-more performance for investment
  • Decreases downtime and costs; increases equipment life
  • Aluma-Plate can be cast or molded, non-sagging consistency
  • Easy to mix and to use, adheres to almost any cleaned surface
  • Ideal for patching and maintenance work

Two kit sizes available:

GALLON KIT: (2) One gallon pails of ceramic bead concentration in epoxy resin and (2) 8 oz. bottles of hardener Shipping weight: 41 lbs. (18.6 kg)

QUART KIT: (1) One quart can of ceramic bead concentrate in epoxy resin and (1) 2 oz. bottle of hardener Shipping weight: to 10 lbs. (4.5 kg)

Maximum use temperature: 200°F (93°C)

Shelf life: Up to one year; store at room temperature.

Color: Light-purple

Usage information on back. Please read thoroughly.

Steel Surface Preparation: Remove dirt, grease and oil with suitable industrial grade cleaner. Remove dust and mill scale by sandblasting to a white metal finish. Follow by vacuum cleaning or oil free dry blasting. Be sure the surface is completely dry (and cool if sandblasted or torch cleaned) before applying Aluma-Plate. For large areas or for overhead or vertical side wall installations, use of welded hangers, anchor studs or tack-welded expanded metal is recommended for support.

Mixing: Individually mix both the resin container (Part A) and the bottle of hardener (Part B) thoroughly in the unlikely event that any settling has occurred. After mixing, add entire contents of hardener bottle (Part B) to resin container (Part A) and thoroughly mix also. Blend the two thoroughly in the container supplied. The components are pigmented to ensure proper mixing. Mix until a uniform light purple color is achieved. Mix completely and scrape sides and bottom of container - be sure all "stripes" of unmixed materials from the sides and bottom of container are thoroughly blended. DO NOT add water, sand, Portland cement or other fillers to the epoxy matrix. When mixing, use rubber gloves to avoid contact with skin.

Application: Use as a patching or lining compound. Install at a nominal thickness of 1/8"-1/4" by troweling or "buttering." Allow installation to cure, and protect it from water and weather for a minimum of 24 hours at 70°F (21°C). For cold weather application, heat surface to be coated so that it is approximately 70°F.

Coverage: One U.S. gallon of Aluma-Plate contains material to cover 252 cubic inches (4130 cm) or 7 square feet at 1/4" thick (0.65 square meter at 6 mm thickness) surface.

Cure Time: Maximum pot life at 70°F (21°C) is 30 minutes. Initial set time is two to three hours. Final cure is 24 hours (75%) and 100% curing achieved in seven days. Note: The lower the ambient temperature, the longer the curing time.

Warning: Harmful vapor, use in good ventilation - may cause burns or allergic reactions Avoid contact with eyes, skin or clothing In case of contact, wash thoroughly with warm water and soap In case of contact with eyes - flush eyes with water immediately for at least 15 minutes and get immediate attention. Refer to MSDS sheet for Aluma-Plate.

Disclaimer: This information is furnished for your investigation and independent verification. CerCo LLC Diamonite Products shall in no event be responsible for any damage directly or indirectly resulting from the use of information enclosed, and makes no warranty, either expressed or implied, of merchantability or fitness of use, or of any nature with respect to the product or data therein.

For more information, call CerCo LLC at (330) 567-2145.