Datasheet | December 29, 2011

ARC NVE Datasheet

Source: A.W. Chesterton Company

ARC NVE is a high performance, quartz reinforced, three-component, modified novolac vinyl ester lining capable of being applied to horizontal and vertical surfaces. The NVE system kit is comprised of a primer (NVE PC), top coat (NVE TC) and optional veil coat sealer (NVE VC) which is typically applied at a combined total film thickness of 5-6 mm (.2-.25"). It is used in applications that require high impact and abrasion resistance combined with resistance to a wide range of solvents, acids, fats, oils, water and various chemicals at ambient as well as elevated temperatures. Standard color: red and grey

ARC NVE is generally used to repair and upgrade concrete surfaces or as a replacement for acid resistant tiles, phenolics, furans, conventional novolac epoxy, sulfonated concretes and other overlayments. It is formulated to be thermally compatible with concrete and its rapid curing allows areas to be returned to service in as little as 24 hours. ARC NVE is chosen over other ARC Concrete Composite Systems for its superior chemical resistance.

Composition - Polymer/Quartz Composite
NVE PC (Primer Coat) -
A low viscosity, modified epoxy novolac vinyl ester resin reacted with a cumene hydrogen peroxide catalyst.

NVE TC (Top Coat) - A pigmented modified epoxy novolac vinyl ester resin reacted with a cumene hydrogen peroxide catalyst and a proprietary blend of quartz reinforcements which have been pretreated with a coupling agent to improve handling and performance. ARC NVE TC is engineered to produce optimal handling and high performance, while achieving a thermal coefficient of expansion compatible with concrete.

NVE VC (Veil Coat) - A low viscosity, modified epoxy novolac vinyl ester resin reinforced with permeation resistant inert particles and reacted with a cumene hydrogen peroxide catalyst.

Chemical Resistance
ARC NVE is recommended for immersion in organic solvents, organic and inorganic acids, animal and vegetable based fats, oils, water and various chemicals. Refer to the ARC Chemical Resistance charts for a comprehensive list of chemicals and associated exposure ratings at ambient temperatures.

Surface Preparation
Generally new concrete must be cured for a minimum of 28 days. Abrasive blasting or scarification to remove laitance and surface contaminants is recommended. Concrete must be fully cured, free of oils, grease or other hydrophobic contaminants, curing solutions, mold release agents and dust. For Primer Application, the concrete must be dry at time of application. Repair all cracks prior to application. Concrete should have a minimum tensile strength of 250 psi as per ASTM-D4541. If necessary, consult the ARC Procedural Guide for Concrete for additional information.

Suggested Uses

  • Battery Rooms
  • Pickling & Plating Lines
  • Bleaching Areas
  • Sumps, Trenches & Pits
  • Chemical Containments
  • Pump & Equipment Bases
  • Chemical Loading Stations
  • Pickling Rooms


  • Deep penetrating primer system allows for exceptionally high adhesion to prepared concrete.
  • Integrated topcoat sealer system prevents migration or penetration of chemicals.
  • High quartz loading ensures a compatible thermal coefficient of expansion providing long-term resistance to disbondment.
  • Graded quartz reinforcements allows for single lift vertical build application up to 3 meters (10 ft)
  • User friendly consistency makes installation and finishing fast and easy.