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ASTM C309 Requirements in an Advanced Industry


Craig Coppersmith, P.E., VP Technical Sales & Marketing

Though appropriate for its time, the Standard Test Method for Water Loss Through Liquid Membrane-
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Innovative ASTM C309 Test Methods Using Modern Finishing Techniques


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Armed with this knowledge and established criteria, testing was conducted to determine:

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• The water retention capabilities of Silcoseal Select, Silcoseal 2000F and Silcoseal Classic when tested
in accordance with ASTM C309 on a steel-troweled specimen (prepared in accordance with CEN/TS


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ASTM C309 Requirements in an Advanced Industry, Cont.


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 The test specimen prepared with a steel-troweled surface


(prepared in accordance with CEN/TS 14754) had an
improved water retention of 18% compared to that of
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 Testing found that Silcoseal Select, Silcoseal 2000F and


Silcoseal Classic meet the ASTM C309 maximum 72-
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Silcoseal Select, Silcoseal Classic and Silcoseal 2000F as ASTM


C309 Cures
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Contractors have been using Silcoseal Select, Silcoseal 2000F and Silcoseal Classic for their unmatched
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