Hard rock mining

Hard rock mining

We support underground hard rock mines across the primary commodities. Our products are designed to provide safety, improve efficiency and include automated solutions.

Ground Control

Ground Control is fundamental to the integrity and safety of underground mining operations.

Ground Control applications
arrow arrow

Ground Control

Ground Control is fundamental to the integrity and safety of underground mining operations.

Ground Control applications
arrow arrow

Ground Control

Ground Control is fundamental to the integrity and safety of underground mining operations.

Ground Control applications
arrow arrow

Ground Control

Ground Control is fundamental to the integrity and safety of underground mining operations.

Ground Control applications
arrow arrow

Water control

Water ingress into an underground mine can represent a major risk if not recognised and rectified.

Water control applications
arrow arrow

Gas & Ventilation Control

Gas & Ventilation Control

Gas & Ventilation Control applications
arrow arrow

Gas & Ventilation Control

Gas & Ventilation Control

Gas & Ventilation Control applications
arrow arrow

Cavity & Backfilling

Increasing pressure from mining activity and variable geotechnical conditions can cause fractured ground, which if not supported, may lead to incidents of rock fall or roof collapse.

Cavity & Backfilling applications
arrow arrow

Cavity & Backfilling

Increasing pressure from mining activity and variable geotechnical conditions can cause fractured ground, which if not supported, may lead to incidents of rock fall or roof collapse.

Cavity & Backfilling applications
arrow arrow

Cavity & Backfilling

Increasing pressure from mining activity and variable geotechnical conditions can cause fractured ground, which if not supported, may lead to incidents of rock fall or roof collapse.

Cavity & Backfilling applications
arrow arrow

Anchoring

We offer both steel and glass fibre reinforced polymer bolting products and accessories to stabilise even the most stressed ground.

Product title
Lokset™ Products

We have manufactured Lokset resin capsules since the late 1960's and are the leading supplier and innovator in this field. Our development and manufacturing ensures security of supply, service and support.

The Lokset system consists of an easily handled cartridge, containing a highly reinforced polyester resin component, together with its catalyst, in accurately measured quantities. The rotation of the bolt during installation ruptures the capsule, shreds the skin and mixes the two components causing a chemical reaction and transforming the resin mastic into a solid anchor.

The Lokset resin capsule series is available in multiple configurations of single/double length combinations, diameter, set time, set time combinations, viscosity and shelf life.

 

Did you know?

The oldest reference Minova has for Lokset® resin anchors was the strengthening of the London Heathrow Airport road access tunnel in 1963 to allow heavy jets to land. Since then there have been numerous applications across the world in mining applications, highway tunnels, civil applications and a submarine base.

Explore Product
arrow arrow
Product title
UniPass Hollow Bolts

OPTIMISED BOLT AND DRILL BIT DIAMETERS
With the drill bits welded onto the bolts, you can reduce the diameter of borehole and shorten drilling time. The welded drill bit also reduces the annulus and provides better anchorage capacity and optimises resin consumption.

 

VARIOUS BOLT OPTIONS
We offer hollow bolts for applications in static, yielding and dynamic conditions. A wide range of lengths and configurations is available to suit your ground support requirements.

 

PROVEN SYSTEM
These high quality bolts have been successfully trialled and tested and are supplied to our customers around the globe. With hundreds of thousands of bolts already installed, you can limit your risks by choosing a proven system.

 

HOLLOW BOLT OPTIONS
We offer three families of bolts responding to the different requirements of your mining project:

  • STATIC BOLTS - for static conditions
  • YIELDING BOLTS - for converging ground
  • DYNAMIC BOLTS - for dynamic / seismic conditions
Explore Product
arrow arrow
Product title
Self Drilling System

Our know-how is the result of over 40 years of experience in the production and global supply.

The system features a hollow bar, which is used as a drill string for drilling either with water flush, air flush or cement grout flush.

All system components are rigorously tested according to stringent factory standards and ISO 9001 to ensure that the specifications are met. The sacrificial drill bit significantly enhances the productivity of the installation process. In order to improve performance and cost-effectiveness, project data are being collected from around the world.

Continuous optimisation of our drill bits is a primary concern to further improve the penetration rate and bit quality while at the same time reducing manufacturing costs. For improved corrosion resistance, Self Drilling Anchor components are either hot dip galvanised or fitted with a TwinCoat coating (hot-dip galvanisation with an additional dual epoxy coating).

Explore Product
arrow arrow
Product title
CarboThix™ 2 / Standard

CarboThix™ 2 / Standard  is an instantly thickening (thixotropic), fast curing, two-component (2C) silicate resin, specially designed for installation of rock-bolts into strata and for consolidation injection works in disrupted strata.

After mixing the two components via a static mixer, the resin instantly achieves a grease-like viscosity which flows under constant pump pressure. The resin cures quickly to form a hard grout.

