About Aquaresins Technologies.
Welcome to the homepage of Aquaresins Technologies.
Producer of high quality, environmentally friendly resins and hardfoams.
Who are we?
The Aquaresins Group of companies.
We are a group of companies based in The Netherlands.
Our main developments have been the resins we produce at our production facilities in The Netherlands & Mexico.
Developing and producing of resins and hardfoams since 1984. Having our main production plant in The Netherlands, with in-house laboratory and research facility. Especially geared towards resin and hardfoam development and quality control.
The produced resins can be used in many situations.
The basic resin mixed with our hardener becomes a really hard and solid compound. Mixed with soils this creates a very strong, composite like material.
But the resin can also be foamed. This is it's most common form. Various resins and various types of foams with densities varying from 10 to 70kg per m3.
Not only can the resin be foamed for agricultural applications and for industrial applications. But also our newest foam application; cavity wall insulating.
One being very light and water absorbing. Becoming a perfect growing media for plants of all sorts.
The second, a strong foam with capabilities to lift sunken floors and fill gigantic underground voids.
The latter is one in which you do NOT want any water absorption, neither do you want ‘lifting’ capacities. For example, here you need a light weight, water resistant, breathing filling material with high insulating values.
Industrial applications are implemented worldwide by ourselves, operating as Resins Industry and Benefil.
But also by our vast network of partners.
To view some of our partners and where our products are being utilised, check out our partner-page.
As to give you an idea of the Industrial Applications we can help you with, here’s a few examples:
In The Netherlands, we’ve been filling inoperative pipelines for decades[external-link]. The reason for filling these pipelines varies from council to council.
Most commonly, to prevent:
- Danger of collapsing
- Washouts of surrounding soils (in turn causing sinkholes)
- Rodent infestations
- Buildup of explosive gasmixtures
We’re seeing redundant pipes being filled in more and more places around the world, since it’s a less intrusive way of getting rid of the dangers that inoperative pipes hold.
But more common outside of The Netherlands, is the filling of tanks. To name a few: In Norway and Belgium small household tanks are filled because of change to either electric or gas heating. In Spain and Britain fuel tanks at petrol stations are filled to comply to all health and safety rules when decommissioning.
Similarly to why petrochemical pipelines are filled, here too it prevents the buildup of toxic and possibly explosive gasses.
Then, what do you do if there is a washout already? Or any other kind of void for that matter…
Void filling with our hardfoams is an easy and cost effective solution. The type and location of the void will determine the best approach. A void under a floor is usually best accessible by drilling through the floor and filling through lift-plugs. Same for voids under road surfaces. Whereas voids in soils are best accessible by washing down an injection lance to the desired depth.
Mines and Mineshaft's
What about the mother of all voids; Mines and Mineshaft’s.
Man made cavities in the earths crust right under our feet. The places we walk, where we live. And; where we’d like to build. These area’s need to stay safe. But old mineshaft’s possess the risk of collapsing. Yes, even these massive voids can be supported with the use of hardfoam.
Much bigger than any other void, and often times the most inaccessible too. But due to the nature of our stand alone foaming setups it is possible to foam anywhere. We’ve had our equipment flown in by helicopter, shipped to location by boat and driven in by small bobcats and quads. As long as we can physically get there as humans, we’ll make it work.
Our most dense foams are used to lift sunken floors.
By injecting the foam through the floor, we can fill the complete void that caused the sinking in the first place. Once that’s sorted our specialised teams will lift the floor by using their laser levelling equipment. Besides raising it, they’ll discuss any sloping in the floor if required.
The amount of holes needed is depending on the thickness and reinforcement of the concrete.
Way before todays trend of environmentally friendliness we were making the planet greener whilst saving water!
Before it was mandatory to work with “green” products in civil works, we were removing and preventing spreading of petrochemical spills in soils.
And now filling voids and lifting floors with the most environmentally friendly product available for the job!
You're wondering if our foam is environmentally friendly?
About Aquaresins substrate – ‘Fytocell’
With Fytocell you’ll be able to grow on the hydroponics method. The hardfoam insuring you of the perfect water/air ratio in the root system of the plants.
You only get healthy plants, with healthy roots!
Besides Fytocell, we also have various other products in our ‘agricultural’ line of products.
Our other substrates
Our most commonly sold product for roof gardens is Hydrocell. Hydrocell is a lightweight substrate flake, ideal to mix with potting soils for more intense roof gardens, without major weight gain on the structure.
Sports fields and golfcourses
Are often installed with the use of Fytofoam. The ideal water saving foam, holding the perfect amount of water for strong and healthy root systems of grass mats. This also insures fast recovery of damaged patches. Your grass will flourish better than ever before.
Cradle to Cradle
We also offer to take back used foams for ‘recycling’. Another one of our steps to make the world a greener place with less waste.
The Cradle to Cradle concept
We treat the returned foam and incorporate a percentage of it in our compost or potting soils.
About Aquaresins Insulating materials
Last but certainly not least.
Since the mid 'tens' of this century, we've been developing new resins for insulating purposes.
And with success!
Under the name of Enverifoam we’ve enrolled our aminoplast hardfoam insulating material.
Perfect for insulating cavity walls in houses and office buildings.
Unique to Enverifoam, is the ability to fill cavities that have got old insulating materials in it. A lot of houses at the end of the 20th century were built with ‘at the time’ good materials.
Now, 20, or more years later, these materials have lost their power. Compressed, waterlogged or just decomposed all together. Applying Enverifoam in to the cavity will greatly improve the insulating value of the wall.
Enverifoam is a part of the
The history of Aquaresins
The group of companies started in 1984
Mr. Schut & Mr. Verheijen started “SVC Hardschuim”. SVC = Schut Verheijen Combinatie.
Later Verheijen Resins was added. This was sold to the current owner in 2006 and underwent a name change to AquaResins Technologies.
Undeniably a more universally applicable name. Coupled with a company ever growing further outside its countries borders.
More history about Aquaresins. And our technological advances over the years can be found on the History page.