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A quick turnaround for a $10 million kitchen

When a global furniture retailer needed to refurbish the kitchen floor at one of its stores, a key consideration when selecting a solution was minimal downtime. Hychem products were able to to provide them with the quick turnaround required. The store first opened over 10 years ago, and the kitchen alone was providing an annual [...]

2017-11-27T12:45:13+00:00 December 1st, 2017|

Fighting corrosion with geopolymer

Corrosion is a problem that affects water and wastewater infrastructure throughout Australia, and proves an ongoing struggle for asset managers. Concrete pipes are being constantly exposed to harsh conditions that can cause significant downtime due to costly rehabilitation or maintenance works. Installing an appropriate coating, such as geopolymer, can rehabilitate and protect the asset from [...]

2017-11-23T13:07:04+00:00 November 27th, 2017|

Is your wastewater asset chemical and abrasion resistant?

Wastewater and sewage infrastructure are particularly susceptible to deterioration due to repeated chemical attack and exposure to abrasive fluid. Without adequate protection, assets degrade more quickly, resulting in unexpected downtime and costly repairs. Here, Hychem discusses how a chemical and abrasion resistant coating can prevent costly degradation of concrete assets. Over time, harsh chemicals and [...]

2017-11-08T15:07:52+00:00 November 9th, 2017|

A durable solution for prison floors

The prison environment presents a unique set of challenges when choosing a flooring solution as it has to meet a strict set of requirements, including being tough, hygienic and easy to clean. Epoxy flooring is one solution that meets all these requirements. Durability Durability is the number one consideration for a prison floor. Correctional services [...]

2017-11-08T14:12:04+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|

What’s the difference between epoxy, CAC and geopolymer?

There are two types of coating systems that can be used to protect wastewater infrastructure from microbiologically induced corrosion (MIC): polymers such as epoxy, and concrete based coatings such as calcium aluminate cement (CAC) and geopolymer. Here, we look at epoxy, CAC and geopolymer to help you make better informed decisions when choosing your next [...]

2017-08-24T13:58:34+00:00 August 24th, 2017|

Top five reasons to coat your concrete floor

If left unprotected, concrete floors can be exposed to a number of damaging elements, such as heavy traffic, chemical, acids, cleaning products and food, which cause the floor to become unsafe, unhygienic, and unsightly. One way to prevent this from occurring is to coat the concrete with a construction resin.  Here are the top five [...]

2017-08-24T13:21:39+00:00 August 24th, 2017|

Sewer coatings built to last

As Australia’s critical water infrastructure ages, water authorities are looking for ways to rehabilitate and maintain existing assets. The method of rehabilitation needs to be durable so that it does not require regular touching up to remain effective which keeps downtime and maintenance costs low. With this in mind, Hychem’s durable epoxy system TL5 is [...]

2017-08-24T13:12:15+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|

Decking out the Opera House for 50 years service

The Sydney Opera House is one of the most famous and well-recognised landmarks in Australia. In 2016, the Vehicle Access and Pedestrian Safety (VAPS) project was completed successfully separating 1,000 heavy-vehicle movements a week from the forecourt through  new tunnel and underground loading dock, and improving safety of pedestrians. Part of the works involved re-surfacing areas of the [...]

2017-07-27T16:37:24+00:00 July 28th, 2017|

Does your protective coating meet industry specifications?

The Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) provides a number of manuals, codes, standards, specifications and tools to ensure the continued performance of water and wastewater infrastructure. Following the relevant documents will help make sure that a high-quality level of workmanship and long-term performance is achieved. DR WSA 201—2017-2.1 Manual for Selection and Application of [...]

2017-06-08T23:28:53+00:00 May 11th, 2017|

Five reasons to coat wastewater infrastructure

Wastewater infrastructure is exposed to harsh chemicals that can cause significant downtime due to costly rehabilitation or maintenance works if left unprotected. Protective linings have a number of benefits that can help reduce such issues. Here are five reasons why asset owners should install protective linings on wastewater infrastructure.  Chemically resistant Corrosion of wastewater infrastructure [...]

2017-05-09T09:58:16+00:00 May 9th, 2017|