col max white
Formerly "Carrocolle Max"
col max is a ready mix cement-based polymer
modiﬁed adhesive for ﬁxing all types of ceramic tiles and
stones, including fully vitriﬁed/porcelain tiles to rigid interior
and exterior ﬂoors and walls.
col max has very strong bond strength onto tiles with
very low porosity. It is suitable to ﬁx tiles onto low porosity
substrates such as power ﬂoated concrete or existing tiles.
The extra white color of
col max is especially suitable
for ﬁxing light colored stones, marble, granite… It is suitable
for use in wet and dry conditions. Exceeds the requirements
of EN 12004.
SCOPE OF USE
col max is used for ﬁxing a wide range of tiles (ceramic,
porcelain, mosaics, sandstone, granite, marble, natural
stones etc...) on the following substrates:
• Lightweight blocks
• Stone walls (cleaned and prepared)
• Glazed tiles (internal use)
• Cementitious plaster and renders
• Gypsum Board
• Fixing of Polystyrene board to concrete or cementitious
Over difﬁcult substrates such as gypsum, wood..., primer is
required, consult company for advice.
col max can be used for tiling in:
• Private swimming-pools (≤80m3)
• Façades, balconies, terraces
1.55 kg/lit. ± 0.05
30 min. at 20°C
2 hrs at 20°C
3.5 to 3.75 lit. per 15 kg
3 to 7 kg/m²
-20°C to +70°C
Open Time by Tensile
acc. EN 1348:2007 (N/mm²)
EN 12004 (EN 1346, EN 1348).
Surface must be clean and free from greasy matters or dust.
Substrate should have been sufﬁciently cured in a way that
any shrinkage has already occurred. Make good any
unsound areas and remove ﬂaky or peeling layers before
Moisten slightly the substrate if it is dry at the time of application,
Technical data sheet . Edition: 03.16-A
col max in the proportion of 3.5 to 3.75 liters of
An electric mixer with low rotation speed (< 300 rpm) can be
used. Mix until a uniform lump free paste is obtained. Let the
paste rest for a few minutes before starting the application.
Apply the adhesive onto the substrate covering up to 1 m² at
a time (or no more than can be tiled within 30 minutes at
20°C). Use a suitable notched trowel to achieve a uniform
thickness. Apply the tiles on the substrate and press them
ﬁrmly, while making sure that the paste does not slip from
the tile sides. Large or studded backed tiles may need to
have adhesive buttered onto the tile back as well. Leave
appropriate clearance joints for grouting and make any
adjustments within 10 minutes.
Carefully clean off any excess adhesive from the tiles and
joints with a damp cloth or sponge, before it sets. Clean the
tools with water after use. Cured materials can only be
each, which can be tiled within a maximum of 30 minutes
from application time at 20°C. After that time, an outer skin
may form thus preventing the tile from adhering properly to
col max. Adjustments to the tiles should only be made
minimum width of 2 mm around the tiles. Grouting the tile
joints should only be done at least 24 hours after tiling, using
joint perfect or
12 months after manufacturing date in original and non-open
packaging, under cover, in dry condition, away from humidity,
protected from extreme temperatures and direct sunlight.
The product contains cement powders which, when mixed
with water, release alkalis that could be harmful to the skin. It
is preferable that the application be done in a ventilated area,
and to wear protective gear for hands, eyes and respiratory
system and to avoid breathing of the dust. Splashes on the
skin should be washed away by cleaning with soap and water.
In case of contact with eyes, wash thouroughly with clean
water. If swallowed, do not induce vomitting, in both cases
seek medical attention. The product is non-ﬂammable.
While the company guarantees its products against defective
materials, the use and application of these products are
made without guarantee since the conditions of their application
are beyond its control. It is recommended to verify with the
company that the product is suitable for the intended use,
and that this Data Sheet version is the latest one. The company
may modify it without prior notice. Technical characteristics
are listed for guidance only. For more information, please
contact the company’s ofﬁce in your location.
The information included on this Technical Data Sheet is the
sole property of SODAMCO Holding. The unauthorized disclosure,
use, dissemination or copying (either whole or partial) of this
data sheet or any information it contains, is prohibited and
subject to legal pursuit.