Sovereign Group

Sovereign Sealants

SOVEREIGN DECORFIL SEALANT

PROPERTIES

Decorfil is an acrylic emulsion based, gun applied, filler which exhibits good adhesion to most building materials. It remains flexible to accomodate slight movement and can be overpainted with both alkyd based and water based paint systems.

USES

Decorfil is used for sealing gaps around windows and door frames, sealing up to skirting boards and covings, or filling cracks in plaster prior to decorating with paint and/or wall coverings.

APPLICATION

The joint to be filled should be clean and free from loose material. A continous bead should be extruded in to the crack or joint. Small cracks should be opened to 3-4mm to give good penetration and performance. A smooth finish can be obtained by smoothing over with a wet finger or pointing tool. Can be overpainted after 1 hour.

TECHNICAL DETAIL

Tack Free Time: 15-45min depending upon temperature and humidity.
Full Cure: 3 to 5 days depending upon temperature and humidity.
Application temperature: +5 Degrees Celcius to 40 Degrees Celcius
Service Temperature Range: -15 Degrees Celcius to +75 Degrees Celcius.
Movement Accomodation: 10%. Protext from frost.

COLOUR

White

PACKAGING

12 x 310ml tubes per case.

SOVEREIGN POLYSULPHIDE SEALANT

PROPERTIES

A one component non slumping, durable polysulphide based elastic sealant offering excellent adhesion to a wide variety of substrates.

USES

Glazing in wooden, aluminium and steel window frames. Sealant joints between wooden/aluminium/steel frames and sound concrete or brickwork. Not suitable for bitumen, bituminous materials, or with waterbased acrylic paints. Provides a waterproof seal between joints in zinc. Can be used as a bedding compound for double glazing units.

APPLICATION

All surfaces must be dry, clean and sound. Free from dirt, grease, loose particles or other conataminants. Do not use on powdering/porous substances such as gypsum board, asbestos sheeting. As with all sealants application at temperatures below 5 Degrees Celcius is not recommended. Prepare cartridge by cutting conical tip off end thread screw on nozzle and cut at 60 Degrees Celcius angle to suit joint width. After application smooth down using a wetted spatula or tooling stick. Soap and water will aid this process.

TECHNICAL DATA

Skinning Time: 1 hour.
Curing Time: 1-2 weeks subject to joint width, temperature and humidity.
Elongation: 90%
Paintability: Used alkyd resin or elastic humidity insensitive paints only.
Service Temperature Range: -30 Degrees Celcius to +80 Degrees Celcius.
Movement: 50% total.
Conforms to international Specification DIN 18545.

COLOUR

Grey, Rustic, White.

PACKAGING

12 x 310ml tubes per case.

SOVEREIGN BUILDING MASTIC

PROPERTIES

A permanently flexible, non-curing sealant compound, based on synthetic rubber polymers. Sovereign Building Mastic forms a though flexible skin when exposed t oair. The skin is both air and watertight, however beneath the skin, the mastic remains flexible. If movement is excessive, the skin may split and reform.

USES

Pointing and sealing around doors, window frames and otehr structural items in contact with wood, brick, concrete, metal and most other normal building materials. Bedding window frames, door frames, roof lights, etc. Sealing between concrete panels in industrial prefabricated buildings. Pointing of curtain walling and similar structures where a long lasting permanently flexible sealing compound is required is required.

APPLICATION

All surfaces should be clean, dry and free from dirt. A wire brush should be used to remove rust from old metal and the appropriate solvent to remove rust from old metal and the appropriate solvent to remove any traces of grease from new metal. The mastic should be extruded into the joint with a Sovereign Caulking Gun, cutting the nozzle to the required size and making sure that the joint is properly filled and that the material is in full contact with joint sides. Sovereign Building Mastic can be painted with normal exterior grade paints after skinning has taken place. This will normally take between 12-24hrs, depending upon temperature and sunlight.

TECHNICAL DATA

Movement Accomodation: 20%
Minimum Depth: 9.5mm
Maximum depth/weight: 25mm
Temperature in use: -15 Degrees Celcius to +70 Degrees Celcius
Conforms to BS3712 - Building and Construction Sealants.

COLOUR

Neutral, Rustic, Silver Grey, Ivory.

PACKAGING

24 x 380ml tubes per case.

SOVEREIGN PRO-STICK 2000 ADHESIVE

PROPERTIES

Sovereign Pro-Stick 2000 is a universally applicable elastic construction sealant and adhesive based on MS Polymer with pigments, extenders and rheology modifiers. Has excellent UV weathering properties and is resistant to seawater.

USES

Sealing roof edges, clamping profiles, joints at aluminium/synthetic frames. Connecting aluminium gutters, verandas, sun lounges. Sealing U-PVC windows and fixtures, seam sealing in automotive industry, sealing together prefabricated fibreglass hulls and decks in marine industry. Also has a wide variety of uses as an adhesive (see Sovereign Adhesive link for more detail).

