Xypex Chemical Corporation innovative crystalline technology provides concrete water and liquid-proofing


    Ontario Construction Report special feature

    Xypex’s innovative crystalline technology, developed in 1969, is now manufactured in 10 nations and sold in 70 countries internationally. This privately-owned company’s products have been proven effective on projects spanning the globe.

    The company’s water and liquid-proofing products migrate into concrete capillary tracts, hairline cracks up to 0.4mm, and pores, forming an insoluble crystalline structure which permanently prevents penetration of liquids from 3 to 11 on the Ph scale. Many products have been approved for LEED points.

    Canadian regional manager W. J. (Bill) Johnstone co-ordinates seminars with architects and engineers to explain how the products protect and extend the life of concrete from deterioration from chemicals and weathering. He also instructs how to properly apply the products in various situations. “These lunch and learns are the best way to introduce the benefits of our products.”

    Xypex has protected and restored concrete on some of the largest reservoirs and sewage treatment plants in Canada and around the world. Projects include an 87,000 sq. m. Montreal reservoir, which is receiving a two coat application of the company’s products. “The new Burlington Skyway Treatment plant used 17,000 cu. m. and the Halton Hills reservoir used 5,500 cu m of Admix C-500.”

    Xypex projects include the Fokus Building in Warsaw, Poland; 21st Century Tower in Dubai, United Arab emirates; the Yokohama Subway Station, Japan; and Bay City Memorial Stadium in Bay City, Michigan.

    The company’s products also have demonstrated effective results in underground parkades, swimming pools and elevator pits. “Our products are also very effective in waterproofing concrete blocks.”

    Johnstone says Xypex is constantly evolving and improving its products through its in-house research and development team and can modify products to meet specific client demands and user requirements.

    For more information, see xypex.com.



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