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SikaSwell® P

Product Code : 6740010902

SikaSwell® P

The base material of the SikaSwell® P is a swellable polymer, an elastomer matrix filled with particles of superabsorbents. The superabsorbents are able to swell in contact with water. It is easy to use and apply with a secure application during operation.

It is packaged as a roll of 20 meters with a shelf life of up to 2 years from the date of production if stored in unopened, undamaged, and sealed. It is advised to store SikaSwell® P in dry conditions at temperatures between +5°C and +35°C and away from direct sunlight.

SikaSwell® P is specifically made for sealing construction joints, pipe penetrations through walls and floor slabs, and all other types of penetrations through concrete.

Prior to application, the substrate must be clean, sound, dry, and free from all surface contaminants. All loose particles, release agents, laitance, paint, rust, and other poorly adhering materials must be removed by suitable hand or mechanical preparation. Surfaces which are excessively rough tend to leak later on. It is recommended to smooth freshly placed concrete with a batten where the sealing profile is to be placed.

The application of SikaSwell® P may vary from the type of surfaces it is applied. On smooth, level, dry substrates such as PVC, metals, precast concrete elements, SikaSwell® P Profile can be fixed with SikaSwell® S-2 depending on substrate type and condition. In addition, it can be glued with SikaSwell® S-2. Apply SikaSwell® S-2 in a narrow bed, the size of a triangular section is about 5 millimeters, to the substrates. The profile must be placed within 30 minutes onto and pressed well into the still fresh SikaSwell® S-2 sealant until small quantities of SikaSwell® S-2 ooze out from both sides of the profile. Allow SikaSwell® S-2 to harden for 2-4 hours before placing concrete. On the other hand, SikaSwell® P Profile must be glued with SikaSwell® S-2 if applied on rough and dry or mat moist substrates. SikaSwell® S-2 is then extruded in sufficient quantity to level the rough substrate.

Additionally, it is important that a full and continuous contact between the  SikaSwell® P Profile and the substrate is achieved. Connections and corners must be butt jointed and fixed. During concreting, compact well around SikaSwell® P Profile to provide a dense concrete without any honeycombs or voids.

For safety precautions, it is advised to use proper protective equipment when handling and using the product. It should not be disposed into the drainage system or nearby water sources and soil, properly dispose of this product according to local laws and regulations.