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INTELLISEAL CURING, HARDENING AND DUSTPROOFING

InTelliSeal (Mx)

First some math about Curing Methods

Maintaining the proper moisture vapor transmission rate (2% mvtr) immediately after placement and throughout the ensuing 28 days is critical to establishing structurally sound concrete. This process is known as curing.

For centuries concrete has been cured by bathing green concrete with water, moist straw or burlap blankets. Actually, Water Curing consistently for 14-28 days remains an excellent method of curing concrete, but labor conditions have rendered this method impractical except for extremely unique projects.

During the chemical age of the 1950’s, in an attempt to reduce labor costs and increase consistency, curing with advent of retarders and accelerators – some of which do not have a positive affect on concrete quality. Thin film curing films, typically acrylic resins or wax, are designed to remain on top of the concrete during the 28 day curing process. Even distribution and thickness of the layer is critical to obtain the desired mvtr - as such proper application is critical. When functioning properly these films dissipate at the conclusion of the curing process. However, variance in temperature, weather conditions and exposure to UV light make the timing of this process highly unpredictable. If dissipation is incomplete uneven appearance will occur. In almost all cases grinding, stripping or shot blasting is required to commence with permanent sealing or coating, which adds additional labor cost and time cost.

During the 1980’s the US government and military began the use of Chemically Reactive Penetrating Curing Agents to highly valued projects such as airport runways, bridges, tunnels and high priority applications. Application is simple and typically done with a low pressure garden-style sprayer. Because the chemical reaction is predictable, the highest standards of consistency are achieved, and within 3-5 hours variables such as temperature, weather and UV exposure become negligible. Additionally, the chemical reaction is permanent, which permanently increases the strength as measured in pounds per square inch (PSI), hydrophobic resistance, and oliophobic resistance of concrete. Further, within 14 days penetrating chemically reactive cures can allow additional treatments – densifier/hardeners, stains, epoxies and urethanes - to be applied without the added labor cost and time cost for removal of residual film.

Chemically Reactive Penetrating Curing Agents, once considered prohibitively expensive, are gaining rapidly in popularity as they can provide cost effective, reliable curing results with the added benefits of permanently improved concrete strength, moisture resistance and dust resistance.

InTelliSeal (Mx)

InTelliSeal (Mx)is a ready-to-use, non-toxic, penetrating, permanent concrete sealer specifically engineered and with formulated compounds, a complex catalytic agent and active enzymes. These complex, hydrous silica, pozzolanic compounds react in a time-released fashion, depending on their specific application, prior to, during, or/and after hydration with the calcium hydroxides and by-products of hydration to form additional cementitious (cement-like) materials. This conversion of all available calcium hydroxides (free lime) into insoluble calcium silicates eliminates potential efflorescence. During this period the controlled loss of water slowly moist cures the concrete. The additional cementitious materials by their very chemical and physical nature produce concrete and portland cement based applications with a much higher density and surface hardness, a dramatic increase in bond, flexural, tensile and compression strength while achieving a near-zero capillary void state.

In short, InTelliSeal (Mx) delivers truly exceptional curing results on new concrete while even fortifying and densifying the surface, and additionally sub-surface sealing against intrusion of all kinds of liquids.

InTelliSeal MX desification on new green concrete IKEA

InTelliSeal (Li)

InTelliSeal(Li)Concrete Chemical Hardener, Sealer and Densifier is a patented InTelligent Nano Lithium™ surface treatment that both penetrates and seals by reacting chemically to the concrete surface forming a clear, dense, durable and hard inorganic topical surface layer that is breathable, abrasion-resistant, and extremely hard. It is excellent for concrete floors needing long-term protection against heavy wear and abuse, moisture, dirt and grime buildup, as well as protection against alkalinity and efflorescence (salt residue.) InTelliSeal (Li) is a colorless, odorless water-based solution that is V.O.C. compliant and environmentally safe to use.

InTelliseal Li Dustproofing, hardening and densification

Penetrates deep inside the concrete capillaries chemically reacting with the free lime forming a permanent insoluble bond with the concrete. Forms a protective surface layer that is breathable, dense and abrasion resistant. Creates a stronger, more impenetrable, and better-looking finish (satin – glossy) that is dust-proof, resistant to staining and deterioration. Reduces maintenance, cleaning costs and costly repairs.

 

InTelliSeal (Microfilm)

 

InTelliSeal Microfilm is a “Micro Film Forming Hybrid Inorganic / Organic IntelligentNano Lithium™ Surface Treatment" that hardens and seals concrete floors, producing a very hard, ceramic-like, dust repellent, chemical resistant and water tight surface. For highdemand commercial and industrial settings, InTelliSeal Microfilm is the optimum coating system designed for harsh and high abuse conditions. Whether your surface must tolerate significant foot traffic, large equipment, abrasion, or chemicals, our advanced, versatile, low VOC treatment offers; high durability and bond strength; and ability to withstand UV, abrasion, chemical spills and heavy traffic.

The “Industrial Grade” treatment provides rapid curing, attractive clear glossy finish and easy application for facilities that require maximum protection and little-to-no- downtime. The unique treatment is extremely low in VOC’s (less than 50 grams per liter), environmentally friendly (Green Leaf) and has a very low polymer/ ammonia odor. Perfect for protecting light to heavy manufacturing, parking decks, food service operations and warehouses. InTelliseal Microfilm leaves concrete hard, stain resistant, easy to maintain, and light reflective (on smooth finishes). It does not significantly decrease the friction coefficient of surfaces.

InTelliSeal Microfilm on concrete and cement