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STARcrete™ is a sulfur-based concrete with unique properties.

Impermeability, corrosion resistance and lack of fatigue are its outstanding characteristics. The water absorption of test cylinders is normally less than 0.1% and often below 0.05%.

When subjected to many common liquids, STARcrete™ exhibits a significantly lower degree of breakdown than Portland cement concrete.

Tests have been conducted comparing the durability of STARcrete™ and Portland cement when exposed to different liquids and influences such as freeze/thaw and fatigue.

Effects of Some Common Liquids and Other Influences

  EXPOSURE STARcrete™ Portland cement concrete
  • Fuel oils
  • Silicates
  • Fluorides
  • Volatile oils
  • Alcohol
  • Wood pulp
None None
  • Mineral oils
  • Vegetable oils
  • Grain oils
  • Syrup glucose
  • Chlorides of magnesium, iron, mercury, copper, ammonia
None Slight
  • Phenol
  • Cresol
  • Lysol
  • Carbonic acid
  • Tannic acid
  • Juices
None Slow
  • Acid sulfates
  • Sulfates of calcium, potassium, sodium, magnesium, copper, zinc, aluminum, manganese, iron, nickel, cobalt
  • Chlorides of potassium, sodium, calcium
None Very active
  • Acetic acid
  • Sulfuric acid
  • Hydrochloric acid
  • Nitric acid
  • Ammonium sulfate
  • Ammonium nitrate
None Very active
  • Moisture penetration
  • Freeze/thaw damage
  • Corrosion expansion on reinforcing steel
Very slight Slow
  • Fatigue through repetitive loading
None/Very slight Severe

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