- easy application
- frost-resistant after curing
- very good phyciscial and mechanical properties
KS 10 Polystyrene Adhesive is a dry mixture of selected aggregates, cement and special additives improving efficiency, adhesion and processing. KS 10 Adhesive is intended for installing polystyrene in thermal insulation systems performed via a BSO method (light-wet). It can be applied on mineral substrates: concrete, ceramic, silicate, cement, cement and lime. It is intended for both exterior and interior application. It can also be used to fill in any irregularities and cracks on stabilized substrates.
|Appropriate water amount:||approx. 5.5 - 6.0 litres/25kg|
|Application temperature:||between +5ºC and +25ºC|
|Open working time (from application to panel installation):||to 20 minutes|
|Adhesive workability (after mixing with water):||approx. 1 hour|
|Curing time:||between 6 and 24 hours|
|Average consumption per 1 m2 for edge and pointwise application:||between 4 and 5 kg|
|Average consumption per 1 m2 for the whole surface application:||between 5 and 7 kg|
|Adhesion to concrete:||≥ 0,3 MPa|
|Adhesion to polystyrene:||≥ 0,1 MPa|
|Expiry date:||12 months|
The substrate intended for installing polystyrene panels must be even, dry, solid, as well as dust, contamination, bacteria (fungi, mould, mosses) and other chemicals free, etc. All contamination must be washed under high water pressure. Old render and paint coatings of poor adhesion must be removed. Fill in any cracks with adhesive KS 10 (max. up to 6.00 mm on one coating) or standard render mortar. It’s recommended to apply GA 10 Acrylic Primer, 24 hours before the polystyrene installation on substrates with poor load-bearing capacity, very absorptive and chalky (i.e. leaving dust traces after palm rubbing) in order to strenghten them and reduce the absorption. Polystyrene can be installed on fresh cement, cement-lime renders after min. 14 days, while on concrete after min. 30 days. All substrates must be stabilized regarding the moisture level and the hardening process must be completed. In case of applying the polystyrene panels on substrates with poor load-bearing capacity, it is necessary to carry out adhesion test. Install a few sample polystyrene blocks of 10x10 cm dimensions and remove them manually after 4-7 days. The substrate is appropriate if the polystyrene is torn inside. If, however, the adhesive coating is removed with the polystyrene block and the substrate coating, it’s necessary to remove the poor coating and apply GA 10 Acrylic Primer - 24 hours before the polystyrene installation.
Fill a clean container with 5.5–6.0 litres of cool water and put the whole adhesive content i.e. 25kg (0.22 - 0.24 litres of water per 1 kg of powder) mixing it continuously. Use a slow-speed drill till obtaining a uniform consistency and leave it for about 5 minutes. Then mix it again and adjust the consistency by adding a small amount of water. Do not add any other substances except water. Working time after mixing with water is up to 4 hours. In the event of curing, it’s necessary to remix it without adding any water or fresh adhesive. Adding too much water impairs the adhesion features: to the substrate, peeling resistance, curing time.
Polystyrene for performing thermal insulation via BSO method should comply with PN-EN13163:2004 standard. When applying on walls, put the adhesive alongside the edges of polystyrene panel - min. 3 cm wide and 12 cm thick, while pointwise - 8-12 cm diameter adhesion layers - remember to place the same adhesive amount on the panel symmetrically. The total amount of applied adhesive should cover at least 40% of the panel’s surface, and 60 % after pressing it to the surface. In case of smooth substrates and ceilings, as well as plinths apply the adhesive on the whole panel surface with a comb trowel (at least 10x10 mm). After the application, the panel must be immediately applied to the wall in the appropriate area and pressed so as to obtain a flat surface with the neighbouring panels. The panels must be installed alternately and tightly jointed to the previously installed ones. They cannot not be pressed twice or repositioned. Gaps exceeding 2 mm must be filled with polystyrene stripes. Minimum 24 hours after installation, the surface must be grinded with sandpaper and protected by installing additional anchors in accordance with the technical design or ITB Manual no. 447/2009. It’s recommended to use 4 anchors every 1/m², whereas near edge areas and plinths 6-8 anchors every 1/m². The depth of anchors should be at least 6 cm in case of solid substrates, and 8 cm on light substrates. In case of masonry units the anchor must go at least through two walls of the unit. To make a coating with fibreglass reinforced mesh use Adhesive KU 11 or KU 21.
Slow-speed drill, a trowel, steel comb trowels.
The areas where the product was used or elements covered with the product must be ventilated until the odour vanishes completely. Only then can they be used.