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What is two-part epoxy?

When it comes to epoxy resins there are a number of options available. Here is a breakdown on two-part epoxy, it’s benefits and when you should consider choosing it. What is epoxy? Epoxy resins are one of the most versatile concrete coating solutions that can be used in a variety of applications across a wide [...]

2017-06-08T23:28:54+00:00 August 16th, 2016|

From bare to flair

Garage floors need a little TLC as they are subject to harsh conditions that can damage the concrete and cause hygiene issues. An epoxy floor coating can not only protect the floor but turn a bare gray concrete slab into something aesthetically pleasing. Garage conditions According to Chris Bauer, Head of Flooring at Hychem, there [...]

2017-06-08T23:28:54+00:00 August 16th, 2016|

Corroding concrete assets

Wastewater assets exist in a demanding environment due to a combination of hydrogen sulphide (H2S) , humidity, chemicals, bacteria and other contaminants. These factors contribute to the corrosion of these concrete assets over time which can be expensive to fix and cause costly downtime. What causes corrosion? Corrosion of wastewater systems is caused by exposure [...]

2017-06-08T23:28:54+00:00 August 16th, 2016|

Keeping kitchen floors bacteria free

Commercial kitchens in Australia have strict food safety requirements to ensure floor finishes are clean, serviceable, slip resistant and most importantly free of harmful bacteria. According to Chris Bauer, Head of Flooring at Hychem, when it comes to choosing a flooring solution for a commercial kitchen clients should look for options beyond tiles and conventional [...]

2017-08-04T13:43:49+00:00 August 16th, 2016|

The evolution of concrete protection

Ludvik Kovacic, Managing Director at Hychem discusses the evolution of concrete protection over the past 20 years, revealing how they continue to push the boundaries in developing and supplying fast curing, long-life products for fast-turnaround installation and easy application. Since the very first epoxy came onto the market, products have been continually developed and enhanced, [...]

2017-06-08T23:28:55+00:00 May 2nd, 2016|

Breaking the mould – increased flex for wastewater asset protection

Following the success of spray-applied epoxy coatings in the water and wastewater industries,  it’s time to start delving into the possibilities of next generation epoxy resins, says Colin Murphy, Product Manager at Hychem. What will they be, how will they look and how will they break through current coating limitations? According to Mr Murphy, increased [...]

2016-05-02T15:47:52+00:00 May 2nd, 2016|

Common mistakes made when choosing a concrete coating

Save time and money on your next installation by avoiding these common mistakes people make when choosing a concrete coating solution. Flooring and waterproofing According to Chris Bauer, Head of Flooring at Hychem, the most common mistake found in Australian flooring and waterproofing applications is coating thickness being underspecified by site designers and engineers. “We [...]

2017-06-08T23:28:55+00:00 May 2nd, 2016|

What are the differences between epoxy, MMA and polyurethane coatings?

Here is a breakdown of the curing properties, applications and characteristics of each concrete protection system, to help you make better informed decisions when choosing your next coating solution. Epoxy According to Bernard Bauer, Operations Manager at Hychem, epoxy resins are one of the most versatile concrete coating solutions that can be used in multiple [...]

2017-06-08T23:28:55+00:00 April 28th, 2016|

What’s in store for the future of supermarket flooring?

Peeling vinyl flooring has become a hygiene headache throughout the seafood sections of major Australian supermarket chains. Not only is it a health and safety hazard, aesthetics of the flooring have been dragging down the look and feel of the space. With a brand new supermarket soon to be built, the developer was in hot [...]

2016-03-09T14:05:26+00:00 March 9th, 2016|

Carpark sealing with old school epoxy – still can’t be beaten

When sourcing the concrete sealant for a two-storey carpark at Sydney’s new Barangaroo South development, Lend Lease chose a two-part epoxy which after 30 years is still the best on the market. Choosing the sealant According to Chris Bauer, Head of Flooring at Hychem, Lend Lease requested the use of the industry’s highest quality and [...]

2017-06-08T23:28:55+00:00 March 8th, 2016|