Kompaflex MX (mix-in)

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KompaFlex MX is an eco-friendly, affordable alternative to asphalt or concrete, which uses the soil itself as the aggregate. This means that 100% of the material necessary to pave is already at the work site. We are just adding 2% by weight in the form of KompaFlex MX mixed with sufficient water to achieve OMC. You no longer need to bring hundreds of trucks of asphalt to build a road, and there is nothing to heat, because KompaFlex MX can be applied at ambient temperature. KompaFlex MX is applied directly to existing in-situ soil and the result is a strong, eco-friendly alternative to traditional paving methods, competitively priced, and generally stronger (depending on soil). 

The two principal and most important benefits of creating a polymer eco-friendly hard driving surface are that the process is much easier, and it is low cost. Additionally, you can save by not bringing in aggregate (or you can bring 10mm and smaller rock if you want, for your surface). Sometimes working with in-situ soil or imported aggregate is a choice, and in rare cases the undesirable characteristics of the in-situ soil dictate that you bring other rock or soil to use as a road surface. Regardless of the scenario, the KompaFlex MX polymer will work with any aggregate that passes the considerations which we indicate in our core knowledge polymer paving videos.

 

Polymer paving with KompaFlex MX is fast

Even if we set aside the facts that polymer paving is affordable and green (eco-friendly), we are still left with the very important fact that it is probably the fastest way to build and deliver a hard wear (driving) surface when considered side by side with cement or asphalt. KompaFlex dries fast too. When the natural soil is suitable for cohesion and compaction, your logistic costs decrease astronomically, you are empowered to use the existing soil as the surface, and KompaFlex MX will turn it into an eco-friendly, natural looking hard driving surface that can be treated and compacted faster and cheaper than with any classic paving method. With KompaFlex MX you can move fast, at lower cost, and you are eco-friendly.

 

Road base preparation - the need for GeoCell

A road in its' most basic configuration has two elements: a surface (which transfers the load to a base) and a base (which absorbs the weight from above). To keep this brief we will not discuss the differences between base, subbase, subgrade, when these terms are used in the asphalt and cement paving procedures and why. If you want to build a proper road that will last a long time without the problems that can later be traced directly to poor design, you want to have an excellent base under the surface; so perhaps you may want to consider discussing with us (and with your civil engineers) our complete selection of geosynthetics, including our great prices and fast worldwide delivery of a complete range of synthetic fibers, as well as a full line of HDPE geocell and geogrid products which can also be made to your precise specification (height, thickness, welding distance, etc).

Application / Installation

We have the specialists who can help you with the application / installation process for geogridgeocell and liquid polymer in the USA or in most other countries. We can also train your local construction teams to work with these products.

 

Selecting suitable soils and aggregates

 

 

KompaFlex MX is a suspended dispersion polymer engineered
  • to withstand weather and water erosion
  • with pre-removal of harmful PA from polymer during reaction
  • to be impervious to pH exposure
  • to resist temperature extremes
  • to bond specifically well to granulars and silicates
  • to cure / dry faster than other polymers
  • to add interlocking cohesion strength to sands and other low cohesion materials

KompaFlex MX has been custom designed for eco-paving and dust control applications.

 

Background: there are many polymer providers in the eco-paving industry, and whether leaders or imitators, they have all put work and effort into it. Some products will work better for some applications. Your job is to test and see what works best for you. 

We have designed a high quality polymer for the job of eco-paving with in-situ soilWe asked the hard questions, then designed the polymer first, through research and testing with a doctor in polymer applied science, who worked at the reactors for over 20 years, making custom designed formulas for over 36 industries, to address the problems you face at the work site, and then we went and made something that actually works as well as you would expect, perhaps a lot better. The result is KompaFlex MX . 

Before even fine-tuning for many of the enhancements listed above (such as silicate adhesion and granular cohesion), KompaFlex MX in pre-release stage has already performed 40% better than the best competitor polymer in the market, when tested side by side, kept for 7 (seven) days under water and then subjected to fracture forces, a test performed by the Argentina national highway and road authority. These are the exact same tests performed routinely by the engineers from Dirección Nacional de Vialidad to determine the strength of asphalt cement in highway works. These are true side by side "a/b split" scientific "control" vs "variation" tests, not "modified tests". So maybe it's worth remembering: before we began intentional eco-paving polymer design, we started from a product that was 40% better than anything out there when tested under extreme conditions. That is why our clients get exceptional results using less product.

KompaFlex MX is commonly used to build 100% eco-friendly roads with proper rock gradation, limestone, native non- expansive gravel, in-situ soil or other suitable aggregates. KompaFlex MX should be mechanically mixed into the aggregate for eco-paving, and after the mixture is applied, graded for drainage, and well compacted, the polymeric bond forms a durable three dimensional matrix that for most practical purposes will function like asphalt. For surface crust and capping applications it can just be sprayed on at high dilution.

The point of this introduction, if you are to remember the most important point, is that for a long time, eco-paving with polymer has been a 50/50 hit and miss game, which required dozens of variables to be "just right" in order for it to work marginally well. With KompaFlex MX the game has changed in your favor: from peat moss to sand (to take two extremes), we have made hard driving surfaces of almost any aggregate out there using genuine civil engineering common sense, and a little bit of KompaFlex MX.

 

 

Tested and Proven

 

Our Kompaflex™ polymer has been specifically designed and fine-tuned over a period of 6 years of field tests and laboratory trials to create maximum adhesion to soil surfaces. To date, it is the most suitable formula we have tested for natural ecological paving by mixing it into soil or into crusher run rock (avg. 10mm and smaller with plenty of fines, or rock dust) so when the liquid polymer is applied to this rock mix or natural soil and the mixture is compacted, no spaces remain and a homogenous solid surface is created.

 

 

Applications

 

  • Paving for service roads
  • Gravel & crusher run driveways
  • Landing strips, walkways
  • dust mitigation
  • control airborne particulates
  • sand beam stabilization
  • hydroseeding

 

Application Rate Information

Updated!

One 275 gallon tote has approximately 1040 liters. The benchmark application rate for optimal soils is 3% polymer and 97% soil PLUS the necessary water to achieve optimum water content for compaction. The water evaporates. For marginal soils you may want to try 3% and test to see if the extra binder yields better performance. If not, then a mechanical improvement (soil modification) should be sought. The dilution rate (how much water you add) depends on how much moisture the soil already has. Adjust the water to achieve proper moisture while you keep the polymer amount constant at a ratio that creates a strong solid surface. 2% polymer works well in most soils (except in extremes, like mud and sand). Remember, test and record the resulting data. The numbers speak if you know how to listen. You may increase polymer to correct deficiencies, but never exceed 3% of total soil weight.

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