a.b.e. Construction Chemicals has introduced two new high-performance products as part of its German-produced Voelkel Industrie Produkte (VIP) range of protective coatings and joint fillers.
1.    Waterproof lining
The first, VIP QuickSeal LP Pure 40D, is a low pressure waterproof lining that provides durable protection against abrasion, impact, corrosion and containment. It is an economical alternative to high pressure, hot spray systems as it can be applied with a low pressure spray gun.

“It is easy to apply and suitable for a wide range of commercial and industrial applications and climatic conditions as it is not affected by high levels of moisture during the spraying or curing processes,” states Noel Abendroth, a.b.e.’s VIP High Performance Coatings solutions manager. “It is a 100% solids product without volatile organic compounds or solvents.”

VIP QuickSeal LP Pure 40D allows a seamless finish without any visible joints and can be built to any thickness and applied across multiple types of substrata in a single application.

With strong resistance to most standard chemicals, cleaners, fuels and oils, and outstanding vibration and noise absorption capabilities, it offers exceptional abrasion resistance for automotive and light commercial applications. It is also weatherproof and saltwater resistant with excellent thermal stability, ranging between -20°C to 130°C.

Typical uses include roof top waterproofing, truck bed linings, ablution blocks in public areas, water and waste water tank linings, animal enclosures at zoos and parks, and industrial floors, access ramps and service lift floors.

2.    Reflective coating
The second new product, VIP QuickSeal Reflect-Silver, is an elastomeric coating with a unique reflective, cooling chemistry.

Providing all the benefits of VIP’s spray-applied, instant curing, seamless membranes, VIP QuickSeal Reflect-Silver has the added advantage of reflecting the sun’s heat and UV rays. The coating reduces heat transfer into a building and lowers interior temperatures, thereby reducing cooling costs and boosting energy savings.

“The reflective lining can be built to any thickness in a single application and applied in any environment. Very hot, very cold or even humid conditions will not affect its instant curing capabilities or physical performance. What’s more, you can walk on it within a few minutes,” Abendroth adds.

Some of the typical applications include waterproofing roofs of factories, power stations, schools, offices, and residences in very hot climatic conditions, car park roofing and decking, and the waterproofing of areas exposed to high winds loads, abrasion and impact.

“VIP QuickSeal Reflect-Silver provides excellent adhesion with standard preparation procedure to nearly all substrates including concrete, steel, aluminium, fibres, wood or foam. It also has exceptional tensile and structural strength, as well as high elongation at the break,” he states.

a.b.e. – part of the Chryso Southern Africa Group – is the licenced South African distributor of the VIP range. VIP High Performance Coatings can only be applied by an a.b.e./VIP approved applicator.

a.b.e. Construction Chemicals
Tel: 011 306 9000
Website: www.abe.co.za

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VIP QuickSeal Reflect-Silver reduces the heat transfer of solar rays into a building, and lowers the interior temperatures, thereby reducing cooling costs and boosting energy savings.