Novax

Novax pre-stressing grout is a pre-bagged cementitious material used in conjunction with weeping bag systems for the pre-stressing of underground mine support packs.


Advantages

  • Novax provides immediate support between the underground mine support pack and the hanging wall.
  • Novax accommodates uneven hanging wall profiles.
  • Novax allows immediate dewatering of the pre-stressing system, thereby improving non-shrinkage characteristics.
  • Novax is simple to mix, pump and place.

 

Composition Description
OPC CEM 1 42,5
Other Cementitious Additives In-house specifications
Optional Admixtures Plasticisers

 

Standards Compliance
Novax materials comply with the requirements of SABS ENV 197-1 & 1200G.

 

Range of Products

Product Bag size Water Addition YieldBags/m3
Novax 20 kg ±15,0 l/bag ±18,5 l/bag
  25 kg ±42 bags ±34 bags

 

Performance

Product Compressive Strength @ 28 days
Novax 10 MPa min. @ 28 days

 

Packaging

Outer bag:
Virgin, woven, pre-printed, polypropylene bag, with stitched polyester seams. Colour coded for easy identification of product.

 

Storage
Materials should normally be stored under cover. Reduced shelf life may occur if packaging is exposed to the elements. Packaging materials may deteriorate, allowing moisture ingress into the cementitious binder. This could lead to premature hardening.

 

Shelf Life
Novax products will store for up to 6 months in dry conditions.

 

Safety

General The use of eye protection, gloves and dust masks is recommended. Follow the typical precautions as prescribed for handling Portland cement.
Inhalation Constant exposure over long periods of time to very high concentrations may cause a cough with phlegm.
Skin contact Prolonged exposure could sensitize skin causing mild irritation. In extreme cases, dermatitis could occur.
Eyes Use eye protection. However, if eyes become affected, irrigate eyes with copious amounts of clean water. Seek medical attention.
Ingestion Ingestion of harmful quantities is unlikely to occur. If ingested, drink copious amounts of drinking water and consult a medical practitioner. DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING.

 

Technical Support, Servicing and Testing
Technicrete provides full support and back-up on both the technical and practical aspects of our products. We provide on-site assistance and underground training. All product performance is continuously monitored by means of regular testing at accredited laboratories.

 

Important Note
Technicrete products are guaranteed against defective materials and manufacture and are sold subject to its standard terms and conditions of sale. Whilst Technicrete endeavours to ensure that any advice, recommendation, specification or information it may give is accurate and correct, it cannot, because it has no direct or continuous control over where and how its products are applied, accept any liability either directly or indirectly arising from the use of its products, whether or not in accordance with any advice, specification, recommendation or information given by it.