- Are all Crystalline additives the same?
- Is the 'Sorptivity Test' the best test for concrete durability?
- Does Xypex give off an odour or provide any WHS issues?
- Does Xypex Crystalline additive comply with Australian standards?
- Is Xypex admix suitable for dinking water?
- Can Xypex admix be used with a concrete mix containing SCM's?
- How does Xypex compare with other admixtures in the market?
Sorptivity is not the best test for durability. It is only part of a number of tests available for durability assessment. Project objectives and conditions would determine the suitable durability test in the service life assessment. For example, a chloride diffusion test would be more suitable for a marine project where chloride ingress protection is required.
Other durability testing methods include water permeability and accelerated chloride diffusion tests.
Xypex does not give off an odour or provide any WHS issues. Xypex products also comply with Australian Standards AS4020:2005 Testing of Products for use in contact with Drinking Water. Click here for downloadable compliance certificates.
Xypex Crystalline Admixture C-Series complies with Australian Standard AS 1478.1:2000, Chemical Admixture for Concrete for Special Purpose Normal-Setting (Type SN) Admixture. Click here to download compliance certificate.
Xypex Admix products comply with Australian Standards AS/NZS 4020:2005 Products for use in contact with Drinking Water.
Xypex Admix has been tested and proven it is compatible with concrete mix design with the inclusion of Supplementary Cementitious Materials (Fly Ash, GGBS, Silica Fume). Information on properties of concrete modified with Xypex Admix is available upon request.