Bituthene® 6000 EIM
Heavy duty, preformed composite membrane combining a self-adhesive rubber/bitumen compound and a tough, puncture-resistant four-ply polyethylene laminate for electrical insulation in critical sub-structures and civil works
Bituthene® 6000 EIM, whilst designed as a waterproofing membrane for concrete structures, possesses excellent electrical insulation properties. Bituthene is composed of a tough, cross-laminated polyethylene film, backed by a self-adhesive rubberised asphalt compound, all of which components provide high resistance to the passage of direct or alternating current.
Cross-laminated film — provides dimensional stability, high tear strength and puncture resistance.
Cold applied — no heating, hot mopping or torches.
Flexible — retains flexibility to accommodate ground movement, structural movements.
Controlled thickness — factory controlled uniform thickness.
Simple, reliable, low labour cost installation.
Bituthene 6000 EIM is composed of 1.4mm of rubberised asphalt compound and 0.2mm, 4 ply cross-laminated polyethylene providing superior puncture and damage resistance. It is important to ensure that the membrane resists damage during installation, and during subsequent construction activities, to provide a continuous barrier to the passage of current. The self-adhesive compound allows easy and safe cold application over large areas, without the need for torching or hot mopping of asphaltic compounds. This is particularly important when work is being carried out in confined spaces or underground, on, for example Mass Transit Rail Station Platforms.
Double layer of Bituthene 6000 EIM enables electrical resistivity of up to 6000 x 1011 ohm-cm.
Concrete surfaces shall be dry, free of loose debris and sharp protrusions and hollows. An application of WP-3000 water-based primer is recommended, at the rate of 12 to 15m2 / litre. A water-based primer is recommended, for safety reasons, when working in enclosed spaces underground. The primer is allowed to dry completely before application of the membrane.
For complete instructions on the application of Bituthene membranes, please refer to our general data sheets and contractor guide, available from your local GCP representative.
|Bituthene 6000 EIM||1m x 20m roll (20 sq m)
Average net weight 40kg
|Storage||Store upright in dry conditions below
|Primer WP-3000||18.9 litre pails|
|Coverage||12 - 15 sq m / litre depending on
method of application, surface texture,
porosity and ambient temperature
|Bituthene LM||5.7 litre pails|
|Bituthene Mastic||850cc cartridges, 3 litre pails|
|Bituthene Lap Roller||Unit|
GCP Applied Technologies is certified to ISO 9002 by TUV SUD PSB Pte Ltd.
Health and Safety
Refer to relevant Material Health and Safety data sheets.
Bituthene 6000 EIM preformed membrane shall be applied onto smooth primed concrete by applying the preformed membrane, sticky side downwards to give well rolled 50mm overlaps, laid strictly in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions and supplied by GCP Applied Technologies. For further information, contact your local GCP representative.
Bituthene products are warranted to be free of defects in manufacture for a period of ten years.
For assistance with working drawings for projects and additional technical advice, please contact GCP Applied Technologies.
|PROPERTY||TYPICAL VALUES||TEST METHOD|
|Elongation||min. 300%||ASTM D412 Modified|
|Tensile Strength||min. 5000Kpa||ASTM D412 Modified|
|Volume/Electrical resistivity||min. 5000 x 1011 ohm-cm||ASTM D-257|
Typical test values represent average values from samples tested. Test methods noted may be modified.
* Nominal thickness refers to the thickness of the membrane without release liner.
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Last Updated: 2020-01-16