Description Toolbox is a hybrid moisture curing adhesive
and sealant with high grab strength for use in a wide variety of critical
adhesive and sealing applications. Toolbox cures to form a tough, waterproof
seal and will adhere to a wide range of substrates. Its versatility means it
can replace most water based and solvent based construction adhesives,
polyurethane adhesive and sealants as well as silicones in construction,
marine, transport and industrial assembly applications. Toolbox is supplied in
white, grey and black colours.
Cures to form a permanently flexible and elastic bond.
Rapid skinning and curing.
High bond strength - suited to Professional and DIY,
construction, marine and automotive environments.
Primer-free adhesion to wide range of surfaces.
Paintable with most water based paints (Refer painting
for alternative systems)
Interior / exterior - High UV resistance
Heat resistant to 100oC.
Solvent and isocyanate free
Resistant to salt and chlorinated water
Suitable for bonding wet non-porous substrates (refer
Surface Preparation details).
Shore A: 55+/-5. Suitable as an anti-pick
sealant/adhesive in correctional facilities
Suitable for natural stone, blue stone, granite (refer
Safe on mirrors, except safety backed mirrors
Sealing lap joints in box guttering. air conditioning
ducts and wet areas
Adhesive for fixing wall panels to studs, floor boards to
Use in gasket type applications in water tank flanges.
Bonding insulation and decorative panels to solid
Re-fixing loose ceramic tiles.
Multiple high performance bonding and sealing
applications in transport - trains, buses, special purpose vehicles, caravans,
4 wheel drive trailers etc.
Adhering and sealing acrylic/ABS shower units
Adhering end-caps to retaining walls
Sealing gaps and expansion joints in concrete, brick,
mortar, metal and stonework.
Toolbox is suitable for Green Building applications
requiring VOC of maximum 30g/lt, and meets the requirements of LEED
Certification: Indoor Environmental Quality Credit 4.1 (Low-Emitting Materials: Adhesives
and Sealants). See MSDS for VOC value.
Coverage 400g cartridge will give approximately 15 lineal
metres of a 5mm bead.
Compatible Substrates: Aluminum, Ceramic, Glass,
Polystyrene/Styrofoam, Steel inc. Galvanized Steel, Timber, Colorbond, Brick,
Zincalume, Fibreglass, Cement render, Ceramic, Concrete, Mirrors, Fibre cement
sheet, Rubbers (Pretest), FRP / GRP, Most plastics (pretest), Plasterboard,
Coatings / finishes (Pretest). Note: Colorbond and Zincalume are the registered
trademarks of Bluescope Steel Limited.
Service Temperature Toolbox can withstand temperatures
between -40oC and 100oC.
Maximum gap 30 mm and maximum movement of +/-20%
Not suitable as a joint sealant or adhesive for permanent
immersion in chlorinated water
Not suitable for white marble due to potential staining
Not recommended for safety backed mirrors
Not suitable for glazing
All surfaces must be clean, dry (except for non-porous
application indicated below), sound and free of dust, oil, old sealant or other
contamination. In cases of wet nonporous substrates; Toolbox can be applied
directly to wet Aluminium, Zincalume and Colorbond. However, application must
be in such a manner that Toolbox completely dispels the water and achieves
complete coverage on the non-porous substrate. A second substrate (dry, or
previously listed wet non-porous substrate) must be brought into contact with
Toolbox in a manner it also gains complete contact with Toolbox. Other
non-porous wet surfaces should be pre-tested to ensure satisfactory adhesion
prior to use. In all other cases all substrates must be dry.
Lightly contaminated surfaces should be wiped with
Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA) using the 2-rag wipe method. Apply IPA to a clean
lintfree cloth and wipe onto the surface to be cleaned to solubilise and remove
the majority of the contaminant. A clean dry cloth should then be applied to
remove remaining contamination and dry the surface. Ensure wet cleaner is not
allowed to dry on surface. For more heavily contaminated surfaces or where the
IPA does not remove the contaminant, a generic wax and grease remover should be
applied using the same 2- rag wipe method. Once this has been completed the
surface should be given a final clean with IPA using the 2-rag wipe method to
ensure the surface is adequately prepared. Adhesion to metals and some surface
finishes can be further improved by light abrasion prior to cleaning with IPA
using the 2 rag-wipe method. Manufacturers of plastics should be consulted
about suitable cleaning solvents. Adhesion to plastics should be pre-tested.