APPLICATION

Sovereign Pro-Stick 2000 can be extruded easily using a cartridge gun. Smoothing off the joints can be done with a wetted pointing trowel. For the correct joint dimension a backing foam should be used, assuring that the joint depth is two-thirds of the joint width. Both the joint width and the depth should be atleast 6mm, depending on the substrates and joint distances.

TECHNICAL DATA

Tensile Strenght: 2N/mm²
Elongation: 300%
Movement Accomodation: 25%
Application Temperature: +5°C to +30°C
Service Temperature: -40°C to +100°C
Skinning Time: 30minutes

COLOUR

White (other available to order on request).

PACKAGING

6 x 290ml tubes per case

SOVEREIGN FLASHING

PROPERTIES

A self adhesive long lasting bituminous flashing tape that bonds to a wide range of building materials (e.g. brick, masonry, slates, wood, metal, concrete, teracotta tiles,glass, roofing felt, rigid plastics etc) and offers a durable, instant waterproof repair.

USES

Can be used for new work such as flashings on pitched or flat roofs and parapets or sealing valey gutters, roof lights, extractor vents. Ideal for quick repair work on roofs e.g. defective flashing, cracked cement, fillets, cracked felt, mending leaks in drainpipes and gutterings, protecting insulation for pipes and tanks.

APPLICATION

Keep warm prior to use to improve initial adhesion properties. All surfaces should be dry, clean and dust free. Loose material such as rust or flaking surfaces should be wire brushed. Fill any wide cracks or depressions. Check that Sovereign Flashing is of sufficient width to overlap adjoining surfaces by atleast 30mm.
Cut off required length of Flashing, remove backing paper and place in position pressing home firmly following contours required. Smooth down with a cloth or ecorators wallpaper roller paying particular attention to the edges.

TECHNICAL DATA

Life Expectancy: 15 years
Chemical Attack: Flashing may become brittle if enclosed in a cementous mix. Contact between outer foil and alkaline materials or metals (e.g. copper) must be avoided.

COLOUR

Grey

PACKAGING

10m long rolls of varying widths.
Widths: (100mm)(150mm)(225mm)(300mm)

PRIMING

porous surfaces can be primed with Sovereign Flashing Primer (available in 1ltr containers) to improve adhesion (priming will also assist in particularly cold conditions). Clean down surfaces and apply primer, allow to dry (4-6 hours) before affixing Flashing.

SOVEREIGN EXPANDING FOAMS

PROPERTIES

Sovereign Expanding Foams are one part poisture curing polyurethane foam system under pressure in a naerosol container. Teh canister contains a specially developed liquid prepolymer of diphenylmethane di-isocyanate (MDI) in combination with propellants and foaming agents. Conatins no CFC's (in according with the Montreal Protocol).

USES

Sovereign Expanding PUR Foams are fast setting and bond, seal and insulate most construction materials includeing wood, brick, metal, concrete and most plastics.

PREPERATION

Thoroughly cover and mask surrounding areas/items to prevent splashing/dripping of foam. Keep children and pets away when using and do not use near naked flames, fires or other sources of heat. Surfaces should be clean, dry and free from loose material, dust and grease. If necessary lightly dampen surfaces to aid adhesion and curing. Do not allow standing water to be present and do not use water around electrical wirings/fittings.

APPLICATION

All-Purpose Foam

Affix nozzel supplied and shake can vigorously (30-40 seconds). Turn can upside down and apply pressure slowly to adapter to ensure foam is applied at a controlled rate. Gun Grade Foam (professional)
Shake can vigorously (30-40 seconds) and then affix can to Sovereign Foam Gun in the prescribed manner. Adjust flow control to rear of gun and apply suitable pressure to the trigger to extrude foam at controlled rate.

Only use foams in temperatures range +5°C to +30°C. When filling large gaps apply foam in layers, allowing a few minutes between applications. Spray each layer with water assist expansion and curing. Once cured only mechanical means will remove foam. After 2 1/2 hours cure, the foam may be cut, sanded and plastered or painted. Always paint foam if it is to be exposed to sunlight to prevent discolouration.

TECHNICAL DATA

Appearance: Buff coloured liquid under pressure expanding to 2 1/2 times its initial volume once aplied at room temperature.
Tack Free Time: 10 minutes
Cure Time: 12-24 hours (depending upon humidity)
Full Expansion: 1 hour
Shelf Life: 12 months (in cool,dry conditions)

PACKAGING

6 x 750ml containers.


FOAM GUN CLEANER

If Foam Gun is in regular (weekly) use then leaving full/part used canister of foam in place should prevent curing of material in barrel of gun. However, if gun is not in regular use, Foam canister should be removed and replaced with a Foam Gun Cleaner. This should be flushed through gun to remove any Foam residue. Failure to undertake this exercise will result in foam curing within the gun barrel thus preventing further use.
Caution: Sovereign Foam Gun Cleaner contains Acetone and is therefore extremely flammable. Do not use as a skin Cleaner. Packed in 500ml pressurized canisters.