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PENETRON® is a surface-applied material which waterproofs and protects concrete in-depth. It consists of Portland cement, specially treated quartz sand and a compound of active chemicals.

PENETRON® can be applied to all structurally sound concrete, new or old. It may be applied to either the pressure or non-pressure concrete face (i.e. with or against water pressure).

PENETRON® needs only to be mixed with water prior to application. 



    Basement retaining walls
    Parking structures
    Concrete slabs (floor/roof/balcony, etc.)
    Tunnels and subway systems
    Construction joints
    Water retaining structures
    Underground vaults
    Swimming pools
    Sewage and water treatment plants


    Resists extremely hydrostatic pressure from either positive or negative surface of the concrete slab
    Becomes an integral part of the substrate
    Highly resistant to aggressive chemicals
    Can seal hairline cracks up to 0.4mm
    Penetrates deeply and seals concrete's capillary tracts and shrinkage cracks.
    Waterproofing and chemical resistance properties remain intact even if the surface is damaged.
    Cannot come apart at the seams, tear or puncture.
    Less costly to apply than most other methods
    Increases flexibility in the construction schedule
    Increases concrete's compressive strength
    Does not require protection during backfilling or during placement of steel, wire mesh or other common procedures
    Can be applied to moist or green concrete.
    Protects concrete and reinforcing steel
    Approved for potable water use
    Allows concrete to breath, eliminating water vapor build up
    No extensive curing times in most climates


    Aggregate state: Powder
    Color: Cement Grey
    Bulk Density: 1.25kg/l
    Pot Life: 30 minutes
    Setting Time: Approx. 2 hrs
    Potable Water: Approved
    Shelf Life: 12 Months in unopened, undamaged bags
    Packing: 22.68 kg bags or 25 kg pails

*All data are averages of several tests under laboratory conditions. In practice, climatic variations such as temperature, humidity, and porosity of substrate may affect these values.

Water retaining structures, internal concrete wall surfaces: PENETRON® at 0.65-0.80 kg/m,(1.25-1.5 lb/sq yd) applied with brush or spray.

Construction slabs: PENETRON® at 1.00 kg/m,applied in one slurry coat to hardened concrete or dry sprinkled and trowel applied to fresh concrete when this has reached initial set.

Construction joints: PENETRON® at 1.5 kg/m, applied in slurry or dry powder consistency immediately prior to placing the next lift/bay of concrete.

Blinding concrete:PENETRON® at 1.2 kg/m,applied in slurry or dry powder consistency immediately prior to placing the overlying concrete slab.

All concrete to be treated with PENETRON® must be clean and have an “open” capillary system.

   1. Remove laitance, dirt, grease, etc. by means of high pressure water jetting, wet sandblasting or wire brushing.
   2. Faulty concrete in the form of cracks, honeycombing, etc. must be chased out, treated with PENETRON® and filled flush with PENETRON MORTAR.
   3. Surfaces must be carefully prewatered prior to the PENETRON® application. The concrete surface must be damp but not wet.


PENETRON® is mechanically mixed with clean water to a consistency of thick oil paint. Approximately mixing ratio is 0.8 parts of water to 2.0 parts of power (by volume). Mix only as much material as can be used within 20 minutes and stir mixture frequently. If the mixture starts to set do not add more water, simply restir to restore workability


    Slurry consistency—Apply PENETRON® in one or two coats according to specification by masonry brush or appropriate power spray equipment. When two coats are specified apply the second coat whilst the first coat is still "green."
    Dry powder consistency (for horizontal surface only). The specified amount of PENETRON® is distributed in powder form through a sieve and trowelled into the freshly placed concrete once this has reached initial set.

Post treatment: The treated areas should be kept damp for a period of five days and must be protected against direct sun, wind and frost, by covering with polythene sheeting, damp hessian or similar.


    Do not apply PENETRON® at temperatures below +0 ¼C.
    PENETRON® cannot be used as an additive to concrete or plasters.
    PENETRON® contains cement.
    Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
    In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice. Wear suitable gloves.
    Keep out of reach of children.
    For further information please refer to Material Safety Data Sheet.


ICS/Penetron International, Ltd. products will perform according to specifications only if directions are followed. ICS/Penetron International, Ltd. is not responsible for improper use, application, or storage of its products or for use of its products in unsafe weather or with unsafe engineering or working conditions. ICS/Penetron International, Ltd. products are supplied subject to standard terms and conditions of sale or rental, which limit ICS/Penetron International, LtdÕs responsibility for the product. Any warranty of the product is limited to ICS/Penetron International, Ltd.Õs unless otherwise specifically provided by ICS/Penetron International, Ltd. in writing.


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PENETRON® Plus is a unique chemical treatment for the waterproofing and protection of concrete. Penetron Plus is a special formulation designed specifically for a dry-shake application on horizontal concrete surfaces where greater resistance to impact and abrasion is required.

