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XYPEX FOR BUILDERS

The Xypex range of concrete waterproofing and durability enhancement products consist of admixtures and coatings, and a selection of products designed for concrete remediation and protection.

Xypex crystalline technology seals the primary paths by which water and aggressive chemicals penetrate, attack, and ultimately threaten the long-term integrity of concrete structures. 

Xypex for New Structures:- Xypex 
Admix C-Series
 is a specialty product that is blended into the concrete at the time of batching. It outperforms most other methods because of its unique ability to become an integral part of the concrete matrix.

Xypex Admix C-Series complies with Australian Standards AS1478.1 - Chemical Admixture for Concrete, and AS4020 - Products for Use in Contact with Drinking Water. 

Comprehensive independent 
test data is available for Xypex products, highlighting its unique performance capabilities for scenarios including Acid Resistance, Chloride Resistance, Corrosion, Crack Sealing, Freeze / Thaw and Water Permeability, etc.

Xypex for Concrete Remediation:- Xypex products are suitable for both new and existing concrete structures requiring repair or refurbishment.  Typical applications of Xypex product in a remedial scenario include crack repair, spalling repair and surface protection or reinstatement with the Xypex coating system.

A comprehensive list of schematics is available for concrete remedial repair utilising Xypex concrete waterproofing & durability products. The schematics provide a solution for typical scenarios including pipe penetrations, joint details, crack repair and coatings. 

The 
crystalline nature of the Xypex waterproofing system provides many application advantages:-
- Xypex will seal hairline cracks up to 0.4 mm.
- Xypex is permanent and reactivates whenever water is present.
- Xypex does not require a dry surface; in fact, a wet surface is necessary.
- Xypex does not require dry weather to be applied.
- Xypex does not require costly surface priming or levelling prior to application.
- It does not require protection during backfilling or during placement of steel, wire mesh or other materials.
- It can be applied on either side of a concrete surface — the negative or the positive (water pressure) side.
- It is not subject to the deterioration problems encountered by membranes, eg. blistering, delamination.

Reduced Costs

Xypex crystalline technology 
is less costly to apply than most other waterproofing methods. Construction schedules can be accelerated and cost savings realised by eliminating most of the time and labour costs associated with traditional waterproofing methods.
 

 

- Xypex Documentation

Xypex Datasheets & MSDS's
Xypex Test Reports
Schematics for new construction

-Schematics for remediation and method statements
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XYPEX FOR ARCHITECTS

Concrete, by its very nature lies open to the persistent challenges of water, chemicals and a wide variety of harsh environments. Xypex Admix C-Series meets these challenges before they become problems by reducing concrete’s permeability and enhancing its durability...right from the start.

True Integral Waterproofing: Xypex Admix is a specialty product that is blended into the concrete at the time of batching. It outperforms other methods because of its unique ability to become a truly integral part of the concrete matrix. Utilizing Xypex’s world-renowned crystalline technology, Xypex Admix seals the primary paths by which water and aggressive chemicals penetrate, attack, and ultimately threaten the long-term integrity of the concrete structure.

 Design friendly: Xypex Admix will not adversely affect the strength, slump, air entrainment or workability of the concrete as formulated in the mix design. With Xypex Admix inside, concrete is still handled, placed, finished and cured as usual. In other words, concrete containing Xypex Admix still behaves like concrete.

Australian Standards Compliance: Xypex Admix C-Series complies with Australian Standards 
AS1478.1 -Chemical Admixtures for Concrete as Type SN Special Purpose Admixture and AS4020 -Products for Use in Contact with Drinking Water. 

Enhancing Durability: Xypex controls permeability which is a key link to greater durability, the long-term structural integrity, protective capacity and aesthetic qualities of the concrete. By preventing the penetration of aggressive chemicals, Xypex Admix C-Series helps control the problems of sulphate attack, leaching, alkaline aggregate reaction, carbonation and chloride induced corrosion.

Xypex for Concrete Remediation: Xypex products are suited for both new and existing concrete structures requiring repair or refurbishment.  Typical applications of Xypex product in a remedial scenario include crack repair, spalling repair and surface protection or reinstatement with the Xypex coating system. A comprehensive list of schematics are available for concrete remedial repair utilising Xypex concrete waterproofing & durability products. The schematics provide a solution for typical scenarios including pipe penetrations, joint details, crack repair and coatings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

XYPEX FOR ENGINEERS

When it comes to specifying concrete waterproofing, durability and protection products, Xypex crystalline technology has no equivalent.

Xypex 
Admix C-Series is a specialty product that is blended into the concrete at the time of batching. It outperforms most other methods because of its unique ability to become an integral part of the concrete matrix. Xypex Admix C-Series complies with Australian StandardsAS1478.1 -Chemical Admixtures for Concrete as Type SN Special Purpose Admixture and AS4020 -Products for Use in Contact with Drinking Water.

Idependent test data on Xypex performance is available on this website for topics including: AARAcid ResistanceCarbonation,Chloride ResistanceCorrosionCrack SealingFreeze / Thaw,Petroleum ResistanceSulphate ResistanceWater Permeability, etc.

- Research Program, University of New South Wales: 
A substantial research program was undertaken at the The Australian Centre for Construction Innovation of the University of New South Wales. The primary aim of this research was to determine the benefits resulting from the use of Xypex Admix as an integral component of concrete required to demonstrate superior durability in aggressive environments. 

- Xypex Improves Concrete Durability & Impermeability
Reduction of concrete permeability is one of the key factors to improved durability of concrete structures. By blocking the intrusion of water into concrete, Xypex crystalline technology provides protection to the concrete both as an internal or/and external application.  

- Xypex Is Capable Of Self-Healing Cracks Up To 0.4mm
Xypex can seal hairline cracks up to 0.4 mm. With moisture as the catalyst, Xypex’s proprietary chemicals react with the products of cement hydration to form a non-soluble complex within the pores, voids and capillary tracts of the concrete mass. 

- Xypex Provides Chloride Protection In Marine Environments
Xypex crystalline technology prevents ingress of water, salt solutions and many aggressive chemicals in both new and remedial applications.  Xypex permits the concrete to 'breathe’ out existing moisture vapour whilst excluding the entry of further solutions.

- Xypex Resists Extreme Hydrostatic Pressure 
Xypex resists extreme hydrostatic pressure from either the positive or negative surface of the concrete slab. Because Xypex is not dependent upon adhesion to the concrete surface and instead becomes an integral part of the concrete mass, it is capable of resisting extreme hydrostatic pressure from either side (positive or negative) of the concrete.

- Xypex Resists Aggressive Chemicals
By preventing the penetration of aggressive chemicals, Xypex helps control the problems of sulphate attack, leaching, alkali-aggregate reaction, carbonation, and corrosion.Because Xypex is pH specific (not chemical specific) it will protect concrete from any chemical whose pH range is 3.0 to 11.0 constant contact, or 2.0 to 12.0 periodic contact.

- Xypex Is Permanent – and will increase service life of the concrete.
Xypex can be trusted to perform to original specifications throughout the life of the concrete. The Xypex treatment, unlike most other systems, becomes a permanent part of the concrete matrix. Its unique dendritic crystalline growth will not deteriorate under normal conditions and the crystalline process will reactivate whenever water is present.

- Better Project & Cost Control - Xypex crystalline technology is less costly to apply than most other waterproofing methods. Using Xypex Admix C-Series means that the waterproofing and pouring of concrete occur simultaneously. This means that Engineers and Contractors can exert much better control over the waterproofing production schedule.