The fast setting nature of CarboThix™ 2 / Standard allows ground support to be load bearing in minutes.

CarboThix™ 2 / Standard provides a uniform transfer of local rock stresses over the whole length of the bolt or cable.

Explore Product
arrow arrow
Product title
CarboThix™ Fast

CarboThix™ Fast is an instantly thickening (thixotropic), fast curing, two-component (2C) silicate resin, specially designed for installation of rock-bolts into strata and for consolidation injection works in disrupted strata.

After mixing the two components via a static mixer, the resin instantly achieves a grease-like viscosity which flows under constant pump pressure. The resin cures quickly to form a hard grout.

The fast setting nature of CarboThix™ Fast allows ground support to be load bearing in minutes.

CarboThix™ Fast provides a uniform transfer of local rock stresses over the whole length of the bolt or cable.

Explore Product
arrow arrow
Product title
CarboThix™ Rapid

CarboThix™ Rapid is an instantly thickening (thixotropic), fast curing, two-component (2C) silicate resin, specially designed for installation of rock-bolts into strata and for consolidation injection works in disrupted strata.

After mixing the two components via a static mixer, the resin instantly achieves a grease-like viscosity which flows under constant pump pressure. The resin cures quickly to form a hard grout.

The fast setting nature of CarboThix™ Rapid allows ground support to be load bearing in minutes.

CarboThix™ Rapid provides a uniform transfer of local rock stresses over the whole length of the bolt or cable.

Explore Product
arrow arrow
Product title
Rock Bolts

We provide you with solutions for both active and passive methods of rock support wherever you are.

Our products range from various steel and Glass Fibre Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) bolts to steel arches, meshes and shotcretes.

Our offering can help you with:

  • Roof and ground control
  • Slope stabilisation
  • Rock fall
  • Permanent and temporary rock bolting
  • Spiling
  • Converging/yielding areas

Bolts alone may not be enough.

Many applications require additional components to ensure the desired results.

We provide steel and GFRP accessories that work in combination with our products for you to achieve the best outcomes. From drill bits, couplings, meshes to plates and nuts and trusses. Our portfolio works to provide you with the right solutions wherever you are.

Explore Product
arrow arrow
Product title
Glass Fibre Resin Polymer Products

GFRP products are suitable for temporary and permanent solutions and with their low-weight, their are ideal for decreasing risks associated with manual handling.

Our partnership with FiReP® allows us to provide you with the flexibility that you need, wherever you are.

FiReP® Group is one of the world’s largest producer of Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) pultruded bars with unique profiles and thread functions for application in the mining, construction and energy sectors.

The Group has two plants in Shanghai (China) and Velenje (Slovenia), certified according to ISO9001 and ISO14001.

With subsidiaries in the 6 countries Switzerland, Germany, China, Slovenia, Canada and Japan the group offers worldwide presence and service on site.

Minova has partnered with FiReP in 2009 to bring new products and technical expertise to our portfolio.

Since then, we have been working jointly to provide our mining, energy and construction customers with an enhanced portfolio of support products and services.

Explore Product
arrow arrow
Product title
Expansion Shell Bolts

Expansion shell bolts are easy to handle, while they are implemented fast. In the case of expanding anchors the anchor foot is braced against the borehole wall with wedge-shaped spreading elements. Resins or mortars are not required to secure the anchor. They are also used for the attachment of various components of mining equipment.

Upon insertion of the expansion anchor into the borehole, the plastic ring holding the wedges at their minimum diameter is scraped at the borehole edge. Immediately after this, the liberated wedges assume the geometry of the borehole under the spring effect. Any return movement is now excluded and each load transferred from the anchor rod to the expanding head causes further spreading of the wedges.

Explore Product
arrow arrow

Surface control

Providing ground support on the surface of mines.

Product title
Square Arches

The idea for designing these arches was created thanks to cooperation with the mining industry and is a response to the requirements of a rectangular coal mine to obtain a large width of the excavation.

Square Arches V-25 Section Shape

Square arches consist of elements made of V-25 section shape joined by “overlapping” SD25 or SDO25 clamps.

Square Arches V-29 Section Shape

Square arches consist of elements made of V-29 section shape joined by “overlapping” SD29 or SDO29 clamps.

Explore Product
arrow arrow
Product title
Osro Strap

Osro Straps are used in mining and tunnelling to provide continuous strip support between rock bolts, inhibiting fall-outs between the bolts and helping to maintain the integrity of rockmass. 

Explore Product
arrow arrow
Product title
Grips for Secondary Bolting

The grips are made of typical J25, J29, and J36 type section and are fixed by two bolts or by bolt and hook screw M24 or M20.

Explore Product
arrow arrow
Product title
Plates / Straps Type W

SP-220, SP-270, and SP-320 W-straps have a similar design. They differ only in terms of steel sheet thickness and section width. There are deformations for added strength and appropriately spaced holes along the straps (round or oval as requested). It is possible to connect two or more mats cross wisely or length wisely.

