PIERI® EURO-TARD™ In-form Retarder

In-form retarder

Product Description

PIERI® EURO-TARD™ is a one-step, general-purpose in-form retarder with excellent heat resistance.  Available in 11 depths of etch, color and number coded. A test panel simulating job conditions should be poured for proper grade selection. Coverage: approximately 350 ft2/gal.

Directions

Thoroughly mix before application. Uniformly coat form with a single coat of PIERI® EURO-TARD™ (or two light coats) using brush, roller, or airless sprayer at a rate of 350 ft2/gal (4 mils). Clean up with Arca Solv or Xylene. Allow retarder to dry thoroughly (approximately 20 minutes depending on temperature and humidity) before pouring concrete.

Caution: When steam curing, bring the temperature up gradually to allow the surface retarder to react properly with the concrete.

Note: If steam is to be used, it should also be used with the test panel poured for the proper grade selection. Wash off at the end of the curing cycle with high pressure water. Mold can be cleaned with a scraper of stiff broom or Euro-Clean (a solvent based neutralizer/ retarder remover).

Product Advantages

  • One coat, fast drying
  • High heat resistance
  • Excellent etch retention
  • High coverage rates, low cost per ft2

Area of Application

Excellent for architectural finish precast or poured-in-place concrete. Placement time up to 30 minutes. Heat resistance up to 150°F. For use with steel, concrete, plywood, plastic and many latex forms. Note that plywood forms should be sealed before use (see #245 Form Seal) or Duro-cote 2000.

Technical Data

Solvent-based. Flash point 30°F. Heat resistance up to 150°F. See Retarder Guide for help in etch selection. Meets EPA’s VOC requirements for Non-photochemically reactive compounds.

Shelf life and Storage

One year from manufacturing date in closed original container.

Packaging

In steel pails.

Safety

Highly flammable.

Keep away from heat, sparks and open flames.

Use respirator for spray applications.

Shipping Classification

Paint, 3, UN1263, Flammable Liquid, P.G. II.

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Last Updated: 2018-11-29

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