TUFFLON® and Elaston® polyurea
Tufflon® pure polyurea comes in several grades each suited to a particular application. Each grade exhibits outstanding abrasion and corrosion resistance, coupled with permanent elasticity, making them (in conjunction with our Civilox® primer) the perfect lining system for protecting concrete and steel assets.
Elaston® is a pure polyurea optimised for waterproofing and application through small portable Graco Reactors. Unlike polyurethane waterproofing products, Elaston® in insensitive to moisture in the substrate and will not blister or crack. It is permanently elastomeric, chemical-resistant, abrasion-resistant and has a much longer lifespan than any other comparable product on the market.
Derived from the original spray polyurea developed by Texaco in the 1980's, there is no other polyurea range in the world with such a long and successful history of use. Designed for abrasion, corrosion, impact and chemical resistance, waterproofing and permanent immersion, Tufflon® protects for the long term.
CHOOSING THE CORRECT GRADE OF POLYUREA:
Choosing the right grade is not as simple as one product for one application. While all Tufflon® and Elaston® polyurea exhibit the properties listed below, slight variations in formula provide subtle differences that need to be considered. Differences might include hardness, elongation, time to develop full physical properties, tear strength, budget and more. Contact LiquiMix for a proper assessment of the requirements for your project.
Tufflon® and Elaston® are:
100% Solids - no VOCs
5-second gel time
Bridges hairline cracks in concrete
Excellent adhesion to concrete or steel
Will not blister, crack or peel
What makes Tufflon® unique?
- PROVEN TO PERFORM
The Tufflon® system has a long and successful 10+ year
history of use in lining drinking water reservoirs. No other
polyurea has such a strong and reliable track record.
- TUFFLON® CONTAINS NO UNREACTIVE DILUENTS
Diluents are often used in cheaper polyurea. These can
contribute to poor performance - especially in permanent
immersion. Tufflon® will not blister under water.
- BONDS STRONGLY TO DAMP CONCRETE
The Civilox® epoxy / Tufflon® polyurea system bonds strongly
to damp concrete.
- FAST RETURN TO SERVICE
Due to the system's fast cure, the asset can be returned
to service, often after only several hours.
What makes Tufflon® unique?
- PERMANENT ELASTICITY
With high elongation greater than 400%, Tufflon® bridges
hairline cracks, expansion joints and will tolerate subtle
movement in the substrate without cracking, flaking or
- LOW TEMPERATURE CURE
Most drinking water reservoirs are emptied during
winter months when demand is low. The Civilox-18 /
Tufflon® system will fully cure under these cold, damp
- AS/NZS 4020:2005
The Civilox-18 / Tufflon® system has passed all
requirements of the potable water standard.
- CHEMICAL RESISTANCE
Tufflon has high resistance to chemicals typically found
in waste water, sewerage and secondary containment. See our
chemical resistance chart here.
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Hybrid budget grade
Pure polyurea - Medium hardness, potable water grade and general purpose.
Pure polyurea - Excellent all rounder with a long history of use. Use on Geofabric.
Pure polyurea - High hardness, high adhesion for anti-corrosion on steel.
Pure polyurea - antistatic version of Tufflon-P90, for use in explosive and flammable environments.
Colour-stable, Aliphatic pure polyurea used where aesthetics are of high importance.
Pure polyurea - Joint filling structural polyurea.
Pure polyurea - Waterproofing grade. Low viscosity for easy processing.
Hybrid polyurea - Medium hardness economical grade.