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Xypex Solutions For Concrete Companies

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 making the concrete impermeable and enhancing its durability...right from the start

The unique features of Xypex Admix are able to make the concrete impermeable and durable from the start – from the moment it’s poured. Blending Xypex Admix into the concrete at the time of batching can also provide better cost control. Construction schedules can be accelerated and cost savings realized by eliminating most of the time and labour costs associated with traditional waterproofing methods.

Xypex Admix is added to the concrete mix at time of batching. The sequence of procedures for addition of the Admix powder will vary depending on the type of batch plant operation and equipment e.g. ready-mix plant (dry batch operation), ready-mix plant (central mix operation), or pre-cast batch plant.

The key benefits of Xypex Products for Concrete Producers:

  • Technical support is tailored to your requirements
  • Maximise your profit per unit
  • Create a watertight, impermeable concrete
  • Are Compatible with SCM’s
  • Are Compatible with chemical admixtures such as superplasticiser, water-reducers, and air-entrainment

NOTE: It should be noted that the use of set-retarders admixtures at recommended dosage rates may cause further extension of setting time when used with Xypex Admix. Consult with a Xypex technical representative for assistance in determining which version of Xypex Admix to use and the appropriate dosage rate.

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Chalking or powder at the surface of a concrete slab is called dusting. It dusts because the wearing surface is weak, generally caused by the finishing operation performed over bleed water on the surface, or insufficient or no curing of the surface. These faults will result in a soft concrete surface, which will easily dust under traffic.

Xypex Quickset can provide a quick and easy solution to this common issue that faces Concrete Pre-mix companies,  caused mainly by poor placement practices. Xypex Quickset is a water-soluble liquid blend of silicates, neutralizers and penetrating agents specially compounded to harden, dustproof and seal the surfaces of fresh or newly cured concrete floors. 

Applied to the concrete surface, Xypex Quickset penetrates into the capillaries of the concrete substrate and chemically reacts with the free lime and calcium carbonate to form a hard, insoluble gel within the pores, thus closing off the small voids. Quickset provides superior hardening and a dustproof finish.


Xypex Australia has for 10 years provided Amorphous Silica Fume to the Concrete Pre-Mix Industry across Australia, a Supplementary Cementitious Material branded Ecotec Silica Fume, packaged in convenient 10Kg dissolvable bags .

All Silica Fume supplied and distributed by Xypex Australia meets the requirements of Australian Standards Amorphous Silica Fume AS3582.3 2002. Ecotec Silica Fume is registered with the Australian Procurement and Construction Council Inc, through it’s Cementitious Materials Registration Scheme.  Registration no: ATIC-128.

•            The Ecotec Silica Fume is densified, with a minimum SiO2 content of 85%, and has LOI of less than 6%, to satisfy AS3583.3. The regular and comprehensive test data available via our web site will re-enforce the continuance and Quality assurance in satisfaction of standards.

The monthly test results are published regularly on our web site, as well as the provision of historical data, and this can be retrieved at any time by clicking here .

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