In terms of a range of application and production method the mats can be divided into the following types:

  • W – strap type SPs
  • W – strap type SPo
  • W – strap type SPp
Explore Product
arrow arrow
Product title
Cable Bolts

Cable Bolts incorporate much higher strength than traditional bolts with incomparable flexibility to adjust to the movement of the earth’s strata.

Explore Product
arrow arrow
Product title
Tekcrete™ Fast M

Fibre reinforced, this product offers strengths over 55 MPa and can be used in conventional, dry-process shotcrete equipment. It is ideal where immediate structural strength is required.

Tekcrete™ Fast M was developed in response to customer demand for a shotcrete with effectively immediate strength on application. The product can be used with or without steel or polymer mesh, although the mesh will provide additional tensile and flexural strength. Binding broken strata together for better structural integrity, Tekcrete™ Fast M can be used anywhere in a mine where conventional shotcrete is used and as with any coating or sealant.

 

Explore Product
arrow arrow
Product title
Tekflex

The high-strength Tekflex membrane was originally developed according to the TSL (Thin-Sprayed-Liner) technology to serve as an alternative to steel mesh and shotcrete for mining projects. Today, the Tekflex family has expanded and covers many more applications in the civil and tunnelling sectors.

Tekflex products are based on mineral materials with special additives or polymers to achieve sufficient rigidity or required flexibility depending on the type of the application. With just a few mm of thickness, the Tekflex membranes represent an effective, low-cost solution for changing the mechanical parameters of the lining or increasing impermeability. 

 

Explore Product
arrow arrow
Product title
Capcem™ KT Products

Capcem™ KT Fast

Capcem™ KT is a rapid-hardening sealant coating that provides a protective layer to rock, concrete or coal surfaces which are susceptible to deterioration on exposure. Support strength develops rapidly after placement.

Capcem™ KT Fast 2C

Capcem™ KT Fast 2C is a sealant coating that provides a protective, light grey layer to rock, coal, or concrete surfaces which are susceptible to deterioration on exposure. This product is especially recommended for stabilisation of burnt coal surfaces, whilst its fast rate of strength development allows rapid development of support.

Capcem™ KT Grey

Capcem™ KT Grey is a sealant coating that provides a protective grey layer to rock, concrete or coal surfaces which are susceptible to deterioration on exposure.

Capcem™ KT White

Capcem™ KT White is a bright sealant coating that provides a protective layer to rock, concrete or coal surfaces which are susceptible to deterioration on exposure. The bright white colour makes it particularly suitable for use in waiting places, underground workshops and similar locations.

Explore Product
arrow arrow
Product title
Minostop

It is supplied as a ready to use blend of dry powders which requires only the addition of clean water to produce a highly compacted, rapid setting mortar which is easy to apply.

The material is based on a blend of cements, graded aggregates, special fillers and chemical additives which control the rate of set and minimise the risk of shrinkage cracking.

Explore Product
arrow arrow

Chemical injection

Our extensive range of polymer systems are used for stabilising, sealing and consolidating the ground.

Product title
CarboThix™

These products were designed to improve the productivity of ground support installation in underground mining and tunnelling applications. Using the pumpable resin enables the load to be taken up in minutes rather than the typical 24 hours from cementitious grouted systems.

 

CarboThix™ Fast

CarboThix™ Fast is an immediate partially stiffening and very fast curing dual component silicate resin for bonding injection drilling anchors, also for rock stabilization and water sealing. CarboThix Fast was developed to improve the productivity of ground support installation in underground mining and tunnelling applications. Using the pumpable resin enables loads to be taken up in minutes rather than the typical 24 hours from cementitious grouted systems. Typical applications of CarboThix Fast include grouting of cable bolts, steel or GFRP bolts, and sealing of roof bolts.

 

CarboThix™ 2

Typical applications of CarboThix™ 2 include sealing of injection bolts, steel or GFRP rods, and sealing of roof bolts. During application, the two components are intimately mixed and achieve a grease-like viscosity (the so called Thix effect) so that the grout stops flowing and cures to form a tough elastic and non-porous resin that will not mix with water or be diluted in wet holes.

Explore Product
arrow arrow
Product title
CarboPur

CarboPur resins production line offers high-quality materials for temporary or permanent applications with different reaction data and resin behavior, applicable in infrastructure and civil engineering.

These resins are applicable over a wide range of temperatures and act effectively even against pressurised water.

CarboPur WX is used for stabilisation in wet or water bearing rock formations. It is used for sealing water tributaries from rock formations, dams, or shaft walls. It can be used in renovation of wet shafts, tunnels, sewers, or brickwork.

CarboPur WS is used for curtain injection in tunnels, dams, or on shaft walls; sealing against water, stabilisation, consolidation and repairing of cracks &/or fissures.

