Cold liquid applied waterproofing and surfacing resins provide lasting protection and are simple to apply using a roller or brush. The resins harden either as a result of a chemical cross-linking reaction or by drying.
While you may not have heard of them, they have been around for more than 50 years and Triflex has been manufacturing such systems for over 40 years. Despite this, liquid plastics are still considered new technology within the construction industry when compared to traditional and sheet applied materials. But the benefits liquid waterproofing resins can provide over these traditional materials are numerous, so what are you waiting for?
Health and safety
Traditional and sheet materials are often applied using gas torches, gas burners and hot air guns with temperatures sometimes exceeding 1,000°C. Not only does this pose a significant health and safety risk to operatives and people nearby, but they also pose a risk of fire to the structure. The use of hot works can leave materials smouldering and then igniting even after the flame has been extinguished.
Lower your insurance premiums
Issues with hotworks are a big reason why insurance premiums have risen by so much for waterproofing and surfacing contractors. Many insurers will not provide cover for damage as a result of hotwork and even where hot works are allowed it can be hard to enforce a fire watch that includes the recommended cessation period.
It’s not surprising that many clients have banned all hot works on their properties and more and more contractors are turning to cold applied alternatives.
Remove the hazard
The first principle of health and safety is to remove or eliminate the hazard. Even when hotworks are redesigned with ‘safe zones’ a risk of fire still exists. The simplest answer is to substitute the product requiring hot works and use a Triflex cold liquid applied system instead.
How it's installed
The secret to Triflex’s success is highly advanced resin technology based on advanced polymer chemistry combined with tried and tested systems. The waterproofing systems are just as effective on car parks, walkways, balconies and terraces as they are on simple and complex roofs.
The most frequently used polymer liquid resins used in the construction industry are based on polyurethane (PU), epoxy (EP), polyurea (PUA) and polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA). We manufacture resins using all of these technologies, but most of our resins are based on advanced PMMA technology. The other chemistries are often used for specialist applications or to fulfil the specific requirements of our customers.
10 Reasons to choose Triflex PMMA Systems
The advantage of Triflex PMMA systems when compared to other resins include:
- Rapid cure times allow areas to be treated quickly to minimise time on site
- Access restrictions can be minimised as the materials achieve full mechanical properties exceptionally quickly. All layers of Triflex systems can be trafficked shortly after installation
- With extremely short ‘rain proof' times, weather windows can also be maximised
- The installer can leave the site, confident that the areas completed are secure
- With the ability to cure at low temperatures, Triflex projects can be carried out all-year-round and in the majority of climatic conditions
- Superior hydrolosis and alkali hydrolosis (resistance to standing and ponding water and alkaline cement water)
- Higher levels of inter layer adhesion
- Can be applied at humidity levels of up to 95%
- High UV resistance
- Can withstand severe chemical and mechanical load
Whether you are a client, specifier or installer you will save time and money with Triflex and have a solution that offers long-term durability, integrity and security.
A partner you can trust
Triflex waterproofing, surfacing and protection systems along with our marking and repair products are recognised throughout the world for their impeccable track record and performance under extreme conditions. Triflex is not only renowned for our high-quality waterproofing and protection solutions, but also for the exemplary level of service we provide.
All Triflex liquid applied waterproofing systems are manufactured under the international ISO 9001 Quality Management standard ensuring that our products satisfy the customers' quality requirements and comply with relevant regulations.
Whether you are a building surveyor, specifier, structural engineer, architect, main contractor or installer, all Triflex clients receive the same high levels of service and support right through to delivery of the project.
The security offered with Triflex:
- All Triflex liquid applied waterproofing and marking systems are manufactured under the international ISO 9001 Quality Management, and ISO 14001 Environmental Management standards
- Continuous quality control during the production process, including external monitoring (BBA, MPA)
- Sophisticated test phases for all liquid applied waterproofing and marking systems prior to market launch
- Investment in the most advanced test equipment to allow in-house testing to industry standards and ensuring continuing innovation and improvement