Industrial polyurethane flooring system in hospital’s kitchen, Korea.  

ALCHIMICA offers solutions for the food and beverage industry in different business environments, from production and processing plants to industrial kitchens securing their floors with durability, flexibility and high performance in demanding applications. Our sustainable systems guarantee indoor air quality, low VOC, durability and easy maintenance.  

Especially in areas such as hospital kitchen areas the floor standards must fulfill specific requirements that can offer hygiene, safety and durability. This kind of facilities require floor coating systems that withstand extreme operating conditions. The factors of constant traffic along with mechanical loads and cleaning agents contact, can affect floors, making the decision of the installation of rigid floors with excellent abrasion resistance mandatory.    

Project Requirements  

The subject reference project took place in the kitchen facilities of a major new constructed hospital in Korea. The facilities required the installation of a flooring system that could withstand high traffic, offer high chemical resistance while maintaining a wide operating temperature window and maintaining non-slip properties. In addition, the floor system should accommodate all the mechanical stresses from the loads in the storage areas but also to withstand the temperature differences that were caused from the operation of the freezers, ovens and different kitchen equipment.

ALCHIMICA SOLUTIONS  

Taking into consideration the specific high standards for a seamless, chemical and slip-resistant kitchen floors, the polyurethane industrial flooring system based on HYPERDESMO®-D-2K was chosen as a high performance and durable solution. HYPERDESMO®-D-2K is composed of 100% solids that have zero shrinkage and allow for safe and easy indoor application. The floor system offers an easy to clean surface that withstands the chemical impact of the detergents and cleaning materials providing a hygienic environment and most important safety for the kitchen staff with its slip-resistant properties. Moreover, the system guarantees the resistance to deterioration and the stresses from the high traffic and loads offering the highest durability.

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Waterproofing and protection of swimming pools in ”RMZ GALLERIA MALL & RESIDENCES”, Bangalore. India

One of the most recognized projects that ALCHIMICA was part of, is the commercial and residential building complex which is located near Bangalore international airport in Yelanka @ Bangalore.
The complex covers a significant land area with green living spaces and was designed to be one of the most environmentally conscious projects. Its architecture is contemporary and was developed to meet and satisfy all client’s needs including various recreational and social facilities.
It includes 322 units in the four main sections and 32 Individual Villas: Pool Residence, Arena Residence and Golf Residence that makes it to be one of the most beautiful residential near with commercial mall projects in Yelanka.

In the Pool residence, there is a huge 2 long swimming pool in the galleria mall, there are fountains and a decorative swimming pools and also beautiful swimming pools in each villas.


Project Requirements
The project had specific requirements for the waterproofing and protection of the swimming pools and fountains. Due to the fact that the swimming pools would accommodate heavy usage and contain large amounts of chlorine treated water a durable and strong solution was required that would prevent water ingression, deal with mechanical forces and resist to temperature changes and acidity. ALCHIMICA’s tested sealing and waterproofing solutions were used thanks to its global experience was able to provide any assistance in every phase of the project.

ALCHIMICA SOLUTIONS
Taking into consideration the impressive size of the swimming pools and the mechanical and chemical resistance properties that needed for, our HYPERDESMO®-2K-W was selected and applied on surfaces as it produces a strong yet flexible impermeable membrane that has excellent resistance to acidic and basic environments while performing even in tanks containing chlorine treated water.

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Waterproofing and protection of towing tank in ”IIT MADRAS”, Chennai. India.

One of the most recognized projects that ALCHIMICA was part of, is the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, in Chennai. The IIT is one of the best institutes for higher education in India.

The Indian Institute of Technology Madras is known both nationally and internationally for excellence in technical education, basic and applied research, innovation, entrepreneurship and industrial consultancy. In 1956, the German Government offered technical assistance for establishing an institute of higher education in engineering in India. The first Indo-German agreement was signed in 1959 in Bonn West Germany, for the establishment of the Indian Institute of Technology at Madras.

IIT Madras has been the top-ranked engineering institute in India for four consecutive years as well as accredited as the ‘Best Educational Institution’ in Overall Category in the NIRF Rankings of 2019 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development.
For the implementation of specific engineering tests, a towing tank has been constructed in a separate building of 90m length, 10m width and 5m height. The towing tank is well ventilated and is equipped with very effective lighting system. For the successful construction of the project a durable waterproofing solution was required.

