BASF’s new one-component Waterproofing Masterseal 6100 FX is a lightweight, rapid-curing cementitious membrane used for internal and external applications as a waterproof lining for water retaining structures.
Because of its lightweight formulation with higher yield, MasterSeal 6100 FX is a very efficient and economically advantageous product. Thus, a pack of 15 kilograms of MasterSeal 6100 FX is substituting a kit of comparable two-component products, which do usually also require roundabout 8 to 10 liters of liquid polymers to be mixed to a bag of 20 to 25 kilograms of powder product.
The need on storage space as well as the amount of waste package material will be reduced (up to 50 per cent), and the costs for transportation will sink. Even with only 1,8 kilogrammes of MasterSeal 6100 FX powder per square meter and down to a temperature of -10ºC, after hardening, a continuous membrane is formed, capable to withstands positive water pressure resistance up to 5 bars and to bridge cracks up to two millimeters.
Ease of application, rapid hardening and thus, reduced downtime, implies that, compared with other liquid waterproofing membranes, and depending on the size of the project, using MasterSeal 6100 FX a contractor could cut up to one complete working day.