Series 1420


Generic Type

Epoxy Vinyl Ester

Common Usage

Series 1420 is an FDA-compliant, trowel-grade vinyl ester lining suitable for direct-food contact in tanks and vessels. Glass-flake reinforcement provides additional abrasion and permeation resistance in wet slurry or immersion service environments. Series 1420 may be used as a stand-alone lining system or with a gel coat in a multi-coat system. Replaces ProPolymer 4855T.

Special Qualifications

Complies with the requirements and extractive limitations of US FDA 21 CFR Part 175.300 Resinous and Polymeric Coatings for tanks or other repeated use direct food storage or mixing vessels 5 gallons or greater under conditions of use C-E with all food types. Compliance was based upon raw material supplier documents, and third party analytical and extractive test results (HKGH02404141).

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Theoretical Coverage

1,363 mil sq ft/gal (33.4 m²/L at 25 microns). See APPLICATION for coverage rates.

Volume Solids

85.0 ± 2.0% (mixed). Series 1420 contains a reactive monomer and some loss will occur during application and cure. Actual solids by volume will vary depending upon temperature and air movement.


Series 1430, 1432


Series 1402 (for FDA food service). Note: For services above 180°F (82°C), do not use a primer.

Curing Time

Temperature To Recoat Immersion Service
90°F (32°C) 3 hours min days max. 24 hours
75°F (24°C) 4 hours min. days max. 48 hours
50°F (10°C) 24 hours min. days max. 4 days

Note: Certain service applications may require elevated temperature cure for maximum performance. Recoat times are typical for coating to be dry-to-touch and ready for the next application. Immersion and certain other services may require longer cure times and/or elevated temperature post cure for optimal performance. ASTM D2583 Barcol Hardness check is also recommended. Coating that has exceeded its maximum recoat time should be checked for styrene or acetone sensitivity or uniformly scarified to assure secondary bonding. Consult Tnemec Technical Services.

Volatile Organic Compounds

EPA Method 24
0.65 lbs/gallon (78 grams/litre)



Number of Components

Two: Part A (base) and Part B (catalyst)

Recommended DFT

30.0 to 60.0 mils (760 to 1525 microns) per coat.

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