IIT Madras has been the top-ranked engineering institute in India for four consecutive years as well as the ‘Best Educational Institution’ in Overall Category in the NIRF Rankings of 2019 put out by the Ministry of Human Resource Development .
Towing tank is housed in a separate building of length 90m, width 10m and height 5m.The
towing tank is well ventilated and is equipped with very effective lighting system.


PROJECT REQUIREMENTS
The project had specific requirements for the waterproofing and protection of the towing tank. Due to the fact that the tank was to be used for testing purposes, the Institute required a durable and strong solution that would prevent water ingression, deal with mechanical forces and waves during tests and a high resistance to temperature changes, acidity and chemicals. ALCHIMICA’s tested sealing and waterproofing solutions were used and thanks to its global experience was able to provide any assistance in every phase of the project.


ALCHIMICA SOLUTIONS
Taking into consideration the impressive size of the towing tank and the mechanical and chemical resistance properties that needed for, the HYPERDESMO®-2K-W was selected and applied as it produces a strong yet flexible impermeable membrane that has excellent resistance to acidic and basic environments. HYPERDESMO®-2K-W performs excellent in tanks containing chlorine treated water as it is certified according to the latest requirements for potable water tanks.

In case you need a specific technical support or you are looking to learn more about our waterproofing and protection solutions please make a contact with us.

Waterproofing and protection of Over Head Tank in” RAMOJI FILMCITY”, Hyderabad. India

One of the most recognized projects that ALCHIMICA was part of, is the most popular Film city which is located near Hyderabad @ Telangana. Ramoji Film City, a magical realm filled with excitement and wonderful surprises at every turn. As the world’s largest integrated film city and India’s only thematic holiday destination with magic of cinema, there’s something special for you here. Spread across a sprawling 2000 acres Ramoji Film City, set up by Ramoji Group in 1996, is a dreamy celluloid journey.
Certified by the Guinness World Records as the world’s largest Film studio complex, Ramoji
Film City attracts millions of tourists every year from all over India.
In the Overhead tank, there is a huge capacity of 3000 KL for domestic purposes.

Project Requirements
The project had specific requirements for the waterproofing and protection of overhead tank with tile finish. Due to the fact that the tank using for many purposes in the film city using for domestic purposes, client requested for durable and strong solution. ALCHIMICA’s tested sealing and waterproofing solutions were used thanks to its global experience was able to provide any assistance in every phase of the project.

ALCHIMICA SOLUTIONS
Taking into consideration the impressive size of the Overhead tank and the mechanical and chemical resistance properties that needed for, our HYPERDESMO®-2K-W was selected and applied on surfaces as it produces a strong yet flexible impermeable membrane that has excellent resistance to acidic and basic environments while performing even in tanks containing chlorine treated water.

In case you need a specific technical support or you are looking to learn more about our waterproofing and protection solutions please make a contact with us.

HYPERDESMO®-2K-W water tank application in Bangalore


Name of the Project : Wipro kodathi
Location : Bangalore
Area of waterproofing : UG Sump waterproofing
System done : Pure Elastomeric coating
Area : 5500 sqm

The Project:
Project: Software Development Block
Location: Kodathi, Sarjapur Road Bengaluru
Built up area: more than 50,000 Sqm
Project Status: On going

The solution:
HYPERDESMO®-2K-W is a two-component, solvent-free, thixotropic coating, based on high quality elastomeric polyurethane resins. After polymerization it produces a strong, elastic, hydrophobic membrane suitable for waterproofing and protection. It is recommended for flashing protection and tank waterproofing. It has been certified for use in potable water tanks.

ALCHIMICA SOLUTIONS

The Benefits: ALCHIMICA provided technical support for detailing and site application for all the waterproofing systems installed in the
project. The client was delighted with ALCHIMICA input and will look to specify ALCHIMICA waterproofing systems for future projects.

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MEXICO – Durable Waterpoofing solution in the Large Millimeter Telescope.

Project Description  

The Large Millimeter Telescope is the world’s largest single-aperture telescope in its frequency range. It’s a joint venture between Mexico and the USA and has been built to further our understanding of the universe and the world around us!  

