Low Surface Tension Waterproofing with SEALTAQ® Universal Band from Neoferma
SEALTAQ® is a low surface tension waterproofing solution by American sealant technology company Seal For Life. As the industry leader in waterproofing, Neoferma has struck up a partnership with the Holland-based company to bring SEALTAQ® to the Australian building sector. Among the most in-demand products from the Neoferma line-up is SEALTAQ® Universal Band.
Introducing SEALTAQ® Universal Band
SEALTAQ® Universal Band is a one-of-a-kind patch coating solution composed of pure polymers. The chemical makeup of SEALTAQ® Universal Band is amorphous and non-crosslinked, achieving impermeability for low surface tension waterproofing. The material also consists of nonpolar molecules for <0.03% water absorption properties. In action, SEALTAQ® Universal Band provides 100% water resistance, combats osmosis, water ingress, corrosion and achieves air tightness across a wide range of structural applications.
Some of the common applications of SEALTAQ® Universal Band include:
- Protection of concrete or steel substrates, including irregularly shaped structural steel.
- Sealing of all types of expansion joints between different substrates, such as HDPE plastics, concrete, masonry, wood and steel plates.
- Sealing of all kinds of pipe or cable connections.
- Waterproofing of structural joints, pipework, gutters, chimneys and damaged roofs.
Applying SEALTAQ® Universal Band
SEALTAQ® Universal Band exhibits controlled cold flow and viscosity that allows it to flow into the smallest nooks and crannies of the substrate – no curing needed. Once applied, SEALTAQ® Universal Band delivers excellent and long-lasting performance with high resilience and durability; ideal for low surface tension waterproofing.
SEALTAQ® Universal Band can be applied in a humid atmosphere at temperatures of -45°C to 70°C. Meanwhile, the temperature of the surface must be at least 3°C above the dew point and dry.
SEALTAQ® Universal band has a life expectancy in excess of 30 years when installed to specification and protected. It has an unlimited shelf life; but should be stored indoors, away from direct sunlight, and in a temperature between 18°C to 30°C.