New Age Cement Based Crystalline Waterproofing System from Chowgule

Cement Based Crystalline Waterproofing System
Captain Bond's cyrstalline system is a new age and unique cement based crystalline waterproofing system that offers waterproofing solutions to both new and old structures. Basements, water bodies, water tanks, terraces, toilets, balconies are amongst some of the areas that can be effectively treated with this system.

Water seepage in mineral substrates, leads to carbonation and this is a natural enemy to the durability of any structure. Captain Bond's crystalline system, which can be applied both from the positive and negative sides, uses its crystalline properties to effectively arrest this process.

How does crystallization in waterproofing work? On application, the product penetrates into the pre – dampened and water saturated substrate, using the water as a medium and then through the process of osmosis forms silicate crystals deep in the pores, capillaries and voids in the substrate. Once installed, this is not a surface coating but an impregnation system that has become an integral part of the substrate.

How is the Captain Bond's crystalline system unique? When compared with other cement based crystalline waterproofing systems, the Captain Bond's crystalline system is a combination of three Captain Bond products: CrystalFlex 2K SuperStrong powder, AcryFlex 2K ExtraStrong powder, and liquid and the BondFlex SuperStrong. The most unique characteristic is that the system is not based on Sodium Silicate and therefore is not a rigid system. The Captain Bond's crystalline system uses a carboxylated SBR latex as one of its components. Due to this, it has flexibility and elasticity and can bridge dynamic cracks up to 2 mm. Further, once applied it self cures and does not require to be water cured. Sodium Silicate based system requires to be water cured for 4 – 6 days. This is the duration for the crystalline process to be completed. Another unique feature is that it is alkaline and has a pH value of 11.5 which makes it most compatible with concrete whose pH is around 12. It passes the water portability tests for drinking water and therefore can be installed without a cement screed protection in drinking water tanks.

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The company's key projects in Mumbai include the Bombay Stock Exchange, the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Taj Hotels at Kolhapur, Taj Falaknuma Palace Hotel, various projects from the Lodha Group like the Lodha I Think Techno Corporate Park, Lodha Experia/ Paradise, the Infra Bellissimo - highrise buildings of more than 50 floors, to name a few. In addition, Chowgule has also been instrumental in numerous projects from the Oberoi Group like the Oberoi Woods, Oberoi Exquisite, Oberoi Springs and Oberoi Splendor. In addition, the company has also played a major role in Gujarat's salt works jetty repair, Nestle's Maggi plant in Goa, Patel Realty's residential tower at Electronic City in Bangalore.

In India, the Chowgule Construction Technologies range of products has been introduced over the past decade. The company is respected for its professionalism in primary markets of Maharashtra, Goa, Tamil Nadu, Andhra, Karnataka and Kerala. It has achieved excellent results in complicated cases to the fullest satisfaction of its customers.

Chowgule Construction Technologies Private Limited has specialized in waterproofing and concrete repair products for over a decade. CCT is a part of the 97-year-old Chowgule Group of companies, which has its presence in shipping, logistics, and automotives in addition to construction chemicals. Chowgule Construction Technologies is in collaboration with KAUBIT Aktiengesellschaft for waterproofing and repair products, Schedetal AG for ECB and TPO membranes, OttoChemie for sealants and ABP for Epoxy and PU-based floor coatings. It is trusted by leading architects, consultants and develo- pers in its areas of operations.

Chowgule's unique advantage is its specialized contracting division that is fully equipped to carry out / or support large projects in turnkey basis. Its wide-skilled and certified application experts go through stringent training program before undertaking projects with its products. It is perhaps the only leading company who is backing its products with standardized procedures which are further deployed to its applicators, and this is something that the company is proud of.
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