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Hardening Systems

   Industrial hardening & floor treatment solutions

Ideal Hard - The best solution for your concrete floor


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Ideal Hard, a proprietary, colourless chemical solution that increases the impact and abrasion resistance of concrete floors subjected to pedestrian and vehicle traffic. Ideal Hard penetrates deep into the capillaries of the concrete surfaces and chemically densifies, seals, waterproofs and hardens to produce a high performance floor. The hardened floor is further polished using five-step diamond polishing system, which not only enhances the gloss levels of floors but also increase the abrasion resistance capability of the floor's surface.

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Floors treated with Ideal hard system, last longer, cost less to maintain, and safe to use ard are guaranteed to resist dusting for years to come. it is VOC-compliant, odourless, environmentally safe and simple to apply. Through a chemical-ion exchange process, Ideal Hard develops internal bonds, which densify the concrete substrate into a hardened, chemically-cure, homogeneous, concrete mass that resists abrasion, oil contamination and water. This chemical-ion exchange process begins immediately after treatment and continues through the initial six months following application.Ideal Hard is safe to use. Its odorless formula allows its use in employee-occupied areas with concren. It can be applied in the close proximity of foodstuffs without fear of contamination. Ideal Hard is also safe to own stopping dust particle for becoming airborne. IDEAL HARD  treated  floors provide a significant savings in maintenance costs over conventional acrylic, epoxy and urethane sealers. Ideal Hard will not yellow, discolor, chip, peel or show unsightly wear patterns with use. Ideal Hard  will not tire mark. In fact, the more an Ideal Hard floor is used, the better it generally looks.

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THE NEED FOR, AND BENEFITS OF, USING A CHEMICAL  HARDENER/DENSIFIER

Additional impact a abrasion resistance can be achieved by treating the hard-troweled surface with a chemical hardener/densifier like Ideal Hard increases impact and abrasion resistance of +127% compared to un-treated concrete surface. Hydrated cement paste contains microscopic particles of calcium hydroxide, which are by-product of the hydration process. Calcium hydroxide is a comparatively soft material which can be eroded away very quickly by a modest amount of abrasion, leaving microscopic pits (micro-pits) in the surface of the concrete. The edges of these micro-pits are very susceptible to abrasion, in much the same way as a hole in the road. The hole may start small but soon becomes larger as its edges wear away.

MICROTOPPING : CAUSE AND CURES

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Ideal Hard converts the soft calcium hydroxide particles into very hard and dense calcium silicate hydrate. This is the same crystalline structure that is formed when cement hydrates When calcium hydroxide is transformed into calcium silicate hydrate, the cement paste becomes more uniformly hard. Upon exposure to wear the concrete surface no longer micropits but polishes to a noticeable sheen. By using Ideal Hard to densify the cement paste more calcium silicate hydrate is produced, giving the cement paste greater aggregate holding power.

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IMMEDIATE BENEFITS:
- Helps concrete to mature in the proper way;
- Reduces micro-pits;
- Prevents the surface getting dirty;
- Floors are ready to use after the application of Ideal Hard.



FUTURE BENEFITS:
- Increases impact and abrasion resistance;
- Reduces oil and water penetration;
- Dust protection;
- Floors are easy to clean;
- Ideal Hard floors will polish over time with regular easy maintenance.

IDEAL HARD is recommended for use in areas subjected for medium to heavy fork lift and tow motor traffic: warehouses, distribution centres, manufacturing plants, textile mills, bottling plants, coolers and freezers, food processing plants, canning factories, breweries, bakeries, meat and poultry processing plants, service garages, supermarkets, discount retail stores and hub transfer facilities. Other uses include concrete floors subjected to heavy pedestrian traffic such as civic centres, sports arenas, stadiums, hospitals, airports, museums and schools. Areas subjected to mild chemical attack including parking decks, silage storage silos, sewage treatment plants, dairies, fish processing plants, refineries and water treatment plants are also protected.

Petrotex-S - Oil and water repellent 

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Petrotex-S is solvent based acryl-siloxane sealer, for concrete protection from oil and water. It is recommended for  industrial floor applications where oil protection is request.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS

  • Provides good oil repellence to avoid stains for improved aesthetics.
  • Makes oil and grease easier to remove from treated surfaces decreasing maintenance requirements.
  • Provides excellent beading for improved aesthetics.
  • Formulated to minimize darkening effects thus not greatly changing substrate appearances.
  • Good stability on highly alkaline surfaces for long term durability.
  • Physically and chemically bonds to substrate making cleaning easier, thereby reducing maintenance cost.
  • Coatings are UV stable and resistant to biological degradation for longer service life leading to less cost for repetitive applications.
  • Coatings are vapour permeable to resist cracking, peeling and blistering, and allowing moisture vapour release. 

Aquapel-S -  Salt resistance and water repellent

Aquapel-S is a new generation, 100% reactive, solvent based silicon dioxide polycondensated sealer. Aquapel-S penetrates the surface and chemically bonds directly with the substrate which results in a surface that is highly resistant to both moisture and salt.

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Aquapel-S' accelerated chemical reaction with the natural minerals in the substrate produces a stable and predictable hydrophobic surface within seven to ten days after application.

Aquapel-S is useful for increased long term protection on porous concrete, elevated structural concrete slabs, and on normal concrete with severe exposure to salt and water.

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IT'S CHARACTERISTICS INCLUDES:

  • Provides good oil repellence which resist strains for improved aesthetics.
  • Makes oil and grease easier to to remove from treated surfaces decreasing maintenance requirements.
  • Provides excellent beading for improved aesthetics.
  • Formulated to minimize darkening effects thus not greatly changing substrate appearances.
  • Good stability on highly alkaline surfaces for long term durability.
  • Physically and chemically bonds to substrate making cleaning easier, thereby reducing maintenance cost.
  • Coatings are UV stable and resistant to biological degradation for longer service life leading to less cost for repetitive applications.