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SuRelease™ concrete coating

A one-time application offering an alternative to chemical solvent use in construction

September 2020
Gallery SuRelease™ concrete coating 1
Gallery SuRelease™ concrete coating 1
01.

Identification

SuRelease™ nano950 offers an innovative, sustainable and reusable coating Solution for concrete formwork.

The construction industry uses moulds, also called formwork, to pour concrete and form a structure. These moulds are traditionally made from wood, which requires the use of toxic chemical solvents to stop the concrete sticking to the mould. NanoPhyll's SuRelease™ nano950 presents a sustainable solution to this problem. The Solution is single-application, reusable nanocomposite polymer top coat which can be used on a range of materials, including steel, aluminium, wood, PVC, HDPE, rubber and concrete substrates. SuRelease™ nano950 has excellent properties in strength, durability, anti-abrasion, corrosion, antibacterial, antifungal, and weather resistance. SuRelease™ nano950 is specially designed to withstand high abrasion and to use as a permanent release agent for formwork. By embracing this Solution, the construction agency can save time, reduce material use and increase the sustainability of their operations.

Label Date September 2020
From Canada
Maturity stage Small scale commercialization
Looking For Network, new clients, visibility, funding, partners

Sectors - Value chain - Application

Sectors
Applications
Design, Power & Produce
Package & Distribute
Use & Efficiency
Valorize & Restore
Value Chain Steps
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02.

The environmental benefits

  • Volatile Organic Compound (VOCs) emissions 75% lower than mainstream alternative
  • Carbon emissions 67% lower than mainstream alternative
03.

The Financial benefits

  • Reduces operating costs by 66% compared to mainstream alternative
  • Double the number of uses compared to mainstream alternative (prior to re-coating)
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Activity Region

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  • Headquarters
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05.

Implementation Stories

SuRelease™ concrete coating by Nanophyll Inc.
Implemented by Synergy Inc. in Montreal (Canada) in 2022

Synergy Inc., a general contractor and construction manager commissioned Nanophyll Inc. to cover 30 concrete formwork columns with its Solution in January 2022. Located in Montreal, this implementation aimed to reuse column molds for several uses (up to 50 times) without the reapplication or cleaning. The coatings also prevent the use of conventional mold release agents (oil/grease) increasing construction efficiency and reducing cost of labor, cleaning and rapid mold deterioration.

Result

Reduces co2eq by 24% compared to conventional mold releasing agents (oil / grease)

06.

Company Profile

Nanophyll Inc.

NanoPhyll develops and manufactures hydrophobic nanocoating that improve the properties of metals, plastics, concrete and ceramics for industrial applications.

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Headquarters Saint-Laurent, QC H4S 2A4, Canada
07.

Networking Partner

International Cleantech Network

The International Cleantech Network (ICN) is a global network of 13 cleantech clusters on the international forefront of providing innovative and sustainable solutions to meet the growing demand for green technologies.

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