CarboPur WFA is used for sealing strong water ingress, e.g.construction pits, pipelines, shafts, and tunnels.

Explore Product
arrow arrow

Sprayed coatings & membranes

Our sprayed coatings and membranes provide additional ground support and waterproofing solutions.

Product title
Tekflex

The high-strength Tekflex membrane was originally developed according to the TSL (Thin-Sprayed-Liner) technology to serve as an alternative to steel mesh and shotcrete for mining projects. Today, the Tekflex family has expanded and covers many more applications in the civil and tunnelling sectors.

Tekflex products are based on mineral materials with special additives or polymers to achieve sufficient rigidity or required flexibility depending on the type of the application. With just a few mm of thickness, the Tekflex membranes represent an effective, low-cost solution for changing the mechanical parameters of the lining or increasing impermeability. 

 

Explore Product
arrow arrow
Product title
Tekcrete™ Fast M

Fibre reinforced, this product offers strengths over 55 MPa and can be used in conventional, dry-process shotcrete equipment. It is ideal where immediate structural strength is required.

Tekcrete™ Fast M was developed in response to customer demand for a shotcrete with effectively immediate strength on application. The product can be used with or without steel or polymer mesh, although the mesh will provide additional tensile and flexural strength. Binding broken strata together for better structural integrity, Tekcrete™ Fast M can be used anywhere in a mine where conventional shotcrete is used and as with any coating or sealant.

 

Explore Product
arrow arrow
Product title
Capcem™ KT Products

Capcem™ KT Fast

Capcem™ KT is a rapid-hardening sealant coating that provides a protective layer to rock, concrete or coal surfaces which are susceptible to deterioration on exposure. Support strength develops rapidly after placement.

Capcem™ KT Fast 2C

Capcem™ KT Fast 2C is a sealant coating that provides a protective, light grey layer to rock, coal, or concrete surfaces which are susceptible to deterioration on exposure. This product is especially recommended for stabilisation of burnt coal surfaces, whilst its fast rate of strength development allows rapid development of support.

Capcem™ KT Grey

Capcem™ KT Grey is a sealant coating that provides a protective grey layer to rock, concrete or coal surfaces which are susceptible to deterioration on exposure.

Capcem™ KT White

Capcem™ KT White is a bright sealant coating that provides a protective layer to rock, concrete or coal surfaces which are susceptible to deterioration on exposure. The bright white colour makes it particularly suitable for use in waiting places, underground workshops and similar locations.

Explore Product
arrow arrow
Product title
Minostop

It is supplied as a ready to use blend of dry powders which requires only the addition of clean water to produce a highly compacted, rapid setting mortar which is easy to apply.

The material is based on a blend of cements, graded aggregates, special fillers and chemical additives which control the rate of set and minimise the risk of shrinkage cracking.

Explore Product
arrow arrow
Product title
Minobond Products

We offer four different products within this category, that vary in setting speeds and application area.

Explore Product
arrow arrow

Grouting

Our bulk and capule resin and cementitious grouts stabilise rock and provide support when you need it most.

Product title
CarboThix™ 2 / Standard

CarboThix™ 2 / Standard  is an instantly thickening (thixotropic), fast curing, two-component (2C) silicate resin, specially designed for installation of rock-bolts into strata and for consolidation injection works in disrupted strata.

After mixing the two components via a static mixer, the resin instantly achieves a grease-like viscosity which flows under constant pump pressure. The resin cures quickly to form a hard grout.

The fast setting nature of CarboThix™ 2 / Standard allows ground support to be load bearing in minutes.

CarboThix™ 2 / Standard provides a uniform transfer of local rock stresses over the whole length of the bolt or cable.

Explore Product
arrow arrow
Product title
CarboThix™ Fast

CarboThix™ Fast is an instantly thickening (thixotropic), fast curing, two-component (2C) silicate resin, specially designed for installation of rock-bolts into strata and for consolidation injection works in disrupted strata.

After mixing the two components via a static mixer, the resin instantly achieves a grease-like viscosity which flows under constant pump pressure. The resin cures quickly to form a hard grout.

The fast setting nature of CarboThix™ Fast allows ground support to be load bearing in minutes.

CarboThix™ Fast provides a uniform transfer of local rock stresses over the whole length of the bolt or cable.

Explore Product
arrow arrow
Product title
CarboThix™ Rapid

CarboThix™ Rapid is an instantly thickening (thixotropic), fast curing, two-component (2C) silicate resin, specially designed for installation of rock-bolts into strata and for consolidation injection works in disrupted strata.

After mixing the two components via a static mixer, the resin instantly achieves a grease-like viscosity which flows under constant pump pressure. The resin cures quickly to form a hard grout.

The fast setting nature of CarboThix™ Rapid allows ground support to be load bearing in minutes.

