It has been over 50 years since Xypex Chemical Corporation first coined the phrase “Concrete Waterproofing by Crystallization”, a statement and concept that represented a radical departure from traditional surface-reliant barrier products of the day.
Tens of thousands of concrete structures around the world have been waterproofed and protected with this unique crystalline technology and, over the years, extensive research, testing and performance success have furthered the awareness, understanding and confidence in Xypex, earning both the technology and the company an enviable reputation as the world standard in crystalline waterproofing.
Xypex has enjoyed considerable success, so it comes as no surprise that products attempting to imitate our proprietary crystalline technology can be found in today’s marketplace.
The high-power imaging capability of a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), we display visual evidence that clearly differentiates Xypex from all other products in the waterproofing admixtures category. SEM is a technique whereby a precise photo- graphic image of a microstructure is produced by scanning it with a focused beam of electrons. Extremely high degrees of magnification can be attained and, at x500 magnification, Xypex crystalline formations at work can be seen.
The SEM images here show conclusively that the many and varied Xypex non-soluble crystalline structures formed within the concrete are unique, and truly have…NO EQUAL.