Products for Civil Engineering
dar-tech, Inc, distributes many products used in civil engineering, including specialty additives such as silicone emulsions & fluids, dispersants, defoamers, deaerators and wetting agents, clays used in cement & concrete applications, functional fillers for adhesives, coatings and grout such as Minex® and Luminex®, TiO2 solutions, water reducing plasticizers, process aids and hydration accelerators for concrete products, and water-based polyurethane dispersions for concrete flooring.
The range of products provide formulation versatility, improved processing & application properties, and optimized physical & performance properties.
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ACCESS RUDOLF TECHNOLOGIES
Silicone emulsions, Silicone MQ resin technologies, specialty organofunctional Silanes, functionalized Silicone fluids, fluorine free stain repellant, Isocyanate, Block Copolymers and narrow molecular weight Polyethylene polymers.
High molecular weight polymeric dispersants, wetting and dispersing additives, defoamers & deaerators, flow & leveling additives, surface modifiers.
BORICA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS
TYTAN® titanate & zirconate catalysts, crosslinkers, coupling agents and adhesion promoters.
Kaolin clays are used in cement & concrete applications as fillers or reactive constituents. BURGESS NO. 20 is a simple filler and rheological modifier to improve texture and trowelability. BURGESS OPTIPOZZ® is a reactive metakaolin that converts free calcium hydroxide given off as a byproduct of the Portland gel cement phase to a cementitious particle itself, improving the final cement strength, flex, chemical and soil resistance, as well as reducing shrinkage and cracking.
An extensive range of cutting-edge and cost-effective functional performance mineral fillers and manufactured material solutions. MINEX® functional filler made from nepheline syenite which provides unparalleled durability and resistance to abrasion, fading, cracking, and aging associated with both environmental and chemical exposures. LUMINEX™ C is an ultrawhite durable filler that has been specifically developed for the North American coatings, adhesives, sealant, and grout markets. This durable filler is thermally modified and micronized to further enhance and provide superior optical whiteness and brightness in elastomeric & cool white roof coatings systems and EIFS coatings.
Ti-Pure™ TiO2 solutions for coatings, specifically for architectural, protective, maintenance and industrial applications. Products with high-quality Ti-Pure™ TiO2 can boast better durability, protection, and longevity for these applications.
DeCAL 2000 series Superplasticizers and high range water reducers. DeCAL 9050 & 9051 water reducing plasticizers for rapid drying times/ high early strength development. DeCAL 9060 & 9061 are precast block water inducing processing aids. Used to improve compaction and handling of all dry/semi-dry concrete processes for blocks, paving flags, block pavers and other concrete products. DeCAL 9090 & 9095 are cost effective hydration accelerators for fast set binder systems, enhancing early strengths, and optimizing set times. Compatible with all cement types and
a modern alternative to the use of high alkali salts such as Lithium Carbonate. DeCAL rheological additives & thickening agents and polyacrylate dispersants available.
HAUTHANE water-based polyurethane dispersion (PUD) portfolio affords formulators options for developing & compounding coatings for standard & self-crosslinking concrete flooring applications.
Nicron engineered microcrystalline talc products are high-purity, premium mineral pigments ideal for high performance maintenance coatings requiring minimum viscosity, higher loading levels and VOC compliance. Engineered talc products impart hydrophobicity, water resistance, and barrier properties, anti-corrosion performance, film reinforcement, ease-of-dispersion, and anti-settling rheology for industrial maintenance and
protective coatings. Mistron high-brightness, high-purity talc products Vertal® products are highly lamellar (platy), multi-functional, cost-effective mineral pigments. Silverline® series are cost-effective general-purpose talc products for non-color sensitive maintenance protective coatings.
MICRO POWDERS INC.
Micronized wax additives and surface modifiers provide a toolbox of solutions that can enhance durability, functionality, aesthetics, and haptics. Micronized and dispersions of Synthetic, Polyethylene, Polypropylene, PTFE, Amide, Carnauba waxes and wax blends.