CarboThix™ Rapid provides a uniform transfer of local rock stresses over the whole length of the bolt or cable.

Explore Product
arrow arrow

Equipment & accessories

Our range of product equipment and accessories provides enhanced operational capabilities.

Product title
Plystem Tamping Capsules

They also improve the effectiveness of explosives by better fragmentation and reduction of socket length.

The capsules contain a blend of graded sands and clays, bound together to form a pliable material. The material is packaged in fire retardant polythene sleeves for ease of handling and extended shelf life. The sleeve dimensions are designed to allow effective tamping to be achieved without necessitating rupture of the sleeve.

Explore Product
arrow arrow
Product title
Autorock™ Drill Rig

This is a self-contained small drill rig for drilling holes and installing rock bolts in low-height stopes. By clamping itself between the footwall and hanging wall the Autorock rig stabilises and guides the rock drill, allowing remote operation and faster penetration. This gives marked improvements in safety and productivity.

The Autorock rig is made in a number of models, to suit different stope widths, user preference of power sources and rock drills.

Today more than 5000 units are operated in South Africa.

Explore Product
arrow arrow
Product title
Lokset Accessories

We provide a comprehensive range of auxiliary products for the fast and easy application of this innovative product.

Resin Capsule Parachutes

Parachutes are recommended when Lokset™ resin capsules are air-loaded into rock bolt holes. The parachute guides and protects the capsule while it travels at high speed through the loading tube into the hole, then holds the capsule up the hole until the bolt is inserted.

Instructions for use:

  • Gently force the resin capsule into the open end of the parachute
  • Load the capsule into the capsule gun so that the parachute is on the front end
  • Fire the capsule into the hole

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Resin Capsule Top Hats (Retainers)

Resin capsule top hats are made from recycled plastic and are used to retain resin capsules in rock bolt holes, until the bolts are inserted. This frees the operator to use both hands for other tasks such as lining up the rock bolt and operating the bolting machine.

Instructions for use:

  • Insert the resin capsule into hole.
  • Push in the top hat behind the resin capsule.
  • If multiple capsules are used, push in a top-hat behind each one

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Resin Capsule Injector

The resin injector is used to load Lokset™ resin capsules into roofbolt holes, and consists of a plunger within a hollow tube. Each Resin Injector is tested in our laboratories prior to dispatch.

Instructions for use:

  • Remove the plunger from the outer tube.
  • Insert the appropriate size polytop into one end of the outer tube.
  • From the other end, insert the Lokset™ resin capsules
  • Push the injector against the roofbolt hole opening, and push the plunger until the resin capsules and polytop are inside the hole.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Quick-Chem™ System

The Quick-Chem™ Lokset™ resin capsule insertion system ensures safe, fast and complete insertion of resin capsules. The system consists of a specially designed cap suitable for attaching to Lokset™ resin capsules and an insertion tube that carries the resin capsule(s) to the back to of the holes and is then removed for re-use.

Instructions for use:

  • Securely attach appropriate Quick- Chem™ cap to the end of the Lokset™ resin
  • Place the capsule with the cap attached in the Quick-Chem™ insertion tube
  • Fit the tube to the shank of the drifter
  • Collar the tube in the hole and push into the hole until the resin capsule cannot be seen
  • Withdraw the tube
Explore Product
arrow arrow
Product title
Super Turbo Bolter

Its design enables it to achieve 50 % more thrust during drilling or bolt installation compared to other machine types which require a 3rd stage leg for similar reach.

The careful selection of materials and design allows the Super Turbo to be the lightest and strongest machine available which enables it to operate reliably and effectively in even the toughest mining environments.

Explore Product
arrow arrow

Special

Specialist products aimed at enhancing mining ground support.

Product title
CarboSolv U

It is a solvent designed for cleaning implements and especially pumps after use of polyurethane/silicate resins.

Explore Product
arrow arrow
Product title
CarboSolv D

It is a solvent blend based on dicarbonic acid esters. It has got a high polarity and is environmentally friendly.

Explore Product
arrow arrow
Product title
CarboSolv S

It is a lubricant based on synthetic esters, that is readily biodegradable and is compatible with standard sealing materials such as Viton, FPM, HBNR, AU, NBR.

Explore Product
arrow arrow

Chemical injection

Our extensive range of injectable products and systems are used for water control in the mining environment.

Product title
CarboPur

These resins are applicable over a wide range of temperatures and act effectively even against pressurised water.

CarboPur resins production line offers high-quality materials for temporary or permanent applications with different reaction data and resin behavior, applicable in infrastructure and civil engineering.

CarboPur WX is used for stabilisation in wet or water bearing rock formations. It is used for sealing water tributaries from rock formations, dams, or shaft walls. It can be used in renovation of wet shafts, tunnels, sewers, or brickwork.

