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Xypex® Introduces New Product: FCM 80 for Concrete Waterproofing
New product from Xypex, FCM 80, is specially designed for repairing cracks subject to movement, sealing construction joints, restoring deteriorated concrete, and waterproofing concrete structures. For hi-res image: www.lopressroom.com/xypex/FCM-80
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Xypex® Introduces FCM 80:
A Flexible Cementitious Membrane
New Product Designed to be Used with the
Xypex Crystalline Waterproofing and Protection System
VANCOUVER, BC… Xypex® Chemical Corporation introduces a new concrete waterproofing product: FCM 80, specially designed for repairing cracks subject to movement, sealing construction joints, restoring deteriorated concrete, and waterproofing concrete structures.
FCM 80 has exceptional adhesive and elongation characteristics and is used in conjunction with the Xypex Crystalline Waterproofing and Protection System.
FCM 80 is a two-component product consisting of specialized liquid polymer dispersion and a cementitious powder. These components are mixed just prior to application.
FCM 80 is a flexible cementitious membrane recommended for the following:
Deteriorated concrete surfaces
Concrete block walls
Balconies, terraces, and planters
Sewage and water treatment tanks
Thermal contraction and expansion
This new product has the following advantages:
Superior elongation properties
Excellent adhesive qualities
Can be applied to dry or damp surfaces without the need for primer
Impermeable to water and chlorides
Color closely matches that of concrete
Durable, retains properties in climatic extremes
Non-toxic, solvent-free, odorless
Effective when subjected to thermal contraction and expansion
For the FCM 80 Product Data Sheet with technical information, please visit: http://www.xypex.com/
Xypex Chemical Corporation’
The technology–successfully used in projects around the world for more than 40 years–exploits concrete’s inherent water permeability to deliver crystalline chemicals that plug the material’s pores and bridge micro-cracks that occur as the concrete dries and shrinks. The chemistry can be easily introduced into new concrete as an admixture, a dry-shake product, or a surface-applied coating. For existing (i.e., cured) concrete, surface-applied coatings are used.
Any infiltrating water, and harmful chemicals dissolved within, can compromise the concrete. The Xypex Crystalline technology uses water in the capillary tracts as a diffusing medium to carry waterproofing chemicals into the concrete. The chemicals migrate through the waterways of the saturated pore network, where they react and grow non-soluble, needle-like crystals that plug the pores.
Crystallization becomes an integral, permanent part of the concrete matrix. The technology will even self-seal new micro-cracks if and when they occur years after the original application.
The treated concrete withstands high hydrostatic pressure from both the positive and negative side.
Xypex Chemical Corporation (www.Xypex.com)