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.
The powder is mixed with water at the special nozzle and creates a suspension, which gels within seconds, creating a continuous membrane on the applied surface.
After several minutes, it becomes tack free and then rapidly increases in strength over next days.
As a result, a strong and elastic sealing membrane is formed.
The membrane bonds very well to surfaces such as rock, coal and concrete.