CarboPur WF is used for sealing against water under hydrostatic pressure from strata, dams or shaft walls, sealing and consolidation in water-bearing strata and against water under pressure.

CarboPur WS is used for curtain injection in tunnels, dams, or on shaft walls; sealing against water, stabilisation, consolidation and repairing of cracks &/or fissures.

CarboPur WFA is used for sealing strong water ingress, e.g.construction pits, pipelines, shafts, and tunnels.

CarboPur WT is used in sealing against water under hydrostatic pressure from strata, dams or shaft walls, repair of wet shafts, tunnels, channels and walls, sealing of under water concrete sheet pilings and diaphragm walls.

 

Explore Product
arrow arrow
Product title
CarboStop

Special types with closed-cell resin structure were developed to increase ground impermeability or seal joints in civil structures.

These products are used for:

Grouting of fine to very fine hair line cracks and water-carrying sands or porous materials. Used for deep injecting, fixing of anchors, stabilisation and sealing of loose rock, stoppage of water inflow (also salt water), injecting of man-accessible sewer lines and tubes.

Stopping water inflow (also salt water), stabilisation and water sealing of loose rock, grouting of fine to medium-fine grained sands and gravel, fixing of anchors, injection of cracks, honeycombs, injections of man-accessible sewer lines and tubes

Stopping of water inflow (also salt water), sealing of loose rock, sealing of cracks and expansion joints in bridges and concrete structures. For use in deep injection, grouting of medium-fine to larger cracks, fissures, honeycombs, injections of man-accessible sewer lines and tubes where high elasticity and flexibility is required.

Stopping of flowing water, restoration of concrete structures according to German ZTV-ING.

 

Explore Product
arrow arrow
Product title
Ekopur Products

Ekopur products are versatile and with varying parameters, they are used for a wide number of applications including:

  • Decorative cast elements
  • Electric insulation of cables
  • Water sealing
  • Gas sealing
  • Rock mass strengthening
  • Thermal insulation
Explore Product
arrow arrow
Product title
GeoFoam

Component A is a modified silicate, and component B is a modified isocyanate. After mixing in a volumetric ratio 1: 1 the resin starts foaming up within a few seconds.

Explore Product
arrow arrow

Sprayed coatings & membranes

Our sprayed coatings and membranes help control water underground.

Product title
Tekflex

The high-strength Tekflex membrane was originally developed according to the TSL (Thin-Sprayed-Liner) technology to serve as an alternative to steel mesh and shotcrete for mining projects. Today, the Tekflex family has expanded and covers many more applications in the civil and tunnelling sectors.

Tekflex products are based on mineral materials with special additives or polymers to achieve sufficient rigidity or required flexibility depending on the type of the application. With just a few mm of thickness, the Tekflex membranes represent an effective, low-cost solution for changing the mechanical parameters of the lining or increasing impermeability. 

 

Explore Product
arrow arrow
Product title
Tekcrete™ Fast M

Fibre reinforced, this product offers strengths over 55 MPa and can be used in conventional, dry-process shotcrete equipment. It is ideal where immediate structural strength is required.

Tekcrete™ Fast M was developed in response to customer demand for a shotcrete with effectively immediate strength on application. The product can be used with or without steel or polymer mesh, although the mesh will provide additional tensile and flexural strength. Binding broken strata together for better structural integrity, Tekcrete™ Fast M can be used anywhere in a mine where conventional shotcrete is used and as with any coating or sealant.

 

Explore Product
arrow arrow

Grouting

Our pumpable materials can be injected into a soil or rock formation to improve water control.

Product title
CarboThix™ 2 / Standard

CarboThix™ 2 / Standard  is an instantly thickening (thixotropic), fast curing, two-component (2C) silicate resin, specially designed for installation of rock-bolts into strata and for consolidation injection works in disrupted strata.

After mixing the two components via a static mixer, the resin instantly achieves a grease-like viscosity which flows under constant pump pressure. The resin cures quickly to form a hard grout.

The fast setting nature of CarboThix™ 2 / Standard allows ground support to be load bearing in minutes.

CarboThix™ 2 / Standard provides a uniform transfer of local rock stresses over the whole length of the bolt or cable.

Explore Product
arrow arrow
Product title
CarboThix™ Fast

CarboThix™ Fast is an instantly thickening (thixotropic), fast curing, two-component (2C) silicate resin, specially designed for installation of rock-bolts into strata and for consolidation injection works in disrupted strata.

After mixing the two components via a static mixer, the resin instantly achieves a grease-like viscosity which flows under constant pump pressure. The resin cures quickly to form a hard grout.

The fast setting nature of CarboThix™ Fast allows ground support to be load bearing in minutes.

CarboThix™ Fast provides a uniform transfer of local rock stresses over the whole length of the bolt or cable.