Project Requirements  

Our partners at Alchimica Mexico were recently involved with the project to waterproof the roofs on the site. The telescope is located on top of Sierra Negra, the fifth highest point in Mexico and 4,600 meters above sea level. Given the altitude the weather can prove a problem with high winds and even snow a real possibility up there. The HYPERDESMO® liquid waterproofing system was applied to the buildings to offer waterproofing and guarantee their durable performance even in the harshest weather conditions.  

ALCHIMICA SOLUTIONS  

With excellence resistance to cold, the HYPERDESMO® SYSTEM remains elastic even at -40 ° C but also the system holds an excellent thermal resistance, the product never turns soft with maximum service temperature at 80oC and maximum shock temperature at 200oC. In addition HYPERDESMO® holds excellent mechanical properties, high tensile and tear strength that makes it the best solution for durable projects.  

In case you need a specific technical support or you are looking to learn more about our waterproofing and protection solutions please make a contact with us.

Rijeka’s planetarium. Waterproofing and humidity barrier solution, HYPERDESMO®-PB-2K

Project Description   

One of the best attractions in Rijeka city is the Rijeka astronomy center which it has opened in 2001. The center is repurposed second World War military fortress and represents the biggest ever investment in Croatia’s technological culture. The architectural design of the center based on a minimalistic exposed concrete structure. The astronomy center includes an observatory and a planetarium which is the only digital planetarium in Croatia. Inside the planetarium the main hall offers 50 seats where the guests can enjoy projections (live presentations) of the skyline and celestial objects or watch films on astrology and underwater world, which are displayed on an 8m diameter dome above their heads.  

Project Requirements  

With the building being finished entirely by concrete the construction plan included the insulation of the concrete roof and walls with insulation foam boards for achieving the best energy efficiency of the building and protect it from weathering. In that case, the project itself required an absolute waterproofing of the concrete substrate throughout the whole structure. While the sensitive electronics equipment of the astronomy center required vapor barrier protection in order to ensure its safe operation. 

ALCHIMICA SOLUTIONS  

To protect and waterproof the structure, HYPERDESMO®-PB-2K the highly elastic bitumen-extended polyurethane liquid membrane was used for the best humidity barrier solution. HYPERDESMO®-PB-2K with its excellent mechanical properties It offers advanced concrete roof waterproofing performance for green roofs, inverted insulation waterproofing roof applications and is considered as the industry standard in bitumen extended polyurethane liquid membranes for more than 15 years. For the priming AQUADUR was used. ALCHIMICA’s first and revolutionary water-based epoxy coating/primer which ensures the strengthening, stabilizing and sealing of concrete providing remarkable adhesion.

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Qatar – Exposed Metal roof waterproofing and protection system in the international media communication network.

Project Description

This complex application installed in the 3.200 m2 roof of one of the most famous international media communication network in Doha. In an area that extreme climatic conditions occur such as high temperatures, high moisture and humidity levels, especially in the autumn period, and sandstorms which constantly push the construction materials to their operating limits especially on roofs. In addition, during heavy rains there is always the risk of unwanted water infiltration and humidity to cause considerable damage and corrosion to the metal roofs.

Project Requirements

As water and sunlight resistance are detrimental to the durability of coatings used on metal roofs, it is paramount for such project to fulfill high demands by close monitoring for highly detailed development and completion.

For the waterproofing of the metal roofs in this project, ALCHIMICA’s exposed metal roof system based on the HYPERDESMO® System was used. In this project, weathering steadily had damaged the large units of the metal roof parts and especially the cut edges causing the removal of the protective coatings and revealing the bare metal core to further corrosion. The project itself required specific requirements due to the complexities on the exposed metal roof and the corrosion problems that have been caused to the gutters and details.

ALCHIMICA SOLUTIONS

For this system, MICROSEALER-50, the low viscosity polyurethane-based primer, was used for the priming of the substrate and for the protection of the metallic roof joints and cut edges. HYPERSEAL®-EXPERT-150 was used for sealing the inner angles and gutters while reinforcement with GEOTEXTILE-50 was undertaken where needed for better future cracks protection. The HYPERDESMO®-CLASSIC was used as the main waterproofing membrane of the system and finally HYPERDESMO®-ADY-E finished the build-up system for color stability and UV protection.

