Aqua Plastech supplies relevant high-quality water saving products and solutions to the Southern African private, retail and agricultural markets.
Our company aims to ensure that customers suffer minimal water losses especially taking into account that water is a precious resource that will become even scarcer in the future.
We offer farmers, golf courses, game lodges, fish farmers, dam and pond owners’ unique innovations to seal leaks and cracks in earth dams, cement dams or various substrates.
Aqua Plastech is the exclusive distributor in Southern Africa of products manufactured by Shalex Industries, Australia.
The Shalex range is either tested in the USA according to ASTM standards or the Australian Standards Bureau and have built a reputable brand globally since 1974.
DAMIT™ Dam Sealer is an advanced, non-toxic, polymer powder which can be used to seal leaking earth dams without removing the water. The polymer is applied to a leaking dam by scattering the powder across the surface of the water.
DAMIT™ Dam Sealer is designed with a positive charge which draws it downward through the water towards the bottom of the dam. The water pressure (hydrostatic pressure), which causes the dam to leak, forces the polymer down into cracks and crevices as it sinks to the bottom of the dam. Once activated with water, the polymer will expand in size and bind to other polymer particles to form larger groups of particles, which effectively slows and stops the leak.
The polymer will continue to expand over a number of hours and forms a flexible plug that withstands water pressure. The positive charge of the particles will also attract any silt and suspended matter in the water downward to the bottom, which acts to embed the polymer within the soil structure and minimise any disturbance or movement of the polymer that may be caused by future water inflows.
DAMIT™ Dam Sealer is insoluble and will form a long-term plug-in cracks and porous soils. The polymer stays active when wet and can withstand continuous wet/dry cycles to accommodate rising and falling water levels due to seasonal water level variations in the dam or pond. The polymer is totally safe and approved for use with potable water and will not harm humans, fish, aquatic plants or animals.
DAMIT™ Dam Sealer will eventually break down to form a harmless mix of water and carbon dioxide over time.