Explore Product
arrow arrow
Product title
CarboThix™ Rapid

CarboThix™ Rapid is an instantly thickening (thixotropic), fast curing, two-component (2C) silicate resin, specially designed for installation of rock-bolts into strata and for consolidation injection works in disrupted strata.

After mixing the two components via a static mixer, the resin instantly achieves a grease-like viscosity which flows under constant pump pressure. The resin cures quickly to form a hard grout.

The fast setting nature of CarboThix™ Rapid allows ground support to be load bearing in minutes.

CarboThix™ Rapid provides a uniform transfer of local rock stresses over the whole length of the bolt or cable.

Explore Product
arrow arrow

Special

Specialist products aimed at enhancing mining water control.

Product title
CarboSolv U

It is a solvent designed for cleaning implements and especially pumps after use of polyurethane/silicate resins.

Explore Product
arrow arrow
Product title
CarboSolv D

It is a solvent blend based on dicarbonic acid esters. It has got a high polarity and is environmentally friendly.

Explore Product
arrow arrow
Product title
CarboSolv S

It is a lubricant based on synthetic esters, that is readily biodegradable and is compatible with standard sealing materials such as Viton, FPM, HBNR, AU, NBR.

Explore Product
arrow arrow

Chemical injection

Our resin and grouts are used for ventilation control in mines.

Product title
BEVEDOL / BEVEDAN

These resins have been developed based on the knowledge of specific problems arising during excavation and mining operations – especially that of maintaining the direct overburden stability and the stability of the coal face.

These products are fast reacting two-component (2C) polyurethane resins designed to stabilise and consolidate the convergent or disrupted strata, with an excellent sealing effect on gases and water.

 

Explore Product
arrow arrow
Product title
Ekopur Products

Ekopur products are versatile and with varying parameters, they are used for a wide number of applications including:

  • Decorative cast elements
  • Electric insulation of cables
  • Water sealing
  • Gas sealing
  • Rock mass strengthening
  • Thermal insulation
Explore Product
arrow arrow
Product title
TekSeal™ Products

This is a revolutionary system for installing permanent underground ventilation seals.

The product is easy to install and eliminates the requirement for hitching into the roof, ribs and floor. With less manpower required for installation and possibility to place it remotely from the working site, the products reduce risk of unnecessary exposure of your workers, making them safer.

Tekseal is widely used around the world and is ideal for the difficult to reach areas.

The products within this range are available in various formulations to tailor their application to your needs.

Explore Product
arrow arrow

Sprayed coatings & membranes

Our products provide excellent stoppings and seal solutions.

Product title
Tekflex

The high-strength Tekflex membrane was originally developed according to the TSL (Thin-Sprayed-Liner) technology to serve as an alternative to steel mesh and shotcrete for mining projects. Today, the Tekflex family has expanded and covers many more applications in the civil and tunnelling sectors.

Tekflex products are based on mineral materials with special additives or polymers to achieve sufficient rigidity or required flexibility depending on the type of the application. With just a few mm of thickness, the Tekflex membranes represent an effective, low-cost solution for changing the mechanical parameters of the lining or increasing impermeability. 

 

Explore Product
arrow arrow
Product title
Capcem™ KT Products

Capcem™ KT Fast

Capcem™ KT is a rapid-hardening sealant coating that provides a protective layer to rock, concrete or coal surfaces which are susceptible to deterioration on exposure. Support strength develops rapidly after placement.

Capcem™ KT Fast 2C

Capcem™ KT Fast 2C is a sealant coating that provides a protective, light grey layer to rock, coal, or concrete surfaces which are susceptible to deterioration on exposure. This product is especially recommended for stabilisation of burnt coal surfaces, whilst its fast rate of strength development allows rapid development of support.

Capcem™ KT Grey

Capcem™ KT Grey is a sealant coating that provides a protective grey layer to rock, concrete or coal surfaces which are susceptible to deterioration on exposure.

Capcem™ KT White

Capcem™ KT White is a bright sealant coating that provides a protective layer to rock, concrete or coal surfaces which are susceptible to deterioration on exposure. The bright white colour makes it particularly suitable for use in waiting places, underground workshops and similar locations.

Explore Product
arrow arrow
Product title
Tekcrete™ Fast M

Fibre reinforced, this product offers strengths over 55 MPa and can be used in conventional, dry-process shotcrete equipment. It is ideal where immediate structural strength is required.

Tekcrete™ Fast M was developed in response to customer demand for a shotcrete with effectively immediate strength on application. The product can be used with or without steel or polymer mesh, although the mesh will provide additional tensile and flexural strength. Binding broken strata together for better structural integrity, Tekcrete™ Fast M can be used anywhere in a mine where conventional shotcrete is used and as with any coating or sealant.

 

Explore Product
arrow arrow

Ventilation seals & barriers

Our seals and barrier systems include proven explosion proof performance of plugs, seals and stoppings.

