ARMADILLO D sealer is a proprietary blend of silica (Si) polymers which penetrate concrete surfaces providing an increase in abrasion resistance and a reduction in the surface absorption of liquids.
The Silicate compounds present in ARMADILLO D each play a unique role in densifying and sealing concrete. The silicates in ARMADILLO D chemically react with calcium hydroxide (also known as portlandite) in the surface to produce calcium silicate hydrate (CSH) – the primary strength-providing portion of concrete paste.
Portlandite is a soft, porous mineral that is subject to carbonation and chemical attack, so replacing it with the much stronger CSH is a major benefit of ARMADILLO D. The ultimate result is a concrete floor that is harder and exceptionally dense which equals long-lasting protection and durability.
ARMADILLO D is water-based. It generally dries tack-free in 2 to 4 hours at 21C @ 50% RH.
•Repair of rain-damaged surfaces
•Repair/reinstatement of weak mortar
•Repair/restoration old carbonated concrete
•Residential garages and basements
•Reduces porosity, dustproof and increases the hardness of the concrete surface
•Combines with the concrete becoming part of the matrix and lasts the lifetime of the substrate
•Complies with GREEN STAR- OFFICE DESIGN V3 IEQ-13
•Resists penetration of oil and many chemicals
•Reduces the ingress of carbon dioxide and resulting carbonation (degradation of the substrate)
•Minimizes tyre marks and enables them to be more easily removed
•Equipment can be cleaned with water
•Can be applied to fresh, new or existing concrete
•Will not blush
•After Trades compatible ( can be over tiled or line marked #)
•Compatible with bond breakers for tilt-up projects.
•‘Cure’ and seal capability