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Three levels in three days

Unilever, one of the world’s largest consumer goods manufacturers, chose Hychem products to seal flooring on three different levels at its North Rocks facility in Sydney back in July 2016. What was the problem? Epoxy flooring specialist, Ironbark Flooring, was contracted to seal 700m2 across three floors, in three days. Andrew Pulsford, Manager at Ironbark [...]

2017-06-08T23:28:53+10:00 April 27th, 2017|

In the red lane

Dedicated red bus lanes are common around Australian cities as a way to help improve the reliability and efficiency of bus services. However, these lanes are often found on busy stretches of road which presents a major challenge with the red surface treatment as there is limited time available for the road to be coated [...]

2017-06-08T23:28:53+10:00 April 27th, 2017|

Surviving the heat

Since opening in 2010, Argentinian restaurant, Porteño, has been one of Sydney’s most well- known and popular restaurants. In 2016, the owners moved the restaurant to Holt Street, Surry Hills, while keeping the old site at nearby Cleveland Street available for weddings, functions and events. Hychem products were chosen to provide a flooring solution for [...]

2017-06-08T23:28:54+10:00 March 30th, 2017|

Why go local for coating solutions?

Australia is the sixth largest country in the world and has a wide range of climatic zones from tropical, desert, cool temperate and snow. Selecting Australian manufactured construction resins has the advantage of products being designed specifically to suit the country’s varying conditions. This is important as climate can affect the application process of epoxies [...]

2017-06-08T23:28:54+10:00 March 17th, 2017|

Preventing infrastructure failure in the water industry

Corrosion of water infrastructure in Australia costs the economy around $983 million per year, which is around $60 for every adult in the country. While it’s a massive problem for the water industry, there are some cost reduction strategies that utilities can implement to prevent damage. Here we look at one of the key areas [...]

2017-06-08T23:28:54+10:00 March 13th, 2017|

Versatile waterproofing for bridge protection

Asset owners have long been aware that deterioration of bitumen on bridges, if left unchecked, can lead to numerous safety issues and expose the structure to costly corrosion and reduced service life. Waterproof membranes are a well-known solution for protecting bridges, but they have not previously had the versatility to address these issues. However, a [...]

2017-06-08T23:28:54+10:00 March 2nd, 2017|

Designed to withstand 369 tonnes

Aircraft hangar floors are subject to a number of harsh conditions that can cause damage and deterioration if they are not sealed. It is important to prevent this from happening as hangars are a vital part of airport infrastructure required to store, repair and maintain aircraft. One of the key characteristics of a hangar is [...]

2017-06-08T23:28:54+10:00 February 2nd, 2017|

Ramping it up with PMMA – sealing helix ramps

Located in the heart of the Brisbane CBD, the Riverside Centre is one of the city’s most sought after commercial buildings, consisting of 42 levels with 37 tennant floors. In 2016, Hychem products were chosen to seal the helix entry and exit ramps to the connected car park, which has over 500 parking spaces. Selecting [...]

2017-06-08T23:28:54+10:00 February 2nd, 2017|

Protecting concrete from chemical attack

Secondary containment systems or bunds can pose serious environmental risks as well as costly maintenance and repairs if not correctly constructed. Choosing the correct protective coating for the bund, one that will be able to withstand the full range of chemicals that are present will help to ensure the long-term durability and integrity of the asset. Bunds [...]

2017-02-02T09:59:34+10:00 February 1st, 2017|