Penetron celebrates waterproofing milestone

Penetron recently celebrated a milestone. The company reports that 4,000,000 cubic meters of concrete for construction projects around the world have now employed the ‘green tracer’ indicator that signals Penetron Admix is in the mix. This Admix Tracer is a guarantee of durable quality and peerless crystalline waterproofing.

Unique in the industry, the positive indicator present in every soluble bag of Penetron Admix shows up as a clearly visible green tracer in the bleed water when mixed into a batch of fresh concrete. This tracer gives the construction and design teams an increased level of comfort through verifiable and obvious proof that "Penetron is in the mix."

The idea of using a tracer in the concrete mix came from discussions with many engineers who wanted to have a reliable identification control tool for their projects, according to Christopher Chen, director of The Penetron Group. Testing for the Admix Tracer commenced four years ago. The Admix Tracer phosphoresces when mixed with water and placed under UV light. Under normal viewing wavelengths (regular daylight), it is bright enough to be seen with the naked eye.

Because conventional color tints for concrete are easily defeated or counterfeited, Penetron engineers utilized an unmistakable and secure green-colored tracer with some additional and distinctive properties including being readily visible at the time of the concrete pour with no effect on the plastic or hardened concrete properties. The tracer color dissipates and will not discolor concrete. Also, the tracer is completely non-toxic with zero environmental impact.

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