Mask either side of joint to produce a neat finish. Use a suitable sized foam
backing rod or polyethylene bond breaker tape to prevent three sided joint
contact impeding the free and even deformation of the sealant in a cyclic
Product Application - Adhesive
Cut tip off cartridge. Angle cut nozzle to desired size.
Screw nozzle onto cartridge. Apply product to one surface to be bonded. Before
product skins, mate with other surface. When bonding a sheet or panel to a
large, flat surface, apply 5mm diameter beads every 30- 40cm along the entire
length. Press into position and brace until set. Any flooring application to
full surfaces (e.g. concrete or plywood) must be fully bonded, that is a full layer
of adhesive over entire area (spot gluing or bead application is not
recommended). Temporary or mechanical fixing may be required depending upon
substrates. Bond will develop dependant upon thickness of adhesive, and ambient
conditions. Higher humidity and warmer temperatures will hasten bond
development. Minimum film thickness for bonding applications is approx 1mm.
Product Application - Sealant
Cut tip off cartridge. Angle cut nozzle to desired size.
Screw nozzle onto cartridge. Apply product in a steady, continuous flow by
pushing the sealant ahead of the nozzle so that it completely fills the joint
and is in contact with both sides. Immediately after application, tool the
sealant using a spatula. Avoid contact with alcohol or other solvent cleaners
during cure. Remember to remove masking tape before the sealant skins. A good
joint design is imperative if a sound, durable seal is to be achieved. Joint
Design: In general, joints should be designed to be at least 4 times as wide as
the anticipated movement. Joint width and depth should not be less than 6 mm
and depth should never exceed width.
Joint Depth to Width Ratios:
< 10 mm
Depth = Width
10 mm - 15 mm
Toolbox is approved for use with ModWood decking provided
it is used in conjunction with the Klevaclip concealed fixing system. Refer to
Klevaklip for installation details.
As a sealant for lap joints
Apply Toolbox to one surface as a bead then rapidly
assemble the components. For best results, use mechanical fastening. Predrill
all holes. Toolbox will be touch dry in approx 10 minutes (depending on
temperature) and is repositionable for up to 15 minutes (again depending on
temperature and moisture). Toolbox is designed as a sealant for wide and
active joints with movement of less than +/-20%.
Toolbox should be applied below 35oC, and can be applied
in temperatures below 0oC. However, ensure that the substrates are clean and
dry when Toolbox is applied (unless wet substrate is appropriate as covered in
this document) and do not apply where conditions may interfere with good
bonding / sealing e.g. do not apply if frost or ice is present.
Toolbox will form a tack free skin in 10-15 minutes
depending upon conditions. Cure rate is 2-3mm per day depending upon
temperature and humidity.
S.G. 1.47 g / mL
Skin Time 10-15
minutes at 22 degrees
Reposition Time 25 minutes @ 20oC
Cure Rate 2-3mm per day
Tear Strength DIN 53504 3.2MPa
Elastic recovery 75%
Modulus of Elasticity DIN 53504 @100% 1.6MPa
Elongation at break DIN 53504 400%
Maximum joint movement capability +/-20%
Thermal Conductivity ca. 0.5 W.m-1K-1
Hardness Shore A 55+/-5
Toolbox may be painted wet on wet or after it has cured with
most WB paint systems. Direct over coating with Solvent-Based paint systems is
not recommended. A WB primer must first be used to over coat ToolBox before any
application of Solvent-Based paint. Test if unsure, especially when industrial
grade coatings are used, to ensure that:
The coating bonds to Toolbox satisfactorily
The coating does not affect the curing of Toolbox (e.g.
allows moisture to reach the Toolbox surface if applied over a non porous
That Toolbox does not affect the cure of the coating
(e.g. result in a sticky surface)
The coating does not craze after application
over Toolbox Clean Up Clean up uncured adhesive with mineral spirits. Cured
material can be removed by trimming with a knife or scraper