Product title
Tekblend

A one component material which after mixing at the site of application with the appropriate amount of water (water/powder ratio of 1:1 to 4:1) sets to become a durable concrete material.

The material, upon exiting the pump, is liquid and thus it is able to fill any roughness and gaps. Tekblend gels after about 3 minutes depending on the preparation method.

Tekblend is commonly applied in:

  - building of monolithic packs for the protection of longwall galleries

  - building of ventilation and explosion resistant seals

  - building of isolation and backfill walls

  - filling voids (cavities) above mining excavation roof support

  - eliminating voids outside of mining excavation roof support

  - filling backfill voids

  - sealing of galleries

Explore Product
arrow arrow

Grouting

Our pumpable materials and bolting technology are used in soil or rock formation to improve gas and ventiliation control.

Product title
CELROC P

Celroc P is a high-strength, non-shrink, non-metallic grout consisting of rapid hardening hydraulic cement and super plasticizer. Designed to produce a pumpable grout at low w/c ratios with the unique features of being highly resistant to dilution in moving water and aggressive ground conditions.

Explore Product
arrow arrow
Product title
CarboThix™

These products were designed to improve the productivity of ground support installation in underground mining and tunnelling applications. Using the pumpable resin enables the load to be taken up in minutes rather than the typical 24 hours from cementitious grouted systems.

 

CarboThix™ Fast

CarboThix™ Fast is an immediate partially stiffening and very fast curing dual component silicate resin for bonding injection drilling anchors, also for rock stabilization and water sealing. CarboThix Fast was developed to improve the productivity of ground support installation in underground mining and tunnelling applications. Using the pumpable resin enables loads to be taken up in minutes rather than the typical 24 hours from cementitious grouted systems. Typical applications of CarboThix Fast include grouting of cable bolts, steel or GFRP bolts, and sealing of roof bolts.

 

CarboThix™ 2

Typical applications of CarboThix™ 2 include sealing of injection bolts, steel or GFRP rods, and sealing of roof bolts. During application, the two components are intimately mixed and achieve a grease-like viscosity (the so called Thix effect) so that the grout stops flowing and cures to form a tough elastic and non-porous resin that will not mix with water or be diluted in wet holes.

Explore Product
arrow arrow

Special

Specialist products aimed at enhancing mining gas and ventilation control.

Product title
CarboSolv U

It is a solvent designed for cleaning implements and especially pumps after use of polyurethane/silicate resins.

Explore Product
arrow arrow
Product title
CarboSolv D

It is a solvent blend based on dicarbonic acid esters. It has got a high polarity and is environmentally friendly.

Explore Product
arrow arrow
Product title
CarboSolv S

It is a lubricant based on synthetic esters, that is readily biodegradable and is compatible with standard sealing materials such as Viton, FPM, HBNR, AU, NBR.

Explore Product
arrow arrow

Cavity filling

Providing special resins and grouts for cavity and void filling in the mining sector.

Product title
GeoFoam

Component A is a modified silicate, and component B is a modified isocyanate. After mixing in a volumetric ratio 1: 1 the resin starts foaming up within a few seconds.

Explore Product
arrow arrow
Product title
Carbofill

Carbofill is and instant foaming two-component phenolic foam used for:

 - Filling of cavities e.g. in roads, longwalls and rise drifts

 - Filling of cavities to prevent gas accumulations

 - Filling of roadside packs against air leakage from the goaf

 - Construction of dams for fire fighting

 - Sealing of end dams

 - Sealing and filling for fighting fire e.g. by Wiborex bolt

 - Stabilisation of broken fragments in the end positions of the longwall

 - Gas sealing of the roadside embankment

 

We recommend using PHENET rinsing liquid for cleaning of the equipment contaminated with Carbofill Component A.

Explore Product
arrow arrow
Product title
TekSeal™ Products

This is a revolutionary system for installing permanent underground ventilation seals.

The product is easy to install and eliminates the requirement for hitching into the roof, ribs and floor. With less manpower required for installation and possibility to place it remotely from the working site, the products reduce risk of unnecessary exposure of your workers, making them safer.

Tekseal is widely used around the world and is ideal for the difficult to reach areas.

The products within this range are available in various formulations to tailor their application to your needs.

Explore Product
arrow arrow

Special

Specialist products aimed at enhancing mining cavity and backfilling.

Product title
CarboSolv U

It is a solvent designed for cleaning implements and especially pumps after use of polyurethane/silicate resins.

Explore Product
arrow arrow
Product title
CarboSolv D

It is a solvent blend based on dicarbonic acid esters. It has got a high polarity and is environmentally friendly.

Explore Product
arrow arrow
Product title
CarboSolv S

It is a lubricant based on synthetic esters, that is readily biodegradable and is compatible with standard sealing materials such as Viton, FPM, HBNR, AU, NBR.

Explore Product
arrow arrow