PRIMER: MICROSEALER – 50 

SEALANT: HYPERSEAL®-EXPERT-150 

ADDITIONAL MATERIAL: GEOTEXTILE-50 

MAIN MEMBRANE: HYPERDESMO®-CLASSIC

TOP COAT: HYPERDESMO®-ADY-E

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Industrial polyurethane-cementitious flooring system in Sunlight manufacturing plant & logistics center, Greece.

In industrial areas like manufacturing units, logistics centers and warehouses, large amounts of products are stored and constantly being moved from manufacturers to retailers and vice versa. This kind of facilities require floor coating systems that withstand extreme operating conditions. The factors of constant heavy traffic along with high mechanical loads and possible chemicals contact can affect floors, making the decision of the installation of rigid floors with excellent abrasion resistance, ideal for those heavy traffic industrial floors.  

Project Requirements    

The subject reference project took place in the production and logistics plant of Sunlight batteries. With almost 30 years of experience in the market, Sunlight Group is a world-leading provider of industrial and advanced energy storage solutions. It has one of the most modern industrial units in Europe, in accordance with the strictest international standards which covers a total area of 200.000m², with indoors areas of more than 60.000m².  

The manufacturing plant and logistics centre are located in Xanthi, northern Greece, where the company distributes its products to serve the group’s exports worldwide.   

The latest expansion of their facilities, required the installation of a new flooring system that could withstand high traffic, offer high chemical resistance while maintaining a wide operating temperature window and maintaining non-slip properties.  

ALCHIMICA Solutions    

Our advanced industrial polyurethane cementitious flooring system was chosen to provide durability and easy maintenance in 16.000 m² of the new facilities.   

In this case, our innovative non-toxic high wear and chemical resistance HYGROSMART®-PU-CEMENT-3K was used to offer the greatest resistance to any impact in the floor, handle the movement of large equipment, abrasion and aggressive chemicals.    

The self-levelling HYGROSMART®-PU-CEMENT-3K with its self-levelling properties, offered ease of application along with high workability, while reducing in this way the non-operating time of the facility. In addition, with its ability to fill gaps and cavities during the application it provided an impenetrable surface, protecting from possible leaks.

In case you need a specific technical support or you are looking to learn more about our waterproofing and protection solutions please make a contact with us.

Qatar – Exposed concrete roof waterproofing and protection system in the international media communication network.

Project Description

This complex application installed in the 3.200 m2 roof of one of the most famous international media communication network conglomerates in Doha. Doha is a country that extreme climatic conditions occur such as high temperatures and sandstorms which constantly push the construction materials to their operating limits especially on roof areas. In addition, when heavy rains come there is always the risk of unwanted water infiltration which can cause considerable damage to the substrates and hence concrete corrosion.

In this project the building had been equipped with massive air-conditioning units installed in the roof making it a complex application.

Project Requirements

As water and sunlight resistance are detrimental to the durability of coatings used on flat roofs the importance of this project set high demands and close monitoring for high detailed development and completion.

ALCHIMICA with its global experience in waterproofing and sealing was able to provide assistance in every phase of the project, proposing the right products and systems based on the technical specifications, advising at the same time on the application methods for saving time and costs. The project itself required specific requirements due to the complexities on the exposed concrete roof and its details. That was why the designers needed a reliable system for a durable solution. ALCHIMICA considered all the technical and environmental impacts of the system in order to increase the durability and sustainability of the building and guarantee the high performance of the roof for years to come. 

The suggested liquid applied waterproofing concrete roof system and application method for this specific project had to deal with the complex roof shapes which were formed from the air-conditioning units, pipe supports and antennas.

ALCHIMICA SOLUTIONS

Taking into consideration the complex roof but also the Qatar climate conditions, our HYPERDESMO® exposed concrete roof waterproofing system was selected and applied successfully, covering the total surface of 580 m2. The system included the priming of the surface with the GEODESMO-50 and also the sealing of the roof joints with the HYPERSEAL®polyurethane technology sealants, while the certified HYPERDESMO® waterproofing membrane applied in 3 coats. The versatility and ease of application of our waterproofing system allowed the safe and easy treatment of the complex roof shapes and installations such as air-conditioning units, pipe supports, antennas.

As a final step, the HYPERDESMO® ADY-E high aliphatic reflective top-coat was used to ensure the durability of the system and the reduction of the building’s energy costs.

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