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Sealing infrastructure for a sustainable future

Sustainable infrastructure refers to the design, build and operation of assets to reduce negative impacts on social, economic and ecological processes. This is applicable to new and aging infrastructure to meet the demands of growing populations and to withstand the test of time. Applying coatings to infrastructure such as bridges, walkways, roads, and water and [...]

2018-10-16T13:45:21+10:00 October 14th, 2018|

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|

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|

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|

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|

Filling the gaps with epoxy grout

Concrete and steel structures are found throughout the numerous sectors but they can be prone to maintenance and durability problems due to their susceptibility to environmental and chemical attacks, and other external forces. Epoxy grout can be used to help manage these harmful forces, increasing the longevity and durability of concrete and steel assets. What [...]

2017-06-08T23:28:54+10:00 December 1st, 2016|

Bridging the gaps – bridge deck membranes

Surface deterioration is one of the major problems that affect the service life of a bridge. Bridges are subject to a number of damaging elements causing them to crack prematurely due to shrinkage, movement, and wear and tear. If not properly protected, moisture and chemicals can penetrate into the structure over time leading to corrosion [...]

2017-06-08T23:28:54+10:00 October 24th, 2016|