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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Contact: Les Faure, XYPEX Chemical Corporation
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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:
Moving cracks
Construction joints
Deteriorated concrete surfaces
Concrete block walls
Balconies, terraces, and planters
Water-holding structures
Sewage and water treatment tanks
Marine structures
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
Breathable, seamless
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/products/product_types.php?pageID=21  

Xypex Chemical Corporation’s proprietary Concrete Waterproofing by Crystallization™ is an established technology to waterproof, protect and repair concrete structures for a wide variety of new and existing applications.

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) is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of products to waterproof, protect and repair concrete structures, a proven solution for both new and existing applications. Since 1970, the Xypex family of diverse products has evolved around the proprietary, groundbreaking Xypex Concrete Waterproofing by Crystallization technology, which set a new international standard of excellence and brought effective, efficient and economical concrete waterproofing to thousands of projects around the globe. Applications include Building Design and Construction; Water & Wastewater Treatment; Water Holding; Below Grade Structures; Tunnels; Bridges; Marine Structures; Dams, and more. Headquartered in Vancouver, BC, Xypex sustains a distribution and service network in more than 70 countries.
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