Packaged in the form of a dry powder compound, PENETRON® Plus consists of Portland cement, various active proprietary chemicals, and a synthetic aggregate hardener that has been crushed and graded to particle sizes suitable for concrete floors. PENETRON® Plus becomes an integral part of the concrete surface thereby eliminating problems normally associated with coatings (e.g. scaling, dusting, flaking and delamination), The active chemicals react with the moisture of the fresh concrete causing a catalytic reaction which generates a non-soluble crystalline formation within the pores and capillary tracts of the concrete.


      •  Sewage and Water Treatment Plants
      •  Traffic Bearing Surfaces
      •  Warehouse Floors
      •  Foundation Slabs
      •  Below-grade Parking Structures


      •  Resists extremely hydrostatic pressure from either positive or negative surface of the concrete slab
      •  Becomes an integral part of the substrate
      •  Highly resistant to aggressive chemicals
      •  Can seal hairline cracks up to 0.4mm
      •  Allows concrete to breath
      •  Non-toxic
      •  Less costly to apply than most other methods
      •  Permanent
      •  Increases flexibility in the construction schedule

PENETRON® Plus is packaged in 18 kg bags and 25 kg pails.

PENETRON® products must be stored dry at a minimum temperature of 70C. Shelf life is one year when stores under proper conditions.

Under normal conditions, the coverage rate for PENETRON® Plus is 0.5 kg. depending on the degree of abrasion resistance required.

Note: Under heavy traffic conditions or where even greater abrasion resistance is required, consult a PENETRON® Technical Representative for a recommendation that meets your specific needs.


   1. Fresh concrete is placed, consolidated and leveled.
   2. Wait until concrete can be walked on leaving an indentation of 6.5 mm - 9.5 mm. Concrete should be free of bleed water and be able to support the weight of a power trowel. Then, float open the surface.
   3. Immediately after floating open the surface, apply one-half of the dry shake material by hand or mechanical spreader. The dry shake material must be spread evenly.
   4. As soon as the dry shake material has absorbed moisture from the base slab, it should be power floated to the surface.
   5. Immediately after power floating, apply remaining dry shake material at right angles to the first application.
   6. Allow remaining dry shake material to absorb moisture from the base slab and then power float the material into the surface.
   7. When concrete has hardened sufficiently, power trowel surface to the required finish.

Curing is important and should begin as soon as final set has occurred but before surface starts to dry. Conventional moist curing procedures such as water spray, wet burlap or plastic covers may be used. Curing should continue for at least 48 hours. In hot, dry sunny conditions consult manufacturer for specific instructions. In lieu of moist curing, concrete sealers and curing compounds meeting ASTM C-309 may be used.

Note: It is common that edges of a slab wall will set up earlier than the main body of concrete. Such edge areas can be dry-shaked and finished with hand tools prior to proceeding with application of main body of concrete.

For the best results when applying dry shake materials, the air content of the concrete should not exceed 3% (a high air content can make it difficult to achieve a proper application). If a high entrained air content is specified (e.g. for concrete that will be exposed to freezing and thawing), contact the Technical Department of Penetron International Ltd. for further application information.

In hot, dry, or windy conditions it is advisable to use an evaporation retardant on the fresh concrete surface to prevent premature drying of the slab.

Chronic moving cracks or joints will require a suitable flexible sealant.

For certain concrete mix designs, we recommend a test panel be produced and evaluated for finishing. For example, high performance concrete with a low water/cement ratio, air entrainment, super plasticizers, or silica fume may reduce bleed water and make the concrete more difficult to finish.

For more instructions, alternative application methods, or information concerning the compatibility of the Penetron treatment with other products or technologies, contact the Technical Department of Penetron International Ltd. or your local Penetron representative.

PENETRON® is alkaline. As a cementitious
powder or mixture, PENETRON® may cause significant skin and eye irritation. Directions for treating these problems are clearly detailed on all Penetron pails and packaging. Comprehensive and up-to-date Material Safety Data Sheets are maintained on all PENETRON® products. Each sheet contains health and safety information for the protection of your employees and customers. Contact ICS/Penetron International Ltd. or your local Penetron representative to obtain copies of Material Safety Data Sheets prior to product storage or use.

ICS/Penetron International, Ltd. warrants that the products manufactured by it shall be free from material defects and will be consistent with its normal high quality. Should any of the products be proven defective, the liability of the manufacturer shall be limited to the replacement of the product ex-factory. The Manufacturer makes no warranty as to the merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose and this warranty is in lieu of all other warranties expressed or implied. The user shall determine the suitability of the product for his intended use and assume all risks and liability in connection herewith.

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Tel.: +7 (343) 217-02-02

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Tel.: +7 (495) 660-52-00
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