A new system that reduces water consumption and creates an attractive non-slip concrete surface has been introduced.
A first-of-its-kind, emulsified, concrete-surface-retarder system was launched in June 2014 by chemical solutions specialist CHRYSO and Diamond Products, a leading specialist in the manufacture, assembly and sale of diamond tools and equipment for industrial applications.
This eco-friendly CHRYSO/Deco Brush combination creates an attractive non-slip concrete surface with minimal wash-out water released into sewers and stormwater drainage systems. This is as a result of a water-based CHRYSO formulation that can be sprayed on to slow down the cement hydration reaction of the exposed surface of concrete, thereby eliminating water usage during the finishing process.
According to CHRYSO’s Marketing and Inland Sales Manager, Hannes Engelbrecht, the CHRYSO Deco Brush surface retarder prevents the top layer of the concrete from setting, while allowing the lower layer to set. “Once the concrete has been poured, the CHRYSO retarder is sprayed on the concrete,” he explains.
Diamond Products Director Brian Clark explains that after 24 to 48 hours, a Diamatic 435 grinding machine removes the top layer to create a non-slip surface. “The residue created during the brushing process is easily removed by an optional dust extraction system,” he says. “Diamatic grinders are designed for dependability and offer ease of use while providing efficient, cost-effective results with low environmental impact.”
Brian goes on to say that the Deco Brush can be used in a variety of applications in numerous industries, ranging from landscaping to concrete flooring. “The CHRYSO Deco Brush product is ideal for all outdoor concrete flooring applications where a non-slip surface is required, such as driveways and outdoor pathways,” he continues. “For a more appealing finish, coloured concrete can also be used.”
Brian concludes by highlighting that the CHRYSO Deco Brush has proven to be highly successful in international markets, and he is confident of similar success on a local level.
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