Polyglass VEF

Product reference: 2/23

Product title: Polyglass VEF

Valid from: 5th June 2007

Last reviewed: May 2019


A glass flake vinyl ester acrylic co-polymer. This product is identical to VE except it is thixotroped with polyethylene fiber, giving a rougher surface finish but better hold up during application and better chemical resistance in some environments.

Suggested use

Immersion environments where superior resistance to chemical attack is required. VEF is suitable for many chemical environments within the full pH range, it has excellent resistance to demineralized water and good resistance to many solvents. It is also used in aggressive atmosphericor spillage conditions (bund areas) and potable water applications.

Health & safety

Before handling or using this product, the material safety data sheet should be read, and all precautions observed.

Chemical resistance

Refer to the chemical resistance list. Affected by some highly polar solvents and some solutions exhibiting high pH at temperatures above 122°F (50°C).

Surface preparation

Metals: Grit blast to SSPC-SP10 (ISO standard 8501-1 Sa 2½ near 3) or equivalent. (For full details refer to CorrocoatSurface PreparationSP1.)Concrete: refer to Corrocoat SP5.

Application equipment

Airless pump of 45:1 ratio or greater. Fit leather and PTFE seal combination and remove all fluid filters. 10mm diameter (3/8”) nylon lined hose with 6mm whip end, large bore gunwith reverse clean spray tip. Typical tip size is 28 to 48thou with a 45° to 60° fan. Size of tip and fan angle will varydependent upon the nature of the work. Pressure to suit hose lengths and working conditions. (circa 200bar).Brush application is not recommended.


Polyglass VEF is adversely affected by the addition of solventsand their use is prohibited. Thinning can be achieved by the addition of no more than .25 gal (1 litre) of styrene monomer per 5.25 gal (20 litres) of Polyglass. It should be noted that dilution with styrene willaffect hold-upand chemical resistance.


1 Gallon and 5 Gallon kits.

Storage life

Base and catalyst (Hardener) 6 months, stored at temperatures below 68°F (20°C) and away from heat sources and out of direct sunlight. Frequent temperature cycling will shorten storage life. See ‘other information’ in the Corrocoat ‘Tech Manual’ for extension of shelf life.

Color availability

Std. Off White or Translucent Brown. Other colors are available on request but the addition of dyes adversely affects chemical resistance and air inhibition suppressant is required for color stability.

Theoretical spreading rate

54 sf per gallon at 30 mils (1.33m²/litre at 750 microns).

Volume solids

This material contains volatile liquid convertible to solids. Volume solids obtained will vary dependent upon polymerization conditions. Nominally 99% of the product is convertible to solid.

Specific gravity

Polyglass base: 0.04lbs/cubic inch (1.19 gms/cc). Hardener: .03lbs/cubic inch (1.07 gms/cc)

Catalyst type

Methyl Ethyl Ketone Peroxide type P2-45

Volume solids


Temperature limits

230°F (110°C) immersed. 329°F (165°C) non-immersed. No known lower limit.

Abrasion resistance

216 mg loss/1000 cycles/1000 gm load. (H18 wheel)


It is important to observe maximum overcoating times and note these will vary substantially with climatic conditions. Minimum, as soon as gel has occurred and while still tacky. Maximum, at 68°F (20°C) 48 hours. Strong ultra-violet/sunlight will substantially reduce overcoating time. Once maximum overcoating time has been reached, adhesion values attained by anysubsequent coat will reduce dramatically. Should this occur overcoating should be treated as a repair, with thecoating flash blasted to providea physical key. Styrene cannot be used to reactivate the surface of this product and may impair adhesion. Take care to avoid contamination before application of subsequent coats. Ensure ventilation during cure.


Dependent on intended use and site conditions, Polyglass VEF is normally applied direct to the surface wet on wet at films between 20-48 mils (500-1200 microns). Single coat applications are acceptable. Where logisticsdemand, primer PPA may be used or PPV fortemperatures over 185°F (85°C). For further details seePolyglass Application Data Sheet.

Recommended DFT

20-120 mils (500-3000 microns) dependent upon service environment. This material is a barrier coating and thickness needed is dependent upon service conditions.

Mixing ratio / mixing

98:2 base to hardener. For inhibitor use and mixing instructions refer to Polyglass Application Data Sheet.Adding inhibitor after the catalyst will ruin the product.

Pot life

Circa 50 minutes at 68°F (20°C) but may be varied by use of inhibitor or by special manufacture. For lowapplication temperatures, refer to Polyglass data sheet.

Practical spreading rate

43sf per gallon at 30 mils (1.06m2/litre at 750 microns). NOTE: This information is given in good faith, but rate may vary significantlydependent upon environmental conditions, the geometry and nature of work undertaken and the skill and care of application. Corrocoat accepts no responsibility for any deviation from these values.

Mixing ratio

98:2 base to hardener, refer to Application Data Sheet for inhibitor levels.

Flash point

82°F (28°C).


45 Barcol after full cure.

Elongation at break


Tensile strength

3874 psi (26.7 N/mm²).

Thermal coefficient of linear expansion

19.7 x 10-6/°C.

Thermal conductivity

 0.398 W/m°K

Dielectric strength

18 – 25 x 10³ V/mm

Adhesive strength

> 10 MPa (ASTM D4541)

Cure time

With standard inhibitor level, tack free 6 hours, full cure 3-4 days at 68°F (20°C), but may be immersed in many environments after 24 hours.

Cleaning solvent

Methyl Ethyl Ketone, Methyl Iso Butyl Ketone – before gel.