About Aquaresins Technologies.
Producer of high quality, environmentally friendly resins and hardfoams.
The Aquaresins Group of Companies
Our group is based in a small town in the heart of The Netherlands.
We have been developing and producing resins and hardfoams from our main production plant, and in-house laboratory and research facility since 1984. Specialising in resin and hardfoam development and quality control.
We also have a production facility in Mexico.
Our resins can be used in many situations.
When we mix our basic resin with our hardener, it becomes an extremely solid compound. If mixed with soils this then creates a very strong, composite like material.
The resin can also be foamed; this is its most common form. Various resins can create various types of foam, with densities varying from 10-70kg per ㎥.
For agricultural use, our foam is very light and water absorbing; becoming a perfect growing media for plants of all sorts.
Our industrial grade foam is extremely strong with the capability to lift sunken floors and fill gigantic underground voids.
Our latest foam application is in insulation; this is a lightweight, water resistant, breathable filling material with high insulating values.
Our industrial applications are implemented worldwide, operating under the names, Resins Industry and Benefil.
But also by our vast network of partners.
If you’d like see some of our partners and how our products are being utilised worldwide, check out our partner page.
To give you an idea of some of our industrial applications, here are a few examples:
In The Netherlands, we’ve been filling inoperative pipelines for decades. The reason for filling these pipelines varies from project to project.
Most commonly, to prevent:
- Danger of collapsing
- Washouts of surrounding soils (in turn causing sinkholes)
- Rodent infestations
- Buildup of explosive gas mixtures
We’re seeing a massive increase in redundant pipelines being filled and secured using hardfoam. The reason for this is it’s a less intrusive way to nullify the dangers that redundant pipelines present.
More commonly applied outside of The Netherlands, is the filling of tanks.
In Norway and Belgium for example, small household tanks are common place and are now being filled because of the uptake in either electric or gas heating.
In Spain and Britain, redundant fuel tanks at petrol stations are being filled to comply to all the health and safety regulations for decommissioning.
What are the dangers of an unfilled tank?
Similarly to why petrochemical pipelines are filled, here too, it prevents the buildup of toxic, and possibly explosive gasses.
What do you do if you already have a washout? 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; the same goes for voids under road surfaces. Soils on the other hand, are best accessible by washing down an injection lance to the desired depth.
Mines and Mineshafts
What about the mother of all voids; Mines and Mineshafts?
Old mineshafts possess a great risk of collapsing if not secured correctly. Even these massive voids can be supported with the use of our hardfoam.
Often times these voids can be in the most inaccessible of places. But due to the nature of our stand alone foaming equipment it is possible to foam anywhere. We’ve had our equipment flown in by helicopter, shipped by boat and driven in by small bobcats and quad bikes. If we can get there, we can make it work.
Our most dense foams are generally used to lift sunken floors.
By injecting the foam through lift-plugs, we can fill the void that caused the sinking in the first place. Once this void is secured, our specialised teams can lift the floor to minute degrees using laser levelling equipment. They can also discuss the implementation of any sloping of the floor if it is required.
The amount of drilling and lift-plug holes needed is depending on the thickness and reinforcement of the concrete.
Way before today's trend of environmental friendliness, we were making the planet a greener place whilst also saving water!
Before it was mandatory to work with “green” products in civil works, we were removing and preventing the risk of petrochemical spills in soils.
We are are also filling voids and lifting floors with the most environmentally friendly product available on the market.
You're wondering if our foam is environmentally friendly?
With Fytocell you’ll be able to grow using the hydroponics method. This is very common in greenhouses as it insures the perfect water/air ratio in the root system of the plants.
Besides Fytocell, we have various other products in our ‘Agro’ line of products.
Our Other Substrates
Roof and Vertical Gardens:
Roof and vertical gardens have become more and more popular in recent years due to an increase in the construction of compact and high-rise buildings.
It’s a great way to fit green, oxygen enriching plants into small spaces where traditional horizontal gardens are not possible. It is also possible to install vertical gardens inside your office or home.
Our most commonly sold product for roof gardens is Hydrocell. It is a lightweight substrate flake, ideal to mix with potting soils for more intense growth on roof gardens, without major weight gain on the structure.
Sports Fields and Golfcourses:
Sports fields such as football and rugby pitches, tennis courts and parks are heavily used fields; that require strong and dense plant growth to withstand constant, heavy foot fall.
Golf courses are the absolute pinnacle of any sports field! Always needing to be as green, lush and healthy as possible; and in many cases are open for up to 12 months of the year.
These 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. It also helps in the quick recovery of damaged areas of turf.
Cradle to Cradle
We also offer to take back used foams for recycling.
This is just another step in helping to make the world a greener place.
The Cradle to Cradle Concept:
We treat the returned foam and incorporate a percentage of it into our compost or potting soils.
About Aquaresins Insulating Materials
Over the last decade we've been developing new, water resistant resins for insulating purposes.
And with great success!
Under the name, Enverifoam, we’ve rolled out our aminoplast hardfoam insulating material.
Perfect for insulating cavity walls in houses and office buildings.
Unique to Enverifoam, is its ability to fill cavities that have old insulating materials in them. A lot of houses at the end of the 20th century were built with, at the time, good materials.
Now though, 20+ years later, these materials have lost much of their effectiveness.
Compressed, waterlogged or decomposed all together; applying Enverifoam into the cavity will greatly improve the insulating value of the building.
Enverifoam is part of
The Enveriline Family
The History of AquaResins Technologies BV
Mr. Schut & Mr. Verheijen founded SVC Hardschuim(SVC – Schut Verheijen Combinatie) back in 1984. Followed by Verheijen Resins a few years later.
This was then sold to the current owner in 2006 and underwent a name change to AquaResins Technologies. A more universally applicable name, required for a company ever-growing further, and further outside its country’s borders.
For more information on Aquaresins’ origins and technological advances over the years, please visit our history page.