Mono-component semi-flexible, expanding (increases its initial volume of about 10 times) polyurethane resin, free from solvents, perfect for sealing small and large water leaks in the concrete or in solid masonry in general by injection. Perfect for filling and sealing small cavities, joints and discontinuities subject to movement.
Shelf-life: 12 months
Use wearing protective glasses
Hydroexpansive product: +1000 %
Density: 1.08 kg/dm³
Pot-life: <5 min
Use wearing protective gloves
Temperature of use: +8 / +35 °C
In contact with water, SYNTECH H.A.G. FLEX forms a flexible polyurethane foam. Technically, it is a mono-component product which reacts spontaneously with the water present in the masonry to be sealed. The speed of reaction with just water, however, would be very slow relative to the construction site requirements. It is therefore essential to use an expansion accelerator, sold in combination with the same resin (component B).
The polyurethane foam resulting from injection operations, will keep its volume stable once expanded. A good resistance to hydraulic pressure in the water flow after about 1-2 minutes from the time the reaction took place. The formation of CO₂, typical of the polyurethane reaction, will further pressurise the system, thus favouring the penetration of the resin in the cracks and cavities. In a free environment, SYNTECH H.A.G. FLEX expands to about 10 times its initial volume.
Stop the infiltration of water in underground spaces. Perfect for waterproofing filling small cavities, cracks, fissures, static and dynamic joints in concrete and in solid masonry in general.
The application surfaces should be clean, free of incrustations, crumbling and non-adhering parts, dust, moss, moulds, etc. Prepare the appropriate injectors, usually "staggered" (from one side to the other of the discontinuity to be sealed). Preliminarily inject abundant water in the discontinuity until saturation (if not already present).
Pour 100 g of component B for each kilogram of component A (ideal and recommended dosage), in a bucket. Mix the two components thoroughly with a hand tool (do not use a mixer drill). Keep in mind that the resin could react even with the environmental humidity, therefore, to reduce the waste of material it is advisable to prepare a quantity of mixture strictly necessary for the intended use from time to time (2-3 kg of mixture at a time may be more that sufficient).
The mixture of SYNTECH H.A.G. FLEX and its catalyst can be injected with a manual or electric pump for monocomponent resins, at pressures ranging between 40 and 200 bar.
The reaction speed can easily be adjusted based on the accelerator (component B) quantity. Adding a greater quantity of catalyst, compared to the recommended 10%, reduces the reaction time.
Always clean the pump used thoroughly at the end of the operations with Nitro thinner and the specific lubricant detergent SYNTECH H.A.G. CLEANER.
- Nitro thinner
- Mixed walls (bricks and stones)
- Stone walls
- Rock walls
SYNTECH H.A.G. FLEX is packaged under dry nitrogen and is very sensitive to humidity, also environmental. It is recommended that you use a very small quantity at a time and carefully close the whitewash before putting them to rest.
Ensure the secure sealing of the injectors placed in the supports. Given the high injection pressures reached by the pumps, in the case of injectors not positioned securely and correctly there is a real risk that they might come out at high speed from their seat (with the risk of injury to the operators!).
Carefully study the positioning of the injectors near the masonry discontinuities to be injected. Bad positioning, too close to the crack to be filled, can cause the breaking of the support itself under the pressure of the pump.
Take all due care during the use of the electric pumps, which can easily reach a pressure of 200 bar, and thus cause undesired breaking of concrete and masonry supports being injected.
Remove resin residues overflowing from masonry within a few hours of stopping infiltrations. Delayed removal may be more difficult.