Epoxy Novolac Industrial Floor Coating

Chemical Resistant Floor Coatings


PERMACOAT 5000 is a 100% solids epoxy novolac floor coating. PERMACOAT 5000 can be used as a glaze coat for the PERMATEC floors, or as a two-coat flooring or containment system (30-80 mils). When applied as a two-coat floor or containment system, a silica broadcast is used between coats.

PERMACOAT 5000 consists of two components, resin and hardener, in both the horizontal and vertical formulations. Its application is accomplished with rubber squeegees and short nap paint rollers.


PERMACOAT 5000 is designed as a medium duty (30-80 mils) floor coating and/or secondary containment system where moderate mechanical abuse and chemical exposure are anticipated.

PERMACOAT 5000 can be installed over most sound floors, including old or new concrete, steel and wood, providing a cost-effective alternative to high-build floor toppings.

Typical Applications

  • Food processing plants
  • Chemical processing plants
  • Breweries
  • Pulp & paper mills
  • Laboratories
  • Processing areas in general where chemicals are used
  • Any area that requires a safe, non-slip floor


PERMACOAT 5000 allows for a fast, easy application. It also offers chemical resistance and physical performance much higher than those found in paints and other thin mil coatings.

NOTE: At 30-50 mils, PERMACOAT 5000 provides excellent chemical resistance for splash and spill exposures. In addition, when applied at 50-60 mils, it can often be recommended for containment service. (For specific recommendations, refer to the "Chemical Resistance Guide" and your local distributor.)

Other Features Include:

  • - Rapid cure resulting in minimal downtime
  • - Odor free
  • - Non-skid safety finish optional

Typical Properties

Solids, by Volume


Hardness (Shore D)
ASTM D2240


Flexural Strength

17,000 psi

Tensile Strength

11,000 psi

Bond Strength to Concrete
ASTM D4541

Exceeds Tensile Strength of concrete. Failure in Concrete.

Taber Abrasion
ASTM D4060
CS 17 Wheels

Loss/1000 cycles = 25mg

Compressive Strength

15,000 psi

Packaging and Coverage

PERMACOAT 5000 is packaged in one and three gallon units. Each unit consists of pre-measured components, Part A (Resin) and Part B (Hardener).

Application thickness may vary from 16-60 mils, depending on the expected service conditions. Factors to consider are 1) length of chemical exposure, 2) mechanical abuses and 3) substrate texture.

Cure Time

The cure time of PERMACoat 5000 and other resinous systems are very dependent upon the temperature of the substrate. The chart below represents the approximate times for the respective service conditions, following the last coat:

Service (hours)




Foot Traffic




Light Chemical




Fork Lift





Prior to application of PERMACOAT 5000, the resin, hardener and substrate should be between 70 degrees F and 95 degrees F.

Premix the Resin (Part A) for 30 seconds using a Jiffler mixer blade attached to a 500-750 RPM drill. Add the Hardener (Part B) only when the batch is ready to be applied. Mix for approximately 90-120 seconds. After mixing, pour immediately onto the floor.


Use a rubber squeegee to spread the resin over the premeasured area to be covered. Immediately back roll the PERMACOAT 5000 with a short nap (1/8 inches) wool or mohair roller. At this point, several prespecified readings should be made with a wet mil gauge to assure uniform coverage. After the coating has been back rolled and uniform thickness verified, the surface should be saturated with a silica broadcast.

After the first coat supports foot traffic, the excess silica can be removed. Within 24 hours a second coat of PERMACOAT 4000 should be applied using the same procedure, minus the silica broadcast.


All mixing and application equipment should be cleaned immediately after use. If this is done, soap and water or biodegradable cleaners can be used. If the material has begun to set, more aggressive solvents will be necessary. Before using solvents, refer to their respective SDS for handling considerations.


For systems designed for splash and spill exposures, routine wash downs are recommended to reduce the length of chemical exposure. This step is not necessary where the product is recommended for containment service.

Storage and Shelf Life

PERMACOAT 5000 should be stored at 50-90 degrees F out of direct sunlight. All containers should remain unopened until ready for use. If stored as set out above, PERMATEC 5000 has a minimum shelf life of one year.

Where Permacoat 5000 Should Not Be Installed

PERMACOAT 5000 should not be applied over substrates:

  • subject to hydrostatic pressure
  • which are unsound
  • which are contaminated and cannot be cleaned
  • at temperatures below 70 degrees F (Consult ChemProof Polymers)
  • which are wet during the application


PERMACOAT 5000 contains blended Epoxies as the resin and blended Amines as the hardener. Protective clothing and gloves are recommended to prevent sensitization to these materials. In case of ingestion or eye contact, it is advisable to contact a physician immediately. SDS are available for this product upon request.


For product warranty see ChemProof Polymers, Inc. "Standard Limited Warranty". If one is not included with this literature, contact your local distributor or ChemProof Polymers, Inc. for a copy.

Related & Ancillary Products

Modified Epoxy Floor Topping

Modified Epoxy Floor Topping

Epoxy Grout/Resurfacer

Flexible Epoxy Underlayment

Related Vertical Products

ChemProof Polymers, Inc.
Industrial Floor Coatings
2750 Charles Page Blvd.
Tulsa, OK 74127
Phone: 918-584-0364
Fax: 918-584-0366