In 1991 KB International patented and introduced "Vinyl" polymer technology to the foundation industry. With continued investment in research and development, KB championed the use of Vinyl technology in the marketplace. After extensive field acceptance, it became increasingly apparent to KB that there were still limitations to Vinyl polymer technology. To meet this challenge, KB embarked into a new and emerging area of technology, nano-chemistry.
The result, SMART polymeric technology. In nanotechnology the term SMART refers to "Self Modifying Applied Response Technology". Simply stated KB's SMART polymers react to field conditions and perform where, when and as needed based on system demands. With the introduction of KB's SMART technology, significant advancements in slurry quality control, worker safety and application performance have been achieved. The elimination of multiple additives has brought about a new level of worker understanding of the slurry's application while gaining significant improvement in side wall stabilization, fluid loss control and wall quality.
SlurrySMART possesses all of the unique performance properties that KB's product lines are known for, combined in a single package. SlurrySMART forms a synthetic cake or "membrane" on the formation sidewalls during excavation that controls loss of fluid to the formation. It also allows for positive pressure to be applied to the formation wall insuring excavation stability. Unlike bentonite, this cake does not continue to grow on itself over time.
- Conventional Bored Piling
- Reverse Circulation
- Diaphragm Wall with Grab
- Diaphragm Wall with Hydro Mill
- Tieback & Anchor Installation
- Geotechnical Coring or Soil Sampling
- Mineral Coring
- Alluvial Explorations
- Geothermal Drilling
- Oil & Gas Drilling
- HDD Drilling
What can a KB SMART fluid do for me?
- Increase Excavation Productivity
- Reduce Concrete Consumption
- Increase Stability of Weak or Low Cohesion Soils
- Preserve Excavation Stability Over Significant Periods of Open-Time
- Prolong the Life of Pumps, Bits, Teeth, etc.
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