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Equus-Tex-Tile AFM Wet Areas Anti-fracture Membrane-Waterproofing Membrane

By  Last updated: 7th November 2010

Tex-Tile AFM Wet Areas
Anti-fracture Membrane

Areas of Use:
Both wet and dry areas. In wet areas, when correctly
laid, Tex-Tile AFM acts as a waterproofing membrane,
whilst in dry area applications, Tex-Tile AFM acts as an
anti-fracture membrane, inhibiting reflection of substrate
cracks or joints through tiled surfaces.
Product:
Texmastic Tex-Tile is a composite membrane of
polyester fabric upper surface and elastomeric bitumen
self-adhesive mass, with siliconised protective released
sheet.
Purpose:
Tex-Tile AFM is used under ceramic tiles or thin pavers
laid in a thin-bed adhesive in both wet and dry areas. In
wet areas, when correctly laid, Tex-Tile AFM acts as a
waterproofing membrane, whilst in dry area applications,
Tex-Tile AFM acts as an anti-fracture membrane, inhibiting
reflection of substrate cracks or joints through tiled
surfaces.
Compatibility:
Tex-Tile AFM can be used in conjunction with acrylic or
latex modified thin-set cementitious tile adhesives or with
tile bedding mortars laid on adhesive cementitious
primers.
Colour & Form:
Tex-Tile AFM is a black modified bitumen sheet mass
with a woven polyester face to which the tile adhesive is
applied. It is supplied as a roll product.
Standard Pack:
Tex-Tile AFM is suppled as a roll 21.3m x 0.96m. It is
also available on special order as a roll 22.5 x 0.3m.
Other sizes can be supplied subject to minimum quantity
orders.
Physical Properties:
Thickness: 1.0mm
Elongation: 1200% —-Bituminous mass
only
(ASTM D412 modified)
Peel Adhesion: >1.8 kgf/cm width
(ASTM D1000)
Low Temp Flexibility: No cracking – over mandrel
at -26 degC (ASTM D146
modified)
Application:
The surface to which Tex-Tile AFM is applied must be
clean, dry and dust free. Fill any non-moving cracks
greater than 4mm wide prior to application. Apply
Aquasel P Primer to the surface at a spreading rate of
10-12 sqm/litre and allow to dry to a slightly tacky
surface. Apply by brush or roller, or spray for large
areas. Unroll and cut roll of Tex-Tile to desired length.
Re-roll. Remove release sheet from the roll at
commencement of application and place the exposed
adhesive on to the primed surface, ensuring roll is
accurately aligned for unrolling. Smooth into place, trying
to avoid blisters. Use roller pressure as the membrane is
laid to ensure conformance and good bond to the
underlying surface.
A) When used in wet areas: Prime a 75mm selvedge
(lap) area and overlap the next roll — rolling down
hard to create a good bond. Use a bead of
Polyroof to ensure the lap is sealed.
B) When used in dry areas: Butt adjacent rolls tightly
together and seal butt joint, if necessary, with a
bead of Polyroof.
Note: this method is not applicable on decks or
showers, bathrooms or laundry areas — use (A)
above.
When used in cool conditions, store the rolls of Tex-Tile
AFM in a warm area overnight ad lay using a hot-air
gun, if necessary, to form cohesive joints.
Limitations:
Do not use Tex-Tile AFM in areas where there is a
likelihood of constant immersion, eg pools, ponds, or
external gutters that may not free-drain. Do not use over
movement or expansion joints or where horizontal/
vertical displacement is anticipated.
Storage:
Store cartons containing rolls of Tex-Tile AFM in cool
dry conditions. Do not leave in direct sunlight for long
periods, either vertically or horizontally stacked. Tex-Tile
AFM has anindefinite life-before-use when correctly
stored.
Health & Safety:
Tex-Tile AFM contains no materials identified as being
carcinogenic or hazardous to humans. It contains no
VOC’s and is not classified as restricted or hazardous for
transport or storage purposes. We recommend the use
of gloves when installing Tex-Tile AFM to prevent
contamination of skin with bitumen residues.

Equus Industries Ltd
PO Box 497
Frankston 3199
Victoria
Phone: 03 9706 6226 Fax 03 9706 4880
Email: tech-support@equus.com.au
Web: www.equus.com.au

Technical Data Sheet: http://www.equus.com.au/pdf-datasheet/tex-tile-afm-au.pdf

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