SHORT STUFF® highly fibrillated HDPE fibers are a unique form of polyolefin fibers having properties which offer many advantages over conventional products, such as fumed silica or cellulosic, in certain applications. These fibers can be used in coatings, block fillers, stucco,
adhesives, putties, mastics, grouts, caulks, sealants, casting slurries, and more.
Range of mineral products for construction applications including cement, dry mix mortar & concrete applications; industrial flooring & waterproofing and insulation boards. PORTAFIL® high purity, high whiteness Aluminum
Trihydrate (ATH) mineral filler and flame retardant. PORTARYTE® natural barytes (BaSO4) delivers a range of benefits for improving UV and chemical resistance in maintenance protective coatings with high specific gravity (4.5) and low soluble salts. CASIFLUX® wollastonite
(CaSiO3) for high whiteness & brightness with reinforcement properties.
TOLSA has currently the widest clay based rheological additive portfolio for construction. The range includes milled, refined, chemically modified, and functionalized grades of Sipiolite, Bentonite, Attapulgite. CIMSIL® and
PANGEL® products are used in concrete admixtures, Shotcrete, mortars & grouts and EIFS applications for enhanced rheology, workability, anti-sag & anti-settling properties. PANGEL® RMA-400 series are high
performance liquid concrete admixtures based on silicates modified and specifically developed for shotcrete, ready mix and pre-cast applications for rheology control, spray & pumpability, early strength and concrete cohesion.
SYNTRAN® water-based acrylic grades are based on proprietary technologies that can be used in a variety of protective maintenance coatings. In addition to conventional alkali-swellable and emulsion acrylics, ZS Interpolymer offers four unique acrylic technologies: dual self-crosslinking technology gives superior water, stain and chemical resistance compared to traditional self-crosslinking acrylics, anionic-cationic hybrid technology gives cationic properties with anionic compatibilities. SYNTRAN® AC 9057 is based on a proprietary self-crosslinking technology. This technology combines two different crosslinking
mechanisms on the same polymer backbone, which substantially increases the chemical resistance, stain resistance and water resistance of the cured polymer film. This technology was designed for the self-crosslinking mechanism to fully cure at room temperature, which gives 2K properties in a 1K concrete topcoat or sealer.
DISPERSING & WETTING ADDITIVES
Disperse, optimize, and stabilize pigments
Features: Maximize & optimize pigment loading
Benefits: Reduce processing time and raw material costs
Suppliers: AFCONA Additives, Devine Chemical
RHEOLOGY MODIFIERS & THICKENERS
Rheology control and thickening
Features: Control of rheological properties
Benefits: Viscosity stability, improved product workability,
anti-settling & anti-sag properties.
Suppliers: Tolsa, Devine Chemical, MiniFIBERS, PPG Silicas
Processing and appearance properties
Features: Adjust flow, defoaming & deaeration
Benefits: Production efficiency and product performance
Suppliers: AFCONA Additives, Devine Chemical
Physical & Performance enhancements
Features: Superplasticizers, water reducers, accelerators, strength
and cohesion additives, water & chemical repellency surface active agents.
Benefits: Enhancement of physical and performance properties.
Suppliers: Devine Chemical, Tolsa, Borica
FUNCTIONAL MINERAL PIGMENTS
Performance mineral fillers and pigments
Features: Naturally occurring, sustainable minerals
Benefits: Lower formulation costs, rheology control, durability & chemical resistance, reduced shrinkage and cracking, strength improvement and VOC compliance
Suppliers: Burgess Pigment, Covia, Magris Talc, Sibelco, SEPM
Water-based coating resins
Features: Water-based Acrylic & Polyurethane dispersions, PUD & PVOH resins
Benefits: Water-based formulation and performance options for protective floor coatings requiring chemical, stain and water resistance, adhesion, transparency, barrier properties
Suppliers: Hauthaway, Kuraray, ZS Interpolymer
TESTING EQUIPMENT & INSTRUMENTS
Formulation and Quality Control evaluation
Features: Instrumentation for testing appearance and physical properties. Lab dispersers. Viscometers. Lab supplies i.e., drawdown charts, film thickness gauges, grind gauges
Benefits: Formulation & product development property Verification and quality assurance
Supplier: BYK Gardner Instruments